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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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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 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
Dining options: Waitstaff

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious, traditional fare

Set in a lovely and traditional Japanese environment, the soup and sushi were delicious. The meticulous preparation for each item was impressive. The server was prompt and alert.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Sugata has been my favorite since before I moved into the neighborhood in 2009. The Endo family, owners and cooks, have become more than restauranteurs in my life; Mrs Endo is like my aunt. The food is consistently delicious, with home-cooked flavors from my mom's cooking--and she had a great reputation! My favorites are saba shioyaki (salted mackerel grilled) and... More 

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California
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Set in a lovely and traditional Japanese environment, the soup and sushi were delicious. The meticulous preparation for each item was impressive. The server was prompt and alert.

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Cal
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Portland
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 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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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 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 15, 2008

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

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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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