It's authentic, fast and friendly service always reasons for me to recommend your restaurants to friends and colleagues
A friend and myself were able to sit at the sushi bar. The food was prepared in front of us and looked so fresh. The taste was amazing, I had several orders of Hamchi (my favorite). Also had the salmon, spider roll and rainbow roll. All of it was excellent. Great experience.
Very good food. Service needs to improve. I would mostly recommend this place for lunches and take away.
Great food, fun atmosphere and attentive service!
Far better ventilation than Hana Japan, if you go there you may need to wash/dry clean whatever you wear. This restaurant is much better for Tapenade style dinner
Excellent meal at the sushi counter. Try to get seats with Jay the owner working at the sushi counter!
The food and services are just fine, we are just not comfortable with the food cooking and food aroma and smoking oil from the cooking at the chef cook tables. When went home our hair and clothing full of food smell and oily particles are still hanging around.
I think it is better having a divider for the two sections.
The food is good and sashimi is fresh, but the ambience smell is not good. Hope to see some improvement.
Our chef was very entertaining and friendly. The food was delicious and we had a great time.
Our Favorite go to is Hamachi Kama, and this Restaurant cooked it to Perfection! The Staff and Owner were very Friendly and Attentive, they are ready to take care of their Customers. It is also a Family Friendly Restaurant, we will be back as soon as we can and we will highly recommend Yanagi to Family and Friends!❤️
Always go to this place one of the best spots not just for sushi but for Teppanyaki Grill also. Service is always great they know us here and love that they put extra care into returning customers.
Sushi just wasn't fresh enough. Server had difficulty understanding our requests, delivered one incorrect order, and charged us for miso that we had not ordered.
Three times a Lady roll is a must! It's awesome watching Jay behind the sushi bar making the rolls!!!
Food was very good
Service was adequate
Excellent food and service for a good price. A little weak on the ambiance/decor, but definitely a great place to go.
Food is fabulous, fresh and beautifully presented. Great service. Family style or individual. The sea bass is the best! I've eaten here many times and I've never been disappointed.
Always great to come here always the best experience ever.
Took a friend here for her birthday and we enjoyed the teppanyaki as well as sushi. The chef was very funny and entertaining and we had a good time.
Food was great but the restaurant is looking very tired. Menus are dirty and falling apart. Seats need new covers.
This was our first time in this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. Great quality fish and attentive staff. We will definitely return.
I made the reservation on-line and when we got there they could not find the reservation. They accommodated us within 5 minutes. The service was outstanding but I felt a bit rushed. Food was great!!
We dined at yanagi for Father's Day. Great interesting fresh sushi
Good was fair but service was poor.
Staff was very nice and the open cooking experience was enjoyable. The food was burnt and lacked flavor.
One of the better Teppanyaki Grills in the East Bay. The food is very good and the service was great. It's a great place to come for a birthday celebration or just do something that is fun and different. You get your meal and entertainment all at the same time.
Very disappointed in our at table meal experience. All the other tables had a lively and fun chief. Ours didn't even attempt to entertain us and even for annoyed at us when he messed up our order and the other family at our table's order.
I was a little disappointed with the quality of the sushi, the Toro was sliced way too thick and was extremely oily and overpriced. Took my niece for her birthday and was hoping to wow her. Would be willing to come back to try the Teppanyaki where people seem to really enjoy. Ambiance was fun, food presentation was nice but expected a lot more for what we paid.
We loved our dinner, the sushi was really fresh, the servers were really friendly and attentive, so we will certainly be back.
Sushi is awesome
Always reliable, and this time I needed a corner with a little quiet - that is often not possible because it's ALWAYS busy. But we were on the tail end of lunch hour and they put is in a noce corner and didn't seat anyone close. Perfect.
Service is always good and the food is impeccable.
Always have a great dinner here. Food is great, service is great!
Fun place to dine with family. Its dinner and a show
I loved the layout of the restaurant, and the servers were incredible - kind, fast, and fun.
A nice family Japanese restaurant. A good value. A large selection of rolls. Good for lunch or dinner
It's always good at Yanagi and the Teppanyaki is always very entertaining and great food.
Yanagi is one of our favorite places in the valley. My wife and I have eaten here countless times, and I think it is the best sushi and overall dining experience in the area.
We've been here a few times, and this time seemed lackluster. The chef preparing our food at the Teppanyaki grill was very quick and it wasn't as much of a show(something we came for). It was quite a disappointment this time, my date didn't even get her steamed rice until she was done with her entree. Not very happy this time, love the restaurant just this time wasn't the best. Also, a seating mix-up meant we didn't start eating until 30 mins after the time we should've been
We have been here a few times but the Teppan chef, Jonathan, assigned to us was excellent in both the meal and entertainment (he did a few new things we haven’t seen before). The servers were also very nice.
Our chef was great and service was excellent. Thank you!