Yanagi Sushi & Grill
Yanagi Sushi & Grill

Yanagi Sushi & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.yanagisushigrill.com/
  • Phone: 9255569575
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Jay Chung
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dougherty Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Yanagi Sushi & Grill
YANAGI is recognized for its variety, with over 200 dishes accompanied by over 30 California wines and 30 kinds of sake and beer. Our employees make a continuous effort to provide great taste and a unique atmosphere. We look forward to continue satisfying our customers while constantly developing new and original dishes.
We are continuously scouting new Teppan Chefs, developing various types of entertainment and refining our atmosphere. Customers will have a dining experience like never before, with great taste and environment, combined with a touch of class. The result is an unparallel experience at YANAGI, where we take pride in treating every customer as a V.I.P.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Yanagi Sushi & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (17)kid-friendly (11)special occasion (10)great for lunch (8)neighborhood gem (8)fit for foodies (7)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Fast and Yummy
    moonjelly
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Servers were very nice and courteous. The food we ordered was served to us alarmingly fast. I'm baffled at how fast we got our food. Portions are a good size. Not too much food. They were very considerate of our child. We ordered a sushi roll for our 5 year old and they asked us if we wanted to include wasabi. The server was also good at recommending dishes. The food tasted very fresh. Want to come back sometime to try the uni shots. They have too many cool dishes to try in one sitting. I will probably come back with my husband for a date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place
    Giannasmama
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great sushi but definitely on the more pricey sidekick.cue
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Makes for a good time!
    ducklady1
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    A Teppanyaki table at Yanagi was the perfect choice for a group of 6-10. We came at lunch time for a casual business lunch--had fun, talked in a relatively quite atmosphere and enjoyed good food. Very friendly and accommodating staff here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!!!!
    Julie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Best sushi I've ever had. Period. They also have Teppanyaki grill tables, but this is OK. They are better known for their delicious sushi.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • grammakt67
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We went to Yanagi for the grill experience with our 3 grandchildren under age 7. We all loved the "show" and the kids loved the food and used the chop sticks like pros. Great time for all of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very friendly and good good
    LouDVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Love how noticeable it is that anytime you walk in , everyone even the sushi chef stops what they are doing smiles and welcomes you. This place is your typical hibachi setup where they cook in front of you they are VERY creative with their sushi rolls. Great combos. I mean tuna slightly grilled with slices fresh jalapeños. Weird things like tht make it good and unique
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Place
    dineplandesign
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is a great place to take a small group whether family, friends or both. The Chef's at your table bring tons of humor to the meal and keep things super entertaining for your group. The food is very good and the overall experience is excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yanagi Grill
    peterr
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Made my third visit to Yanagi Grill. It's a good place to have either lunch or dinner. The food is Japanese (sushi, grill). My guests on all three occasions (both fish and non fish eaters) have always appreciated the quality of the food and its presentation. I am a veggie myself and my own experience is 2 hits and 1 miss. I requested something veggie on all three occasions (substitute the meat with tofu) and that got lost in translation once. Nevertheless the taste of all three veggie dishes was good. Try it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 144 reviews are from the Yanagi Sushi & Grill reviews archive.
  • Good food Terrible management
    Horrible
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I was called twice to confirm my 6:45 reservation and ended up adjusting the reservation to 7:00 which they agreed to. We arrived right on time to a packed restaurant. I checked in and they said it would be a couple of minutes. The 4th time I checked in with the hostess it was now 7:30 and they said we had the next table. Not 2 minutes after she told me this, the mgr walks up and calls a party of 10 that had a 7:15 reservation. I was irrate at this point and called the mgr out. All he said was " what do you want me to do, fire the hostess?" He offered us nothing to compensate. Not even a free drink. At 7:40 we were finally seated, but didn't get our meal until 8:30. I'm never going back. Horrible Horrible service!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable...but poor seating
    punditz
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I had reserved well in advance for Mother's Day with my daughter. We were set for a good time. Unfortunately, we were the last to be seated at the grill and our two chairs were bunched up tightly next to a post and the grill was a couple feet to our right. This did not feel very good for having made a reservation. My daughter asked the others if they could move down a little so we could have more room. Some were not so happy about this but complied. I realize it was a big holiday for dining, but it began to feel like a "warehouse" experience. In addition, orders were mixed up, which the chef made good on immediately after our complaints. Ended up being fun and tasty but disappointing. Just too many chairs per grill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bcleong321VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I was not too crazy about Yanagi. We had the teppanyaki grill. The wait was long as they only had 2 chefs. The chef was funny but he wasn't very skilled like you'd expect. He dropped a knife when he was flipping them. Luckily the knife did not land near us! The chicken was cooked too long so it was very dry. The chef served the food very sloppily that a lot of the food didn't make it onto our plates. He dropped the salmon b4 grilling it & then asked if we wouldn't mind that he serve the same salmon so he didn't have to replace it. We were asked if we were celebrating any occasion, & we said Mother's Day & birthday. At the end of the meal, they served us birthday dessert. Surprisingly, we were charged for the dessert that we didn't order.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tepan table lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Our Food was pretty good as usual but our chef in my opinion needed a little more training. He dropped his big fork a few times and almost got me (sitting in the corner) with it. Food quality great, service great, Tepan chef so so...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent sushi.
    hmitchelVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    This is some of the best sushi you can get. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes sushi.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great Food
    BWNLadiesVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I am a regular and you just cant beat this restaurant for food and service whether at the sushi bar or the Tappan grill it is always excellent
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice experience
    LouDVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Sushi is very fresh and uniquely created. The grill is always good but dont expect large meat portions. Price seems a little on the high side for some of the meals. $230 for 3 people (which includes a 3 year old) makes this place a special occasion venue only.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT Sushi
    StormVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Ive been several times. The sushi is great. The last time I dined teppan style and unfortunately the chef overcooked my tuna which was disappointing. Ill be back for the sushi though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Family Dinner
    PleasantonFamily
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Good - quality of sushi. Bad - everything else. This restaurant is over-priced, the service by committee is not working, the portions are tiny and a dinner here is more stress than a visit to the dentist. We will not be back. There are better places for less money not far away.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic!
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great place with really great teppanyaki .. Will definatly go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was a little backwards
    Cathie
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    The food was great, however, we received our entree first, before the appetizer, then the sides came afterwards.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great time!
    Fedup2here
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    We were seated quickly - love the online reservation tool - and the place was beautiful and comfortable. The entire cooking staff shouted out a greeting as we entered. Although kids were there, they only added to our experience. The hibachi chef was funny and talented and the food was great. Our server was totally sweet and on her game. I can't wait to go back and take my husband this time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, creative sushi rolls
    kristylynnVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Really good neighborhood gem. You begin with a complimentary bowl of edamame - a nice touch. We shared toro and salmon nigiri, and several rolls, all which were delicious. We recommend it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Fish, Great Service
    kristylynnVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    I dined alone at the sushi bar and experienced A+ service from my server, the sushi chef, the hostess and the water server. I was served a lovely bowl of edamame at the start (a complimentary starter). The fish was very fresh - I tried salmon, yellowtail and toro sashimi and nigiri. Delish! The miso soup was also very tasty and steaming hot (yes!). The hibachi tables looked like a lot of fun too! Maybe next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Flukeymom
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Great food and the kids loved watching the chef cook at the table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unable to manage reservation list
    FoodLvr
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a reservation for the grill, the food was good and our chef was entertaining. However, we had a 7:30p reservation but were not seated until just before 8:30p. Not acceptable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Make a reservation
    krvygrl
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband, son and I went for Valentine's Day dinner and thankfully we had a reservation. The place was full (which is a good sign) and there was a long wait for those without reservations. I don't know if it is always this busy or if it was only because it was a special day. The sushi was really good and fresh. Our favorite was the Red Dragon because we like spicy. We got a seat at the teppanaki (sp?) grill and also had the shrimp, filet mignon and fried rice. The portions are a little small but the flavor was good and the chef was entertaining. Having had 3 rolls of sushi, we left feeling very satisfied. The price was also a bit more reasonable than our other favorite sushi place in Dublin.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time diner
    Misa
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great teppanyaki grill! Husband had lobster and it was huge! Overall great experience for a busy Valentine's night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistently great food
    Shayton
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Good is fantastic and service is always made to please
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Teppanyaki Grill
    danywill
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    We have only eaten on the Teppanyaki Grill side of the restaurant. Both times were a great experience. The food was fresh and the show was fun for us and the kids. I would mention, though, that as a party of four, with reservations, we still had to wait at least 20-30 minutes for the Chef. I expected this because they are trying to organize the number of Chefs available and the number of groups. If you are a small party you might get seated with another group. The staff was very sensitive to our waiting and kept us busy with our soups, salad and edamame. The service was great, our water was never empty and all staff were extremely friendly. We will be dining here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It is wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    It is great experience for our family. The chief and serving staff are very kind and professional. I would recommend my colleges and friends to have party in this wonderful sushi and grill place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Bash!
    Barbara
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We wanted to celebrate my birthday with only a few days to plan. Yanagi Susi Grill was the only place to accommodate the 16 of us on such short notice. They went above and beyond to make our group with seven kids happy. The kids were thoroughly entertained by the chef while us adults at the next table could enjoy ourselves as well. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very very good as usual
    Nicole
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    I will definitely come back here for lunch or dinner - I like the Filet Mignon most of all.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    Sallie
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    My party of 10 was pleased with the food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place to go with family
    Reza
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We love this restaurant. Very friendly staff. Food is pretty good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Graet Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Great Sushi and Teppanyaki. Food was very fresh and top notch quality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good fun and good fun
    BugabooVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    We've been to this restaurant for sushi and for the Teppanyaki. Sushi is a little expensive but is very good and they have lots of rolls. The Teppanyaki is alot of fun and the food is great. Great for entertaining guests and parties. Fun place and great people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Decor, Great Food
    JDVough
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    After hosting a big Thanksgiving dinner at our house, we were looking for a good place to have Christmas dinner and while not themed specifically for the Holidays, the food and atmosphere were great. The sushi always seems fresh, the service is very attentive and while we didn't take part, the teppanyaki grill looked fun. This is one of our family faves, even for my 12-year-old son who doesn't like sushi, but still finds something to get on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place for sushi!
    pjusterdub
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Yanagi has a great selection of sushi and sashimi! They start you off with edamame and a seaweed salad - both are great! I've only been there for sushi, but they have regular Japanese food and shows with the chefs...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • experience
    paulie
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Food was prepared as ordered. Service was prompt. Would definitely return. Good to see they have tv's for watching sports
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Busy Japanese Restaurant
    funkyVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The place is very busy and really noisy. You have a choice of the Sushi Bar, a booth, or the grill. The food is pretty good, but not cheap. The service is exceptional. They are constantly trying to take away your almost finished plates. Very annoying, as they are trying to move the tables out and seat more customers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • night out
    foodlover
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    We had been here and enjoyed the tappanyaki grill. we were told you have to order 80% of the dishes from a menu though for the grill, and that can get pricey. was entertaining for the kids, and was nice night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.