Full sushi bar along with a kitchen that prepares hot steak, chicken, and seafood dishes; karaoke every night at 7 p.m.
Up to 47% Off at Torii Japanese Restaurant
Torii Japanese Restaurant
Up to 50% Off at Sumo Sushi House
Sumo Sushi Steak House
Hibachi grilled meats and seafood served alongside innovative sushi rolls made from fresh, seasonal ingredients
35% Off Teriyaki at Happi House
Chicken, pork, and beef in a signature teriyaki sauce, served alongside tempura plates, noodle bowls, and the popular Asian chicken salad
Up to 40% Off at Sushi Boat Town
Sushi Boat Town
Rolls of tuna, salmon, and squid emerge from the sushi bar on a wooden boat, served alongside entrees such as chicken and beef teriyaki
Up to 56% Off at Sushi Omakase
A guided tasting of four cold sakes is followed by a shot of shochu, standard sushi rolls, and 750 ml. bottle of sake for the table
Up to 42% Off Japanese Fusion Food and Sushi at Cherry Sushi
The chefs here go beyond your average sushi rolls, putting together original fish combinations and presenting them with artistic flair
Up to 48% Off at Infused Sushi & Bar
Infused Sushi & Bar
Servers pair glasses of wine, sake, or Japanese beer with sushi, bento boxes, and Asian appetizers such as eggrolls, crab rangoon, and gyoza
Up to 42% Off at Sushi Blvd
Guests clink glasses of sake over dinners of tuna, salmon, and shrimp sushi rolls, salted edamame, yakitori chicken, and pot stickers
Up to 42% Off Japanese Cuisine and Sushi at Mika's Sushi
Contra Costa Centre
Pairs or groups of four or more split a variety of fish-filled maki or vegetarian or vegan rolls; traditional Japanese dishes also available
Up to 43% Off Japanese Food at Hamachi Restaurant and Lounge
Hamachi Restaurant and Lounge
Downtown Walnut Creek
Brunch dishes such as coconut tuna ceviche alongside sushi rolls and Japanese dinners such as teriyaki beef and chicken katsu
Up to 35% Off Traditional Japanese Cuisine at Hachi Ju Hachi
Hachi Ju Hachi
Innovative eatery that earned Michelin nods for Best Value and Charming Restaurant serves up dishes such as pork-belly stew and sushi
Up to 44% Off Japanese Food at Mikado
North Los Altos
Hibachi-grilled shrimp and filet mignon, stir-fried yakisoba noodles, and more than 85 types of sushi
40% Off at Samurai Sushi
Japanese and Korean food such as tempura, bibimbap, and udon noodles; sushi rolls with fried shrimp, snow crab, tobiko, and lobster
48% Off Dinner at Yamamori Sushi & Grill
Yamamori Sushi & Grill
Along with sashimi, nigiri sushi, and a variety of rolls, Yamamori also has choices for vegetarians and those without a palate for raw fish
Up to 40% Off at Nishiki Sushi
More than three dozen specialty rolls share the menu with classic sashimi and nigiri and Japanese comfort foods
Half Off Sushi at Ju Hachi by Taka
Ju Hachi by Taka
Classically trained sushi chef devises beef teriyaki, salmon-skin rolls, albacore sashimi with jalapeño, and ponzu
40% Off at Sapporo Grill Japanese Steakhouse
Sapporo Grill Japanese Steakhouse
Chefs roll maki with smoked salmon and marbled tuna, grill steaks made with USDA prime beef from Nebraska, and fry whole striped bass
74% Off Sushi Making & Sake Tasting
Tokyo Fro's Rockin' Sushi
Arden - Arcade
One- to two-hour hands-on lesson helmed by expert chef; make traditional and dessert sushi; sake tasting and sushi voucher included
40% Off Lunch or Dinner at Jensai Sushi
Artfully crafted sushi rolls alongside traditional Japanese dishes
35% Off at Taka's Sushi
Chef trained by Japan-born sushi expert cocoons deep-fried soft-shell crab in Ziggy rolls and serves up seasonal Spanish mackerel
A childhood spent in Japan as well as Japanese cooking lessons from her mother Sumako helped prepare Maisie Bell for her long career as a sushi chef. In 2009, after a quarter century in the kitchen, Bell opened her eponymous sushi house, where she and her staff prepare made-to-order sushi as well as grilled salmon, beef, and chicken dishes. Cool blues and greens define the interior of the sleekly modern eatery, where patrons tuck into specialty rolls such as Red Dragon, with tempura shrimp and spicy tuna, and the Unknown roll, whose ingredients are awaiting new names from the Witness Protection Program. The kitchen also whips up baked mussels in a spicy cream sauce, beef teriyaki, and traditional japanese curries.
San Joaquin Magazine honored Cocoro Japanese Bistro & Sushi with the Best Sushi award in its Best of Joaquin issue this year; the restaurant was also featured in the magazine's "Sushi 101" article. More than 130 Yelpers and 30 Yahoo! Locals give Cocoro an average of four stars.
Flames erupt into the air within feet of feasting customers seated around Sumo Sushi House's hibachi grill. Chefs corral the fire as they sear filet mignon, lobster, and chicken, pairing each meal with fresh-cooked fried rice. Meanwhile, at the sushi bar, sushi chefs roll fresh, seasonal ingredients into a slew of traditional and unique rolls. These offerings range from California and Alaska rolls to a colorful Lady Gaga roll—packed with yellowtail and spicy tuna—and an American Dream roll, a peppy arrangement of lobster, crab, and shrimp tempura that tastes like a promotion.
Mikado Bistro's foodsmiths craft flaming wokfuls of favorite Chinese and Japanese dishes, along with plating delicate slices of fresh sushi. Diners can kick off consumption with the hearty crunch of fried wontons ($3.95), and edamame's ($2.95) boiled soybeans spring from their ancestral pods into waiting mouths. Chopsticks peck like foraging antique hunters at signature sushi rolls, such as the Golden Phoenix, a pile of slender disks of unagi, cucumber, crab, tuna, and avocado ($14.95) traditionally served as still-flaming ashes. Patrons can dive into two-item bento boxes ($11.95) filled with such goodies as vegetable tempura, chicken teriyaki, or sushi rolls, or scoop up helpings of succulent mu shu pork ($6.95) with chewy pancakes.
To make Groupon customers feel like they're big in Japan, Meiko Sushi is offering a special menu (a $50 value) just for them. After opening with two bowls of house salad and a plate of gyozas, friendly waiters will sing "The Circle of Life" while parading out a lion-king roll (a California roll baked with a fillet of salmon). Once your guard is down and your mouth is open, they'll light the fuse on a firecracker roll (a maki roll of spicy crab meat and cucumber buttered with avocado and Siracha hot sauce) and toss it in. Closing with a golden California roll (a crispy, deep-fried California roll garnished with flying fish roe, scallions, and the sweet house sauce) gives the crackling palate a smooth come-down, particularly when washed down with two shots of cold fruit sake (or if you're under 21, green-tea ice cream). Vegetarians can swap the selected rolls out with more herbivorous vegan rolls, broccoli rolls, and kappa rolls. Finicky fish eaters, meanwhile, can do the same with Philly rolls, spicy tuna rolls, and tempura rolls.
Within the white sides of an 18-foot gourmet food truck, a former Ritz-Carlton chef crafts innovative Indian, Korean, and Latin American dishes of burritos and tacos whose ingredients are made from scratch. House-made rice simmers with chef-prepared vegetable and chicken broths, and 100% vegetable-based chutney sauces shower meals with garden-derived flavor. Meats such as lamb and chicken bathe in chef-made marinades and sweat over the flames of high-quality BTU equipment. Small Time Cooks sells offbeat beverages, such as coconut juice or apple cider, to help wash down savory meals, and their mobile capabilities make them an delivery choice for racecar drivers seeking a midrace snack.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, House of Genji has been serving fresh Japanese fare with flair from its menu of titillating tappan-style dishes (which include soup, salad, vegetables, and rice) and artfully rolled sushi since 1971. Grab a cocktail at the bar and marvel at the chef’s knife skills, flipping finesse, and bold disregard of your mother’s threats to ground him as he playfully executes table tricks and nimbly tosses each succulent morsel onto your plate with bite-sized precision. The tableside entertainment and modern décor make House of Genji an ideal venue for social gatherings, though customers should be aware that a 15% gratuity will be added for parties of seven or more.
The family-owned and family-operated sushi shop has been slinging high-quality fish into the mouths of omega-3-craving San Joseans at their new location in Willow Glen since 2009. Traditional and creative concoctions inhabit the extensive lunch and dinner menus. Starters such as the ika kara-age, with its tender, fried Monterey calamari and balsamic soy sauce ($5.25), offer a pleasing beginning to any meal. Redeem your Groupon Tuesday–Thursday for a complimentary edamame appetizer. The Sushi combination dinner ($16.25), which includes one entree plus your choice of two rolls (choose from California, tekka, and kappa), makes a perfect base to absorb any of Yuki Sushi's sakes. A bountiful selection of bento combos are available. Noodle lovers will slurp sublimely from their selection of udons and sobas, and herbivores can peruse the fish-free vegetarian entrees for a selection of palate pleasers. For those preferring a dash of color in their carbs, brown rice is also available.
With grills set right into the tables, Torii Japanese Restaurant's cooks prepare meals mere feet away from their diners. And knowing they have an audience, they put on a show, slicing steak at warp speed and tossing scallops into the air. A splash of oil and the grilltop is aflame, cooking chicken and lobster tails as the cooks flip knives and spatulas. Over at the sushi bar, chefs create 14 maki rolls and prepare more than 20 types of nigiri, cutting them into bite-sized pieces. And at the bar, entertainment abounds via nightly karaoke fueled by Japanese beers, cocktails, and sake.
The stylists at Vanity Hair Salon always sit down with clients for a friendly chat before crafting new hairdos. While they ask probing questions and listen intently to responses, they comb through hair and attune to each strand's unique resonant frequency. With this knowledge, they skillfully snip away dead ends and craft flattering styles as hairs fall to the ground like the leaves of a tree that's been pushed out an airplane. When stylists aren't pruning and embellishing mops, they nourish them with conditioning treatments and extract unwanted hair with warm wax.
The Las Islitas menu blends the flavors of Mexico with the sea’s most delicious inhabitants. Behind the kitchen door—which is decorated like a ship’s porthole—chefs whip up house specialties such as giant shrimp wrapped in bacon and topped with cheese, as well as oysters on the half shell, and seafood medleys that include delicacies such as crab leg, abalone, and octopus.
The chefs at Zakuro Japanese Bistro & Sushi Bar travel back and forth through culinary epochs as they forge a menu that blends traditional Japanese dishes, such as sukiyaki and sashimi, with the modern flourishes of more than 40 specialty maki rolls accented by 20 homespun sauces. With an eye for both aesthetic beauty and flavorful depth, these maki rolls like to surprise the taste buds with distinctive additions such as thinly sliced lemon, fried lobster, or garlic sauce. Along with past and present, Zakuro's chefs explore the cuisine's future with spicy Zakuro spaghetti and other fusion dishes.
As diners expand their palates, they can refresh them between bites with paired selections of crisp and robust sakes.
Dim light ties together the rich-burgundy walls and the chocolaty leather of the chairs and booths, enhancing the romance of the dark-wood sushi bar and preventing anyone from trying to stage a shadow-puppet opera.
Inspired by the incredible flavors served at traditional Japanese festivals, Happi House was founded on the belief that dining out should be happy and festive. Happi House?s founders thought that quick-service restaurants had become predictable and boring, so they set out to expand and upgrade fast food options by offering fresh meals to order and one-of-a-kind teriyaki sauces.
The first Happi House restaurant opened in San Jose?s historic Japantown district in 1976, where its fresh take on fast food was an instant sensation. Over the years, Happi House has grown its distinctive menu while maintaining a commitment to using fresh ingredients delivered daily and food that's grilled to order?never held under heat lamps or served up from a steam table.
Today, Happi House has six locations throughout the Silicon Valley. Bay Area folks can pop into the casual eatery for a tasty bite or grab a jumbo-sized Happi Pak with enough chicken salad, rice, and flame broiled teriyaki to feed the whole gang at home. Must-try items include bone-in teriyaki chicken, Asian chicken salad, and homemade teriyaki sauces in original and spicy flavors, which are available by the bottle.
Inside Santo Market, Japanese, Chinese, and Hawaiian foods line the shelves, tended to by staffers who can offer up culinary input in English, Chinese, or Spanish. A San Jose staple since 1946, the full service grocery specializes in Asian cuisine. They also serve deli meat and pre-made dishes including homemade Japanese pickles, seafood croissants, and beef teriyaki sandwiches, which guests can enjoy alongside cups of hot coffee and espresso.
At Sushi Boat Town, patrons watch in awe as chefs carve and roll morsels of shrimp, salmon, and unagi, or whip up hot plates of short ribs, grilled mackerel, and udon soup. Wooden boats laden with freshly sliced tuna, salmon roe, and squid steam past diners at the wraparound sushi bar. Guests can pair their fishy feasts with cups of hot sake and icy Japanese beers on draft.