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The 9 Best Japanese Restaurants Near Alameda

Updated: October 6, 2021

Want to know where to find the best Katsu and teriyaki in Alameda? 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. So head to these Japanese eateries for the nicest shabu shabu and Japanese beer in Alameda.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Yojimbo

Japanese, $$, AlamedaJapanese, $$Alameda, Bronze Coast
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Shirasoni Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$, AlamedaJapanese, $$Alameda, West End
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0
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Yellowtail Japanese Bistro

Japanese, $$, AlamedaJapanese, $$Alameda, East End
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Sushi Valley

Japanese, $$, AlamedaJapanese, $$Alameda, Central
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Angel Fish Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$, AlamedaJapanese, $$Alameda, Harbor Bay Isle
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

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Ramen Shop

Asian, $$$, OaklandAsian, $$$Oakland, Rockridge
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
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Marufuku Ramen - Oakland

Asian, $$, OaklandAsian, $$Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Shinmai

Japanese, $$, OaklandJapanese, $$Oakland, San Pablo Gateway
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Kakui Sushi

Asian, $$, OaklandAsian, $$Oakland, Montclair Business
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the right Japanese restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 restaurants in Alameda, 3104661 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from experts at Eater and Lyft and more. All with some boam magic. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Uptown Oakland, Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Temescal and Lyft - Top 10 Most Visited Asian Restaurants in Alameda. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. 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.


  • Go for Chenin Blanc with Wagu beef

    To elevate your Wagu beef experience, we recommend some Chenin Blanc to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this white wine fights the fattiness with acidity.

  • The ideal pairing for flounder sashimi

    When ordering flounder sashimi, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

Parking info

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Alameda. 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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