Sasa logo small type  … Come to unwind, stay for the unexpected

Sasa Restaurant is a small plate restaurant where friends can 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 by BH Development and Designer Jackson Santos. Chef Philip Yang (proprietor & owner of Blue Gingko, Lafayette) prepares Japanese influenced dishes from around the world consisting of an eclectic mix of local and seasonal meat, noodle, sashimi, and traditional sushi specialties, with an emphasis on a unique variety of fresh seafood delivered daily from Tokyo’s world-famous Tsukiji fish market and Oahu’s Fish Auction.

The staff welcomes you into their house and offers up comfort, hospitality and fun. Sasa features an outdoor patio and a full bar, stocked with an extensive selection of sake, where expert mixologists happily introduce diners to the world of sake.


Dining Style: Casual Dining

Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Neighborhood: Walnut Creek

Cross Street: Bonanza

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Parking: Street Parking

Event Dining

Our “Room of Time” can accommodate groups up to 90 people

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Our “Family Room” can accommodate groups up to 38 people


Our “Waterfall Garden” can accommodate groups up to 32 people

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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 catering team,, will take care of all the details that make your day so special.

Contact Us

1432 North Main Street

Walnut Creek, California 94596

(925) 210-0188


Sunday – Thursday: 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm 

Friday – Saturday:   4:30 pm – 9:30 pm


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In the News

Farther East ~ Diablo Magazine August 2010

Sasa brings a different brand of Japanese food to Walnut Creek. By April Demboksy Photography by Jennifer Martine Sometimes, chef Philip Yang has to disappoint before he can please. In the first month after he opened Sasa in Walnut Creek, he had to tell many diners...
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Izakaya: Japanese small plates pubs and brewing

Japanese craft beer is definitely not a term that is that widely known in the beer world. Besides the big five beer industries (Kirin, Asahi, Sapporo, Suntory, and Yebisu), the craft beer industry of Japan did not exist 26 years ago. However, since its creation, it...
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Review: Sleek Sasa brings izakaya to Walnut Creek

By Jessica YadegaranContra Costa Times Posted: 09/07/2010 10:21:11 AM PDT Updated: 09/07/2010 11:26:21 AM PDT Dinners at Saza a Japanese restaurant on N. Main Street in Walnut… ( SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD ) There is something enticing about Sasa, the sleek Japanese...
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SASA – Japanese Inspired Restaurant gets set to open in early April

Walnut Creek, CA – January 26, 2010– Sasa, the first Izakaya Restaurant in the Diablo Valley will open its doors to the public in early April, 2010, in a beautifully restored 1910 brick storefront, in the heart of Downtown Walnut Creek. The 100 year old building...
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Weekly Dish, Diablo Magazine, April 13 2010

Fresh fish fans should mark Saturday down on their calendars: That’s the day Sasa opens its doors in Walnut Creek. Billed as the only Izakaya-style (Japanese small plates) restaurant in Contra Costa, Sasa comes comes with some foodie-cred: the executive chef is Philip...
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At A Glance

• What Makes it Special: Traditional prepared dishes inspired by Japanese pubs and the chef’s childhood culinary memories. • The Space: A hipper-than-hip urban feel that would fit in any major city. • When to Go: The bar is popular for lunch and after-dinner drinks....
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