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Sumika

Japanese, Grill
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236 Central Plz, Los Altos, CA 94022-2917
650-917-1822
Monday
Closed
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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

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  • 11
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Exceptionally good place to eat in South Bay

Not everything is grilled at Sumika but the flavours are delicate and the food well-prepared. We ordered 12 dishes, including dessert, among the four of us and almost all the dishes were excellent. Our favourites were the grilled lamb chops and the crab and miso cheese gratin. The former was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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Toronto
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Seattle
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64 reviews 64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

While our waiter had extensive knowledge of the sake menu and lectured us on the flavors of each of our sampler selection, the food and service were otherwise perplexing and underwhelming. We arrived for an 8:15 reservation and were seated immediately. Service took a long time to get to us and the sake routine went for about half an hour.... More 

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Toronto
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72 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Not everything is grilled at Sumika but the flavours are delicate and the food well-prepared. We ordered 12 dishes, including dessert, among the four of us and almost all the dishes were excellent. Our favourites were the grilled lamb chops and the crab and miso cheese gratin. The former was perfectly done and we were surprised that the cheese gratin... More 

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Los Altos Hills, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 236 Central Plz, Los Altos, CA 94022-2917
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Altos
  • Phone Number: 650-917-1822

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Grill
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?