Here at Shirasoni Japanese Restaurant, we pride ourselves on providing excellent service, using the freshest of ingredients, and our delightfully entertaining authentic Japanese Teppanyaki and Sushi dinner shows while providing a fun, friendly, and family experience. Online reservations are for Teppanyaki dining only.
I made a reservation to this location for 8 pm to celebrate a graduation event. When we Arrived the host said that they were backed up and that there were TEN reservations ahead of us and that it would be a 40 minute wait but they weren’t completely sure of the timing. So my family decided to wait because we wanted to see the show when they cook the food in front of you. Once we came back after walking around they said that they lost the power and that it would be an additional wait. So we decided to wait but at this point An hour has passed since we had a reservation and they were still very unsure. Finally the manager came Over to us as well as another group and menatooned that the gas wasn’t turning on for the girls and that if we wanted to sit at a different area of the restaurant without the show. We were pretty much starving since we had an eaten and decided on yes but she also gave us a 25% discount. It was now 940 ish. Our server was AMAZING and she made it a lot better. Thank goodness for her. Overall was a very bad the first experience As they weren’t initially very caring or helpful and it seems like they need help organizing. The Food was good and so were the drinks so that was great but I’m still unsure if I would go back. Defiantly not fun waiting and not having some sort of reimbursement provided for such a long wait until I started complaining.
We were there to celebrate 2 of our kids graduation, 1 from University and the other from High school. So, We made a reservation but weren’t seated til an hour after. I thought that was the purpose of a reservation to be seated ahead of those walk ups.
There was a power outage which was not their fault, but we had fun as a restaurant in the dark singing Happy Birthday.
Our soup, which was served prior to the outage, was luke warm at best, appetizers were good and of course the “show” was good. Food is consistent, so that’s a good thing.
Our family usually goes once or twice a year, it’s cool~
Great place nice waiters...
Quick seating great food clean ...
Had a great time! our server was great. The chef was outstanding. Very festive atmosphere
This is my grandson's favorite restaurant. He always has the spicy chicken and garlic fried rice, so tonight I decided to try it, and I found it to be as wonderful as the teriyaki chicken and shrimp! I also think that the strawberry lemonade is wonderful!
The cook Francisco was great! He made it fun for the kids and was very pleasant.
A very lively atmosphere! Will define go again.
Really good Teppanyaki spot service was 10/10 and everyone there was friendly
My family had a truly wonderful evening, at Shirasoni! The whole experience was fantastic!! Food was delicious and both our waitress & the chef did not disappoint! Great customer service, very entertaining, and quite reasonably priced for the quality and enormous food portions!! Will definitely return!! Thank you so much for making my son’s graduation dinner a memorable one!
Always a great place to celebrate. I wouldn’t recommend if you have young kids, they don’t accommodate as well for the price. Staff is helpful but could be nicer for the top recommendation.
The food is always soooo good here! And you get your money’s worth! While we understand lots of places are short staffed, we had to keep asking the waitress for the same thing like 3 times. Like they would come and check on us as normal. We’d ask for a fork. They would say okay and like 5 min later come check on us and ask if everything was ok but no fork lol. Other than that we always have a good time and leave happily full!
Overcooked poor quality scallops and over cooked greasy vegetables. Would not recommend and would not go again.
We came to celebrate a College graduation and we had a wonderful time. Jessie was the BEST!!! Ask for Jessie when you go. You won’t be disappointed. The food was delicious
Dia de las madres
Great food and very nice cook. Restroom needed a little cleaning.
Very tasty, I think there was different pricing and rules for Mother’s Day. 18% was added automatically and $15 fee if you didn’t order food from the grill.
But besides this, a very nice experience, highly popular so make a reservation!
I enjoyed the time with family. We shared a table with two other families and we still had our own section which was nice.
This is a good place to go when you want Hibachi but other five start Hibachi restaurants are closed or full. The rice and vegetables were over cooked. The dragon roll was pretty lack luster. My scallops were cooked to perfecion though.
I wish they had another restaurant coming soon , that’s in the Bay Area. But I love to location in Alameda. Easy access.
you guys pack your tables way too tight and to think we are in the end of a pandemic!!!
Our waitress was incredible! Food was incredible! Drinks were really good!
It’s was ok the wait was long also they thought we was going yo pay
The service was awful from the wait staff to the chef.
The host or people who work in the front as you walk in are not very helpful in my opinion. My family and I walked in 8 minutes early for our reservation and I let them know I would be right outside for whenever our table is ready. They told me ok and that they would come and get us once our table was ready for us to sit down. It was 2 minutes after our reservation so i walked back in and they acted like it was my first time all over again and they said... oh ok let me get the table ready.... so like what were they doing the whole time then??? The waitresses were ok. Not the best and attentive but it was ok. The cook and the food is AMAZING!!! Very fun and attentive and the details he took while cooking our food was great! Very happy with the food and the cook. But the service and hosts could be a bit nicer or at least look inviting. I’ve been coming here since they opened. I live in Alameda and I come here very often since it’s very convenient. The service is discouraging but the food is amazing!!! That was one of the first time I’ve ever been this disappointed in the service.
I ordered a strawberry margarita fish bowl, which is supposed to be shared between two people, and I left the restaurant sober. Very disappointing. If you spend $35 on a alcoholic beverage you would expect to be drunk. So that’s the reason I’m not giving 5 stars. The food was amazing. I got a lion king roll it was amazing. The pot stickers were delightful. However after drinking that fish bowl I expected to get kicked out for being too loud or dancing on a table . . . Maybe next time . . .
The food and service was excellent, the chef was entertaining, and the outstanding was needed.
I will be going back soon.
We waited a hour for our chef. It was cold and the server only checked on us twice.
I enjoyed the experience thanks to our server, she was very kind and attentive. Our chef was also dope and made some fire food, making sure to ask us our preference for tenderness of the meat. Drinks were bomb and one had me buzzed so I’ll definitely be coming back. Thanks guys!
Poor COVID 19 preventions or guidelines having alot of ppl seating on same table even if there not from same party
Great food nice place for a dinner date
I made a reservation to get my kids out the house and hope for some good food. They did not disappoint. The food was great and there was not a lot of people in the restaurant. The staff was masked up and place appeared clean. I have been to several places where the food during Covid was mediocre at best but I really enjoyed my sushi.
I always have the ninja (chicken and shrimp) with garlic fried rice! You have to have the garlic fried rice! The cook was as entertaining as always. We went for a birthday celebration, but because of COVID, they didn't do the singing and normal celebration. But it was a great time for all!
Foods are a bit salty and buttery. It’s a bit pricey. However, the service was excellent and chef had put on a great show.
Friendly staff, good service. Our chef, Francisco, was very funny & entertaining. The food was good but plan for about $50/adult (appetizer, drink & teppanyaki entree).
Great food and service
Everything about it was very nice! We will be back!
My wife and I appreciated the good service, as well as, the very good food we were served.
It was unfortunate that we were seated across from a couple that were loud, and more intrested in anything but enjoying the time and meal they were having.
Treating mom & aunt to sushi night.
I had fun and love the fish bowl drinks. Try the purple Rain fish bowl. Up to 4 people can drink it the lady said
The wait time for a cook was a little longer than usual. But I didn’t care about the wait time. As soon as they offered us a drink and appetizers, everything changed. Everyone is friendly and will be coming for special events
Shirasoni does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Shirasoni is rated 4.3 stars by 273 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.