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The 10 Best Japanese Restaurants in Menlo Park

Updated: March 13, 2021

Looking for the best Japanese food in Menlo Park? To get you the definitive list of the top restaurants, we assessed the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Compare ratings, reviews, prices and hours easily by scrolling down and checking out our top 10 list.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Kyosho

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

Dashi Japanese Restaurant

Japanese · $19 avg. main dish
Menlo Park, Belle Haven
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Octopus Japanese Restaurant

Japanese · $18 avg. main dish
Menlo Park, Downtown Menlo Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Naomi Sushi

Japanese · $13 avg. main dish
Menlo Park
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Seiya Japanese Restaurant

Japanese
San Carlos
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Ramen Kowa

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

Sumika

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

Fuki Sushi

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

Marufuku Ramen - Redwood City

Japanese
Redwood City, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Higuma Japanese Restaurant

Japanese · $23 avg. main dish
Redwood City, Sequoia
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Picking the right Japanese restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. These results are brought to you by Feastfox, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 28738 Menlo Park restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 1899 top lists and articles from the likes of Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, CultureTrip and Thrillist. These top contenders have appeared in Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - Best Japanese Food in San Francisco/Bay Area, CultureTrip - The Top 10 Restaurants In Los Altos, San Francisco and Thrillist - The Peninsula's 31 Best Restaurants. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. 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.

Drink pairing tips

  • Go for Sake with soba noodles

    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 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.


  • The perfect complement to pork katsu


    When having pork katsu, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.

Parking information

Parking in Menlo Park can be a challenge. 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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