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The 10 Best Japanese Restaurants in Pleasant Hill

Updated: March 13, 2021

Did someone say Japanese food? To get you the definitive list of the finest Japanese restaurants, we checked out the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Find everything you need to know about the top Japanese restaurants below.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Rolls n Bowls

Japanese
Pleasant Hill
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Honda Sushi

Japanese
Pleasant Hill, Ellinwood
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Matsu Sushi Japanese Restaurant

Japanese · $15 avg. main dish
Pleasant Hill
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Asian · $17 avg. main dish
Concord
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Toyosu

Japanese
Walnut Creek
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Ozora Sushi Restaurant

Japanese · $14 avg. main dish
Concord
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Kansai - Concord

Japanese · $12 avg. main dish
Concord
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Yumeya Sushi

Japanese
Walnut Creek
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Izakaya An

Japanese · $12 avg. main dish
Concord
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Toyo Sushi

Japanese · $20 avg. main dish
Walnut Creek
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

How did these spots get chosen?

Picking the right Japanese restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We pored over ratings for 28738 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 restaurant reviews in Pleasant Hill and 1899 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Three Best Rated and SFist had to say, and applied our Feastfox magic sauce. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Three Best Rated - Best Japanese Restaurants in Concord, Three Best Rated - Best Sushi in Concord and SFist - The 12 Best Sushi Spots in Oakland, Berkeley and the East Bay. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. 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

  • Take flounder sashimi to the next level

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


  • 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 with your 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.


Parking in the area

Parking in Pleasant Hill 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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