Hiro's - Petaluma
Hiro's - Petaluma

Hiro's - Petaluma

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hirosrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7077632300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00/9:30 Dinner: Friday - Saturday 5:00/10:00 Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30/2:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Gen Mizoguchi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public parking garage is located on Keller and Western (2 blocks behind Hiro's)
A word from Hiro's - Petaluma
Located at the center of Historic Downtown Petaluma. Hiro's Japanese Restaurant offers high quality sushi, Japanese cuisine and a wide selection of Premium Sake in a comfortable and unique setting masterfully designed by acclaimed Japanese artist Naoki Tekenouchi. Awarded Five Stars by the Press Democrat.
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Hiro's - Petaluma reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating2.6
  • Food3.2
    Service2.6
  • Ambiance2.7
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (4)fit for foodies (3)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Outstanding sushi. Among
    ElceeVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2011
    Outstanding sushi. Among the very best in the whole Bay Area. Service was better this time than on our last visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic restaurant - Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Fantastic restaurant - Best sushi in the bay area!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always the service and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/13/2011
    As always the service and food at Hiro's is stellar.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jusmedium inservice and food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/22/2011
    Jusmedium inservice and food. Waiters need to be trained.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall the food was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 12/29/2010
    Overall the food was very good. The reason I have it three stars for food is because the crab was imitation crab and they use mayo in it. But if you stay away from the rolls with crab you will not be disappointed.
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  • Hiro's is one of the top three
    ElceeVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2010
    Hiro's is one of the top three sushi restaurants in Sonoma County. The food is always excellent. Some great sakes too! Sometimes, the service is not up to par.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hiro's is Japanese cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/24/2010
    Hiro's is Japanese cuisine at its best. Black Cod was super and delicately prepared as well as the other entrees and appetizers. Great Sake selection and excellent service. We thorougly enjoyed our Christmas dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Black Cod dinner,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/19/2010
    Excellent Black Cod dinner, one of the highlights of our dining trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The sushi chef was friendly,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/11/2010
    The sushi chef was friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable. I asked him to make a roll for me with the fish I like, and he made an awesome one!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was some of the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2010
    This was some of the best sushi we have had in awhile. The Spanish mackerel and spicy scallop hand roll were absolutely fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Didn't think it was the freshest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2010
    Didn't think it was the freshest sushi, but large pieces, and rocking drinks. Great service, ambience in line with Japanese restaurants. Outstanding service. Lots of eel on menu, no lobster. Probably won't give a second try because of the food.
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  • I'd argue that this is the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/8/2010
    I'd argue that this is the best sushi in Petaluma! The rolls are delicious and fresh...some are pretty creative too, which is always nice! Overall, it was a great night out, with good food! We'll be back!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food continues to be excellent,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/25/2010
    Food continues to be excellent, as is the service. The poke is among the best I've had anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was great, well presented
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/31/2010
    Food was great, well presented and very satisfying. Our waitress was the best! I had the Soju peach bellini and it was quite delicious too. I highly reccommend this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent, fresh sushi, BUT
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2010
    Excellent, fresh sushi, BUT cooked items such as sukiyaki, teriyake chicken were not as desirable. Sukiyaki was salty and too sweet
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a decent place, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/13/2010
    It was a decent place, but it was very pricey for what we got. I don't think we'll go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good. The scallop
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/13/2010
    Food was very good. The scallop was really fresh and good. The presentation was excellent. Only one complain would be the perfume waitress was wearing, too strong...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • When I booked my reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/9/2010
    When I booked my reservation online I indicated that I would need a high chair. The restaurant folks didn't know. Any way you could tell them things like that?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I attended Hiro's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/27/2010
    My wife and I attended Hiro's during a "Restaurant Week" promotion. Their menu on-line offered four courses prix fixe for $29: appetizer, entree, sushi roll, and dessert. The menu presented at the restaurant only offered three courses for the same price, combining the entree and sushi roll into one category. We gave the place the benefit of the doubt that the revised menu would still provide value, because value is what Restaurant Week is all about. We couldn't be more wrong. My selections amounted to a thin broth with several store-bought gyoza, a maki filled with leathery bits of "hamachi cheek," and a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream. Dinner for two with tax, tip and a beer amounted to $80 for food that wasn't worth half that amount
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I am not by no means a sushi
    alembicVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2010
    I am not by no means a sushi connoisseur, and as is my habit, I ordered from the dinner entrees, opting for the black cod, which was very good, even if slightly overcooked. What morsels I did taste from my companions' sushi rolls (Dynamite and Lion King) were delicious. Service was good, though somehow we never got our hot towels that everyone else around us seemed to enjoy pre-dinner for a hand wash. I would love to return and explore more dishes from the extensive menu, given that the feel of the restaurant is also very pleasant in its clean, modernist lines and decor.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was possibly the worst
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/24/2010
    This was possibly the worst dining experience of my entire life. My friend and I had a young woman as our waitress, and she ignored us most of the night, even when there was only one other table she still ignored us (while CONSTANTLY checking up on the other table who was a party of hot guys). We ordered off of the Sonoma County Restaurant menu, we were soo excited! Such a dissapointment!! The food was nothing special- even gross at times! The collar sushi roll tasted like a sloppy Joe sushi roll! Our food took forever, I understand they were very busy at first, but they brought me the wrong entree, and didn't get what I actually ordered for about 25 minutes! Suffice to say I will never go back there!
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  • It took nearly an hour to
    winegal
    Dined on 2/24/2010
    It took nearly an hour to get any food at all, by that time we had finished our drinks and were very hungry! Even after we received some of our food, they forgot one part of our order and it was very difficult to find a server unless you got up and stood by the sushi bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Wife and I came in for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/24/2010
    My Wife and I came in for Sonoma County's Restaurant week with high hopes but left very disappointed. The staff was friendly enough, but after ordering and waiting a long time for our appetizers we grew impatient. We ended up leaving the restaurant after a full hour because we had only received our appetizers and nobody even acknowledged that we had been waiting for such a long time. If the staff had told us they were a little backed up we probably would have stayed, but because nobody said anything to us, and we had no idea how much longer it would have been for our main course we left. The food we did receive however was very good- but not worth the wait.
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  • Very nicely prepared food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/19/2010
    Very nicely prepared food. The sushi rolls tasted great and were very well proportioned. The highlight of the meal was the spring rolls- we really enjoyed them and will definitely order them next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely the best sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/22/2010
    Absolutely the best sushi around. Fantastic service, we are always greeted by the owner and have had great service by all of the wait staff.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • this was my second time here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/19/2009
    this was my second time here & it was good both times. Service was excellent! I'm so glad that it was on Open Table or I would never have known about this little gem!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the best sushi place I've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/18/2009
    Not the best sushi place I've been to but for Petaluma not bad. Better places in Sausalito and San Rafeal but that's a long drive for us Sonoman's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really enjoyed the food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/28/2009
    Really enjoyed the food and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you want to be ignored
    srjcgrad
    Dined on 11/25/2009
    If you want to be ignored this is the place to go. Sushi takes a long time to make, but it seemed to take extra long when you run out of sake. Thankfully the busboy got us another sake and charged us for 2. The waiter took off the extra sake - which probably went to the table next to us, they got 3 sakes and a thai roll in the time for us to get our second one. They also were seated 30 minutes after we were seated. But the food was nice. Just don't expect to get anything else after you get your food. Lou K
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  • too much rice on the rolls.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/14/2009
    too much rice on the rolls. nothing special compared to other sushi alternatives.
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  • Very nice place with good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/6/2009
    Very nice place with good service. Quality of the sushi is great, however the ahi tuna poke appetizer was too spicy - we like spicy but this was over the top! Excellent selection of saki too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun atmosphere and wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/16/2009
    Fun atmosphere and wonderful tuna/cucumber/jalapeno/nectarine special! Chicken terraki was so-so
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hiros was hopping the night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/16/2009
    Hiros was hopping the night we went. Really, really busy. Busier than I've ever seen it. So I was happy for the restaurant; Nice to see our local outstanding sushi place busy. However, I believe they were just a little short staffed. They were doing a very good job of keeping up, but I felt the lag and felt sorry for the staff. Would've liked a little quicker service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The sashimi was extremely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/2/2009
    The sashimi was extremely fresh and proportioned correctly; rolls were inventive without relying on the mayo-based sauces found at inferior restaurants. On a busy Fri night, the service remained attentive and friendly. Great sake samplers here as well! We've also been for lunch and are consistently pleased with our food. I've eaten my share of sushi over the years and am quite picky-- Hiro's is definitely on par with places in SF and Hawaii. And their prices are incredibly reasonable. Definitely give it a try if you love sushi!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • By far the best Sushi in Sonoma
    JessRVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2009
    By far the best Sushi in Sonoma County - the "real deal".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hiros was incredible, best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/27/2009
    Hiros was incredible, best chicken teriyaki I have ever had! Two thumbs up on the drink menu as well!! Unique and different.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hiro's is an outstanding sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 7/2/2009
    Hiro's is an outstanding sushi restaurant. Every time we've dined here our meal has been exceptional. The fish is always fresh and the staff suggestions are always fantastic. We have something new every time and love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We'd been hearing great things
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/4/2009
    We'd been hearing great things about Hiro's for some time and we're delighted to report they're true. A fresh, inventive menu of food beautifully prepared and served. We'll be back, and we'll make sure we pass on the good word of mouth we received.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great experience at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2009
    Had a great experience at Hiro's in Petaluma. Authentic Japanese cuisine with a twist. Large menu - great salads, rolls and fresh fish. Look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Food was good. It's the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/27/2009
    Food was good. It's the best sushi I've had in Sonoma County, but don't drive from outside the county to go here. The only downside was we were almost sitting on the table next to us. I would definitely go back here, only not on a Friday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate