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Sushi Ichimoto

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888 W a St, Hayward, CA 94541-5829 (Hesperian Blvd)
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Oakland, California
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329 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Ray's Sushi was here previously but our friends recommended this place for dinner so we decided to give it a try. Complimentary edamame and hot tea was served and once we ordered, we promptly received salad (tasty dressing) and hot miso soup. We ordered the Under the Sea Sushi, Chicken teriyaki and sashimi dinner combo, tonkatsu, and Tempura and Chicken... More 

Thank KWong55
Hayward, California
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

This was previously Ray's Sushi, now reopened with new owners and management. My wife is from Japan, and this is her favorite local sushi bar. That's high praise, especially since their sushi men and cooks are all Chinese. They have learned to prepare Japanese cuisine very well.

Thank Paul C
Hayward, California
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2015

I love coming here when I crave for Japanese food. The sushi in this place have a lot of fish. I always order their tempura too. I keep coming back here for more.

Thank luv2salsa0123
Hayward, California
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is one of our first choices for eating out. The staff is super friendly, the food is healthy, the prices are reasonable, the sushi is very fresh, and the selection is great. You name it - it's here - can't go wrong. Never had a bad meal, everything is delicious, and the portion sizes are superior. This was formerly... More 

Thank Jefkjp
Santa Paula, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

Skilled chef, quiet, comfortable atmosphere. On Wednesdays and Thursdays oysters for $1 each is hard to beat. Plenty of parking

Thank Jim C
Hayward, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We have been patrons of Ichimoto since they took over the space from Ray's. While I was sad to see Ray's go... I love the people who work at Ichimoto! They totally make the experience and make us feel like family! In addition to being open on Monday, which is often a rarity, the food is yummy and the experience... More 

Thank kdimic
Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

Came here close to closing time. I felt bad sitting to eat since they were cleaning up and I didn't want to be "that" customer chowing down while the employees were waiting to get home - as a result I decided to take it to go. I ordered a roll which was covered in real sushi and was delicious. It... More 

Thank ab3
San Francisco, California
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2015

Get here early as it tends to get crowded and parking can be packed as well. Formerly at the location of Ray's Sushi, it has mainly the same helpful and veteran staff. They are friendly and willing to serve quickly. The sushi is fresh and has some seafood from Japan. You'll need to check the daily menu board. If you... More 

Thank JOHNJA888
Grass Valley, California
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253 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2015

I was in Hayward for the day, and looking for a place to have lunch. I stopped in at this restaurant, having eaten here many times when it was Ray's Sushi. The exterior of the restaurant looked nicer than when it was Ray's, which was promising. But the food was a little disappointing. When I walked in, I noticed a... More 

Thank RJ748
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2014

Don't let the Japanese name fool you. This is not authentic JAPANESE food. Sushi meats looked good but lacked the most important factor, seasoned rice (su). Sashimi served without the artfyl slicing typically found at a good sushiya-san. Tempura you best choice. Don't go for bland soup based choices. Ray's was much better. We won't be back. Overpriced for the... More 

Thank happiRN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 888 W a St, Hayward, CA 94541-5829
    (Hesperian Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hayward
  • Phone Number: 510-887-0166
Sushi Ichimoto is a family owned restaurant. We specialize in exquisite Japanese cuisine and providing an exceptional dinning experience to our guest. Our main focus is on the freshest sushi possible, but we do offer an assortment of traditional Japanese dishes as well. We offer a sushi bar, private group dining, and catering services. We are open for lunch everyday except Sundays and dinner everyday of the week.

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