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The 10 Best Japanese Restaurants in Richmond

Updated: March 13, 2021

Did someone say Japanese food? To get you the ultimate list of the best Japanese restaurants in Richmond, we examined the top review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to easily compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours.

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Yoshio Sushi

Japanese · $21 avg. main dish
Richmond, Richmond Annex
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

ISSHIN RAMEN

Asian · $10 avg. main dish
Richmond, Richmond Annex
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

Kiraku

Japanese · $15 avg. main dish
Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Ippuku

Japanese
Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Sumo Roll

Asian
Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

KoJa Kitchen

Asian · $22 avg. main dish
Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Sushi Matsu

Japanese
El Cerrito
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Nikko Sushi

Japanese · $16 avg. main dish
Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Fish & Bird Sousaku Izakaya

Japanese
Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Iyasare

Japanese
Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Figuring out the best Japanese restaurants can take awhile. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28738 spots across Richmond, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1899 lists and articles from the likes of Three Best Rated and Hoodline – applying our Feastfox magic to sift through results. These spots have been featured in Three Best Rated - Best Japanese Restaurants in Berkeley, Hoodline - The 5 best Japanese spots in Berkeley and Hoodline - 5 Top Sushi Spots In Berkeley. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Feastfox gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for your flounder sashimi

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


  • Sake and soba noodles


    When considering what goes best with soba noodles, we recommend a glass of Sake, it truly 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.


Parking tips

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