The Best Chicken Karaage in the San Francisco Bay Area – Sumika Grill in Los Altos

Food Chronicles

Authentic Yakitori – Just like in Japan

Dining at Sumika in downtown Los Altos transports you from a small suburban town in the Bay Area to the yakitori joints found all around Japan. Plus, the restaurant serves the best chicken karaage in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Lunch Sets at Sumika

Lunch at Sumika offers a limited menu, mostly consisting set selections, including donburi (rice bowl), the most popular sides, and salads. For under $20, you can have a complete and satisfying lunch along with soup, salad, pickles, and even a beer.

Sumika Grill Los Altos Best Oyako-don
Oyako-don. One of the most popular lunch items served with miso soup, salad, and pickles. The eggs are prepared runny, just like in Japan. This oyako-don is also the perfect way to end a yakitori dinner, also just like in Japan
Sumika Grill Los Altos Best Chicken Karaage
Karaage. Hands down, the best chicken karaage in the Bay Area. The succulence of the meat, the crispy well-seasoned batter. The karaage is served during both lunch and dinner and makes a great starter for the meal

 

Dinner at Sumika

Lunch at Sumika is like an amuse bouche to the dinner menu. In the evenings, the kitchen expands the menu to include small plates to share and yakitori from the bincho grill, which is how they also grill in Japan to create a depth of flavor.

Sumika Grill Los Altos
The yakitori grill at Sumika. The Japanese chefs grill the yakitori sticks behind this glass window throughout the night. The glass helps keep the smokiness away from the diners. This kitchen setting and the taste of the food really transports you to Japan
Sumika Grill Los Altos
Aside from the oyako-don and karaage, the chicken wings are another must order dish, which you can only have during dinner. The dinner menu expands with yakitori and small plate selections. Reservations are highly recommended

 

Sumika Grill
236 Central Plaza, Los Altos, California
+1-650-917-1822
Tuesday to Thursday, 11:30am to 2pm and 6pm to 10pm
Friday and Saturday, 11:30am to 2pm and 5:30pm to 10pm
Sunday, 5pm to 8:15pm
Closed Mondays
Walk-in only at lunch
Reservations highly recommended at dinner


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