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Sumika

Japanese, Asian, Grill
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236 Central Plz, Los Altos, CA 94022-2917
650-917-1822
Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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 stars 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 

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Thank Leela S
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83 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Michael T
San Francisco, California
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250 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Minnie Y
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 

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Thank omeeda
Mountain View, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank 101troy777
Palo Alto, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Cliff N
Palo Alto, California
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164 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Sharon L
Los Altos, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have been here countless times. The ingredients are of the highest quality and the food is elevated and delicious. The place is familial and warm and full of both locals and folks who make a pilgrimage from all over the Bay Area. The staff is professional and knowledgeable and the sake menu us extensive. But it is all about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Grill
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?