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The 8 Best Japanese Restaurants Near San Carlos

Updated: October 6, 2021

Want to know where to find the best Katsu and teriyaki in San Carlos? 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 San Carlos.

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Seiya Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$$, San CarlosJapanese, $$$San Carlos
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Shiki Bistro

Japanese, $$, San CarlosJapanese, $$San Carlos
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Sakura Teppanyaki and Sushi - San Carlos

Japanese, $$, San CarlosJapanese, $$San Carlos
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

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Dozo Izakaya

Japanese, $$, Foster CityJapanese, $$Foster City, Pilgrim-Triton
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Kaori Sushi & Sake Bar

Japanese, $$, San MateoJapanese, $$San Mateo, Twenty-Fifth Ave
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Higuma Japanese Restaurant

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


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

Kemuri Japanese Barú

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

How did we curate these results?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We pored over ratings for 28808 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 restaurant reviews in San Carlos and 1901 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Thrillist had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Thrillist - The Peninsula's 31 Best Restaurants. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. 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.

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