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Yanagi Sushi & Grill
Yanagi Sushi & Grill

Yanagi Sushi & Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.yanagisushigrill.com
  • Phone: (925) 556-9575
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • 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
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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..."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "This is some of the best sushi you can get. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes sushi."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great place with really great teppanyaki .. Will definatly go back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was great, however, we received our entree first, before the appetizer, then the sides came afterwards."
    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!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Great food and the kids loved watching the chef cook at the table."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great teppanyaki grill! Husband had lobster and it was huge! Overall great experience for a busy Valentine's night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Good is fantastic and service is always made to please"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I will definitely come back here for lunch or dinner - I like the Filet Mignon most of all."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "My party of 10 was pleased with the food and service."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We love this restaurant. Very friendly staff. Food is pretty good."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great Sushi and Teppanyaki. Food was very fresh and top notch quality."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "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..."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Food was prepared as ordered. Service was prompt. Would definitely return. Good to see they have tv's for watching sports"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "My wife and I went there on date night and it was not a bad place overall. We enjoyed it, but nothing spectacular. If we go back, we will probably sit next to the habachi grill. Looked like fun!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "What a gem! Can't believe we didn't discover this place sooner . The food and service and experience was great. My 3 and 5 year old loved it too!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Went there for a special occaision (daughter's birthday) and it was fabulous. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "This was my first time to the restaurant, love the menu variety and love the lobster sushi. I will hit this place up again."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Johnny our chef at the grill was great. Had a great time."
    Dined on 9/17/2013
  • "We love Yanagi and it's becoming a tradition to go there for a family members Bday. We especially love Terry cuz he's nice to the kids, cooks well and does great tricks. The food is good and the kids love it. Can't ask for more than that."
    Dined on 9/12/2013