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The 9 Best Japanese Restaurants Near Walnut Creek

Updated: October 6, 2021

Looking for the best sushi or tonkatsu in Walnut Creek? 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. So head to these Japanese eateries for the nicest shabu shabu and Japanese beer in Walnut Creek.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Toyosu

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

Yumeya Sushi

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

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

Kana Sushi

Japanese, $$, Walnut CreekJapanese, $$Walnut Creek
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Tatsu Sushi

Japanese, $$, Walnut CreekJapanese, $$Walnut Creek
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Oishi Sushi & Grill

Japanese, $$, Walnut CreekJapanese, $$Walnut Creek, Parkmead
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

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

Honda Sushi

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

How did these spots get chosen?

Picking the right Japanese restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We analyzed 28808 Walnut Creek restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 Walnut Creek restaurant reviews, and 1901 lists and articles – looking closely at what Hoodline and Three Best Rated had to say – and applied our boam magic. These top contenders have appeared in Hoodline - Here are the 5 newest restaurants to open in Concord and Three Best Rated - Best Japanese Restaurants in Concord. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Sake with soba noodles

    When considering what goes best with soba noodles, we recommend a glass of Sake, it truly complements the dish as it brings out the true flavors of the dish.


  • The ideal pairing for chicken yakitori

    When ordering chicken yakitori, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Assyrtiko, a popular white wine.

  • Pair Wagu beef with Chenin Blanc

    For an elevated experience, pair your Wagu beef with Chenin Blanc. This combination works particularly well because this white wine fights the fattiness with acidity.


Parking tips

Getting a good parking spot in Walnut Creek can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. 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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