2019 Best Japanese Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area

Best Japanese Food
in San Francisco/Bay Area

Most people think of sushi when they think of Japanese food, but there's plenty of grilling, simmering, steaming and frying going on in Japanese kitchens as well. Think teriyaki, sukiyaki, soy-marinated fish filets, yakitori, ramen, udon, and other distinctive dishes.

Whether you desire to dine at a counter, a western-style table, or on tatami mats on the floor with your shoes in the corner, here are the Top Japanese Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area, presented in alphabetical order.

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14/20
An attractive setting for Japanese cuisine and finely prepared sushi creations. See More
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Okane
14/20
San Francisco izakaya and sushi spot delivers delicate delectables. See More

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Ozumo

Japanese, Sushi, Small Plates
Ozumo
14/20
A truly serene and beautiful setting with breathtaking views of the Bay Bridge and an extensive Japanese menu. See More

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Pabu
14/20
A refined, modern Japanese izakaya and sushi bar from chefs Michael Mina and Ken Tominaga. See More

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Ramen Shop
14/20
Hot-ticket Oakland ramen restaurant with serious local foodie cred. See More
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Restaurant Mitsunobu
15/20
Japanese cuisine with California influences suitable for a power lunch or formal dinner. See More

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Roka Akor
14/20
Contemporary Japanese cuisine in a visually distinctive setting cast around a large open kitchen. See More

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Japanese, Sushi, Small Plates
Sushi Ran
14/20
Sushi lovers will appreciate the range available, while others will go for the creative, tasty small plates. See More

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Village Sake
15/20
Exciting Japanese pub food from a renowned chef, with sushi and much more. See More
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Yuzuki Japanese Eatery
14/20
Ancient, “Washoku”-style Japanese dining meets locally sourced ingredients at this small Mission eatery devoted to sustainable, healthy cuisine. See More
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