Japanese Restaurants in Walnut Creek

46% Off Chef's Tasting Menu at Barracuda Japanese Restaurant

Barracuda Japanese Restaurant

Castro

$72 $39

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

Tsunami Sushi Panhandle – 43% Off

Tsunami Sushi Panhandle

Panhandle

$70 $40

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

Nihon Whisky Lounge – Up to 40% Off

Nihon Whisky Lounge

San Francisco

$50 $30

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

30% Off at Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

San Francisco

$40 $28

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

Up to 42% Off Japanese Small Plates at Izakaya Roku

Izakaya Roku

Mission Dolores

$30 $18

(117)

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

Sushi Rock – 40% Off Meal for Two

Sushi Rock

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Nigiri, sashimi, and maki rolls, as well as teriyaki entrees and special tempura house rolls

40% Off Japanese Food at Oolong Noodles

Oolong Noodles

Financial District

$30 $18

(9)

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

Half Off at Japanese and Korean Cuisine at Sudachi Sushi

Sudachi Sushi

Civic Center

$24 $12

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Eclectic sushi rolls share menu space with teriyaki and udon dishes as well as Korean steak burgers

Up to Half Off at Takara Japanese Ramen and Cuisine

Takara Japanese Ramen and Cuisine

El Camino

$20 $11

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

50% Off Japanese Cuisine at Kitcho

Kitcho

San Mateo

$30 $15

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Expertly plated Japanese cuisine including teriyaki bowls, sushi, and seafood sourced from Japan's famous Tsukiji Market

35% Off Teriyaki at Happi House

Happi House

Multiple Locations

$20 $13

(183)

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

Up to 44% Off Japanese Food at Mikado

Mikado

North Los Altos

$24 $14

(94)

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

Up to 48% Off at Infused Sushi & Bar

Infused Sushi & Bar

Sunnyvale

$25 $13

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

40% Off Japanese Cuisine at Sushi Blvd

Sushi Blvd

Sunnyvale

$25 $15

(201)

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

Up to 40% Off at Sushi Boat Town

Sushi Boat Town

San Jose

$20 $12

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 35% Off Traditional Japanese Cuisine at Hachi Ju Hachi

Hachi Ju Hachi

Madronia Historic

$60 $39

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

Half Off at Jojo Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Jojo Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Santa Rosa

$30 $15

(137)

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

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Although Hamachi Restaurant and Lounge’s culinary team masterfully crafts common sushi such as Alaska rolls and California hand rolls, they don’t limit themselves to tradition. The chefs orchestrate more than 10 original rolls, harmonizing lobster and seaweed salad in the Harajuku and arranging scallop and spicy mayo into the Romeo and Juliet. In addition to rolling delicacies, they compose artful plates of deep-fried prawns with tempura sauce, and beef and chicken lightly coated in a special teriyaki sauce. After meals, diners can groove to tunes spun by live DJs each Thursday through Saturday night.

1523 Giammona Dr
Walnut Creek,
CA
US

Nama Sushi is named for its wide-ranging list of handmade sushi, but the restaurant's chefs also craft steamy dinnertime feasts featuring nutritious buckwheat noodles, crispy tempura vegetables, and teriyaki specialties. The team whips up seafood-filled udon soups, grills barbecue short ribs, deep-fries pork cutlets, and tosses chicken in spicy sauce. For diversified meals, they pile Japanese goodies onto combination dinners served with mixed tempura, miso salad, and rice.

1502 Sunnyvale Ave
Walnut Creek,
CA
US

In the Tao Restaurant kitchen, chefs labor over stoves during the three-day process of crafting housemade noodles and broth for their authentic Japanese ramen dishes. Iron grills sizzle with the meats and seafood of Japanese teppanyaki and teriyaki entrees, and sushi chefs slice up colorful maki rolls, adorning them with flourishes of cucumber flowers, slivers of radish, and intricately sculpted dollops of wasabi. Servers bear plates out into the dining room, where sunlight pours in through towering windows onto sleek tabletops. Nearby, pots of bamboo shake gently as though they were caught in a ge

960 Moraga Rd
Lafayette,
CA
US

Kane Sushi's alphabetized specialty sushi menu stretches from A to T. Or, 420 to T, to be more precise. The 420 Roll contains avocado, tempura shrimp, masago, tuna, and unagi. At the other end of the alphabet, the Too Hot for Sheila roll holds extra spicy tuna and avocado inside, and hamachi outside. In between the two, a huge spread of creative sushi rolls offers something for every palate: crab meat and tempura shrimp with garlic (the Nuclear roll); tobiko, kaiwarei, and salmon (the Marcei roll); and a baked california roll with spicy scallops up top (the Mac and Cheese roll).

But chefs don't just work with raw food—they also prepare kitchen entrees. That means deep-fried chicken, whole-grilled squid and beef ribs, and teriyaki.

125 Hartz Ave
Danville,
CA
US

Japanese cuisine is as much a form of art as it is a delicacy, and the chefs at Little Madfish put their creative talents on display while crafting more than 50 unique sushi rolls. Bento-box lunch specials combine teriyaki meats with delectable sushi, and sushi party platters feed 3–8 people or one shark too lazy to gather its own seafood. Diners can complement their meals of teriyaki-slathered chicken or braised short ribs with sake and imported Japanese beers.

154 Sunset Dr
San Ramon,
CA
US

O Chamé’s lunch and dinner menus blend traditional Japanese flavors with California cuisine’s penchant for local produce, showcasing “everything that’s right about ‘fusion’ cuisine,” according to San Francisco Chronicle food critic Michael Bauer. Pass through O Chamé’s entryway, where bamboo stalks and other foliage snuggle up to amorous walls, before sitting down to sample one of more than 20 appetizers in a golden-hued dining area decorated with Eastern-themed scenes. Rafts of fried tofu drift in a sea of fish broth and fresh hijiki seaweed (lunch only), and chefs dress fashion-forward seared yellowtail sashimi in braised-leek and horseradish-sauce garments. For the main course, cooks fill big bowls with steaming broth and udon noodles, crafting eight varieties of the “bracing elixir” Bauer calls one of San Francisco’s finest. Patrons can slurp up such ingredients as grilled oysters or braised beef shoulder with spinach and takuan, a Japanese pickle. Desserts such as poached bosc pear with fresh blueberries cap off dinners with a dazzling mélange of fruits one wouldn’t wear for a night on the town, unlike banana hats or pumpkin daisy dukes.

1830 4th St
Berkeley,
CA
US