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The 8 Best Japanese Restaurants Near South San Francisco

Updated: December 10, 2021

Want to know where to find the best Katsu and teriyaki in South San Francisco? 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. Slurp down the tastiest ramen and udon in town at these Japanese -inspired eateries in South San Francisco

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Kamu Sushi

Japanese, $$, South San FranciscoJapanese, $$South San Francisco
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Amami San Sushi

Japanese, $$, South San FranciscoJapanese, $$South San Francisco
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Tokyo Sushi & Bar

Japanese, $$, South San FranciscoJapanese, $$South San Francisco
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Ichika Sushi House

Japanese, $$, BrisbaneJapanese, $$Brisbane
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Amami Sushi Bistro

Japanese, $$, San BrunoJapanese, $$San Bruno
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Bashamichi Sushi

Japanese, $$, MillbraeJapanese, $$Millbrae
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Aji Ichi Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$, San BrunoJapanese, $$San Bruno
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Tomo Sushi & Teriyaki

Japanese, $$, Daly CityJapanese, $$Daly City
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the right Japanese restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 3104661 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 28808 restaurants, and 1901 lists and articles from top sources like . Yes, we even looked at to pull this list together. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Questions & answers

Cafe Half Bistro, Kamu Sushi, and Izanami are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants for take-out in South San Francisco.

The highest-rated Japanese restaurants for delivery in South San Francisco are Kamu Sushi, Izanami, and Tokyo Sushi & Bar.

Cafe Half Bistro, Kamu Sushi, and Amami San Sushi are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants that serve breakfast in South San Francisco.

Cafe Half Bistro, Kamu Sushi, and Amami San Sushi are some of the highest-rated late-night Japanese spots in South San Francisco.

There are 6 Japanese restaurants in South San Francisco.

Drink pairing tips

  • Sake and soba noodles


    When considering how to best enjoy your soba noodles, we would highlight how well a glass of Sake 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.


  • The perfect match for chicken yakitori

    When having chicken yakitori, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Assyrtiko, a popular white wine.

Parking in the area

Parking has always been a challenge in South San Francisco. 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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