Japanese Restaurants in Redwood City

$75 for $100 Worth of Sushi at Zen Sushi Bistro

Zen Sushi Bistro

Millbrae

Seasoned sushi chefs present their creations as pieces of art, including 40 different specialty rolls, live seafood, and sashimi

$100 $75

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$15 for $25 or $29 for $50 Worth of Sushi, Japanese Cuisine, and Sake at Sushi Blvd

Sushi Blvd

Sunnyvale

Guests clink glasses of sake over dinners of tuna, salmon, and shrimp sushi rolls, salted edamame, yakitori chicken, and pot stickers

$25 $15

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Pan-Asian Japanese Cuisine at Usagi House (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Usagi House

Fremont

Serene and simple eatery serves up grilled yellowtail cheek, the Bone Yard’s fall-off-the-bone tender beef ribs, and creative sushi rolls

$40 $24

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Japanese Cuisine for Two at Takara Japanese Ramen and Cuisine (50% Off)

Takara Japanese Ramen and Cuisine

El Camino

Steamy bowls of the eatery’s signature ramen come topped with a soft-boiled egg, and are available in six different flavor profiles

$20 $11

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$26 for a Prix-Fixe Japanese DInner for Two or More at Angry Fish Sushi ($38.80 Value)

Angry Fish Sushi

Ashland

Enjoy a five-course Japanese meal featuring miso soup, green salads, sashimi, two of the house’s most popular sushi rolls, and cheesecake

$38.80 $26

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Japanese Fusion Food and Sushi for Two or Four at Cherry Sushi (Up to 44% Off)

Cherry Sushi

Santa Clara

The chefs here go beyond your average sushi rolls, putting together original fish combinations and presenting them with artistic flair

$25 $14

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Teppanyaki Dining for Lunch or Dinner at Kyoto Palace Japanese Steakhouse (Up to 43% Off)

Kyoto Palace Japanese Steakhouse

Campbell

Chefs craft traditional Japanese meals, grilling up hibachi classics such as teriyaki beef and shrimp or the novel San Jose sushi roll

$30 $17

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Sushi at Sushi Boat Town for Two or Four (Up to 40% Off)

Sushi Boat Town

San Jose

Rolls of tuna, salmon, and squid emerge from the sushi bar on a wooden boat, served alongside entrees such as chicken and beef teriyaki

$20 $12

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$40 for $70 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Tsunami Sushi Mission Bay

Tsunami Sushi Mission Bay

San Francisco

Warm and raw seafood bites, creative veggie rolls, and bento plates at a cozy, oak-lined sushi and sake bar

$70 $40

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$30 for $50 Worth of Sushi for Two at Tsunami Sushi Panhandle

Tsunami Sushi Panhandle

North Park

Rolls such as the Papa San, a spicy California roll topped with lightly seared sea bass, plus rolls that feature truffle dressing and aioli

$50 $30

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$18 for $30 Worth of Japanese Food at Blue Fin Sushi

Blue Fin Sushi

Central Richmond

Try creative fusion rolls like the Hawaiian with macadamia nuts or the Mexicano topped with avocado sauce; hot entrees include foie gras

$30 $18

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$29 for $45 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Dinner Cuisine for Two or More at Tao Sushi

Tao Sushi

San Francisco

Salmon-wrapped scallops with garlic-butter dipping sauce are only the starting point as the chefs experiment with traditional sushi flavors

$45 $29

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Japanese Dinner, Lunch, or Crab Dinner for Two at 2G Japanese Brasserie (Up to 48% Off)

2G Japanese Brasserie

Civic Center

Izakaya-style restaurant serves fresh sushi, entrees such as chicken teriyaki and sake-marinated sea bass, and whole live crabs

$50 $26

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$12 for $20 Worth of Sushi Bowls & Wraps for Lunch for Lunch at Sushi Wrap

Sushi Wrap

Cow Hollow

Chefs skillfully marry fresh fish and veggies to create flavorful sushi bowls and wraps for lunch

$20 $12

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$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Dinner for Two at Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

San Francisco

At this sushi-focused spot, munch on a variety of fresh rolls, including vegetarian options, or try a hot pot or donburi

$30 $15

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$16 for $30 Worth of Japanese Food for Two at Oolong Noodles

Oolong Noodles

Financial District

Udon noodles made from scratch and flavored with miso, curry, and soy sauce; raw and cooked sushi rolls

$30 $16

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Sushi Dinner for Two or Four at Arashi Sushi House (Up to 59% Off)

Arashi Sushi House

San Francisco

Sushi dinner includes miso soup, garlic edamame, tofu, sashimi, and one roll of choice per person

$53 $23

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Dine-In or Takeout Sushi Dinner for Two or Four at Sushi Secrets (Up to 45% Off)

Sushi Secrets

Berkeley

Bubble tea, sushi rolls, and inventive sushirittos fill tummies with both classic and novel takes on Japan’s unique style of cuisine

$20 $12

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$12 for $20 or $20 for $40 Worth of Sushi, Teppanyaki, and Drinks at Sumo Sushi House

Sumo Sushi Steak House

Livermore

Hibachi grilled meats and seafood served alongside innovative sushi rolls made from fresh, seasonal ingredients

$20 $12

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Sushi Meal for Two with a Nigiri Combo or Two Special Rolls and House Sake at Taki Sushi (Up to 49% Off)

Taki Sushi

Richmond Annex

Sushi chefs with more than 30 years combined experience compose a menu that includes sashimi and nearly 20 special rolls

$28 $15

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Brunch and Mimosas or Japanese Dinner for Two or Four at Hamachi Restaurant and Lounge (Up to 43% Off)

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

$46 $29

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$17 for $30 Toward Sushi and Steakhouse Cuisine at Gio's Steak and Sushi Restaurant

Gio's Steak and Sushi Restaurant

Hilltop Mall

Tender steaks and handcrafted sushi rolls

$30 $17

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$15 for $25 Worth of Dinner at Yamamori Sushi & Grill

Yamamori Sushi & Grill

Scotts Valley

Along with sashimi, nigiri sushi, and a variety of rolls, Yamamori also has choices for vegetarians and those without a palate for raw fish

$25 $15

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Sake Flight and Sushi for Two or Four at Sushi Omakase (Up to 56% Off)

Sushi Omakase

Gilroy

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

$65 $30

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At Tokai Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar, guests can slide right up to the sushi bar and watch Chef David at work, folding yellow tail and avocado or soft-shell crab and eel into decadent sushi rolls. Sushi is just half of the eatery’s specialty; the menu also tempts diners with thinly sliced ginger beef, shrimp tempura, and chirashi—an assortment of fresh seafood served over seasoned rice. Japanese beer, wines, and sake complement both cooked and raw meals.

1221 Chess Dr
Foster City,
CA
US

The executive chefs here (both veterans of New York’s Nobu) love introducing diners to seasonal items—firefly squid, red barracuda—not typically found on American sushi menus. Some items aren’t even on the menu so if you’re feeling daring, simply take a seat at the bar (like Steve Jobs was known to do) and tell them.

454 S California Ave
Palo Alto,
CA
US

The cooks at Tenka Japanese Restaurant grill squid, deep-fry oysters, and assemble raw orders of sushi with the steady hands of a brain surgeon building a house of cards. Sushi rolls can grow around simple cores of tuna and cucumber or more piquant fillings like spicy mayonnaise, asparagus, or shrimp tempura. For even more robust flavor, the cooks skewer beef after first marinating it in soy sauce and sake, or deep-fry pork cutlets and add them to curry rice.

246 S B St
San Mateo,
CA
US

Most of Wakuriya is not restaurant, but kitchen. Due to the cooking implements and the counter that stretches across the space, the dining room fits only 18 seats, as the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "Kitchen" might not be the appropriate term for Chef Katsuhiro Yamasaki's workstation, however—"stage" seems more apt. For each evening's dinner, in full view of his guests, Katsuhiro prepares a nine-course meal of contemporary Japanese cuisine. His wife Mayumi acts as hostess and floor manager throughout, delivering the dishes and coordinating with her husband in a sort of elaborate, graceful dance. Like a pilot who’s too shy to remind anyone he’s waiting to land, each meal holds to a pattern: a starter, appetizers, a steamed dish, sashimi, a deep-fried dish, a granite, a broiled dish, a rice dish, and a dessert. The menu changes monthly to incorporate seasonal ingredients, but consistently draws from and recasts Japanese culinary traditions. When the Chronicle's restaurant reviewer visited, he praised the appetizers of lotus root, rare duck breast, and ocean trout salad, noting "a tension of opposing flavors" that remained a motif of the entire experience. Those fortunate enough to reserve a table might feast on barbecued freshwater eel served over rice in a cypress box, or they may cut into farm-raised wagyu steak served with shredded brown mushrooms. The crisp, citrusy flavors of the granite ready the palate for the next course, and the sweet, light dessert brings the meal to a satisfying close.

115 De Anza Blvd
San Mateo,
CA
US

2G Japanese Brasserie calls itself as an izakaya: a traditional Japanese drinking establishment that also serves food, and an ideal place for lingering after work or during lunch breaks. But at 2G, the food hardly takes a backseat to sake and beer?take executive sushi chef Sasaki Masaki's menu, for example. Each spicy salmon roll and slice of yellowtail sashimi is crafted with extreme attention to detail, incorporating real crab, fresh vegetables, and other ingredients sourced from carefully selected local growers and vendors.

That same care goes into plates from the kitchen, where executive chef Hidetoshi Nambu crafts Japanese entrees such as sake-marinated seabass, whole roasted crabs, and chicken teriyaki. Other dishes, such as Kobe-style beef burgers and house-made beef curry, showcase a global influence. Those two entrees also appear on the casual lunch menu, along with options to assemble your own bento plate, a less confining version of the traditional bento box.

33 E 3rd Ave
San Mateo,
CA
US

The specialty rolls at Hop On Sushi take their titles seriously. The Kimono roll, for example, dresses its tuna, hamachi, salmon, and avocado with a pink soy sheet, evoking the traditional Japanese robe. The Fire Dragon roll's mix of crab, jalapeños, and tuna is not only spicy, it's also torch-seared, then topped in a tangy thai sauce.

These rolls occupy the Maki Maniac portion of an exhaustive menu. Beginning with small plates of grilled king mackerel and ending with bento boxes of teriyaki meats, the selection spans Asian classics as well as creative inventions. California rolls share the table with kimchee-flavored diced salmon and power shooters—a shot of chilled sake, quail egg, and oyster that counterbalances the warmth of udon soups. If they'd rather not navigate the catalog of nigiri and rice bowls, guests can leave their orders up to the kitchen. Omakase-style dining covers three or five courses, all of which depend on the chef's whims and whether his tuna plants are in full bloom.

116 W 25th Ave
San Mateo,
CA
US