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Sasa
Sasa

Sasa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sasawc.com
  • Phone: (925) 210-0188
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Hours Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Lunch Hours Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Dinner Hours Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner Hours Sunday-Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Dinner Hours Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
    Mid Afternoon Menu EVERYDAY: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Happy Hour Daily: 3:00pm - 6:00pm at Bar and Lounge

    *Sushi Menu Available ALL DAY, EVERYDAY
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Philip Yang
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Sasa Restaurant combines seasonal menu selections, flawless service, and attentive planning to create a truly memorable event. From business luncheons to stunning weddings and formal events, we offer the inspiration, attention to detail, and culinary creativity that will make your moment shine. Planning an event doesn’t need to be stressful. Let us help. Our Event Coordinator, Lori Johnston, will help with all the details that make this day so special.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a semi-private space with seating capacity of 40. We also offer a private garden patio setting with space for 32.
  • Private Party Contact: Lori Johnston (925) 210-0188
  • Special Events & Promotions: Sasa cordially invites you to an exclusive "Diner en Blanc" New Years Eve 2012. Cost is $75 + tax and gratuity. Dinner, DJ, dancing, favors, and champagne toast are all included. Call Sasa to book early at 925.210.0188.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bonanza
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Two Blocks away on Main St. Broadway Point Garage @ the Bank of America has free 3 hour parking.
    Broadway Parking Garage on Broadway has plenty of parking and is .50 cents per hour.
A word from Sasa
Sasa is a new Japanese inspired restaurant in Walnut Creek. Izakaya Restaurants are traditional small plate restaurants where friends go to have a drink and unwind after a long day. Situated in the historic 100 year old building that for many years housed the Walnut Creek Meat Market, this architectural jewel has been transformed into a ambiance that wows and invites guests to stay and enjoy the dining experience at SASA. Chef Cyrus Irudistan and Chef/Owner Philip Yang prepare Japanese influenced dishes from around the world. The staff welcomes you into their house and offers up comfort, hospitality and fun. The restaurant includes a full bar with a large Sake selection, outdoor patio, sushi bar and a commitment to fresh local seasonal faire.

*Note: Personal wines welcome, a $20 corkage fee will apply per bottle
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Diner Reviews
  • "This was my 4th time at SASA, it continually delivers. Great fresh unique food, Small plates, Big flavor. Service was solid and parking surprisingly easy right to the south ally of the restaurant. Two things I liked best was the quality of the ingredients, and the fun spin on items. We had the eggplant which was spectacular as the rolls are every time. Mike Mac"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Great food as usual, but the most HORRIBLE service by very abrupt & obnoxious & absent & disappearing server "Vita." She forgot MANY items, snippy when spoken to, gone 2nd half of meal, I think she gone SMOKING...DISASTER! She even told us of the MANY WC places she has worked in recent years...seems unstable."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Excellent innovative menu, sushi and sake menu. Wonderful repeat visit with the family!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our waiter helped us select several plates to share and finished with a selection of desserts to share. We loved every dish and the service made it a fun experience."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My wife and I sat outside. There was no need for a reservation on a monday night but I had made one just in case. The outdoor seating area was great and I would go again for drinks and for the lettuce wraps."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I went with 2 others and we shared small plates. It was a really great dinner."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I have always enjoyed my dining time at Sasa. The negative reviews were most surprising to yours truly. We all have "bad days". I encourage diners to give Sasa another try. Our waitress, Dale, was a delight, knowledgable and added to our wonderful dining experience. Our guests from San Francisco & LA, also gave their first time dining with Sasa, a "thumbs up"! "Freshness of the fish, outstanding wine selection, decadent desserts!""
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We eagerly returned to Sasa's with friends; everyone looked forward to another delicious experience. That did not happen. Some of our selections were very good; others missed the mark. Good: Brentwood corn side dish, grilled salmon special, scallops. Not so good: Heirloom tomato salad (tomatoes were tough), beef special was like a beef stew (poorly done). Sushi diners (not me) gave their selections an OK -- not great, but good. The main dining room has a nice vibe, but was particularly quiet. Upon entering, the smell of seafood (on the not good "fishy" side) was very noticeable. There are too few vegetable dishes on the menu. Sauces seem to be the result of a heavy hand. Service was fine. We will not return immediately"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Bluefin was great; hamachi not so much. Small plates were nicely prepared and presentation was good. An enjoyable venue to spend with family and friends. Overall great evening."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The main room is very attractive, the back room is not. The food had potential but poorly prepped little attention to detail. The lettuce on the lettuce wraps was still dripping with water but the shrimp was good. The Poke tasted like it had been cut yesterday. Very mushy and lacked any texture"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The variety was amazing and each selection was excellent. Our server was very knowledgable about how to navigate the menu and extremely gracious in her service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went for late lunch in Apr. Food and ambiance were very good. Service was exceptional from female bartender, to waiter and busboy. This time the waiter seemed spacey and indifferent, but the busboy was great."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • " Bottom line; over priced, fish wasn't fresh, half shell oysters were partially frozen, and the rice was al dente.. I wont be going back....and I wouldn't recommend it."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • " We'd read a lot of reviews which raved about the food. It is ZAGAT rated. We had a reservation at were seated immediately. We were given our choice of seating as we were earlier than the usual dinner crowd. The server was very nice and offered specials and fresh fish information. We started with some sushi - incredible! Excellent! We should have ordered only sushi/sashimi. We moved on to an appetizer of scallops tatami. The scallops were excellent but the sauce was too salty and rich for the already-rich scallops. English-pea dumplings. This was my least favorite of the dishes - too rich and too salty. Gindara Misoyaki. Sauce too salty. Stick with the sushi and sashimi which are incredibly fresh and beautifully presented."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food here is consistently good. The duck confit wraps are delicious. The drinks are adequate. The sushi rolls are usually 8 pieces which is perfect for a table for 4. We like to dine here because the food is very good but the service is always sketchy. Sometimes good and sometimes barely adequate. I think if they improved on their service, it would be a much better experience."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Food was extremely poor; sushi was warm/hot, beef skewers were tasteless and raw; tuna roll tasted artificial - prices were too high"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Love this place! Food is fabulous and service is fun"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Sasa is a gem! what makes it so special, beyond the wonderful, inventive japanese food, is the service. the wait staff are all professionals. service is impeccable and everyone is kind. they anticipate your needs. we went this time to celebrate our anniversary and everyone in the restaurant knew it and congratulated us! very unusual."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We came to Sasa for my daughters graduation dinner. We had a great time. I highly recommend the sushi rolls."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Waiter was a used car salesman and sushi was some of the worst I have ever had - mediocre quality and cheap cuts for top dollar"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We hadn't gone to Sasa in some time due to the overall cost and the poor service we had last visit. It was a warm Saturday and thought some tapas and rice beer sounded good. Not sure how fair my rating is on service because we ended up with the same waiter as before. Food was good as usual and the menu had some new items. You just don't realize how large the final bill is going to be since it is tapas style."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Sadly, It is not what is used to be ... the service was slow, too busy with party in the back and food just barely OK... very sad and really disappointed for husband's birthday lunch..."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Love their small plates. Tempura shrimp lettuce wraps and crispy pork belly are favorites. It is nice to sit on the patio to enjoy the nice weather. Service is always friendly and superb."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The food was ok. Service was ok. Ambiance was great. Would I go again? No. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food was excellent except they were out of chicken liver pate. The cocktails were amazing."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This restaurant is so lovely that the expectations on food our high. One of four dishes great. The riblets were overly sauced and the panko crusted salmon sliders were mearly flavorless. Maybe pickled jalapeno or asian slaw would help. The poor food runner made 3 mistakes with our food going to another table. No problem he was probably new. All in all i would return and give it another shot. Our server was good which helped the experience. Maybe just sushi next time. I suggest you give it a shot. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Great little spot to enjoy a night of dinning. The staff is alway's very warm and attentive. The inside has very hip and fresh decor. The chef keeps the dish's coming fresh and tasty. We brought some friends there for their first time and they loved it. It's one of my favorite restaurants in the town."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Very nice ambience. Wonderful, attentive service. Very large pours of wine, which makes it the perfect place for a drink with friends."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Celebrated my Mom's birthday, & had 7yr old in the party. Wait staff was great: helped with wine selection, provided activity for my 7yr old. Food was of course excellent!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Love the food, and the service was great. Helpful in suggesting items and determining the right amount of food to order. Very friendly. We sat outside, so the noise level was low, louder if we were inside."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The quality of the food compares with New York. Fabulous. Creative menu. Good size portions. Terrific ambience. I am very surprised to see a place like this in Walnut Creek. I will definitely visit again. Hostess could smile once in a while but other than her, this place is a much for folks visiting Walnut Creek."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I always enjoy my food experience at Sasa.... but this time it was the specialty drink - ichigo-tini that I loved! Try it!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The tapas were quite good. The sushi, mediocre. The sushi rice was mushy and overly sweetened. Don't order coffee, it was 7 dollars a glass (from an individual french press) but tasted poor (musty, old coffee taste). "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "There were 3 of us for lunch so we ordered several dishes to share so we could taste lots of things and every dish was delicious!! The "parfait" with rice, fish and avocado was sensational as were the Potato "french fries" with banana catsup! Tried the sugar snap peas, along with the miso cod and the tuna poke with Nori. Don't leave without having the Pot du Creme with dark chocolate, salted carmel sauce and whipped cream and the Creme Brulee. We loved it all and our waiter was patient and accommodating and let us sit for as long as we wanted.We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I have already recommended your venue to a couple of friends"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "As always, Sasa impressed me with their food and service. They are as good now as the day they opened!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I've been dining at Sasa almost from the day day they opened. I find their maki and special sushi rolls the freshest and most artfully prepared of any place in the East Bay. Service is always friendly, with knowledgable, attentive wait staff, especially Dale, who's been there since the beginning. I've never had anything but the best sushi experience, whether I'm just having a quick snack at the sushi bar, or with our whole extended family celebrating birthdays, anniversaries or kids report cards. I've also had numerous business lunches and dinners there with colleagues who are alwysimpressed by Sasa and want to go back. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I crave the Ahi parfait & the dragon roll. Wish I could try everything on the menu, which is Asian inspired. Also have tried 4 house cocktails, & several Sake, all very good. Outdoor dining area small, but nice when Walnut Creek weather is balmy. & I have seen well-mannered dogs out there. Fine spot for a date, a group, or to take guests. One of my favorite local spots. I've usually been able to find parking in the adjacent lot, there is also valet parking."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Sasa is our "go to" restaurant in Walnut Creek - we almost always eat at the bar - the bar staff is second to none - terrific folks. Same menu is available and the food has always been excellent - hot, and dishes cooked perfectly. This trip, however, we ate in the dining area and while we had great service, the dishes were not up to past experience - tempura lettuce wraps were chewy, the braised short ribs were overcooked and dry, and the riblets were also overdone. The sweet potato fritters, normally have a kick to them, but these were over the top spicy. Hopefully the restaurant's B team was in the kitchen that night and this is not a trend."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Always something new to try, especially new inventive cocktails and the always delicious tempura prawn wraps."
    Dined on 4/24/2014