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The 10 Best Japanese Restaurants in San Rafael

Updated: February 26, 2021

Looking for the top Japanese food in San Rafael? We created the definitive list of the finest Japanese restaurants in San Rafael by evaluating the best restaurant and review sites, expert rankings, food blogs and review articles. You can find everything you need to know about the best Japanese restaurants in San Rafael below.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Sakura Sushi

Japanese
San Rafael, North San Rafael Commercial Center
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Uchiwa Ramen

Japanese
San Rafael, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Shiro Kuma Sushi

Japanese · $18 avg. main dish
San Rafael, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Chonmage

Japanese · $12 avg. main dish
San Rafael, Downtown
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.0

Ikoi Sushi

Asian · $13 avg. main dish
San Rafael, Terra Linda
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Kamikaze Sushi Bar

Japanese · $24 avg. main dish
San Rafael, Canal Waterfront
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Arigatou Japanese Food to Go

Asian · $9 avg. main dish
San Rafael, West End
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Woking

Asian · $12 avg. main dish
San Rafael, North San Rafael Commercial Center
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Aloh-o

Japanese
San Rafael, North San Rafael Commercial Center
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Sushi To Dai For

Japanese · $13 avg. main dish
San Rafael, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

How did we curate these results?

Figuring out the best Japanese restaurants can take awhile. We analyzed 1539 lists and articles from top sources like Marin Magazine, 31320 San Rafael restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 1095134 reviews – all with some Feastfox magic to make sense of the madness. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Marin Magazine - Where To Eat: San Rafael. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With Feastfox, money never makes the list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

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.

  • Take chicken yakitori to the next level

    Experts suggest pairing a chicken yakitori with a glass of Assyrtiko, a popular white wine.


  • Pair Chenin Blanc with 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 tips

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. 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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