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The 10 Best Japanese Restaurants Near Pleasant Hill

Updated: October 6, 2021

Looking for the best sushi or tonkatsu in Pleasant Hill? These are the top Japanese venues in town. To give you only the top Japanese options we scrutinized millions of reviews and top sites for this list. Indulge with chilled sake and delicious tempura at these fantastic Japanese gems in Pleasant Hill.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Honda Sushi

Japanese, $$, Pleasant HillJapanese, $$Pleasant Hill, Ellinwood
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Matsu Sushi Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$, Pleasant HillJapanese, $$Pleasant Hill
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Asian, $$, ConcordAsian, $$Concord
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Japanese Restaurants in Concord

    Three Best Rated
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are the 5 newest restaurants to open in Concord

    Hoodline, 2019

Toyosu

Japanese, $$, Walnut CreekJapanese, $$Walnut Creek
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Ozora Sushi Restaurant

Japanese, $$, ConcordJapanese, $$Concord
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Sushi in Concord

    Three Best Rated
  • SFist

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

    SFist

Kansai - Concord

Japanese, $$, ConcordJapanese, $$Concord
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Sushi in Concord

    Three Best Rated

Yumeya Sushi

Japanese, $$, Walnut CreekJapanese, $$Walnut Creek
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Izakaya An

Japanese, $$, ConcordJapanese, $$Concord
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Toyo Sushi

Japanese, $$, Walnut CreekJapanese, $$Walnut Creek
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Ramen Hiroshi

Japanese, $$, Walnut CreekJapanese, $$Walnut Creek
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

How did these spots get chosen?

Picking the right Japanese restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We pored over ratings for 28808 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 restaurant reviews in Pleasant Hill and 1901 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Hoodline, Three Best Rated and SFist had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Hoodline - Here are the 5 newest restaurants to open in Concord, Three Best Rated - Best Sushi in Concord and SFist - The 12 Best Sushi Spots in Oakland, Berkeley and the East Bay. 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. 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

  • Take flounder sashimi to the next level

    Experts suggest pairing a flounder sashimi with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.


  • 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 with your 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.


Parking in the area

Parking in Pleasant Hill can be a challenge. 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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