Japanese Restaurants in Santa Cruz


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

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

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

Hachi Ju Hachi

Saratoga

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

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

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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Oriental Sushi Buffet: All-You-Can-Eat Sushi and Asian Cuisine for Two or Four with Wine or Beer at Oriental Sushi Buffet (Up to 43% Off)

All-You-Can-Eat Sushi and Asian Cuisine for Two or Four with Wine or Beer at Oriental Sushi Buffet (Up to 43% Off)

Oriental Sushi Buffet

San Jose

More than 30 sushi rolls and Asian dishes at lunch and more than 60 options at dinner

$42.98 $25

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

$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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Mikado: Japanese Food at Mikado (Up to 49% Off). Two Options Available.

Japanese Food at Mikado (Up to 49% 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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Sumo Sushi Steak House: $12 for $20 or $20 for $40 Worth of Sushi, Teppanyaki, and Drinks at Sumo Sushi House

$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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Takara Japanese Ramen and Cuisine: Japanese Cuisine for Two at Takara Japanese Ramen and Cuisine (40% Off)

Japanese Cuisine for Two at Takara Japanese Ramen and Cuisine (40% 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 $12

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Zen Asian Fusion Tapas & Lounge: Three-Course Dinner with Tapas and Wine for Two or Four at Zen Asian Fusion Tapas & Lounge (Up to 36% Off)

Three-Course Dinner with Tapas and Wine for Two or Four at Zen Asian Fusion Tapas & Lounge (Up to 36% Off)

Zen Asian Fusion Tapas & Lounge

Alameda

Tapas such as pork-belly sushi join entrees that fuse Asian influences with English, Hawaiian, and Italian cuisines

$100 $69

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Angel Fish Restaurant: $35 for $50 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Food at Angel Fish Restaurant

$35 for $50 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Food at Angel Fish Restaurant

Angel Fish Restaurant

Angel Fish Japanese Restaurant

Traditional sushi and sashimi made with fish that arrives fresh daily, plus Japanese small plates and noodles

$50 $35

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Akira Bistro: Japanese Food and Drinks at Akira Bistro (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Japanese Food and Drinks at Akira Bistro (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Akira Bistro

Danville

Sushi headlines a menu that features everything from tempura scallops to tuna poki with spicy dressing

$20 $12

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Nihon Whisky Lounge: Contemporary Japanese Cuisine or Whiskey at Nihon Whisky Lounge (Up to 43% Off)

Contemporary Japanese Cuisine or Whiskey at Nihon Whisky Lounge (Up to 43% 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

$70 $40

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Tsunami Sushi Mission Bay: $30 for $50 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Tsunami Sushi Mission Bay

$30 for $50 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

$50 $30

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

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

Tao Sushi

Mission Terrace

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

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

Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

Sakesan Bistro

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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Arashi Sushi House: $17 for $30 Worth of Japanese Food at Arashi Sushi House

$17 for $30 Worth of Japanese Food at Arashi Sushi House

Arashi Sushi House

San Francisco

Classic Japanese dishes including sashimi, pork-belly ramen, tempura, and miso soup

$30 $17

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Hanami Brasserie: Dine-In Sushi and Japanese Food for Two or Four at Hanami Brasserie (Up to 52% Off)

Dine-In Sushi and Japanese Food for Two or Four at Hanami Brasserie (Up to 52% Off)

Hanami Brasserie

Inner Sunset

Hand-rolled sushi made from ocean-fresh seafood anchor menu of Japanese cuisine that includes a number of traditional styles of Ramen

$30 $15

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

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

Izakaya Roku

San Francisco

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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I Sushi: $1 Buys You a Coupon for Save 10% On Party Trays at I Sushi

$1 Buys You a Coupon for Save 10% On Party Trays at I Sushi

I Sushi

Tao Restaurant

For $1, receive a coupon for save 10% on party trays

$1

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

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

$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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Torii Japanese Restaurant: Sushi and Japanese Teppanyaki Cuisine at Torii Japanese Restaurant (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Sushi and Japanese Teppanyaki Cuisine at Torii Japanese Restaurant (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Torii Japanese Restaurant

Modesto

Full sushi bar along with a kitchen that prepares hot steak, chicken, and seafood dishes; karaoke every night at 7 p.m.

$20 $11

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Select Local Merchants

  • Shogun Japanese Restaurant
    For fresh maki, Santa Cruz's Shogun Japanese Restaurant has got you covered. If you want a dainty meal, go elsewhere. If you want a craveworthy dish, get to Shogun Japanese Restaurant. Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Shogun Japanese Restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at Shogun Japanese Restaurant. Whether you have a large or small group, Shogun Japanese Restaurant can accommodate both. Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time. Formal attire is required so that you can look as nice as your meal does. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Shogun Japanese Restaurant to your next party or event. Or, take your grub to go. Whether you prefer street or lot parking, Shogun Japanese Restaurant is located near both options. Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30. Short on cash? No problem. Shogun Japanese Restaurant happily accepts all major credit cards. The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
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    1123 Pacific Ave
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Mobo Sushi
    Mobo Sushi is slicing up sushi rolls of perfection; every bite will leave you wanting more. Low-fat, gluten-free, and vegan options are all available here. Beer, wine, and more are also available from Mobo Sushi's extensive drink list. Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to Mobo Sushi — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks. Mobo Sushi is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group. For comfortable outdoor service, Mobo Sushi sets up a seasonal patio. Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating. Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion. Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Mobo Sushi's tasty dishes at your next party. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. For no extra charge, diners can park in the connecting lot. A typical meal at Mobo Sushi will set you back less than $30. The sushi spot serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
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    105 S River St
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • I Love Sushi and Tappen
    Cure your sushi craving at I Love Sushi and Tappen, an upscale sushi restaurant. Gluten-free and low-fat are not one in the same, but this place serves them both. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at I Love Sushi and Tappen won't disappoint. Parents appreciate I Love Sushi and Tappen's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults. Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to I Love Sushi and Tappen for a group meal. Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the sushi spot accepts reservations. Formal attire is required so that you can look as nice as your meal does. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy I Love Sushi and Tappen's cooking from the comfort of their own home. Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near I Love Sushi and Tappen. I Love Sushi and Tappen offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike. You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at I Love Sushi and Tappen, so plan your budget accordingly.
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    516 Front St
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Sushi Totoro
    From traditional decor to sushi art, Sushi Totoro is one of the top sushi spots in the area. Sushi Totoro features a wide variety of flavorful low-fat and gluten-free eats. Sushi Totoro's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. At Sushi Totoro, kids of all ages are welcome. Volume levels at the sushi spot can approach ear-splitting levels between the noisy crowds and the booming music. Sushi Totoro is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. Avoid parallel parking and slide into a spot free of charge — the restaurant offers free parking next door. Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes. Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Sushi Totoro. Sushi Totoro is cash-only so make sure you bring enough cash to cover your expenses.
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    1701 Mission St
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Naka Sushi Restaurant
    Make it a maki night at Naka Sushi Restaurant, and treat yourself to a variety of fish (all with A+ ratings). Going gluten-free? Dig a low-fat diet? Naka Sushi Restaurant has you covered on both fronts. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Naka Sushi Restaurant has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. The sushi spot takes reservations, so you can plan your next get-together ahead of time. Naka Sushi Restaurant wants guests to dine in comfort, so save that stuffy suit for another date. Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from Naka Sushi Restaurant. Drivers will find quick and easy parking just around the corner from Naka Sushi Restaurant. Naka Sushi Restaurant offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike. Naka Sushi Restaurant knows how to put a smile on your face the fairly-priced fare is easy on your taste buds as well as your wallet.
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    851 41st Ave
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Akira
    For the freshest fish and the tastiest rolls, check out Akira in Santa Cruz's Eastside neighborhood. The whole family can enjoy a meal at Akira with its kid-friendly fare. You can also grab your food to go. Fed up with difficult parking? At Akira, you will find easy nearby parking and good eats. Akira offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists. Who's hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Akira's yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
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    1222 Soquel Avenue
    Santa Cruz, CA US

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