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The 8 Best Japanese Restaurants in Hayward

Updated: February 26, 2021

Did someone say Japanese food? We did the heavy lifting for you by checking out all the best review sites to find the top 10 Japanese restaurants in Hayward. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours in one place, and make your decision easier than ever.

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Sapporo Restaurant

Japanese · $15 avg. main dish
Hayward
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 3.5

Sushiland

Japanese
Hayward
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Kansai-Hayward

Japanese
Hayward
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.0

Chef Teriyaki

Japanese
Hayward, Southgate
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Katsuo Sushi & Grill

Japanese · $14 avg. main dish
Hayward
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Tomodachi Sushi Bistro

Japanese
Hayward, Mt Eden
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Naked Fish

Japanese
Hayward, Santa Clara
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Oishii Sushi

Japanese
Hayward
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Why is this list better than others?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Japanese restaurants in Hayward. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 31320 spots across Hayward, analyzed 1095134 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1539 lists and articles from the likes of – applying our Feastfox magic to sift through results. Don’t bother looking for we’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair soba noodles with Sake

    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 how to best enjoy your Wagu beef, we would highlight how well a glass of Chenin Blanc complements the dish as it fights the fattiness with acidity.


  • Take pork katsu to the next level

    Experts recommend pairing a pork katsu with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.

Parking tips

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