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The 9 Best Japanese Restaurants Near Richmond

Updated: October 6, 2021

Want to know who serves the tastiest sashimi or soba in Richmond? These are our best Japanese spots. After analyzing the top sites and incorporating millions of reviews we present this list of great Japanese options. Indulge with chilled sake and delicious tempura at these fantastic Japanese gems in Richmond.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Yoshio Sushi

Japanese, $$, RichmondJapanese, $$Richmond, Richmond Annex
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

ISSHIN RAMEN

Asian, $$, RichmondAsian, $$Richmond, Richmond Annex
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Kiraku

Japanese, $$$, BerkeleyJapanese, $$$Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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KoJa Kitchen

Asian, $$, BerkeleyAsian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Spoon University

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Nikko Sushi

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

Iyasare

Japanese, $$$, BerkeleyJapanese, $$$Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Ippudo Berkeley

Asian, $$, BerkeleyAsian, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Zagat

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AKEMI Japanese Restaurant

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

Hana Japan Steak & Seafood

Japanese, $$, BerkeleyJapanese, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Figuring out the best Japanese restaurants can take awhile. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28808 spots across Richmond, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of Eater, Spoon University and Zagat – applying our boam magic to sift through results. These spots have been featured in Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Downtown Berkeley, Spoon University - 43 Berkeley Eats You Must Try Before You Graduate and Zagat - 8 Must-Try Ramen Spots in the Bay Area. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food 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.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for your flounder sashimi

    Experts suggest pairing a flounder sashimi with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.


  • Sake and 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.


  • Enjoy 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

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