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The 10 Best Japanese Restaurants in Los Altos

Updated: March 13, 2021

Looking for the finest Japanese food in Los Altos? To get you the definitive list of the best Japanese restaurants, we reviewed the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours, making your decision easier than ever.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Sumika

Japanese · $4 avg. main dish
Los Altos
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Sushiko

Japanese · $16 avg. main dish
Los Altos
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Akane Japanese Restaurant

Japanese · $17 avg. main dish
Los Altos
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Mikado

Japanese · $20 avg. main dish
Los Altos
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Kakaroto Japanese Restaurant

Japanese
Mountain View, Old Mountain View
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Ramen Kowa

Asian
Palo Alto, Evergreen Park
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Afuri ramen+dumpling - Mountain View

Japanese
Mountain View, Old Mountain View
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Ramen Seas

Japanese
Sunnyvale, Washington
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Ramen Izakaya Yu-Gen

Asian
Mountain View, Old Mountain View
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Fuki Sushi

Japanese
Palo Alto, Charleston Meadow
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

How does it work?

Finding the best Japanese restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 28738 restaurants in Los Altos, 3104661 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1899 lists and articles from experts at Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, Hoodline and The Six Fifty and more. All with some Feastfox magic. These spots have been featured in Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - Best Japanese Food in San Francisco/Bay Area, Hoodline - The 5 best Japanese spots in Sunnyvale and The Six Fifty - The 650’s 3-Minute Guide To The Peninsula’s Best Ramen. 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

  • The perfect match for flounder sashimi

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

  • Enjoy soba noodles with Sake

    For an elevated experience, pair your soba noodles with Sake. This combination works particularly well because this rice wine brings out the true flavors of the dish.


  • Chenin Blanc and Wagu beef


    When considering what goes best with Wagu beef, we recommend a glass of Chenin Blanc, it truly complements the dish as it fights the fattiness with acidity.


Parking info

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking. 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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