Sumika Restaurant Review, Los Altos

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Reviewer: Foodnut.com


236 Central Plaza

Los Altos, CA 94022


Sumika Website

Sumika Los Altos Exterior Decor

Sumika is a small low key Japanese restaurant in downtown Los Altos, hidden away on a sidestreet. You really need to seek out this two year old restaurant. The focus on home style comfort foods with rice bowls during lunch and Kushiyaki or Charcoal Yakitori grill for dinner. They use organic chicken and other ingredients.

Sumika Los Altos Interior Decor

Decor, Vibe – Casual low key Asian decor with kitchen front counter seating, several booths, sake bottles lining some walls. Mostly middle aged Asian customers were dining during our lunch time visit.

Menu (Click to zoom into any picture)

Sumika Los Altos Lunch Menu

Sumika Menu focuses on Donburi rice bowls, Tofu, or Udon for lunch. Dinner includes several Charcoal grilled skewers as well as hot pot, tapas, and appetizers. They are known for their katsu fried chicken.

Sumika Full Menu Picture Set

Website Sumika Menu


Sumika Los Altos Salad Pickles

Salad, Pickles

Sumika Los Altos Oyako Don

Oyako-Don ($10) Organic Chicken cooked in a special sauce covered by small grain white rice, soft gooy eggs over rice comes with a decent miso soup, a small green salad with a soy dressing and some oshinko pickles. Reasonable size for lunch and decent quality.

Sumika Los Altos Teriyaki Chicken Don

Teriyaki-Don ($10) Organic Chicken teriyaki over scrambled Egg and rice includes the same miso soup and salad. Lots of chicken breast meat, some of which still had skin. Slightly strong teriyaki sauce.



Sumika had solid service from an accomodating waiter. Prices are reasonable for this class of informal Japanese restaurant making it easy to recommend for a quick bite to eat in the Los Altos area. Nothing fancy, just some solidly cooked Japanese food. Don’t look for Sushi, rolls, or Sashimi here. They have a good assortment of sakes.

Also at:
3540 Homestead Rd.
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Sumika on Urbanspoon

Sumika Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine, Sake
Hours:Tu - Sat 11:30am - 2pm, Tu-Th 6-10pm, Fri 5:30-11pm, Sat 5:30-10pm, Sun 5-9pm
Prices:$8 - $13 (Lunch), $12 - $32 (Dinner)
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Posted on February 15th, 2010
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