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236 Central Plz, Los Altos, CA 94022-2917
650-917-1822
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Ranked #11 of 74 Restaurants in Los Altos
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese, Grill
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  • English first
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English first
Los Altos Hills, California
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Okay, so it's not really a BBQ joint. It's also not a sushi place. They are known for their Japanese skewers and their amazing oyako-don. I usually go with the Wagyu, shrimp, and scallop skewers..and lots of them. I also love their chicken karage lunch special (maybe the best karage I have ever had.) Love their salad too. This is... More 

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Atherton, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Sumika is the go to place for our family for Oyakidon. My brother and his family live in Hong Kong and have traveled all over the world including Japan. They head straight for Sumika when they come to the bay area and always order Oyakidon.

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

consistently very good, grreat maguro at lunch (why not at dinner?), great grills and salad is superb. Lucky I can walk t here.

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Mountain View
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The grilled corn was sublime! Each skewer brought new tastes, in a relaxed setting. Good saki, and atmosphere like a bright Tokyo spot.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

the food is pretty good - authentic japanese food, trained staff and interesting architecture. Not a place to eat sushi! Try many other Japanese dishes that are equally amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is my favorite restaurant in Palo Alto and Los Altos without question. I will start with the fact the majority of patrons are usually Japanese, which I find is correlates with the authenticity of any restaurant! I think what brings the patrons to Sumika is the high grade ingredients used (eg all organic chicken, Japanese imported coal, Asahi on... More 

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California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We came here on a Saturday night around 7:45 pm. We found the place based on Yelp reviews. The place was 80% full but we found 2 seats at the counter. Where do we begin? We know Japanese restaurants, we go to more Japanese restaurants than any other kind. We know the Bay Area. The food was not bad, but... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Sumika Category: Japanese 4.0 star rating 8/28/2013 1 check-in here My kids love this place...Yaki tori...weird thing about this Japanese restaurant is they ran out of yaki musubi! How can a Japanese restaurant run out of musubi... Oh well. People are nice, food is ok, guess I'm just not a big fan of yaki tori... They love the chicken, hearts,... More 

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Provo, Utah
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

order right and you will be in heaven. Pork cheeks, chicken necks, kobe, and chicken livers are awesome. You must get the grilled rice AND you must also get the rice with house made chili oil! It is not usually on the menu, but just ask for it. Just be persistent. Japanese rice done properly will make you savor every... More 

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Mountain View, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Dropped in for lunch on a recent Friday based upon so many great reviews. I was very disappointed w/their signature dish: karage. I was looking forward to the organic chicken & while it was tender (chicken thighs usually are), it was way too greasy for me. I really tried to like it but just couldn't tolerate the grease. Given their... More 

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Additional Information about Sumika

Address: 236 Central Plz, Los Altos, CA 94022-2917
Phone Number: 650-917-1822
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Altos
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Grill

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