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About Sasa

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

1432 N. Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Hours Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Lunch Hours Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner Hours Sunday-Wednesday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner Hours Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
Dinner Hours Friday and Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour Daily: 3:00pm - 6:00pm at Bar and Couch Seating

Special Hours:
Closed Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Closed Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23, 2017
Closed Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2017
Closed New Year's Day, Monday January 1, 2018

Cross Street:
Cypress

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 210-0188

Website:
http://www.sasawc.com/

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, Michael Abel at catering@sasawc.com, will help with all the details that make this day special.

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 .50 cents per hour.

Executive Chef:
Philip Yang

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Complimentary small carafe of hot sake per reservation
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Complimentary small carafe of hot sake per reservation
Details

Come to unwind, stay for some sake on the house!

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Excludes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: November 15, 2017

Ends: May 15, 2018

Availability: Sun 7:00PM-9:00PM
Fri-Sat 5:00PM-5:45PM

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Credit card required to guarantee reservation. Cancellation fee of $25 applies to cancellations done or no shows on December 31, 2017.

Sasa will be offering regular menu with Chef's additions to the menu for the evening. Happy New Year!

Sasa Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (35)
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Tapas (21)
Fun (20)
Healthy (20)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Casual (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Romantic (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Great for Lunch (14)
Authentic (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Happy Hour (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Cozy (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Business Meals (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
People Watching (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
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Organic (3)
Spicy (3)
Vegan (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2017

My boyfriend and I love Sasa. We are at the bar so that we could watch the Warriors game. The service was great and the food was absolutely delicious! We tried a couple new things and had old favorites as well. Always look forward to coming back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Good restaurant if you are craving Japanese cuisine. Kale salad was delicious, as were the lettuce wraps. Crispy duck buns were ok, they would suffice if you had a mad craving for duck, chicken meatballs also ok. Garlic rice was a good call. Overall, if you are in need for Japanese and in the area, give it a shot.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

As always, we had a wonderful time! The food and service were excellent!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Fun, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

super food as always but by far the most expensive meal our family eats.....and we eat out often.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

We eat at Sasa on a regular basis. The food is unique, creative and most important delicious. Anytime we come with a couple who have not dined always give it rave reviews.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2017

For lunch my wife and I got a table in the rear section and had the entire area to ourselves. Their lunch plates are wonderful and service very attentive and friendly.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Great bartenders. Comfortable bar stools with back support. Great fun to have dinner at the bar. Lively place, well prepared small plates.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Excellent options every dish was terrific. Something for everyone
Even dessert is amazing

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 25, 2017

My kids took their sitter there for her birthday. I order the ecard online and it was emailed to her within an hour. They enjoyed the meal and the overall experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Delicious! Our party of 5 was taken to a table in the rear dining room, but we opted instead to sit at one of the high-top tables in the main dining room. Our server, Tyler, took our drink and appetizer orders upon which everything was delivered in about 5 minutes! The shrimp lettuce wraps were amazing, as were the dumplings. We each ordered a different sushi roll, and all were absolutely delicious! For dessert, we tried the PB&J sandwiches (Yum) and the caramel panna cotta (was ok). Sasa is a definite re-do.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

There were 6 of us for a birthday dinner.
This was my 3rd time here.
We ordered multiple dishes and all shared.
The sashimi with scallop tartar as appetizer is excellent.
For dinner the 3 dishes that really stood out was the Blackened Cod, short ribs, and steak that you finish cooking yourself over a hot rock. These were outstanding and delicious.
For desert, go with cream brûlée. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Not the best service. Sushi bar was 25 min delay!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Portion size very small, expensive for what you get,I had a steak which I didn't know at the time I had to cook it myself on a gimmicky hot stone, temp I was told was 350 f which isn't hot enough for searing a steak it should be at least 600f also if I'm having to cook it myself I should have stayed at home and cooked

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Enjoyed a delightful Mother's Day lunch. Good place for sharing small plates. Memorable dishes include pork belly skewers, duck confit buns, Main St roll and green tea creme brulee. Would like to go back to try more fish dishes. Very attentive and professional service, we felt very welcome

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Organic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We love this place! We always have a great meal and come back often! The service is great and our kids love it! The ambiance is also very nice! We would highly recommend.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Our only complaint this time was a 40 minute wait after our reservation time and some memory gaps with our server. Apart from that, the evening was very nice. Fresh sushi maki, delicious pork belly skewers, duck with buns, lamp lollipops, dumplings and chicken meatballs. Dessert was the consistently good bread pudding.
The nicely presented courses were scrumptious!

Always a pleasure to dine here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Great food and very attentive waitstaff

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Everything was fabulous as usual!!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Sports, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Seasonal, Organic, People Watching, Fun, Spicy, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We have been to Sasa many times in the last couple of years. It has always been excellent and we have never been disappointed. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 3, 2017

The best sushi in the East Bay! I eat here every time I'm in Walnut Creek.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Nice interior with water feature, although dark, but that's a look. Small plates which add to $$$$. Fun though, and food was good to very good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2017

We ate lunch there during restaurant week. The special main course was soba noodles with Tiger shrimp. The noodles were delicious, but the shrimp was overcooked. Maybe because we ordered an extra roll, the Rock n Roll, as an appetizer. The roll was also delicious. We'd go back for the sushi.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 23, 2017

One of my very favorites while in town. I go every time!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Food and service were both very good. Would have liked a little broader beer selection but not a problem. We had a big change in plans and arrived at 6PM instead of at our 8PM reservation and they accommodated us quickly. My only complaint was the high top table and chair combination was not comfortable. The table was so tall I felt like I was a little kid eating at the big table.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Excellent food and service. Everything fresh, creative, tasty, well prepared and presented. Top quality all around.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Very over priced, avg sushi and the wine was ridiculously expensive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Wonderful restaurant with amazing food and great service. Perfect for a date night or just casual dining with family/friends. Sushi is phenomenal! Overall just a local gem

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Tapas, People Watching, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2017

We sat outside on the patio and it was lovely. The food was stellar as was the service. Delicious sushi rolls and we also had the skate fish and prawns lettuce wraps. Yummy! Our server was attentive and when we asked him for recommendations he was spot on. He was super nice and said "beautiful" when we ordered things, which we found charming.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Good food and good service this is one of our favorite spot to eat lunch and dinner. Salmon is on point the sauce is amazing..

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Live Sports
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Innovative Asian fusion cuisine. Sparkling fresh sushi and sashimi. Great service and cocktails, too.

Tags: Late-night Find, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Casual, People Watching, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Took forever for our waiter to take our order. Never asked if we wanted another drink. I've been here for lunch before but don't recommend dinner

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The Food at Sasa is overpriced for a mediocre experience. The waiter continually tried to "upsell" us all night long, (pay $2 more for "real" Wasabi instead of the regular option). The space is dark, and tables are crowded together. Sasa thinks very highly of itself, but unfortunately does not deliver in any way to make the customer feel like they are getting a high class experience. I would not visit again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Birthday lunch - all good.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Food was amazing! Our server was awesome and answered all questions, he had great recommendations for wine! Did I mention food was just mouth watering yum!!!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We had the best service and food! It made for a great evening!!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 2, 2017

The food is absolutely Awesome, the sauses that compliment the dishes are mouth watering.
Wine is very smooth

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 1, 2017

I feel like I pay to sit here , the food is not that great. They try to posh it up , but definitely not the quality of what you pay for.

You pay a bit more than other spots for the ambience and service. It was my second time back and I said instead of being upset about the food why don't I just get less food and drink more on the patio.

Service and decor are awesome

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Excellent menu and food - it is the way I like top dine out !

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We had a fantastic time as always! Their sushi is the freshest in the area- really top-notch! Service is always wonderful - Jason and Louie are the best!

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great Beer, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Live Sports, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 28, 2017

The food and service never disappoint. We return again and again.

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