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The 10 Best Japanese Restaurants Near Emeryville

Updated: October 6, 2021

Want to know where to find the best Katsu and teriyaki in Emeryville? These are the best Japanese spots around! To give you only the top Japanese options we scrutinized millions of reviews and top sites for this list. Slurp down the tastiest ramen and udon in town at these Japanese -inspired eateries in Emeryville

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Yuzu Ramen & Broffee

Japanese, $$, EmeryvilleJapanese, $$Emeryville
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Miyozen

Japanese, $$, EmeryvilleJapanese, $$Emeryville
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

KYU2 Sushi

Asian, $$, EmeryvilleAsian, $$Emeryville
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Shiba Ramen

Japanese, $$, EmeryvilleJapanese, $$Emeryville
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Ramen Shop

Asian, $$$, OaklandAsian, $$$Oakland, Rockridge
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

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    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life
  • Zagat

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    Zagat

Kiraku

Japanese, $$$, BerkeleyJapanese, $$$Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline

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    Hoodline
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Japanese Restaurants in Berkeley

    Three Best Rated

Ippuku

Japanese, $$$, BerkeleyJapanese, $$$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline

    The 5 best Japanese spots in Berkeley

    Hoodline
  • Eater

    Where to Eat and Drink in Downtown Berkeley

    Eater

Marufuku Ramen - Oakland

Asian, $$, OaklandAsian, $$Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline

    Superlative Slurps: The 4 Best Spots To Score Ramen In Oakland

    Hoodline
  • Eater

    Where to Eat and Drink in Temescal

    Eater

Yojimbo

Japanese, $$, AlamedaJapanese, $$Alameda, Bronze Coast
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • SFist

    The 12 Best Sushi Spots in Oakland, Berkeley and the East Bay

    SFist
  • Alameda Magazine

    Best Of Alameda 2019: Best Ramen

    Alameda Magazine

KoJa Kitchen

Asian, $$, BerkeleyAsian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline

    The 5 best Japanese spots in Berkeley

    Hoodline
  • Spoon University

    43 Berkeley Eats You Must Try Before You Graduate

    Spoon University

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We analyzed 28808 Emeryville restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 Emeryville restaurant reviews, and 1901 lists and articles – looking closely at what Spoon University and Eater had to say – and applied our boam magic. Yes, we even looked at Spoon University - 43 Berkeley Eats You Must Try Before You Graduate, Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Temescal and Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Downtown Berkeley to pull this list together. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for siu bao

    Experts recommend pairing a siu bao with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

  • Enjoy wu tao go with Rose

    For an elevated experience, pair your wu tao go with Rose. This combination works particularly well because this pink wine carries the flavours of the dish.


  • Pinot Gris with your dumplings and chilli

    When considering how to best enjoy your dumplings and chilli, we would highlight how well a glass of Pinot Gris complements the dish as it tones down the sweetness of the wine.


Factoids

  • The first ever ramen noodle

    The next time you bite into a deliciousramen noodle remember to thank China who are responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

  • A taste for luxury

    Chef Angelito Araneta Jr. made anigiri in 2010 that sold for p$1,978.

  • A whole lotta sushi

    Are you a fan of sushi? The current record for eating the most sushi is 141 pieces in only 6! Do you love sushi enough to beat this record?

Parking information

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