Shiso Sushi & Grill
Shiso Sushi & Grill

Shiso Sushi & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.shisorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7079339331x
  • Hours of Operation:
    HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY-SUNDAY 4:30-6PM.
    Dinner Tuesday-Saturday 4:30-9pm

    Closed Sundays and Mondays.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Ed Metcalfe
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We do custom live on-site sushi bars or sit down dinner parties for all occasions. For our catering divison please see us at wwww.winecountrysushi.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our outside patio is a perfect option for a private dining options.
  • Private Party Contact: Ed Metcalfe 650-862-6633x
  • Entertainment: We offer a night special sheet based on what is available in our chefs garden at that time. Our specials have great kitchen choices for those not excited about sushi. For more details phone us for a full list of our current specials on the dinner menu. Ask for nightly specials.
  • Special Events: If you would like to book a special event. Please call us at 707-933-9331. This is the perfect size restaurant to do a small private party. We can accomidate up to 40 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: ACROSS FROM KOVACS MOTORS
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Pleanty of parking with easy access for limo's, big car's, and all vehicles.
A word from Shiso Sushi & Grill
Thank You for choosing Shiso sushi and grill, as we know you have many options. Our goal is to provide a great dining experience through our unique cuisine and great friendly service. We at Shiso are passionate about our space, food, and general daily opportunity to serve the public.
Our menu focuses on seasonal ingredients including sourcing from our own chef’s garden. Sonoma is well known for its long growing season and amazing local fish, produce and dairy making it the perfect backdrop for our creative chefs. Our menu is primarily focused on Japanese traditional fare with some influences on other parts of Asian. We were voted best new restaurant is Sonoma in 2006 and received two years in a row nod from the Michelin guide as well as several accolades such as in Sonoma Magazine, Sunset magazine and Napa/Sonoma magazine. We vacated our original location at 522 Broadway in 2009 to focus on a smaller location.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Shiso Sushi & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)fit for foodies (19)romantic (12)special occasion (11)great for outdoor dining (7)hot spot (4)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (2)good for groups (2)Show More
  • After we ordered three appetizers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    After we ordered three appetizers which were really good, we left it to the chef to fill in the rest of our dinner and he didn't disappoint. Creatuve and delicious as how i I would described it. Desserts were really good and we splurged on them. Oh, and corkage fee was $10 per bottle. Highky recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi
    mkc1VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    Love the sushi. A great selection of rolls. My favorite is the Spider Roll. I've had this in at least 6 other places, but this is the best. Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We came here to try out sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    We came here to try out sushi in Sonoma. Normally I would stay in the city. The chef was Japanese, which tells me the food is going to be good, and I was right. We ordered the 19-piece sashimi, salad, a spider roll, and an eel hand roll. All of them were fantastic. The 19-piece came with some exotic fish, like the halibut. Seafood was fresh. I would recommend coming back whenever I'm in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very inventive dishes…..love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    Very inventive dishes…..love the Martini Scallops & the Schechwan Eggplant. Corkage a very reasonable $10. Sushi very fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely wonderful!! Thank
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    Absolutely wonderful!! Thank you to everyone at Shiso for making our meal so enjoyable!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service. A
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    Great food and service. A bit chilly inside, but it's winter. Wear a sweater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ed does a great job. We suggest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    Ed does a great job. We suggest never even using the menu.....just have Ed choose for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was good. Spicy tuna
    Bossy
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Food was good. Spicy tuna roll was surprisingly small however the specialty rolls are of the expected size. Service was alright. Servers will literally stare at your empty water glass but won't refill it. This is a Japanese restaurant yet I was the only Asian in the place- odd! If I was in the area, I'd return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfection!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    We're hooked! The food is absolutely delicious, beautifully presented and original. The chef is really talented - the staff knows their stuff and it really is a delightful experience. We're lucky to live in this great town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great, always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/27/2012
    The food was great, always kind and fast service. Was disappointed that for the dinner crowd they didn't have traditional hot tea ready.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing really exciting, felt
    ICemanVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    Nothing really exciting, felt more like a fast food place. Could use larger portions.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sushi experience. If
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Great sushi experience. If you're into fish, sit at the bar and let Ed and his team take you on a ride. Let them do the thinking and enjoy the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • This is a local spot that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    This is a local spot that should have them standing in line. Sonoma just doesn't appreciate a good restaurant if it isn't on the plaza. Give it a try; you'll return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Many selections on the menu
    helloVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2012
    Many selections on the menu unavailable. Food was creative and very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We did not have high expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    We did not have high expectations because of its location in a strip mall and next to a putt putt, but we were pleasantly surprised.  The interior was nicely decorated and although there were no Japanese chefs present, the sushi was excellently prepared.  The service was very good, too.  We are very glad that we chose to dine there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went on a Saturday at 5:30pm.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    Went on a Saturday at 5:30pm. They were currently on suspension, so no alcohol. But the food was good and service as well. There were couples and families dining. I imagine it could be pretty lively with an active liquor license.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expect Average- Nothing Special!
    LisaOOOOOOVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    Food was average- definitely too pricey for sushi without great presentation.... Rolls were small, nothing special. Their alcohol license was suspended as well, so we could not order Sake. Dismal location- was much better when it was on the Sonoma Square. This was our second try in new location and we won't return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It would be nice it the staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    It would be nice it the staff weren't mopping the floor while guests were still considering ordering more sushi. (This was 8:30, mind you, not midnight!)
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The sushi is great. This
    mkc1VIP
    Dined on 2/7/2012
    The sushi is great. This is a small place with a sushi bar. Good selection of drinks and an adequate wine list. I would just as soon eat here as most of the other sushi restaurants I have eaten at. All the food I have eaten here has been excellent. We eat here often.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our waiter was awesome. He
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    Our waiter was awesome. He was very kind and cheerful. I really really loved that. It's been sibling since I had a waiter like that. He took back out food because my gf didn't like the fish eggs in it and brought us out a different roll.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Spider Roll!! A really
    mkc1VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2012
    Awesome Spider Roll!! A really good variety of sushi. We really like it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The sushi bar is great for
    Bowmanson
    Dined on 12/20/2011
    The sushi bar is great for single diners & couples, fun to interact and watch. I highly recommend ordering "Omakase" where you leave it to the Sushi Chef to choose and create for you. Good selection of chilled sake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sushi in Sonoma
    FoodieGirlVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2011
    It is so nice to have a sushi restaurant back in Sonoma! Shiso has fantastic, unique rolls that are super fresh! I was so impressed...we received an amuse bouche just for making our reservation through Open Table! They also have great desserts (I recommend the banana crepes with caramel sauce - DELICIOUS!). One thing I would like to see are the cooked things you usually see at a sushi restaurant (in particular, gyoza and tempura...my favorites). Overall I think this restaurant is excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I was expecting an actual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2011
    I was expecting an actual freestanding building but it's actually just a hole in the wall right by a supermarket. My husband and I ordered several types of sushi and boy did that take forever. The service was so slow and it was not even busy. I was thinking our sushi must be really good if it was taking that long to prepare. So we got our sushi and it was not even spectacular. What was all that waiting for? I would not recommend it at all unless you have 2 - 3 hours of time to spare for mediocre sushi.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was skeptical at first but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/12/2011
    I was skeptical at first but very pleased that we finally went. Some of the freshest Sashimi I think I have ever had! (and I've had a lot!) Waitress was a little flaky, and I would have liked the four dishes we ordered to come out a little more slowly, rather than crowd the table all at once, but I don't think she understood that we wanted it coursed. Scallops were a little bland, but the Eel dish was spot on. Will definitely go back for the fresh sushi!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic