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Homma's Brown Rice Sushi

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2363 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1602
650-327-6118
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • 6
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  • 2
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great sushi - fresh in good price. i love the brown rice! :)

the sushi is fresh and tasty and the prices are great. in my opinion it's more for take out and not to sit but if you do sit - outside is more nice. it's a small and sweet place and the Japanese man who made the sushi in front of you is sweet and friendly. I really love the brown... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2013
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Herzlia, Israel
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Herzlia, Israel
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130 reviews 130 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

the sushi is fresh and tasty and the prices are great. in my opinion it's more for take out and not to sit but if you do sit - outside is more nice. it's a small and sweet place and the Japanese man who made the sushi in front of you is sweet and friendly. I really love the brown... More 

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USA
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286 restaurant reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

This place is sorta ehhh...It's nice that you can sit outside (if you are able to get one of the 2 or 3 tables they have), however, if you're stuck eating inside it's really drab and feels kind of dirty. It doesn't feel like a hole in the wall, just kinda a drab joint. The fish was average however the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

This place was one of the best secrets of the third downtown Palo Alto. Fantastic food with a simple menu, the ingredients are all collected the same day from SF fish and produce markets. The chef is genuine, and if I lived there I'd be back at least every other week.

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Palo Alto, CA
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Friendly chef & son. A hidden gem tucked away off California St. I was a bit skeptical at first but I can live off this stuff. Delicious and always fresh; it just takes forever for an order to be completed, although understandably so. Order about 45 min. to an hour early and you'll be happy.

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

Sitting inside that restaurant while starving, watching the chef painstakingly slice every millimeter of fish served to the three girls who ordered right before you, for a full half hour, is torment... And I can only imagine it's worse when you've tasted the Una-Avo once and know how unbelievable it is. I also ordered the chef's special vegetarian rolls, which... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2008

Discovered this place last year and have been a regular customer ever since, coming in just about every week. Service is always friendly at this father and son eatery. Sometimes the grandfather helps out too. We always get take out and on weekends you may have a 30 minute or longer wait. Never fear as it's always worth waiting for!... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2008

I just don't think sushi should be made with brown rice. It was just too different for me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2008

I'm not an expert on sushi, but I think it's the best I've had in the area, and it's pretty inexpensive! Don't be scared by the fact that it looks like a complete hole...or maybe we should be?

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2008

A little hard to find, but worth the search. I lived here a year settling for overpriced "pretty good" sushi until a neighbor told me about Homma's. It is great sushi at a great price. I have to go there at least once a week.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2008

the brown rice doesn't change the taste that much. i liked the chirashi.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2363 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-327-6118

Price and Cuisine

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?