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22724 Foothill Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541-4208
+1 510-886-6972
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (3 reviews)
“sushi” (4 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
22724 Foothill Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541-4208
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

My husband and I had dinner here the other day, and we were surprised how inexpensive the food is. The rolls and combos are very affordable, especially for lunch. The staff is very friendly and the food was pretty great. The only complaint we had...More

Thank Dianah R
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Wakamatsu is small family owned and run restaurant. Typically we order sushi and rolls. E.g., the saba has a wonderful, delicate flavor. But, first, I always inquire whether the Hamachi Kama, which is a lightly broiled yellowtail cheek collar, is available. Unfortunately, it is not...More

Thank Daniel J
Reviewed January 18, 2017

I never expected to find a home-style Japanese place in a small place like Hayward. The place is not fancy, but the food is perfect home-style. It is a family-owned place, not a franchise. One of the service person is the Mom, with very courteous...More

Thank SFboy2
Reviewed August 22, 2016

If you want Japanese food like a japanese mother would make, go to wakamatsu!! Absolutely delicious! Try the katsudon.

Thank Travelthrutime
Reviewed December 27, 2014

The food is OK here but nothing will really wow you. It cost $30 for 2 of us for lunch, which is reasonable and included the 4 pieces of Hamachi nigiri I ordered on the side. Comes with tea and miso soup which had a...More

Thank Chartreuse
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Some of the best Japanese food around. Very authentic. Be sure to try the baked scallops and Joey's special roll. I love to go to Wakamatsu when I'm feeling beaten down. I ALWAYS leave feeling good. The food is great, the vibe is better. In...More

Thank Ginger L
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Wakamatsu is the only Japanese-owned restaurant in the area. (I only know others in Oakland or Newark.) No 'designer sushi' here. Just great Japanese food.

Thank Jay K
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Of the 5 restaurants in downtown Hayward serving Japanese food, Wakamatsu is my favorite. It is a mom & pop shop where Joey, the sushi chef, greets you as you enter and Emiko takes your order. My favorite lunch is the Sushi Lunch Special (CA...More

Thank RSTravelingforFood
Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

A great place to eat great value for the food. Friendly family atmosphere. The food is always fresh Joey is wonderful.

Thank Kyramo
Reviewed June 2, 2012

Joey is the real deal, a real Japanese sushi chef (having done a five year apprenticeship), and his wife Tomiko, she, from a family of restauranteurs in Japan. This charming couple are the epitome of old world traditions. Although their little piece of japan is...More

Thank Mike B
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22724 Foothill Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541-4208
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hayward
  • Phone Number: +1 510-886-6972
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