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The 5 Best Sushi Restaurants Near Orinda

Updated: May 2, 2022

Hungry for fresh tuna and tasty salmon? Then these sushi spots in Orinda are for you! We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best sushi in Orinda. Treat yourself to an omakase experience or grab a takeout of nigiri from these featured restaurants.

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Sushi Island

Japanese, $$, OrindaJapanese, $$Orinda
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

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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

Party Sushi

Asian, $$, BerkeleyAsian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
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Oyama Sushi

Japanese, $$, LafayetteJapanese, $$Lafayette
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate these results?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 restaurants in Orinda, 3104661 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from experts at Find Me Gluten Free and more. All with some boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Find Me Gluten Free - THE 30 BEST Gluten Free Restaurants in Berkeley, California. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. 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.

Frequently asked questions

Niwa Restaurant and Sushi Island are the highest-rated spots for sushi delivery in Orinda.

Hanazen, Niwa Restaurant, and Sushi Island have outdoor seating and sushi in Orinda.

Sushi Island is the highest-rated sushi spot for a pick-up order in Orinda.

There are 3 sushi spots in Orinda.

Hanazen, Niwa Restaurant, and Sushi Island are the highest-rated sushi spots for take-out in Orinda.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to tuna maki

    When ordering tuna maki, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Albariño, a popular white wine.

  • Pinot Grigio with your salmon nigiri

    A white wine and some nice, tasty salmon nigiri - specifically a Pinot Grigio - go really well together. This drink will help bring out the most of the fresh in your food, trust us!

  • Go for Vinho Verde Rose with tempura prawn handroll

    For an elevated experience, pair your tempura prawn handroll with Vinho Verde Rose. This combination works particularly well because this white wine the carbonation will cut through heavier flavors of the batter.

Fun facts

  • The fastest eater

    Are you a fan of sushi? The current record for eating the most sushi is 141 pieces in only 6! Do you love sushi enough to beat this record?

  • The first ever

    The sushi was only thought up in 1700s! We wonder what people ever did without some good sushi in their lives...

  • A match made in heaven: green tea & sushi

    If you’re gonna be eating sushi, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice green tea.

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