Below is a list of the top and leading Japanese Restaurants in Oakland. To help you find the best Japanese Restaurants located near you in Oakland, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Oakland’s Best Japanese Restaurants:
The top rated Japanese Restaurants in Oakland, CA are:
- Mujiri – began with the simple idea of bringing the best from them to you
- Judoku Sushi – serves high-quality fresh food
- Aburaya – invests in quality ingredients
- Marufuku Ramen – has multiple places in California, Texas, and New York
- Delage – is a chef’s choice–style restaurant
Mujiri began with the simple idea of bringing the best from them to you. From their founder to their front-line workers, they put lots of love and careful thought into all they do. They hope you relish all they have to offer and share the experience with others. Mujiri is only able to make limited orders every day, they really appreciate everyone’s support, great patience, and understanding, you are all the best. Try one of their signature selections and see what everybody’s talking about.
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“Some of the best, non-pretentious, no-frills sushi in the Bay Area. I love that they marinate the sushi rice and add a little wasabi in between the fish and rice. Also, the fatty tuna nigiri is heavenly.” – Justen P.
Judoku Sushi serves high-quality fresh food lovingly prepared from traditional recipes with a blend of the contemporary. Great for sushi-lovers of all ages, you will find them stylish, fantastically friendly, and affordable. Food means everything to them, they invest into it so much patience and time when it comes to sourcing, preparing, and serving. Only the freshest, delicious, and highest quality ingredients pass through their door and onto the table.
Once they have produced, they want to share which is why their chef and the team in the kitchen work within an environment which is all-embracing and full of positive energy, with this passion very much being a part of what they do. Judoku Sushi’s kitchen is very much a vital element of the restaurant, not just somewhere where your food is prepared. Not only will you find their menu delectable but the food is much admired by every guest.
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“Everything was awesome. The sake was really good. But the best for me is Sashimi. The best sushi in town ever. Love it.” – Fonne SP
Aburaya invests in quality ingredients to guarantee its customers get the great taste they’re famous for. Because they believe that you deserve the best. Their secret ingredient is passion. Everyone on their team is passionate about making your time with them as great as it can be, from start to finish. They are a punk rock/rock and roll-influenced restaurant particularizing in Japanese fried chicken, aka kara-age, and izakaya plates. Everything is freshly made in-house, from marinades to sauces and seasonings.
Their fried chicken itself has been gluten-free since day one of Aburaya’s history, but now all fried chicken seasonings, salad dressings, all side dishes, etc are gluten-free as well. And adding two new seasonings too.
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“Great oyakodon portions and love the variety of content inside for sale (liquor, liquor sets, merch). A few standing tables inside and outside. Quick service and convenient for a quick meal before an event at Fox Theater. Other friends got the 8pc and loco moco and both sounded good.” – Aq X.
Marufuku Ramen has multiple places in California, Texas, and New York. Confirm the location when you order pickup or delivery. Marufuku proudly serves the genuine Hakata-style Tonkotsu ramen, featuring milky and umami-rich broth made from boiling pork bones for long hours, ultra-thin artisanal noodles that match completely with the broth, and Cha-shu made from specially selected pork. Rich white chicken paitan ramen with chicken Cha-shu is also featured on the menu together with a variety of mini-sized rice bowls, izakaya-style appetizers, and premium beer and sake.
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“Really good Ramen. A cool little place in a nice little strip of restaurants and bars. Be prepared for a bit of a wait. Great ramen.” – Gregory K.
Delage is a chef’s choice–style restaurant situated in Old Town Oakland. They offer a multi-course prix fixe menu that focuses on California-inspired Japanese fare. Their menu changes regularly based on local, seasonal ingredients. They have very limited walk-in seating. Reservations are strongly encouraged. They offer catering, let them cater your next event.
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“Very tasty! Sat at the sushi bar and enjoyed listening to the chef. Highly recommended.” – Jason K.
Shera Elliott graduated from the New Mexico State University with a major in biology and a minor in Biological Basis of Behavior & Health Care Management. Shera grew up in Los Angeles, but moved to Las Cruces for college. Shera has written for several major publications including the Albuquerque Journal and NPR. Shera is a community reporter and also covers stories important important to all Americans.