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Sasa Izakaya

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1432 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 (Bonanza)
(925) 210-0188
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Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
spectacular black cod

I have only been there twice, and sampled only two rolls, but they were among the best I've ever had. What is the most spectacular is the black cod. It is hard to find, and even harder to find so well prepared. I have never had it as good since Kyo-ya in the Palace Hotel in San Francisco closed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
joehearst
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Danville, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Danville, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I have only been there twice, and sampled only two rolls, but they were among the best I've ever had. What is the most spectacular is the black cod. It is hard to find, and even harder to find so well prepared. I have never had it as good since Kyo-ya in the Palace Hotel in San Francisco closed several... More 

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California
Top Contributor
249 reviews 249 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

After a long drive into town on a Friday night, decided to pop into one of my favorite joint in WC. Luckily there is a seat at the bar. Ordered the sashimi omakase plus that night special uni from Santa Barbara. It was good, but not the best I had. My only input that can be of an improvement is... More 

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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I dined at Sasa Izakaya twice when I was in town for business. We actually stumbled upon the place the first time; and were mesmerized by the outdoor patio and the beautiful waterfall fountain on the inside. We chose to eat on the patio; which is a beautiful setting. I can't recall each of the items that we had precisely... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

The food at Sasa is amazing! Don't miss the eggplant...luscious and unlike any eggplant I've ever had. The plate size lends well to sharing. We didn't have anything I didn't LOVE! The service is impeccable.

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Carmel, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

love dining at the sushi bar. Fresh sushi and wonderful sushi chefs. Delicious fusion Japanese food. However, service is inconsistent at the bar or table sections. It really depends on the servers. This is why we start to seat by the bar...it should be at least a 4 star restaurant if the service improves

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Our 4th visit to Sasa...can't say enough about the atmosphere..warm, fun and relaxing. Service is excellent, and the food.....always amazing. We are very fortunate to live only 25 minutes from this wonderful restaurant....consistently a GREAT choice!

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Stopped in for a bite and a drink, taking in their happy hour specials. Service was great. Bartender was very friendly. Food was great too. They had a lovely outdoor seating area, but unfortunately to take in the happy hour specials, we had to sit at the bar.

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Alamo, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We really like Sasa, including its fun and interesting decor. The food is delicious from the safe to the exotic: chicken lollipops, black miso cod, scallops with caramelized raisin chutney. The seared ahi is wonderful. We are not fans of their dessert menu, but usually we are too full anyway. Also, a couple of times a year, Sasa has a... More 

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Aptos, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Food was good. Prices for specials were good. Really enjoyed lettuce wraps and sasa roll. Service was just okay. Had to ask three times for my glass of wine.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was my third visit but the first for lunch. The small plates are very tasty. We had the chicken skewers, lettuce-wrapped prawns, and California rolls. We decided to try the tofu which came covered with fish flakes. The steam caused them to move and wiggle, and when the waitress brought the dish (which arrived so late after we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1432 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    (Bonanza)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: (925) 210-0188

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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