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Sawa Sushi

1042 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3754
+1 408-241-7292
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good12%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
5 Aug 2017
“Terrible restaurant”
11 Sep 2016
“rude is sweet”
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
1042 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3754
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

My wife and I are very knowledgeable diners and Sawa is one of the worst restaurants we have ever dined in. Do not believe the hype you see on their website that Sawa is a high-end restaurant. There is no hostess to greet you. There...More

1  Thank HarFrancisco
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The chef is rude. The place is ugly. No menu - his choice. No intel about what you eat except that it is raw fish. Still the best sashimi East of Tokyo. It is a feast, huge portions, amazing sauce, melting fish. only 2 parties...More

Thank philippe s
Reviewed 9 May 2016

There are people who love Sawa and people who hate Sawa. The people who love Sawa know that the playful, dry, almost cruel banter from Chef Steve is all part of the ambience and experience. No menu, (don't be fooled by the cheap, laminated place...More

Thank lauriedubrol
Reviewed 26 October 2015

With six guests in the restaurant at the sushi bar, our first visit to Sawa last week felt like a private dinner. The restaurant itself looks uninviting from the outside, and apparently does not want to attract walk-ins. We did call ahead and were welcomed...More

Thank Raoulsch
Reviewed 4 August 2015

An amazing experience - as previous reviewers have said, the owner is quirky, the place is a bit downmarket, but the food is fantastic. Very pricey though (we paid over $200 per person for a 6 course meal).

Thank David D
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Full disclosure, I have never eaten at this place, but we tried to schedule a reservation and it was a complete disaster. My wife called and made reservations for our seventh year wedding anniversary on October 19th 2014. She made reservations for 6 pm for...More

Thank Adam D
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Undoubtly the food is outstanding - and I know thats why you go - however if the Chef refuses to tell you what you're getting, what it costs and keeps pushing alcohol - its just not good enough. The food is awesome - however at...More

Thank Mcivan
Reviewed 27 March 2013 via mobile

No menu, no warm welcome, not fancy at all but great experience. You sit at the bar, he asks if you have any food allergy then prepares sushi randomly based on his mood. He gives you a plate with some strange fish, you ask which...More

Thank ediiii
Reviewed 16 March 2013

I made reservation for 3 people. We came in an the owner started to shout at us that if we sit he will charge us for $100 each, and we can't order it is a 6 dishes he will choose for us. His eyes looked...More

3  Thank Ronit55
Reviewed 4 June 2012

if you love actual Japanese sashimi, or you're into raw fish. this is the place to go! Yes it isn't the typical japanese sushi restaurant you'd go to with rolls and Japanese Udon (Americanized Japanese food), because Steve only serves TOP quality sashimi. It's always...More

2  Thank Jacqkaki
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6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1042 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3754
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: +1 408-241-7292
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