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The 10 Best Japanese Restaurants Near Menlo Park

Updated: October 6, 2021

Want to know who serves the tastiest sashimi or soba in Menlo Park? These are our best Japanese spots. 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 Menlo Park.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Kyosho

Japanese, $$$, Menlo ParkJapanese, $$$Menlo Park, Downtown Menlo Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Dashi Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$, Menlo ParkJapanese, $$Menlo Park, Belle Haven
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Octopus Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$, Menlo ParkJapanese, $$Menlo Park, Downtown Menlo Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Mitsunobu

Japanese, $$$$, Menlo ParkJapanese, $$$$Menlo Park, Sharon Heights
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5
  • Thrillist

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    Thrillist

Naomi Sushi

Japanese, $$, Menlo ParkJapanese, $$Menlo Park
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Seiya Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$$, San CarlosJapanese, $$$San Carlos
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist

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    Thrillist

Sumika

Japanese, $$, Los AltosJapanese, $$Los Altos
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • CultureTrip

    The Top 10 Restaurants In Los Altos, San Francisco

    CultureTrip

Fuki Sushi

Japanese, $$$, Palo AltoJapanese, $$$Palo Alto, Charleston Meadow
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

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  • Lyft

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Higuma Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$, Redwood CityJapanese, $$Redwood City, Sequoia
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Kemuri Japanese Barú

Asian, $$, Redwood CityAsian, $$Redwood City, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Picking the right Japanese restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 Menlo Park restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 1901 top lists and articles from the likes of CultureTrip, Thrillist and Lyft. These top contenders have appeared in CultureTrip - The Top 10 Restaurants In Los Altos, San Francisco, Thrillist - The Peninsula's 31 Best Restaurants and Lyft - Top 10 Most Visited Asian Restaurants in Palo Alto. 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. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • Go for Sake with soba noodles

    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 what goes best with Wagu beef, we recommend a glass of Chenin Blanc, it truly complements the dish as it fights the fattiness with acidity.


  • The perfect complement to pork katsu


    When having pork katsu, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.

Parking information

Parking in Menlo Park 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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