Japanese Restaurants in San Rafael

$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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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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Japanese Teppanyaki Food at Hana Japan Steak & Seafood (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Hana Japan Steak & Seafood

Berkeley Location

Teppanyaki chefs dazzle guests with energized tableside cooking of a variety of both red and white meats and seafood

$40 $25

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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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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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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off An Order Of $50 at Sushi Kuu

Sushi Kuu

Baywood Park

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off an order of $50

$5 $5

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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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$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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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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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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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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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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Select Local Merchants

Roy Lui and Chanel Liu, expert fish purveyors and Tsukiji Sushi Bar & Restaurant's proprietors, place veteran chef Haruo Komatsu at the helm of a kitchen stocked with fresh fish and tender Koshihikari rice. Sourced from the enormous Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, sushi staples including albacore tuna, salmon, and eel curl up in sleeping bags of salty rice and seaweed alongside more exotic offerings such as sea urchin, flying-fish roe, giant clam, and lightly grilled submarine. At the sushi bar, chef Komatsu awes onlookers in seven nearby seats as he deftly slices rolls and doles them out for immediate consumption.

24 Sunnyside Ave
Mill Valley,
CA
US

Acclaimed restaurateur Yoshi Tome came to America for a teacher-exchange program, but he used his degree more in teaching Americans how to truly enjoy sushi. Today he owns the restaurant Sushi Ran, where his chefs craft entrees with fresh fish from local purveyors or from the Tsukiji market in Tokyo. Executive chef Scott Whitman has a plate for every taste—vegetarian options, seafood, and meaty entrees including slow-cooked duck breast and Vietnamese shaking beef. Meanwhile, executive sushi chef Nori Kusakabe rolls soft-shell crab, vegetables, and spicy tuna at the sushi bar. Wine director Gabriel Alamilla helps diners navigate the 300-bottle wine list and explore the collection of 30 small-production wines by the glass. He matches rieslings with raw fish and chardonnays with Japanese entrees. He can also recommend a selection from 30 different sakes, which are separated into four categories: fragrant, light/smooth, rich, and aged.

107 Caledonia St
Sausalito,
CA
US

At Tokyo Shabu Sushi Restaurant, sushi masters slice up delicate sashimi and handrolled maki while chefs put flame to chicken katsu, teriyaki steak, and umami udon noodle soups. But the crew also takes their flavors a step beyond the offerings of many other Japanese restaurants. The menu has a knack of blending Japanese and western influences, as seen in teriyaki-style New York strip steak and a creamy cheesecake dessert made with earthy green tea. Potent sake cocktails and frosty Japanese beers go with just about any dish and help visitors work up the courage to perform their spoken-word versions of "Purple Rain" during weekend karaoke.

3044 Hilltop Mall Rd
Hilltop Mall,
CA
US

Master chef Kaz Sasaki has spent more than 15 years behind a sushi bar. But his roots in the craft extend much deeper than that. Chef Sasaki learned his skills from his father, Master Yuzo Sasaki, a man who was required to spend the first three years of his sushi apprenticeship perfecting his rice-making techniques before he was allowed to even touch a piece of fish. Chef Kaz also learned that great sushi not only looks good, but also has the right consistency?it's not too hard to chew or too soft and falling apart like a magician performing without his smoke bombs.

At Taki Sushi, chef Kaz composes a menu that includes sashimi, nigiri, and nearly 20 different special rolls. He also crafts other Japanese favorites, including shabu-shabu hot pots, sukiyaki, and udon.

10887 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito,
CA
US

Sushi Taka: A User’s Guide

Build-Your-Own Maki | Signature Rolls | Creative Catering

Build-Your-Own Menu

  • Protein: chicken teriyaki, tuna, or unagi
  • Garnish: avocado, tobiko, kimchi, or marinated jalapeño
  • Sauce: mild miso, chili, or mayo

    Inside Tip: Though customizable rolls are the top seller, you can also opt for signature selections such as the miso sushi roll with salmon, tuna, fish cake, seaweed salad, and pickled radish.

    Vocab Lesson
    Kimchi: a spicy-and-sour mix of fermented veggies such as cabbage, radish, and cucumber that’s popular in Korea
    Tobiko: flying fish roe; its red-orange color and crunchy texture make it a popular garnish for sushi

    While You’re in the Neighborhood: After dinner, sip a drink while listening to a live DJ at EZ5 (684 Commerical Street).

600 Kearny St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Live Sushi Bar, Live Sushi Bistro, and Live Sushi Mission blend tradition with innovation in the rice-wrapped fish arts at all three welcoming restaurants. All three distinct locations share lunch, dinner, and drink menus, as well as experienced staff and sushi chefs who demonstrate their skills at a sushi bar outfitted with seats for dining spectators.

A Sampling of Sushi

  • Bergschneider Roll: barbecued eel and creamy avocado topped with salmon
  • Live Uni Hand Roll: sea urchin, shiso, and salmon roe with a quail egg
  • Live Scallop: served raw on a pillow of rice or tempura-fried with onions

Some Not-Sushi Options

  • Nabeyaki Ramen: savory broth brimming with tender noodles, shrimp tempura, grilled chicken, squid, and egg
  • Short Rib Teriyaki: grilled, marinated bone-in beef
  • Ankimo: steamed monkfish liver with an aromatic combination of ginger, onion, and tangy ponzu sauce

The Drinks

  • More than 25 sakes, including everything from delicate daiginjo to accessible nigori
  • Themed flights of three complementary sakes also offered
  • Three Japanese beers?Sapporo, Asahi Dry, and Kirin?wash down big meals
1 Gilbert St
San Francisco,
CA
US