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Sasa

4.7
1687 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1687 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is place I chose to celebrate my birthday! It was just as delicious as the last time we were there!

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vipKathyK
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish there was a higher rating than outstanding!!!!! Love the people and the food here. It is a knockout!

Love, your faithful diner, Kathy

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vipRobertM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One more time with the best Japanese food and great service. Highly recommended

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TonyS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outdoor seating expanded, very nice. Good food and service as usual. Only bad part is outdoor dining is not closed off so there are people cutting across the outdoor dining spot to go on Main St.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance and food!

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vipDelish1
New England
42 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Order starter, sushi and two main courses. They brought sushi last as if it was dessert long after the main dishes. Was disappointed that happened but more disappointed they said that is how they usually serve sushi which is last? I’ve been eating sushi a long time and never had this experience. If sushi chef is running behind just say so. Food was good but make sure to tell them the order you want your food.

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vipCoco
San Francisco
109 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and awareness to COVID-19 safety. We enjoyed our dinner- always scrumptious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to go to Sasa. Always a great experience. Make sure to have the Sasa Roll.

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JennyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We made reservations for my husband’s birthday and we were seated immediately upon arrival. Since we’re still in the pandemic, we were seated outside where they turned the parking lot into their outdoor dining area with lights, umbrellas and a water fountain. (the interior decor was super cute and would love to go back when we can dine indoors) The food was very good, priced on the higher end but good portions especially the sashimi pieces. Our server was easy going, nice and attentive enough without being annoying. We had a great time!

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HeleneL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious - we were outside, super nice, and clean .

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great time here during SIP. We sat at the normal patio area but they had created an extension of their patio that was quite nice as well. The food was amazing - the black miso cod melted in our mouths, the sushi was fresh and delicious, and the ricotta donuts were a perfect ending. We celebrated our anniversary there and the team made us feel so special. Recommend for a special occasion or just great food! Can’t wait to try it again when they can be fully open again!

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MicheleA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sasa was great - I highly recommend - can't wait to go back. Food was artfully prepared, delicious and very fresh.

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JannieSup
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is TOP NOTCH! Food, staff, ambiance are all the best. Even COVID-19 can't stop an excellent restaurant. Have eaten here 5 times since March on the patio and will come back many more!

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vipLynetteF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Sasa. Patio dining was nice and service was good.

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ChrisE
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food for sure. Outside seating is not as nice as indoor, but Covid is to blame there...

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The fish quality was not great for the price.

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EllenS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! Perfect set up for Covid. We felt very safe and the food is always delicious!

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vipKathyK
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the bay area. Hard to beat Louis, the waiter and Jason the manager, working so hard to make you feel loved and wanted. To top that, food and cocktails are off the planet. Covid seating outside is wonderful!

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RuthanneM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise level moderate because of COVID restrictions & outdoor dining. "New" patio dining area is lovely, but it's on Main St in W.C., so on Friday night you get the show that is vehicles "cruisin' Creek" & the party atmosphere that follows. Food is always flawless as is the service. Nothing like SaSa and I'm glad they are making it though these tough times!

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vipJeromeB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious meal!

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Robert
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and the staff was very convivial and helpful. My only qualm is the small plate aspect but if your not terribly hungry, it's tasty.

DH
vipDianaH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their new post-COVID set-up is actually quite nice. Tables well spaces, and they've added a mural and the outside wall so it looks nicer too! Food is great, as always. Just wish they were open for lunch once in awhile instead of just dinner now.

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vipHarryG
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner , service and atmosphere! Food is outstanding !!!
Sasa is a great restaurant during COVID times ! Louie is a fabulous server! Can’t wait to go back !

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vipChristenaR
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has to be really hard to change your entire business and only serve outside, on what used to be a parking lot.

Sasa has done an exceptional job!

The service was awesome, hats off to the entire team. We felt like they really were going above and beyond in the face of challenges.

Its always a shock to get the bill tho - 2 people, no booze, $155.00

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vipNicolaS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great to be able to eat outside. They did a good job with the outside space and distancing. The food was delicious as always.

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PattyP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality sushi and great service

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DouglasF
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is very good and ambiance is great in that they have expanded the outdoor patio area into the alley adjacent to the restaurant. Service was very slow at first ( to the point of almost leaving) , but recovered as the meal progressed. Will definitely give them another try

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vipjoanV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I have been regulars at Sasa for years. The service, food, cocktails and atmosphere are superb each and every time we are there. Can't say enough great things about this restaurant. Just love it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Has gone down hill. Not worth the money. Fish quality was poor.

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Redsockss
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

They food is good but the price is fine dining pricing but Sasa is not a fine dining restaurant. I’ve been there 4 times and each time I leave saying, “that was too expensive for what it is”.

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vipMglaf
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back at Sasa which is one of our favorite restaurants. After being closed for Covid for months, the food on Saturday was as good if not better than ever. A really special place.

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Chuck3
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience. Great food, excellent service and fantastic ambiance!

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ALLB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favs in WC. Glad they are up and running and outdoor socially distant dining was well run.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Sasa! Great food and fantastic service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my boyfriends birthday. Our server Jose was amazing, and our food was even better. We love this place and can’t wait to come back!

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SherryM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most beautiful patio experience downtown! Excellent service and the food was on point. Highly recommend the hot rock steak and the creme brûlée!!

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HarrietD
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food, wine and service was fabulous!! It could nit have been better!
Thank you

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Birthdaygirlsmom
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables were spaced far apart . Excellent food and service .

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Ann24
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food felt safe with spacing and very comfortable

FAQs

Sasa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 210-0188.

Sasa is rated 4.7 stars by 1687 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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