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The 6 Best Japanese Restaurants in Palo Alto

Updated: February 19, 2021

Looking for the best Japanese food in Palo Alto? To get you the ultimate list of the finest Japanese restaurants in Palo Alto, we analyzed the top review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Find everything you need to know about the top Japanese restaurants in Palo Alto below.

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Fuki Sushi

Japanese
Palo Alto
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Go Fish Poke Bar

Hawaiian · $15 avg. main dish
Palo Alto
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Taro San Japanese Noodle Bar

Japanese · $22 avg. main dish
Palo Alto
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Sushirrito

Asian
Palo Alto
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

YAYOI

Japanese
Palo Alto
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Odori Japanese Cuisine

Japanese · $19 avg. main dish
Palo Alto
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Japanese restaurants in Palo Alto. We used our Feastfox magic powers to analyze 1095134 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 31320 restaurants, and 1539 lists and articles from top sources like Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, Infatuation and Palo Alto Online. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - Best Japanese Food in San Francisco/Bay Area, Infatuation - San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings and Palo Alto Online - Best Restaurants Of 2019. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for chicken yakitori

    Experts recommend pairing a chicken yakitori with a glass of Assyrtiko, a popular white wine.

  • Chenin Blanc with your Wagu beef

    When considering what goes best with Wagu beef, we recommend a glass of Chenin Blanc, it truly complements the dish as it fights the fattiness with acidity.


  • Go for Sake with soba noodles

    For an elevated experience, pair your soba noodles with Sake. This combination works particularly well because this rice wine brings out the true flavors of the dish.


Parking information

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when you’re hungry. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Japanese spot.

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