We love this restaurant, and go at least 3-4x a month. My daughter and I frequently go for a late lunch. We really enjoy the variety of small dishes and try to order something different each time, though we have favorites. The pork belly, ahi tuna appetizer, lamb and sushi is always on our list. We only wish they'd add a couple of moire choices to the after lunch hour menu ...
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you like small plates
We went for our anniversary and wanted to try a variety of small plates. We sat on the outside patio which was small but nice. We had the divers scallops which were really tasty. We also enjoyed the beet salad which was based with a yummy beet puree. The pork belly is also a great guilty pleasure. The service was great but if you want to take your time don't order everything at once because the dishes come out quickly. We didn't try the sushin but it looked really good. All things considered a good place but a little pricey.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent restaurant. Always enjoy myself when I go. Food and service are wonderful. Go there often and have had different servers - all have been great.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed ! ! !
First time there. Went for my Birthday. There were four adults and my three and one year old grandchildren. I'm glad we went at 6:00 because of the kids, as this seems to be a more adult restaurant.. We all had a wonderful time and loved the food. There was sufficient food on the small plates to give each adult a good size portion. Absolutely loved the lettuce wrapped prawns and sea bass. The beef, almost a pot roast, was so tender it fell apart. Definitely would go back and have already recommended it to several of my friends. Our server was friendly and was able to make recommendations for the adults as well as the children.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Father's Day Pick
We had a wonderful time at Sasa, which is one of my Dad's favorite restaurants. My Husband and I took him here for father's day and dinner was fantastic. They both enjoyed Sushi, while I stuck to other options. The tempura shrimp lettuce wraps were a favorite over all and the seared ahi tuna was amazing. We should go back here in a heart beat.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
we love it!
What a great place to eat. We love it. Food is very tasty and well prepared. Service very accommodating, warm and friendly.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun time Great food1
The most interesting Japanese style food I've had in years.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great evening celebrating
Had a great evening celebrating our birthdays! Everything...the food, the service...was fantastic! The green tea creme brûlée was the bomb! A wonderful bonus, it was $10 Tuesday! Doesn't get better than that!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my favorite place in Walnut Creek so hip and great food.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Meal We've Had in Awhile
Just really impressed by the quality and creativeness of the food at Sasa. The short ribs were to die for, as was the Pork and Kimchi hot pot. A little pricey, to be sure (small plates will do that to you), but a good value given the quality. As small plates go the servings were decent, you'll probably need more than one per adult, but could get away with just one if you weren't as hungry. Regardless, really enjoyed our meal.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb meal. We're looking
Superb meal. We're looking forward to returning soon.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A sassa nite out !
We were a group of four we enjoyed the service , the food, the ambience and each others company ! The rib appetizers weren't as good as the were before , the were minus the delicious sauce in them as my first experience. They also took their delicious doughnetes off the menu for desert, don't know why they were delicious before. The rest of what we ordered was of course delicious ! We ordered coffee after drinks and the meal, unfortunately they do not serve coffee anymore, a bit strange not serving coffee anymore however, everything else was satisfactory !
I hope you enjoy sasa we did !!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good waiter/server
The waiter that attended to us was Very good, I think his name was Chris, if I remember it right. He sounds very experienced and professional when recommending the foods when we asked which ones to try.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal at Sasa
We enjoyed a terrific dinner at Sasa. Make sure to sit at Louie's table as he has excellent recommendations.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great but over-priced
Terrific atmostphere,beautiful rooms, great staff and very good food... but a bit pricey. example :$10/beer,and sushi was a good 50% more than what you might pay elsewhere for similar quality.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Asian fusion tapas style
Really enjoyed the food here. Especially the crispy pork bellies. Went on a Monday, so not crowded. I think they were maybe slightly understaffed that night. I had to get the waitress' attention once or twice. Still she was great otherwise. Not cheap, though. $60 a person with minimal cocktails.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, location and staff
Second time my husband and I dined here. We love the decor, the atmosphere, the food and the accomodating staff. Thanks for a great date night, Sasa!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I wanted to take our dear friend and her spouse out for a special dinner for her birthday. We absolutely loved Sasa. The ambiance was lovely. Although we loved the inside, we chose to sit outside because it was such a beautiful evening. The staff could not have been nicer or more accommodating. The menu is extensive and they, on this particular day, had some incredible specials in addition to their fabulous food on the menu. We ordered a lot of different plates so we could share and none of us was disappointed. We love good food and enjoy going out to eat in addition to cooking at home. Sasa was a real treat and we can't wait to go back.
7/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun, romantic, with great food!
We were so pleased with our choice to celebrate our anniversary here. Our waitress was attentive and helpful with making recommendations for various dishes to try. The food (we mainly ordered small plate items, although they have an extensive sushi menu) was great! I'd recommend the pork belly and the fig-Brie dishes for sure. We were treated to complimentary glasses of bubbly, as well. Fun place with tons of unique dishes to try, energetic with a cool and/or romantic ambiance. We'd for sure eat here again!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is delicious every time. The staff is always pleasant (even though I was with some friends who can be...difficult). This is one of my favorite restaurants.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Asian fusion at it's best
One of the best meals we've ever had! From their take on sushi and sashimi to their tempura shrimp lettuce wraps, everything we ate had great flavor.....the pork belly is a must! We were there for 3 hours and never felt rushed and the service was perfect!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My experience was everything I expected, the food was delicious and a bit pricey but...the service was attentive and at times too much so,
in all great!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Duck Confit Buns!!
I've tried almost every restaurant in Walnut Creek and this place is probably my favorite. I love everything on the menu, but the Duck Confit on Steamed Buns are my favorite! The cocktails are also all very fun and different
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredibly Fresh Fish
Went early on a Wednesday evening and was seated in a booth. The fish was outstanding. If you love sushi/sashimi, you will love Sasa. Excellent selection of cold sake.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely evening with good food
Everything we had was delicious. Beautiful presentation.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Variety is more than a spice here
Sasa has managed to continually produce fresh, inspired, quality food. The portions may not be huge, but they are just enough to keep you filling the table with more and more plates of amazing food. Fresh, local and imaginatively created dishes that change constantly make for different dining experiences. Pleasant, professional service is a plus - they know their menu and you will benefit from their knowledge if you have questions or need suggestions.
Do not overlook dessert.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxing vibe with excellent food
Sasa is a cut above when it comes to sushi and related food. The restaurant has a nice vibe, lively but not loud, youthful but not a party. But the star is the food. We had the Omakase platter and split it....as usual perfect. By far, the highest quality restaurant in Walnut Creek. Cooked food is also excellent, but go for the sushi, sashimi and rolls.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Sasa many times. Love the food and the service is usually very good. But this time our waiter seemed more interested in the table of cute girls then waiting on us. He was fully distracted the entire time and we had to remind him for things many times. The food was still very good. Hope to get a different waiter next time.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tapas Asian Fusion style
Everything is beyond amazing! Order lots of items and share. Dessert too!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time as good as the first
I had dined there a few weeks ago and was very impressed with the food and service. Went for a second time this week and was informed they had just changed thier menu that night. The selections on the new menu were even better than before and our entire group had a difficult time picking out what we were going to eat. Everything we had was fresh, the Roasted Asian squash dumplings were delicious - my favorite so far. We tried the shrimp and corn fritters and those were a big hit as well.
We got there around 5:45 and it wasn't crowded, but by the time we left at 8 the place was packed. Definately not a place if you want a nice quiet conversation, but if you're looking for GREAT food and excellent service it's the place to go.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice evening but
Went to Sasa for my one year anniversary .. had mentioned it was anniversary when making the reservation, but there was nothing mentioned when we checked in or when our waiter came to our table. Food was amazing and ate way too much!!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty tasty tasty
Kahlua pork spring rolls on a salsa made with peaches and peppers. Yum. Sea Bass and garlic infused rice scored very high us.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
best sushi in Walnut Creek
We've been going to Sasa regularly since it opened and I'm happy to say that our most recent dinner there lived up to expectations and past experience. Three of our group of 5 enjoyed an amazing array of maki rolls on the Monday special priced list, while other two had cooked food, exquisitely done as always. The wait staff are experts on the menu and recommend specials with great care and detail. They are professional, fun to be around and together with the always helpful managers, make the Sasa dining experience memorable.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun, Elegant, Fabulous
Elegant ambiance, great service, and delicious, beautiful food that's loads of fun to pick, choose, and share from the large and exciting menu. Great drinks: our cucumber gimlets were off the hook. Food Highlights: Duck confit on steamed buns (crisp and absolutely delicious), wasabi wedge fries with spicy aioli, truly exquisite sashimi (Toro and Shiro Maguro the BEST!), Green Tea Crème Brule for desert. That's just a taste, but everything was inventive, tasty, and gorgeously plated. We had a wonderfully lively and enjoyable dinner. Highly recommended....And to those who don't know, Sasa's owner Phillip Yang also has a little gem of a sushi place in Lafayette called Blue Ginkgo. My favorite place!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
delicious small plates
The food and service st SASA's was excellent. I especially enjoyed the lamb and the bread pudding.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my boyfriend here for
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. They gave him a special menu with a happy birthday note in the header. They also gave him a birthday dessert which was really nice. I felt those small gestures really made the dinner sepecial. He and I were both really pleased.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sister's birthday celebration
We have been coming to Sasa a lot since it opened! We love the ambience here and the unusual, yet scrumptious, tapas style dishes. When I found out my sister had not yet been here, I knew Sasa was the perfect place we would bring her for a special birthday celebration! P.S. My sister loved that a special menu was printed with her name on it and Happy Birthday greeting
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Deliciously, fresh food. Everyone
Deliciously, fresh food. Everyone was very accommodating as I had to change the number of people for the reservation several times. Would definitely drive from out of town to eat here again.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sasa just gets better
This is my fourth or fifth visit and it excels every time. The creative, high quality food, great variety and value deliver! Staff is always gracious and accommodates special requests - just wish it wasn't 30 miles away!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Place was packed so reservations are a must. Any dress is acceptable. The good is top shelf and the service was pretty good. Atmosphere is totally open, not a quiet romantic dinner place. More open, family style or groups. Couples are fine, just not private and cozy.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dependable and outstanding
We had another good trip to Sasa. Sushi and sashimi were very fresh, service was good, got a bit noisy as the evening wore on....but overall, still the place to go in the Walnut Creek/Danville area for great sushi.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love it every time!! It is our special treat to ourselves whenever we go out. The waiters are always so nice and knowledgeable and the food is beyond delish!! I have never been with a group but I've seen a ton of them them there. We've always gone for fun date nights and loved it.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun place, good food, good
Fun place, good food, good vibe; but drinks are quite pricy
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place!
This is a restaurant that has been a very favorite almost since it opened. This evening's dinner was pure delight and even better than my othe visits. Got to meet the chef. He was another added delight
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun With Friends
We were at Sasa celebrating a birthday. There was 5 of us. The wine was fabulous and the food even better. The service was very good. At first we were waiting for just a bit but once we met our server, everything was timely and very good. Can't wait to go back!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious! Met friends for dinner. We ordered from the Tuesday specials menu - calamari and kale salad, Sasa special sushi . . . Reasonably priced and high quality. Staff was attentive and made perfect wine suggestions.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have Church Visit
This is a great restaurant which my wife found. We have visited on many occasions and and we have never been disappointment. I hope they continue with the great food and not turn into a bar.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, ambiance, and Sake.
After driving down main street over the years, decided to choose this restaurant as one to dine with a good friend. She, along with the food, proved to be great company, and along with the choice of fish, poultry, and greenery, and a smooth, cold Sake, served in a curved, iced, carafe, was an evening to remember. I'll definitely return for another visit!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Inside the main room you feel
Inside the main room you feel transported to an exotic zen-like location...the outside patio is perfectly planted, enclosing all good vibes & customers! Waiters are well trained on the menu & wine choices & food is fresh ... And fabulous!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food, great service
This was the first time my wife and I have tried sushi and this was a wonderful experience. The restaurant also serves a variety of other dishes from meat (we got the adobo braised beef short ribs!), fish, veggie, skewers, etc. This is a great place to come and try 3 or 4 things as all the dishes are really meant to be shared and come out in relatively small portions.
The only reason it received four stars from me was that it isn't a great value place, so plan on spending some money. With that said, trust me, we will be back because it is worth the money.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM