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22724 Foothill Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541-4208
(510) 886-6972
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Have loved this place for 15 years

Some of the best Japanese food around. Very authentic. Be sure to try the baked scallops and Joey's special roll. I love to go to Wakamatsu when I'm feeling beaten down. I ALWAYS leave feeling good. The food is great, the vibe is better. In 15 years, I've never left disappointed. I can't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2013
Ginger L
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Hayward, California
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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The food is OK here but nothing will really wow you. It cost $30 for 2 of us for lunch, which is reasonable and included the 4 pieces of Hamachi nigiri I ordered on the side. Comes with tea and miso soup which had a lot of green onion but no tofu. Hubby tried the Katsu donburi. I had a... More 

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Some of the best Japanese food around. Very authentic. Be sure to try the baked scallops and Joey's special roll. I love to go to Wakamatsu when I'm feeling beaten down. I ALWAYS leave feeling good. The food is great, the vibe is better. In 15 years, I've never left disappointed. I can't begin to tell you how special this... More 

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Castro Valley, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Wakamatsu is the only Japanese-owned restaurant in the area. (I only know others in Oakland or Newark.) No 'designer sushi' here. Just great Japanese food.

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Hayward, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Of the 5 restaurants in downtown Hayward serving Japanese food, Wakamatsu is my favorite. It is a mom & pop shop where Joey, the sushi chef, greets you as you enter and Emiko takes your order. My favorite lunch is the Sushi Lunch Special (CA roll with sushi) and red bean ice cream. The restaurant is popular with Japanese students... More 

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Hayward, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

A great place to eat great value for the food. Friendly family atmosphere. The food is always fresh Joey is wonderful.

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Corning, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Joey is the real deal, a real Japanese sushi chef (having done a five year apprenticeship), and his wife Tomiko, she, from a family of restauranteurs in Japan. This charming couple are the epitome of old world traditions. Although their little piece of japan is hard to get to it is well worth the trouble. Although they do have a... More 

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San Leandro, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2010

One of the best sushi places in Hayward. I love this place, it is like eating with family. Sure, it is not the prettiest sushi in the world, but it is some of the best tasting. This place has been around for over 20 years, and once you taste their food you will know why!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2008

One of the few choices if you can't travel away from Hayward...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2008

I really enjoy visiting wakamatsu! The food is always fresh and good. The service is good and very friendly. I love visiting and if you can get a seat at the bar area the sushi chef is friendly and entertaining as well. Visit if you have the chance!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2008

The food here is great! This place is one of the hidden gems in Hayward.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22724 Foothill Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541-4208
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hayward
  • Phone Number: (510) 886-6972

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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