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Sasa

4.7
1851 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Sasa is a 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/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. Dessert plating fee of $2.50 per person for outside desserts. Please note Sasa has patio seating that is enclosed and heated.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Join Sasa for the best last meal of 2021 as we turn the page to 2022. Chef/owner Philip Yang and team offer our standard menu with great additions for the evening. No shows or cancellations the day of New Year’s Eve will result in a cancellation/no show fee of $20 per person.

What 1851 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the patio. Lovely food and atmosphere. Service was top notch. Wonderful evening!!

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LaWonnaC
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They NEVER disappoint. As always, we ordered…
Shrimp lettuce wraps
Rice Balla
Calif Rolls w/tibiko (sp?)
Riblets

All amazing

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vipElizabethP
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the tuna tataki special. So flavorful! The whiskey sour was also delicious!

We’ve never had a bad dish here and it’s one of the places we enjoy taking friends to.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother - Daughter date night

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food! Everyone enjoyed themselves! The tofu appetizer was a special favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was delicious. Cozy ambiance and great staff.

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vipAnitaZ
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was amazing from the specials menu. The vegan scallops made of mushrooms with a hummus was unreal. The salmon and sea bass dishes were equally spectacular. Everything is excellent even to the garlic edamame. Service is exceptional thank you Louie!!! The manager Jason is always welcoming as is his entire staff. Love Sasa ❤️❤️

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Atmosphere was nice but service was below average and so was the food.Sushi roll was quite bland and no flavor, the edamame beans was not properly cooked and it was quit raw! Overall I wouldn’t recommend anyone this place if you guys like sushi!

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KatieS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant! Best food, friendly staff.

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vipKarla
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a great place to dine. Since we frequent Sasa often, we’d love to see a little more variety on the menu.

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vipAmie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fave place in Walnut Creek by a mile!

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vipKenSF
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food taste is top notch. Great choices.

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GNick
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food served in an attractive dining room. Prices are a little high for certain items.

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vipMaryS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very tasty and unique. Service was a little lacking, but the servers were friendly.

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OCFamilyof4
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food — we ordered the garlic edamame and they were the best I’ve ever had. Our rolls were high quality and well constructed. Tables were a little close and the seating/lighting were a tad uncomfortable for my liking but would highly recommend it!

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ChristopherS
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food per usual, noise level was good to discuss business.

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FelicieS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and everyone was very welcoming!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was ok, top 100 billboard playlist running felt weird, tables in the back are not great. Was ok but nothing special

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hansons
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing variety of dishes, all beautifully prepared.

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vipKathyK
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sasa continues to be one of my favorite places to eat and be merry! I love Jason, the manager, and Louis, the waiter is the best!

This is an amazing experience. Don't miss out!

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Nicko
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Experience was worse than expected from Sasa. Likely not going back for a long time.

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vipTrishS
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sasa NEVER disappoints! The food is amazing, and the service is attentive. We have been enjoying Sasa for almost ten years, with all sorts of dining parties and age groups, and it is always excellent.

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AlyseP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our sons 22nd birthday!

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MrJohn
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Quiet outside table for two, excellent food from a fun menu, and a waiter you know is really good because you don't feel ignored or smothered. Can't ask for much more than that.

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vipSunnySandy
San Francisco
163 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy going to Sasa. The food is excellent and the service is excellent, as well. The ambience is very nice and it is quiet. We can hear one another talk which, now a days, cannot be said for many restaurants. We do find the prices very expensive compared to other good Japanese restaurants for the amount that is served. I reccommend it for a special occasion rather than a casual dining out - only because of the prices.

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StacyJ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was amazing

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ToddM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food is above average in general with some items lacking flavor and other items were perfect.
The service, however, continues to be slow with the wait staff vanishing for long periods of time. Far below what should be offered at the very high prices charged.
This was our 4th time here, and the service has been this way every time, and always during non-busy times. I’d hate to experience the service during peak hours.

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vipThierry
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good food and excelent service from Brian we will return.

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Claire
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance, great food, a bit pricy

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Vinay
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Beautiful setting and outdoor seating

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JayB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food we chose was really excellent; notable was the steak that is cooked at the table on a very hot stone. Appetizers were all interesting and delicious. Server was engaging, friendly and informative. Overall, we had a really good time.

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stephen
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice environment and made good impression on my first date

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Sushifan
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite sushi in California! Our dinner and waitress was superb at Sasa again! We are always excited to come to this special and delicious restaurant and came for my daughter’s birthday last night. I am amazed after all these years how they maintain the superb quality of food.. you can’t beat the sashimi sake, Sasa roll and Walnut Creek roll! Our waitress made our night! Thank you again Sasa for making it a wonderful experience each time!

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AshleyM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the seared albacore, the octopus, dragon roll and hamatchi and everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful evening together at Sasa. Our server, Louie, was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable on the menu & wine. Hostesses were cordial & accommodating. The atmosphere was elevated and the food was exceptional! Music level was perfect, we could enjoy it, but still enjoy an intimate dinner together without struggling to converse. We will definitely be coming back, so pleased we found this little gem!

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Ksw1
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sasa never disappoints. Great cocktails, great food well prepared. Set on their lovely narrow patio. Always such a treat to sit under the ceiling fans and look at all the plants.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing and beautiful ambiance, excellent service and great food!

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AdrianS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

We like Sasa because the fish is fresh and top quality.

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vipKCWWCCA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a quiet night in town and in the restaurant. Service and food remained excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding - the quality and freshness of food, the service, the ambiance. Sasa has been our go-to date spot for years and somehow it surpasses our expectations every time!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sasa using the Order Online button. Sasa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 210-0188.

Sasa is rated 4.7 stars by 1851 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.

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