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Sasa, Walnut Creek, CA
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Sasa

4.5
4.5
2174 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Japanese Speciality
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (925) 210-0188
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Philip Yang
  • Catering
    Sasa Restaurant combines seasonal menu selections, flawless service, and attentive planning to create a truly memorable event. From business luncheons to stunning weddings and formal events, we offer the inspiration, attention to detail, and culinary creativity that will make your moment shine. Planning an event doesn’t need to be stressful. Let us help. Our Event Coordinator, Naraa at catering@sasawc.com, will help with all the details that make this day special.
  • Private party contact
    Michael Abel: (925) 210-0188
  • Neighborhood
    Walnut Creek
  • Cross street
    Cypress
  • Parking details
    Two Blocks away on Main St. Broadway Point Garage @ the Bank of America has free 3 hour parking. Broadway Parking Garage on Broadway has plenty of parking and is . $1.25 per hour.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,174 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Bay

    Romantic

  • East Bay

    Japanese

2,174 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant. Food is delicious, service impeccable!

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  2. WildElk

    San Francisco

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really love to come here. It’s a special occasion place because it is quite pricey but I think the food is delicious and I’ve always had a great meal.

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  3. IngridC

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sasa is always a wonderful dining experience. The freshest sushi around and can’t go wrong with tempura lettuce wraps!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very mediocre food, very overpriced, tired ambience

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good place for a date and good fresh food We will be back

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  6. AnneH

    London

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dinner at Sasa this evening! Food, service and cocktails were excellent!

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  7. Fab5

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delish except for the octopus. It tasted a bit under cooked.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is decent. The service is terrible. We went for a birthday and the waiter brought our birthday dessert without noticing that I hadn’t received my entree. We spent $120 for two people and left hungry. Never again.

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  9. EarlE

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and atmosphere. Never felt rushed. Very enjoyable evening.

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  10. SummerDay73

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful ambience and attentive, friendly staff. Fresh fish, excellent quality and tasty delectable compositions! We enjoyed each dish very much. Good sake menu and gorgeous looking cocktails we noticed. We will definitely be back when we are in town!

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  11. SFPM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice modern take on Japanese food. But all the staff in the kitchen was Hispanic, not Japanese. So not so authentic. Not racism just an honest observation. Sushi was acceptable but not special. However the other dishes were incredible! I don’t know what they did to this eggplant appetizer but it was over the top fantastic! Garlic rice also outstanding. Chicken karage was BETTER than all Japanese restaurants I’ve had historically. Chicken was fluffy and moist- usually chicken karage tends to be dry at other restaurants. Cocktails were fantastic! You get good value there. Atmosphere is chill vibe- very nice. I think they need some Japanese sushi guys to take their sushi up to Japanese standards, but otherwise on the right track. I recommend trying it!

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  12. LauraR

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We were one of only 3 tables in the section for dinner but the server was nominally available. We ordered salad and 2 dishes. The salad was no where to be found after we ate the roll and dumplings, and I had to flag down a different server to check on the missing salad. We eat out several times a week and Sasa is not up to par with others in the area and the bill was higher (without any alcohol). Won’t be back.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sushi is so fresh and the service was spectacular!

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  14. Bahar

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was outstanding! The Omakase was outstanding! Beef Cheeks was delicious! The waiter forgot to bring my Jalepenous peppers and forgot about my second beer, he said he was rather busy!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been here a good numbers of times and it has never disappointed. However, this time I was a bit underwhelming. The sashimi and nigiri were incredible and the duck buns were as amazing as always. The crudo special tasted a bit off and was lacking a punch - slightly bland. The warm dishes left a lot to be desired, like there was just a piece to them that was missing. I was so excited to order The short rib, which is one of my favorites, however, this time it was not only not as flavorful, but even how it was plated was different and wasn’t memorable. Even the drinks dis not feel elevated and we ordered all classic cocktails. A bit sad because we had family from outside of town and we all left wanting more, especially after such an expensive bill.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and wonderfully fresh produce used in their dishes. I recommend the grilled steak – the presentation and “hot stone” experience is special. Chocolate cake dessert made for a great finish!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely amazing!!! The service was also above and beyond. We will definitely be back. It’s my new favorite sushi restaurant.

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  18. Alex

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I made this reservation for my birthday. The staff were so kind. They let us wait for all my friends to arrive. And they also prepared the cake for us. I brought a cake and they prepared it for the end of dinner, brought it to the table with candles and then cut it.

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  19. SB2024

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The front part of the restaurant is nice but the back room despite having a reservation. It is drastically different. We were sat in the back room. It’s a bit run down looking in that area and is mostly families with small kids. That’s totally fine but we were 4 adults trying to have a date night. I don’t know how they determine who sits in the main versus the back but it’s definitely not the same experience not does it even feel like the same restaurant. Server was kind and attentive. Wouldn’t recommend for date night if you get sat in the back area.

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  20. Mark

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Creative sushi. Top quality. Creative cocktails. Not cheap but well worth it. Special occasion restaurant as well.

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  21. NotHyding

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family of four stopped in to Sasa for dinner on Sunday evening. It was fairly early and they were not busy at all. We ordered cocktails, Garlic Edamame and Tempura Cauliflower to start; all came out promptly and were delicious. Next we ordered the Hamachi appetizer and four rolls, Sasa, WC, Geisha, and Salmon Melt. Their rolls are always a treat and this time was no exception. the fresh wasabi is a must when dining here. It is the perfect compliment to the sushi rolls. Lastly we ordered a lava cake and a seasonal gelato for dessert, both were gone momentarily. The lava cake was very well done, firm on the outside and completely soft and chocolaty in the interior. It was served with a not-too sweet cream, vanilla ice cream and berries. Our gelato was good, but maybe too good! I didn't even get a bite before my family had gobbled it down... The check was as expected for an upscale meal in a beautiful setting. We love Sasa and frequent this restaurant often.

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  22. HarryG

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sasa's food is always of superior quality---we had the Karaage chicken, the Shrimp gyoza (which were fantastic), the riblets, miso soup and an assortment of great nigiri and sushi rolls. We had a wonderful evening; the restaurant ambience is lovely; the service was prompt and friendly (as always)---it feels like we eating at a familiar place that values our business. I hope we can count on Sasa to be around in Walnut Creek for many years to come!

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  23. nikab13

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sasa is my favorite restaurant in the East Bay. Great space, service and so much delicious food!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Exquisite dishes. Attentive services. Too close between tables and high noise levels. Could get a bit uncomfortable carry dinner conversations.

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  25. Winnie

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I have been going here for Valentine's for past few years and this year was a bit disappointing. Wanted to seat us in the back, not what we requested and the service was slow and other than the rolls--that are outstanding, the food was average

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  26. ColeenF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Back room crowded and aesthetically not pleasing. Feels like you got in trouble and you had to go sit in the back of the class food was just OK.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited and dined for 2-1/2 hours!! Each taste was better than the taste before!!! Outstanding service. Beautiful and relaxing ambiance. …And the most amazing food!!! We will go back again and again.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Someone from kitchen came out and told us not to come again that late (8:50pm) very rudely

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  29. TravelingGeorge

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very fine dinner at Sasa, which I would describe as a small-plates, Japanese-inspired place. The decor is impressive (old beams and brick walls), the ambiance pleasant (well, maybe the music was slightly too much for our ears) and the food and service outstanding. We started with miso soup (good, perhaps a bit too salty), then moved to shrimp lettuce wraps (excellent) and on to robata pork belly skewers and pork riblets with a yummy sauce. Garlic rice filled out the meal. We didn't go for any dessert. The wines by the glass were good a Marlborough (N sauvignon blanc, a Gavi (white) from northern Italy and a Zin from near Lodi. Service was spot-on and we'll' be back.

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  30. Golfer

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No one was at the entrance to seat us but a server/busboy in the back noticed that we were waiting and helped us get seated. We appreciated his attentiveness! The entire dining experience was great, delicious cocktails and food. Server was friendly, attentive and timely. Not noisy but an energetic vibe. Sasa is one of our top choices for special occasions and a place I like to take out of town guests.

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  31. Webz

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Sushi was mediocre. Agadashi tofu was made in a strange way with pickling taste and no good. Service was bad. They kept us waiting for thirty minutes at a time between courses without inquiring if we were okay or wanted anything, and then it took another 20-30 to get the check once we asked for it, and the place wasn't even half full! Disappointing as Sasa was recommended by friend, and it's more expensive than other Japanese restaurants in Bay Area and Sacramento Valley area, but not as good quality.

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  32. Kristih

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from Lou, outstanding menu, overall wonderful experience.

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  33. MineaH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve had great experiences and not so great experiences here, so this review is based on several visits. For the high prices, I would expect more. The music makes you feel like you’re at a club— so when you finally get to leave the restaurant it’s a great relief to be free from the terrible music that blasts into your head while you’re there. The fish is fresh. The service is hit or miss. The drinks are okay. The manager admitted to never having had a Manhattan, well… she avoided our question when we asked… where she should have admitted she hadn’t had one instead of awkwardly ignoring the question, which says a lot. Their version of the manhattan was not good. I think for the price, there is a lot of areas in which this restaurant can level up.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service by Brandon & food is fantastic as usual !

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing food! everything we got was delicious. good drinks as well just a little pricey

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  36. DavidK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little expensive but a good place to go for a special occassion.

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  37. ChristianA

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High-quality, innovative Japanese cuisine. Especially good for a special occasion. Our favorite dish is the Grilled Steak that comes with a sizzling rock to cook it to your desired temperature.

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  38. Jrst

    San Francisco

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We always enjoy the food at Sasa, very creative, and fish is excellent, service and sometimes the timing from the kitchen is a little off. Our server was excellent.

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  39. helena

    Montreal

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    While the sushi was good the service was spotty and somewhat forced and unfriendly. There are so many good restaurants in WC, we won’t be returning

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  40. CherylP

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we are was amazing!! One of my favorite places to dine!!!

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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 4.5 stars by 2174 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sasa

1432 N. Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Cypress
  • Neighborhood
    Walnut Creek
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Japanese Speciality
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Two Blocks away on Main St. Broadway Point Garage @ the Bank of America has free 3 hour parking. Broadway Parking Garage on Broadway has plenty of parking and is . $1.25 per hour.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Philip Yang
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (925) 210-0188
  • Catering
    Sasa Restaurant combines seasonal menu selections, flawless service, and attentive planning to create a truly memorable event. From business luncheons to stunning weddings and formal events, we offer the inspiration, attention to detail, and culinary creativity that will make your moment shine. Planning an event doesn’t need to be stressful. Let us help. Our Event Coordinator, Naraa at catering@sasawc.com, will help with all the details that make this day special.
  • Private party contact
    Michael Abel: (925) 210-0188
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