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The 8 Best Japanese Restaurants in Walnut Creek

Updated: February 26, 2021

Looking for the best Japanese food in Walnut Creek? We created the definitive list of the best Japanese restaurants by scouring the finest restaurant and review sites, expert rankings, food blogs and review articles. Find everything you need to know about the top Japanese restaurants below.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Toyosu

Japanese
Walnut Creek
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Yumeya Sushi

Japanese
Walnut Creek
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Ramen Hiroshi

Japanese
Walnut Creek
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Tatsu Sushi

Japanese · $14 avg. main dish
Walnut Creek
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Toyo Sushi

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

Kana Sushi

Japanese · $27 avg. main dish
Walnut Creek
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Oishi Sushi & Grill

Japanese · $13 avg. main dish
Walnut Creek, Parkmead
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

Nama Sushi & Teriyaki

Japanese
Walnut Creek
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

How did these spots get chosen?

Picking the right Japanese restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We analyzed 31320 Walnut Creek restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 Walnut Creek restaurant reviews, and 1539 lists and articles – looking closely at what had to say – and applied our Feastfox magic. These top contenders have appeared in . 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. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Sake with 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.


  • The ideal pairing for chicken yakitori

    When ordering chicken yakitori, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Assyrtiko, a popular white wine.

  • Pair 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

Getting a good parking spot in Walnut Creek can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. 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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