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Sugata Japanese Restaurant

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1105 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1611
+1 510-526-3516
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Point Richmond, CA
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137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This is one small (yet cozy) restaurant on Solano just off of San Pablo. Don't know how we missed it for all these years. But glad we had a craving for Japanese the other night and all the research pointed to Sugata. Appetizers consisting of ahi sashimi and a sushi roll made with tempura ebi were right on the money.... More 

Thank FlatbushFlyer
San Francisco, CA
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Sugata has been my favorite since before I moved into the neighborhood in 2009. The Endo family, owners and cooks, have become more than restauranteurs in my life; Mrs Endo is like my aunt. The food is consistently delicious, with home-cooked flavors from my mom's cooking--and she had a great reputation! My favorites are saba shioyaki (salted mackerel grilled) and... More 

Thank MOR63
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015

Set in a lovely and traditional Japanese environment, the soup and sushi were delicious. The meticulous preparation for each item was impressive. The server was prompt and alert.

Thank ghgk
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This place used to be the one I go to when craving for sushi and other Japanese food but the quality went down so much I don't want to go there anymore. It is always busy because it is such a small place. Last time 2 of us went there on Saturday night and it took 15min. to get the... More 

1 Thank RioQ
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2014

After the lovely warmed Saki and the delicious Japanese meal, we left the restaurant with a smile. The Japanese food was beautifully prepared, and the delightful Japanese decor was perfect. A quiet atmosphere for a busy restaurant. The Saki helped us wait for the slow arrival of the main entree.

1 Thank ghgk
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

And by typical I mean it as a complement. After 35 years Endosan is handing off to Endokun - being the son - but he goes by Chikara- his first name. Used to be 100% traditional but now the son is finally being allowed to do things different. A delightful place I have been going to for almost 20 years... More 

1 Thank PeterCalc
Albany, California
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2012

Good place for a first-timer to try Japanese tradional foods. Nothing fancy, just plain good food . They'll even give you a fork if you really can't handle chop sticks!!

1 Thank jrosano
Sonoma, CA
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2012

Chikara, the sushi 'chef' at Sugata, always has something special to recommend; he is especially great with his recommendations, once, he gets to know your tastes for fish. The food at Sugata has a very, very authentic flavor; it very much, reminds me of food, prepared by my relatives; it's almost if they had the same recipes and preparation style.

1 Thank Sonoma_CAYoda
San Francisco, CA
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103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2012

Having placed our order and waited 40 minutes we asked after our food. After waiting twenty more minutes we complained and we left. With so few tables it's hard to understand how a table for two could be overlooked for so long.

1 Thank Crabbus
Berkeley, California
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2009

We've gone to Sugata for about 20 years now. As others have mentioned, the sushi is excellent, but our family's favorites are the tempura udon and teriyaki beef/chicken donburi. I haven't read the other reviews, but Sugata is small (about 10 tables in 200 square feet of room plus a 6-person sushi bar) and not fancy (the specials are written... More 

2 Thank psychcal

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Sushi, Japanese
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1105 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-526-3516

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?