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Japanese, Asian, Grill
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236 Central Plz, Los Altos, CA 94022-2917
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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San Jose, California
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166 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and i stopped in for lunch and were not disappointed. We actually tried to go there a few weeks earlier for dinner, but the place was packed with an 1 hour wait. So we came back for lunch. About a 10 min wait to get seated. When you arrive walk down to the stand/table where you will find... More 

Thank daveb914
Honolulu, Hawaii
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Found this restaurant on Yelp. Small. Very crowded. Nice tables are reserved for regulars. Menu is confusing. Food is tasty but is overpriced. Portions are very small.

Thank travelsalot6285
Los Altos, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

I have been dying to write about this place, but I held back because I didn't want it to be over crowded with people. It is already so busy on Thursdays - Saturdays! This is a nice, small, cosy but super yummy restaurant! My kids, hubby and I love this place. We come at least one time a month and... More 

Thank Leela S
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84 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

I heated so much about this place and decided to stop by for lunch. I ordered green tea and Tuna over the rice. Quality of tuna was good, not much sauce over the rice. I asked for additional sauce. They have no skewer for lunch I need to go back for dinner. It cost me $20 for lunch, no alcohol... More 

Thank Michael T
San Francisco, California
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257 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

We are rediscovering the neighborhood & were pleasantly surprised by Sumika. Tucked into the back alley in the sleepy but expensive town of Los Altos, Sumika got authenticity down pat - including misspelled English words in menu, grumpy host/waiter/chef, simple rustic decor, no fussed super efficient service, extensive sake list, and of course, great food cooked simply. We had charcoal... More 

Thank Minnie Y
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015

The meal and atmosphere was good. Service was decent as well. The food took a decent while to get out but it was worth the wait. All I want to add is that I gave a 15% tip and they made it 18%. Added a little more than a dollar. It isn't much but I've never had that happen before.... More 

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Campbell, California
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2015

I lived in Mountain View for 7+ years so will finally write some reviews for our go to spots. I have been to Sumika multiple times over the years, and I have never had a bad meal here. My go to dish is their Oyakodon. I have tried Oyakadon in many Japanese restaurants both here in the US and in... More 

Thank omeeda
Mountain View, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Sumika is one of my favorite restaurants in the Bay Area. Th kitchen is fully open and you can see the chefs cooking and they use organic chickens. I like donburi especially oyako don, but you will also like other menu. Pricy but it is worth.

Thank 101troy777
Palo Alto, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015

Had a great time with two friends who knew what to order at this yakitori restaurant. As soon as you enter, you smell the smoke from the authentic charcoal with succulent grilled items such as chicken hearts and gizzards, grilled rice cakes, and sumptuous salads with different seafood. Try the grilled cartilage for crunch and a tasty treat.

Thank Cliff N
Palo Alto, California
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168 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a hidden gem located in a small plaza in downtown Los Altos. If you have never tried yakitori before, or even if you have, you need to go here. It's as authentic an experience as one can get outside of Japan. There were 4 of us so we tried a lot of things...from chicken thighs to chicken hearts.... More 

Thank Sharon L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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