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The 9 Best Sushi Restaurants Near El Cerrito

Updated: May 2, 2022

If you’re longing for sushi in El Cerrito, this list of sensational sushi spots is just for you. We analyzed millions of reviews from top sites to bring you only the top options for sushi in El Cerrito. Wash down California and rainbow rolls with a fresh Asian beer at our favorite restaurants below.

Find the perfect spot

Katana-Ya Ramen Restaurant

Asian, $$, El CerritoAsian, $$El Cerrito
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

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Nikko Sushi

Japanese, $$, BerkeleyJapanese, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

AKEMI Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$, BerkeleyJapanese, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Ijo Izakaya

Japanese, $$, BerkeleyJapanese, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Go Sushi

Japanese, $$, PinoleJapanese, $$Pinole
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Party Sushi

Asian, $$, BerkeleyAsian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
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Alley Kitchens

Japanese, $$, BerkeleyJapanese, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5


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

KYU2 Sushi

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

How was this list created?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. For these results, 3104661 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 28808 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from Find Me Gluten Free and others were carefully reviewed by boam. These top contenders have appeared in Find Me Gluten Free - THE 30 BEST Gluten Free Restaurants in Berkeley, California. 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. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Most common questions

Nori Roll, Sushi Matsu, and Sushi Sho are the highest-rated sushi spots for dinner in El Cerrito.

Sushi Sho is the highest-rated upscale spot for sushi in El Cerrito.

Nori Roll, Sushi Matsu, and Sushi Sho are the highest-rated sushi spots for lunch in El Cerrito.

Nori Roll, Sushi Matsu, and Katana-Ya Ramen Restaurant are the highest-rated spots for sushi delivery in El Cerrito.

Sushi Sho is the highest-rated sushi spot that is good for a date night in El Cerrito.

Drink pairing tips for Sushi

  • Pair salmon nigiri with Pinot Grigio

    To elevate your salmon nigiri experience, we recommend some Pinot Grigio to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this white wine doesn't overwhelm the dish.

  • Vinho Verde Rose with your tempura prawn handroll

    When considering how to best enjoy your tempura prawn handroll, we would highlight how well a glass of Vinho Verde Rose complements the dish as it the carbonation will cut through heavier flavors of the batter.

  • The ideal pairing for Negitoro roll

    Experts suggest pairing a Negitoro roll with a glass of Sapporo Lager, a popular beer.

Factoids about Sushi

  • Hungry for sushi?

    Tim 'Eater X' Janus holds the record for eating the most sushi in the world by finishing no fewer than 141 in one sitting. Could you top that?

  • History lesson

    The cherished sushi came from Japan in 1700s.

  • Celebrating a love for sushi

    Looking for an excuse to have sushifor breakfast, lunch, and dinner? International Sushi Day, celebrated every June 18, is the perfect opportunity to indulge in as much sushi as you can handle!

Parking in the area

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. If you want to avoid the struggle, our partners at SpotHero help you reserve a parking spot digitally before you even leave for your destination.

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