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For 2
Date
Wed, 4/25
Time
9:30 PM
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Yanagi Sushi & Grill

4.1
255 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Perfect For:
  • Authentic
  • Good for Groups
  • Quiet Conversation
YANAGI is recognized for its variety, with over 200 dishes accompanied by over 30 California wines and 30 kinds of sake and beer. Our employees make a continuous effort to provide great taste and a unique atmosphere. We look forward to continue satisfying our customers while constantly developing new and original dishes.
We are continuously scouting new Teppan Chefs, developing various types of entertainment and refining our atmosphere. Customers will have a dining experience like never before, with great taste and environment, combined with a touch of class. The result is an unparallel experience at YANAGI, where we take pride in treating every customer as a V.I.P.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(925) 556-9575
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jay Chung
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Dougherty Rd.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 255 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
3.6
ambience
3.8
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was fresh and delicious! Large portions and we had a great time with our master grill chef Chung! We will take the kids next time and will request Chung to be our host on the grill!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always a great dining experience at Yanagi. Celebrated grandson’s 13th birthday. Restaurant was his choice! Staff is always so attentive. We will return!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fun birthday dinner spot.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a delightful lunch experience! From the warm & engaging front of house staff to the attentive wait staff. The OpenTable reservation process was great! I recommend using it. We decided on sushi & a variety of sides... we were not dissapointed! Yummy! Everything was fresh & very tasty and presented beautifully. Next time we will go for the grill. Looking forward to going back with friends so they, too, can enjoy a nice lunch experience!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The food is great. I really like the fact that lots of their rolls do not have rice. It is fresh and tasty. Service is just so-so. Everyone is nice and friendly but how many times do we need a waiter/waitress to come and ask what we want to drink. I also don't like the fact that food is delivered whenever it is ready instead of all together but that's my preference.
I did order the wrong salmon roll and apologize for my error and they did end up giving it to us for free which was not necessary.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

It's authentic, fast and friendly service always reasons for me to recommend your restaurants to friends and colleagues

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Always a good place to have sushi and a little cooking in front of you this is a great place for celebrations

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Very good food. Service needs to improve. I would mostly recommend this place for lunches and take away.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent meal at the sushi counter. Try to get seats with Jay the owner working at the sushi counter!

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The food is good and sashimi is fresh, but the ambience smell is not good. Hope to see some improvement.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Our chef was very entertaining and friendly. The food was delicious and we had a great time.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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!❤️

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on September 21, 2017

Buena comida

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2.0Dined on September 12, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2017

Three times a Lady roll is a must! It's awesome watching Jay behind the sushi bar making the rolls!!!

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4.0Dined on August 23, 2017

Food was very good
Service was adequate

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2017

Excellent food and service for a good price. A little weak on the ambiance/decor, but definitely a great place to go.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

Always great to come here always the best experience ever.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2017

Birthday celebration

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on July 12, 2017

Food was great but the restaurant is looking very tired. Menus are dirty and falling apart. Seats need new covers.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2017

This was our first time in this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. Great quality fish and attentive staff. We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2017

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!!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

We dined at yanagi for Father's Day. Great interesting fresh sushi

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2.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Good was fair but service was poor.

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2017

Staff was very nice and the open cooking experience was enjoyable. The food was burnt and lacked flavor.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2017

We loved our dinner, the sushi was really fresh, the servers were really friendly and attentive, so we will certainly be back.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2017

Sushi is awesome

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Always have a great dinner here. Food is great, service is great!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Fun place to dine with family. Its dinner and a show

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2017

I loved the layout of the restaurant, and the servers were incredible - kind, fast, and fun.

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