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Sasa Izakaya

1432 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 210-0188
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Ranked #58 of 247 Restaurants in Walnut Creek
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Bonanza
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35 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I love the whole small plate concept - you can order just the right amount of food and get to try several dishes even if just a party of one or two. The food was fresh and creative - excellent flavors and ingredients. Only issue was that the wrong order was brought to our table. The food was removed and... More

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Emeryville, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I've never eaten oysters that didn't have their own flavor but okay hopefully the "sauce" will. Oh, the sauce is already on the oysters, oops.the "chef" (he's probably some line cook from England and doesn't know anything about flavor) sent our ponzu sauce. Turned out it was a great idea, we used it on everything. The only thing that did... More

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Brentwood, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Atmosphere pleasant; service a bit slow; while menu boasts of sashimi selections from Tsukiji fish market (and having dined at several restaurants within the Tsukiji), portions are comically small, (and inversely priced) and flavors bland -- no where near quality found at the Tsujiki.

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San Ramon, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I've eaten at Sasa several times and the food is delicious, fresh and interesting. I especially love their sushi, bacon wrapped mushroom "sticks", duck confit tacos and beef filet on a hot stone. They also are very accommodating with diners with severe allergies (don't we all have that friend?). I also like the fun bar scene and overall vibe….. reminds... More

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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We were seated outdoors. The sun was in my eyes so we changed seats. The waiter was rather abrupt and indifferent. The asparagus appetizer was tasty but over cooked. The salmon with quinoa cake was delicious. The black cod was bland. We each had 1 cocktail and the bill was $80. I asked for a grey goose martini which was... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Not worth the Agro. Bad service and marginal food. Nice facility. To bad the management doesn't understand hospitality. Complicated menu doesn't help Stay away there are plenty of other better options in walnut creek

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

When was the last time you were surprised by a restaurant in a good way? Fresh ingredients used in innovative preparations at a very reasonable cost without a lot of fluff or fanfare. Pork lumpia with tender and light [yes, light] pork that you could taste. Perfectly cooked bass with a light sauce. Cauliflower tempura cooked perfectly with a lemon... More

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Walnut Creek
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We have never been disappointed in Sasa. It is very consistent and very good. It is a noisy place but people are having fun and the food is very good. The sushi is very fresh and the servise is very good. They serve small plates and it is a great place to share food, drinks and meet up with friends.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fresh food and excellent service in a great atmosphere. Have been here a couple times and never disappointed

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