Japanese Restaurants in San Bruno

Contemporary Japanese Cuisine or Whiskey at Nihon Whisky Lounge (Up to 40% Off)

Nihon Whisky Lounge

San Francisco

Izakaya-style small plates, sashimi, and sushi with a contemporary twist; choose from 500 single-malt whiskeys to store in a private locker

$50 $30

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$29 for $45 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Live Sushi Bar. Groupon Reservation Required.

Live Sushi Bar

Potrero

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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$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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$28 for $40 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

$40 $28

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Japanese Small Plates and Drinks at Izakaya Roku (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Izakaya Roku

Mission Dolores

Sharable snacks inspired by Japanese gastropubs, such as ramen salad, baked oysters, and avocado tempura, served with sake and imported beer

$30 $18

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Japanese Dinner, Lunch, or Crab Dinner for Two at 2G Japanese Brasserie (Up to 42% 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 $29

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$39 for a Chef's Tasting Menu for Two at Barracuda Japanese (Up to $72 Value)

Barracuda Japanese Restaurant

Castro

Chef's tasting menu rotates based on fresh catches, but includes miso soup, edamame, tempura, cucumber salad, sushi roll, & sashimi sampling

$72 $39

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$18 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 $18

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$29 for $45 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Live Sushi Bistro. Groupon Reservation Required.

Live Sushi Bistro

Soma

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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$29 for $45 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Live Sushi Mission. Groupon Reservation Required.

Live Sushi Mission

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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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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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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Japanese Food at Mikado (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

Mikado

North Los Altos

Hibachi-grilled shrimp and filet mignon, stir-fried yakisoba noodles, and more than 85 types of sushi

$24 $14

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$13 for $20 Worth of Quick-Serve Teriyaki at Happi House

Happi House

Multiple Locations

Chicken, pork, and beef in a signature teriyaki sauce, served alongside tempura plates, noodle bowls, and the popular Asian chicken salad

$20 $13

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Japanese Cuisine and Sushi for Dinner at Mika's Sushi (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

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

$30 $17

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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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Sushi and Drinks at Infused Sushi & Bar (Up to 44% Off)

Infused Sushi & Bar

Sunnyvale

Servers pair glasses of wine, sake, or Japanese beer with sushi, bento boxes, and Asian appetizers such as eggrolls, crab rangoon, and gyoza

$25 $14

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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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Sushi at Kikusushi (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Kikusushi

Cupertino

Artfully created sushi includes rainbow roll, dragon roll, and Cholesterol Bomb

$30 $18

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Japanese Fusion Food and Sushi for Two or Four at Cherry Sushi (Up to 42% 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 $15

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Traditional Japanese Cuisine at Hachi Ju Hachi (Up to 35% Off). Two Options Available.

Hachi Ju Hachi

Madronia Historic

Innovative eatery that earned Michelin nods for Best Value and Charming Restaurant serves up dishes such as pork-belly stew and sushi

$60 $39

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Sushi at Sushi Boat Town (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

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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$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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$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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$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Food at Jojo Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Jojo Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Santa Rosa

Chefs artistically plate specialty rolls with colorful roe & torch-seared sauces

$30 $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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The sushi chefs at Yoko’s Japanese Cuisine artistically roll arrangements of eel, spicy tuna, and thick-sliced salmon for diners to prod with discerning chopsticks. The menu reads like a voracious mariner's Christmas list with its plethora of ocean-fresh goodies, such as traditional california rolls ($3.75), tied together with delicate ribbons of seaweed. King Kong specialty rolls ($7.95) swat away hunger as if it were a pesky airplane, daring tongues to scale a towering combination of hamachi, salmon, and crab to reach a pinnacle of spicy squid. The deep-fried Dangerous roll ($7.95) lives life on the plate’s edge with a bold assortment of fish, avocado, and scallions, and the spicy scallop salad creeps down the slopes of the crab- and unagi-packed Volcano roll ($7.95). Diners need not scan the ocean’s vast horizon to find vegetarian or cooked options, as herbivore-friendly shiitake mushroom rolls ($2.95) and grilled chicken-teriyaki entrees ($8.95) placate taste buds of all persuasions in the restaurant’s low-key dining room.

310 Linden Ave
South San Francisco,
CA
US

Over the last five years, the chefs at Barracuda Japanese Restaurant have continually tinkered with their sushi, teriyaki, and noodle dishes, customizing the menu to fit each Barracuda location’s neighborhood and clientele. Using fresh fish and fruit sourced locally and sustainably whenever possible, the team crafts more than a dozen specialty rolls, including the Japanese Cowboy Roll, which matches crabmeat with mango, avocado, and thinly sliced Kobe beef. Staples such as chicken teriyaki rest side by side with more intricately prepared eats including pan-seared rib eye with mashed potatoes. Lit from underneath, the dining room’s dim orange walls surround potted plants and wooden tables that can accommodate groups of all sizes.

347 Primrose Rd
Burlingame,
CA
US

Barracuda Japanese Restaurant?s chefs tweak their selection of sushi rolls, teriyaki dishes, and noodle bowls to make sure that each of the eatery?s three locations offers a tailored menu. The restaurant?s namesake roll tops a core of soft shell crab and avocado with sliced salmon, mango, spicy mayo, unagi sauce, and tobiko. Other rolls showcase an eclectic spread of ingredients ranging from deep-fried spicy tuna and jalapenos to chicken and white wine sauce. The chefs even eschew rice in certain rolls, instead swaddling ingredients with iceberg lettuce, cucumber slices, and cozy blankets. Traditional Japanese cooked dishes also star on the menu, including spicy pork slathered in teriyaki sauce and tempera veggies submerged in udon soup.

127H Serramonte Ctr
Daly City,
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