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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 (36)
Good for a Date (31)
Special Occasion (31)
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Fit for Foodies (27)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Healthy (21)
Tapas (21)
Fun (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Casual (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Romantic (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Authentic (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Cozy (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Business Meals (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Spicy (3)
Vegan (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Overall experience was good, excellent service, good food.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Celebrating a birthday and everyone had a great time.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

As always, we’re never disappointed. We had cocktails and got involved in our conversation. The waiter checked on us but didn’t pressure us to order. We ordered dumpling, duck buns, pork belly lamp chops and sushi maki. Delicious and the wait staff were friendly and fun.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Absolutely love this restaurant. Best bento box. All the food is amazing. Service is great as well. Our server actually advised us not to order another dish until we had our bento boxes and boy was he right. By the time we had our soup, appetizer and bento box we were full

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 27, 2017

A little pricey but excellent food, ambience was very nice.
Service is also excellent

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Fantastic service. Had no idea we had been overcharged, but received a call from them the next day advising the were crediting back the amount without any prompting from me. Glad to know that we still have honest businesses around.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Tapas, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The atmosphere was amazing, service was great and friendly, and the food was absolutely delicious. Went there for our anniversary and had a blast. The food is obviously not cheap but definitely worth it. The bread pudding was spectacular. And the portions of sushi were pretty filling.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

First time at Sasa, although have heard about this place for a while. Enjoyed everything, but hands down favorite was the lettuce wrap. Not a cheap meal, but you can definitely taste the quality of the ingredients. Service was on point too. No complaints.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Attentive service and excellent food! My new neighborhood gem.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Sasa is a wonderful place all around. The food is delicious and creative. The atmosphere is very special. A lot of thought has gone into the interior beauty of the place. It's elegant but casual.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was very good and great suggestions from our Waiter

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food and service was spot on. Our server helped us make our drink and food selections and everything was perfect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Sasa went the extra mile to make our anniversary celebration a special one. From a complimentary glass of champagne to "Happy Anniversary" printed on the menu, it was made even more special with our server, Justine. She gave suggestions without that pushiness that can come with some staff.

Great meal and even better service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We enjoyed the ambience, food and service. Will definitely return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a delicious meal of several small plates and enjoyed every bite! The service was wonderful and we will go back for certain.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The outdoor area is small, but utterly charming. Exquisite Japanese food, beautifully presented.

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

One of the most exquisite selections of sushi in the east bay.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Dinner was as wonderful as I remember,been here a few times. The server on the other hand was not the best. We at some point asked "have you had enough to drink?"
I am sure she was asking did we wish to have another drink. Also we were asked "have you had enough to eat". We think the server needs some training in this area.
Sorry but we have had excellent service in e past,this time it was a miss. The person did not appear happy to be there and it came across.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Excellent food!
Slow service.
Outside is my preferred area.

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The restaurant has a very nice ambiance in a brick building, rather than the typical painted white walls. I am allergic to one type of seafood and the chef accommodated me with a vegetarian substitution, which was delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Always our favorite place. Louie is the best! The sushi is divine. The bar is fun. Can’t beat the total package at Sasa.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and great ambience! Also, great service

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in downtown Walnut Creek. I love this place. The food is delicious. The service is great. I love to eat in the main dinning area near the fountain or outside. I wish the back room had a little more ambiance, but it 's nice if you come to dine here with little ones.

Tags: Seasonal, Spicy, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

AS always, Sasa is a really great restaurant. The sushi is very good and the Japanese fusion food is unusual. I don't go for rolls but my companion's were well done and tasty. The nigiri was very good and the cooked food is worth the visit.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

i made an opentable reservation for the counter. got to the restaurant and no one was at the host station. one of the waiters (?) came over, and seated us outside, out on the end closest to the street. my wife said she didn't mind being outside, so i didn't say anything, but bummed that our host didn't recognize the reservation and at least give us the option.

sashimi was fresh. skewers are 'safe' - don't have that charcoal grill char that i was craving.

nice atmosphere inside with a large bar and some lounge style seating, good for Friday night gatherings.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Salsa just keeps getting better and better. It's also getting pricier. The small plates are excellent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our group of 6 ordered 11 dishes plus two desserts and loved every single one. Everything was fresh with interesting flavors and textures. Also had an excellent cocktail. Highly recommend the tempura cauliflower, hamachi with citrus and peppercorns, duck with pancakes and terriyaki. Everything was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Our Server Vita was outstanding. Pacing of service and food was perfect. Sushi was the best I've ever had!
We ended up eating indoors as there were some loud and obnoxious kids...didn't want that to ruin the experience so we moved indoors...couldn't have been happier with the meal!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Went to Sasha for our anniversary, but will be back long before our next one!! Great food and amazing service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Everything was great, food,service, host and our server. The bartender on the other hand was hammered and so loud and annoying. She was trash talking costumers where we could hear. She made us feel a bit uncomfortable. Everything else was amazing, duck tacos, tuna parfait and lettuce wraps as recommended by the server were amazing!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

My husband and I are regulars at Sasa. However, this last time, the food was on the salty side. Kind of surprise to us. Hope they are aware that excessive salt does not bring a better flavor and definitely is not healthy

Tags: Tapas, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Food was perfect!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Loved the Citrus Hamachi and jalapeño mango cocktail. They make a good Manhatten too.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was tastey, but a bit pricey. Tables were very close together, not ideal for an intimate date.

Tags: Tapas, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Wait staff very attentive. Seated on time. Food was awesome. The beef cheeks were the best !! All our choices were fresh , tasty, cooked appropriately and delicious. Our new favorite dining spot!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Consistently fabulous

Love the food at Sasa - no matter how often I go, there is always something new and different on the menu, as well as the "regulars". Interesting flavors and spice options, great cocktails, excellent service.

Will return again!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Loved our experience! Awesome atmosphere, great service and just loved the vibe overall. The manager Mike Abel made sure my husband and myself had a unique experinece and was professional, informative and prompt. I do definitely recommend dining at Sasa.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Casual, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Organic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Tapas, Bar Seating, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We came to celebrate a birthday. A relaxing evening, the sashimi was delicious with nice portions. The food was served at a good tempo and the menu has some unique dishes. The birthday girl got a very nice green tea dessert. I have been here before and had a great server sitting out on the patio... This time not as great.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This was my first visit, though my guest had been several times and recommended Sasa as one her favorites. The food was excellent and the service was great (thanks Taylor)! Only negatives were the noise level...very loud environment due to the relatively small sapce and number of tables. We were seated in the back "cafeteria" like section which I would not recommend; definitely contributed to the noise level, making casual conversation nearly impossible. The outdoor patio would be ideal but it was too hot this week to sit outside. I will definitely come back again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always excellent dinner and specials. Lamb chops, sushi mmm. Good wine recommendations. Love the pink peppercorns

Tags: Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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