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Sugata Japanese Restaurant

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1105 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1611
510-526-3516
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Memorable Japanese lunch

After the lovely warmed Saki and the delicious Japanese meal, we left the restaurant with a smile. The Japanese food was beautifully prepared, and the delightful Japanese decor was perfect. A quiet atmosphere for a busy restaurant. The Saki helped us wait for the slow arrival of the main entree.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2014
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place used to be the one I go to when craving for sushi and other Japanese food but the quality went down so much I don't want to go there anymore. It is always busy because it is such a small place. Last time 2 of us went there on Saturday night and it took 15min. to get the... More 

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California
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32 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

After the lovely warmed Saki and the delicious Japanese meal, we left the restaurant with a smile. The Japanese food was beautifully prepared, and the delightful Japanese decor was perfect. A quiet atmosphere for a busy restaurant. The Saki helped us wait for the slow arrival of the main entree.

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

And by typical I mean it as a complement. After 35 years Endosan is handing off to Endokun - being the son - but he goes by Chikara- his first name. Used to be 100% traditional but now the son is finally being allowed to do things different. A delightful place I have been going to for almost 20 years... More 

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Albany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Good place for a first-timer to try Japanese tradional foods. Nothing fancy, just plain good food . They'll even give you a fork if you really can't handle chop sticks!!

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Sonoma, CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Chikara, the sushi 'chef' at Sugata, always has something special to recommend; he is especially great with his recommendations, once, he gets to know your tastes for fish. The food at Sugata has a very, very authentic flavor; it very much, reminds me of food, prepared by my relatives; it's almost if they had the same recipes and preparation style.

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San Francisco, CA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Having placed our order and waited 40 minutes we asked after our food. After waiting twenty more minutes we complained and we left. With so few tables it's hard to understand how a table for two could be overlooked for so long.

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Berkeley, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2009

We've gone to Sugata for about 20 years now. As others have mentioned, the sushi is excellent, but our family's favorites are the tempura udon and teriyaki beef/chicken donburi. I haven't read the other reviews, but Sugata is small (about 10 tables in 200 square feet of room plus a 6-person sushi bar) and not fancy (the specials are written... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2008

Best sushi in Albany! Try the japanese peppers stuffed with seared tuna. Nyom nom nom.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2008

This is one of our favorite local sushi restaurants and have celebrated a couple of birthdays here. The sushi is always fresh!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2008

nice tiny spot

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1105 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 510-526-3516

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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