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The 9 Best Japanese Restaurants Near Hayward

Updated: October 6, 2021

Want to know where to find the best Katsu and teriyaki in Hayward? These are the best Japanese spots around! After analyzing the top sites and incorporating millions of reviews we present this list of great Japanese options. Slurp down the tastiest ramen and udon in town at these Japanese -inspired eateries in Hayward

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Sushi Ichimoto

Japanese, $$, HaywardJapanese, $$Hayward, Longwood-Winton Grove
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Sushi in Hayward

    Three Best Rated

Sushiland

Japanese, $$, HaywardJapanese, $$Hayward
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Sushi in Hayward

    Three Best Rated

Katsuo Sushi & Grill

Japanese, $$, HaywardJapanese, $$Hayward
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Sapporo Restaurant

Japanese, $$, HaywardJapanese, $$Hayward
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 3.5

Tomodachi Sushi Bistro

Japanese, $$, HaywardJapanese, $$Hayward, Mt Eden
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Sushi in Hayward

    Three Best Rated

If you travel further

Minami Sushi

Japanese, $$, San LeandroJapanese, $$San Leandro, Washington Manor
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Ramen Shu

Asian, $$, Union CityAsian, $$Union City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Gogo Sushi & BBQ

Japanese, $$, San LeandroJapanese, $$San Leandro, Washington Manor
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Angry Fish Sushi

Japanese, $$, San LeandroJapanese, $$San Leandro
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Why is this list better than others?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Japanese restaurants in Hayward. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28808 spots across Hayward, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of Three Best Rated – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Don’t bother looking for Three Best Rated - Best Sushi in Haywardwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair soba noodles with Sake

    To elevate your soba noodles experience, we recommend some Sake to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this rice wine brings out the true flavors of the dish.

  • Chenin Blanc and Wagu beef


    When considering how to best enjoy your Wagu beef, we would highlight how well a glass of Chenin Blanc complements the dish as it fights the fattiness with acidity.


  • Take pork katsu to the next level

    Experts recommend pairing a pork katsu with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.

Parking tips

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Hayward. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Japanese spot.

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