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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    July 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 7, 2014
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Sasa is a new Japanese inspired restaurant in Walnut Creek. Izakaya Restaurants are traditional small plate restaurants where friends 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 into a ambiance that wows and invites guests to stay and enjoy the dining experience at SASA. Chef Cyrus Irudistan and Chef/Owner Philip Yang prepare Japanese influenced dishes from around the world. The staff welcomes you into their house and offers up comfort, hospitality and fun. The restaurant includes a full bar with a large Sake selection, outdoor patio, sushi bar and a commitment to fresh local seasonal faire.<br /><br />*Note: Personal wines welcome, a $20 corkage fee will apply per bottle
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Uneven
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2002
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We eagerly returned to Sasa's with friends; everyone looked forward to another delicious experience. That did not happen. Some of our selections were very good; others missed the mark. Good: Brentwood corn side dish, grilled salmon special, scallops. Not so good: Heirloom tomato salad (tomatoes were tough), beef special was like a beef stew (poorly done). Sushi diners (not me) gave their selections an OK -- not great, but good.
The main dining room has a nice vibe, but was particularly quiet. Upon entering, the smell of seafood (on the not good "fishy" side) was very noticeable. There are too few vegetable dishes on the menu. Sauces seem to be the result of a heavy hand. Service was fine.
We will not return immediately"
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2002
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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