Sasa

4.6
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$31 to $50
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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.
What 1625 People Are Saying
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K
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! We will definitely be back very soon!

DB
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have Ben going to Sasa since they opened. Their food is exceptional and is consistent in quality. Always have something new.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Sasa’s more than 5 times in the last year and every time I have not only an enjoyable dining experience but the Sushi is hands down the best in the East Bay. The waiters and waitresses

DZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, as always. We love coming here for sushi, and the specials are always delicious.

YD
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal of the tuna parfait, dragon roll and duck buns! It was my friend’s first time and she was amazed at the wonderful flavors.

EP
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally flavorful and fresh! We enjoy trying out the creative specials like Norwegian Cod

F
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We missed the original booking time but the receptionist was still be able to find another table for us. That was wonderful customer service.

Great valet service as well!

W
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Patio outside nice ambiance. Food takes a while but fabulous. Cod, dragon roll and duck buns.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were starving, without asking the kitchen was quick which suited us perfectly. Everything is always seasoned well and tasty. It is a little pricey but worth it.

v
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best waitress totally
knowledgeable on every dish
Delightful & friendly

NF
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything - food, service, ambiance was fabulous as always! We love Sasa!

NP
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - every time!
Love the lettuce wrap tempura shrimps

TD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was quite good, but not that much better than some much cheaper sushi spots in WC. Not sure what justifies the prices here.

NP
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Asian fusion menu at its best. Look forward to returning

P
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Walnut Creek for Sushi, service is great 👍

EP
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding and super fresh! We lived the Umi Masu sashimi, too!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vita was excellent! Thank you!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Everything from the staff to the food was amazing

SE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Good service and ambiance. Food was just OK for me. Sushi handroll was Ok. Tempura wrap was good. Beef skewer was a bit dry. Not sure I would come again.

A
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite! Great quality fish and awesome rolls!

M
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent! Beautiful presentation.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for older kids and adults

b
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Service was pathetic. 15 minutes before a server talked to us and it’s because I had to ask for a server. Ordered 5 items total, all came out in 5 minute intervals so I had my entree 10 minutes before my appetizer and 15 minutes before my date.

a
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent restaurant! The food is phenomenal and the atmosphere divine. I love the fact that it is not loud like most restaurants. You can have a conversation with people without a problem.

JQ
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service. This is a special and repeat destination for the family.

AZ
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with Louie. The chef can accommodate excellent options for those following Keto Vegan and all other diners. Each dish was superb

B
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I took my daughter and mother for lunch to celebrate my daughter's birthday. We each ordered a lunch set and we all very much enjoyed it, excellent presentation, perfect flavors and a lot of food! I mentioned it was my daughter's birthday and after the meal our server brought out a beautiful dessert with candle. Great experience overall.

EP
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as usual! We love the ambiance and vibe of the place. Sushi is always of the best quality and ( most importantly) fresh!

M
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wanted a more sophisticated Japanese restaurant with a more diverse menu than the usual NorCal fare. Sasa really was just right. A izakaya (small plate) restaurant. The server was very helpful in guiding us through the menu. Each plate was a visual and sensory delight.

OF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in the area by far, worth every penny!

m
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duck buns are the best here. Pork belly skewers were also delish!

LT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My husband and I enjoyed a quiet dinner on the patio, a very pleasant
environment with heaters. Service was a little slow but pleasant. Our salad came before our cocktails and this is always a little disappointing. My husband's fish allergy was considered and the server was knowledgable of the menu in this regard. The food was pretty good-- the winter salad was a hit but the pork belly skewers lacked flavor. Soba noodles special was very tasty if a bit salty and the duck confit buns were solid.

CJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service, even on a busy new year's eve!

R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; great service.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I've been a few times and it's always great. The cocktails are good, nice wine list and the food is always fantastic. The waiter suggested a nigiri we hadn't considered and it was one of the best I've ever had. I'd tell you the name, but it's a little noisy in the evenings and he had a thick accent, so I really have to idea. Everyone at our table had a great experience.

OT
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice atmosphere!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious!

v
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful, service was great, hostess was Not!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We sat out in the patio which was quietist than the main dining area. I was told it was an enclosed patio and very comfortable. And while it was nice and had heaters, our legs were very cold from the draft at the bottom of the enclosure.

N
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service was very good. Pretty pricey for what you get.
Ordered scallop appetizer for $20 and it consisted of 3 small scallops.

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