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Welcome to Katana-Ya Restaurant

The best Japanese food in El Cerrito, CA

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Our Story

Katana-Ya Restaurant offers authentic and delicious tasting Japanese cuisine in El Cerrito, CA. Katana-Ya's convenient location and affordable prices make our restaurant a natural choice for eat-in or take-out meals in the El Cerrito community. Our restaurant is known for its variety in taste and high-quality fresh ingredients. Come and experience our friendly atmosphere and excellent service.

Featured Dishes

Menu

Kitchen Appetizers
Soup
Salad
Age-Dashi Tofu $8.95
House Pickles $5.25
Tempura Appetizer $11.50
Edamame $5.50
Spicy Baked Mussels $11.95
Takoyaki $7.95
Goma-Ae $5.75
Ohitashi $5.75
Gyoza $9.95
Kara-Age $9.95
Kani-Age $10.25
Yakitori $9.95
Kaki Fry $9.95
Calamari Fry $9.95
Ika Yaki $13.95
Chawan Mushi $5.95
Miso Soup $2.75
Enoki Miso Soup $5.50
House Salad $6.50
Chef's Salad $10.95
Seaweed Salad $6.50
Calamari Salad $10.95
Sunomono
Curry
Sauteed
Cucumber Sunomono $4.95
Saba Sunomono $7.95
Ebi Sunomono $7.95
Moriawase Sunomono $11.95
Tako Sunomono $8.75
Curry Chicken $15.95
Curry Beef $16.25
Curry Shrimp $16.25
Curry Chicken Katsu $16.95
Curry Katsu $16.95
Curry Croquette $14.95
Curry Yasal $14.95
Shoga Beef $19.95
Salmon Butter Yaki $19.95
Donburi / Jyu
Udon
Nabemono
Beef Teriyaki Don $18.95
Salmon Teriyaki Don $18.95
Chicken Teriyaki Don $17.95
Katsu Jyu $18.95
Chicken Katsu Jyu $18.95
Una Jyu $19.95
Oyako Donburi $17.95
Suki Don $19.95
Ten Don $17.95
Chicken Udon $13.25
Beef Udon $13.95
Kitsune Udon $11.95
Nabeyaki Udon $15.95
Tempura Udon $15.95
Vegetable Udon $13.25
Seafood Udon $18.95
Curry Chicken Udon $15.95
Curry Yasai Udon $14.95
Beef Sukiyaki $19.95
Chicken Sukiyaki $17.95
Chicken Mizutaki $18.95
Shabu-Shabu $19.95
Yosenabe $20.95
Vegetable Sukiyaki $16.95
Seafood Soup $20.95
Saba Tofu $18.95
Oden Dinner $18.95
Seafood Sukiyaki $20.95
Entree Dinners
Dinner Specials
Dinner Bento Box
Chicken Teriyaki $16.95
Beef Teriyaki $18.95
Salmon Teriyaki $18.95
Saba Shioyaki $18.95
BBQ Hibachi Dinner $20.95
Yakitori Dinner $17.95
Hamachi Kama Shioyaki $20.95
Miso Short Ribs $20.95
Waffle Steak $20.95
Combo Tempura Dinner $17.95
Ebi Tempura Dinner $17.95
Vegetable Tempura Dinner $16.95
Tonkatsu $17.95
Cheese Tonkatsu $18.95
Chicken Katsu $17.95
Cheese Chicken Katsu $18.95
Dinner Special A $22.95
Dinner Special B $23.95
Dinner Special C $23.95
Two Items From Column A $20.95
Two Items From Column B $21.95
Two Items From Column C $23.95
Two Items From Column D $23.95
One Item Each From Column A&B $21.95
One Item Each From Column A&C $22.95
One Item Each From Column A&D $22.95
One Item Each From Column B&C $22.95
One Item Each From Column C&D $23.95
One Item Each From Column B&D $23.95
Drinks
Sushi Appetizers
Nigiri Sushi
Coke $2.25
Diet Coke $2.25
Sprite $2.25
Ginger Ale $2.25
Bottled Water $2.25
Original Ramune $4.25
Strawberry Ramune $4.25
Melon Ramune $4.25
Apple Juice $3.95
Orange Juice $3.95
Lemon Ice Tea $3.95
Passionfruit Ice Tea $3.95
Maguro Sashimi Appetizer $13.95
Hamachi Sashimi Appetizer $13.95
Sake Sashimi Appetizer $12.95
Appetizer Sashimi $20.95
Appetizer Sushi $13.95
Amaebi Sushi $9.25
Maguro Sushi $7.25
Ebi Sushi $5.95
Shiro Maguro Sushi $7.25
Hotategai Sushi $6.95
Saba Sushi $6.25
Spicy Hotate Sushi $7.25
Sake Sushi $6.95
Ika Sushi $6.95
Tako Sushi $6.25
Ikura Sushi $7.25
Tamago Sushi $5.25
Hamachi Sushi $7.25
Tobiko Sushi $6.95
Kani Sushi $7.25
Unagi Sushi $6.95
Maki Sushi-Sushi Rolls
Temaki-Hand Rolls
Vegetarian Sushi
Alaska Maki $7.25
Boston Maki $8.25
Buppa Gump Maki $7.25
California Maki $6.95
California Special Maki $8.95
Spicy California Maki $6.95
Hawaiian Maki $7.95
Canadian Maki $6.95
Sakekawa Maki $6.95
Ikakyu Maki $6.95
Rock & Roll $7.25
Unagi Maki $6.95
Unakyu Maki $7.25
Spicy Tuna Maki $7.25
San Francisco Maki $7.95
Pacific Maki $6.75
California Hand Roll $6.95
Unagi Hand Roll $6.95
California Special Hand Roll $7.95
Salmon Skin Hand Roll $6.95
Ebi Hand Roll $6.95
Tempura Hand Roll $6.95
Hamachi Hand Roll $6.95
Spicy Tuna Hand Roll $6.95
Maguro Hand Roll $6.95
Inari Sushi $5.75
Tamago Sushi $5.25
Natto Sushi $5.25
Kappa Maki Sushi $5.25
Avocado Maki $5.25
Oshinki Maki $5.25
Avocado & Cucumber Maki $5.95
Avocado & Oshinko Maki $5.95
Umekyu Maki $5.25
Umeshiso Maki $5.25
Vegetable Tempura Maki $7.95
Kanpyo Maki $5.25
Special Maki Sushi
Specialty Roll
Cooked Roll
Futomaki $8.25
Spider Roll $11.25
Unaten Maki $11.25
Hana Maki $11.25
Spicy Spider Roll $11.25
Mexican Maki $8.25
Jay Vee Maki $10.25
Jumbo Maki $11.25
Katana-Ya Roll $16.95
Fireman Roll $15.95
Ichiban Roll $16.95
49ers Roll $15.95
Hot Tiger Roll $15.95
Rainbow Roll $15.95
Red Dragon Roll $15.95
Lambada Roll $15.95
Volcano Roll $16.95
Red Roof Roll $15.95
Cherry Blossom Roll $16.95
Sakura Roll $15.95
Crazy Monkey Roll $14.95
Dragon Roll $16.25
Green Dragon Roll $14.95
House Maki $15.95
Lion King Roll $16.95
Lion Queen Roll $16.95
Super Spicy Roll $16.95
Snake Roll $16.95
Raiders Roll $16.95
Sashimi Donburi
Sushi Dinner Sets
Sashimi Dinner Set
Tekka Don A $20.95
Tekka Don B $20.95
Hamachi Don $21.95
Salmon Ikura Don $21.95
Chirashi Don $22.95
Sushi Combo A $20.95
Sushi Combo B $22.95
Sushi Combo C $22.95
Sushi Combo D $23.95
Sushi Temaki Combo $24.95
Sushi Maki Combo $22.95
Vegetarian Sushi Set $19.95
Sashimi & Sushi Combo Dinner $25.95
Maguro Sushi Set $22.95
Maguro Sashimi Dinner $22.95
Hamachi & Salmon Sashimi Dinner $22.95
Moriawase Sashimi Dinner $24.95
Fried Rice
Ramen
Vegetarian Ramen
Cha-Han Fried Rice $12.95
Chashu Ramen $13.50
House Ramen $14.25
Chicken Kara-Age Ramen $13.95
Katana-Ya Ramen $14.25
Ebi Tempura Ramen $13.25
Negi Ramen $13.95
Miso Negi Ramen $14.25
Miso Cha-Shu Ramen $14.75
Sapporo Ramen $13.25
Plain Ramen $9.95
Miso Corn Ramen $12.75
Moyashi Ramen $12.75
Vegetable Ramen $12.75
Special Ramen
Special Ramen Set
Ramen Combo Set
Dumpling Ramen $13.75
Braised Beef Ramen $14.25
Chicken Teriyaki Ramen $13.95
Egg Flower Ramen $14.25
Mabo Ramen $13.95
Minsan Men Ramen $14.25
Spicy Miso Ramen $14.75
Tan Tan Men Ramen $13.95
Kim Chee Ramen $13.95
Dry Braised Noodles $14.25
House Special Shrimp Noodles $14.95
Hiyashi (Cold) Ramen $13.95
Dumpling Ramen Set $17.95
Braised Beef Ramen Set $17.95
Chicken Teriyaki Ramen Set $17.95
Mabo Ramen Set $17.95
Minsan Men Ramen Set $17.95
Spicy Miso Ramen Set $17.95
Kim Chee Ramen Set $17.95
Egg Flower Ramen Set $17.95
Tan Tan Men Set $17.95
Ramen Chanhan Set $18.25
Ramen Curry Rice Set $18.25
Ramen & Gyoza Set $17.95
Ramen & Onigiri Set $17.95
Extra Ramen Toppings
Two Items Lunch Bento Boxes
Sashimi Lunches
Extra Noodle $3.95
Extra Chashu $4.50
Two Items Lunch Bento Box $17.95
Moriawase Sashimi Lunch $24.95
Chirashi $22.95
Sushi Lunches
Entree Lunches
Sushi A $14.95
Sushi B $16.95
Chicken Teriyaki $13.25
Yasai Tempura $13.25
Combination Tempura $13.95
Chicken Katsu $13.95
Tonkatsu $13.95
Saba Shioyaki $13.95
Salmon Shioyaki $13.95
Salmon Teriyaki $13.95
Beef Teriyaki $13.95
Beef Sukiyaki $15.25
Kitchen Appetizers
Age-Dashi Tofu $8.95
House Pickles $5.25
Tempura Appetizer $11.50
Edamame $5.50
Spicy Baked Mussels $11.95
Takoyaki $7.95
Goma-Ae $5.75
Ohitashi $5.75
Gyoza $9.95
Kara-Age $9.95
Kani-Age $10.25
Yakitori $9.95
Kaki Fry $9.95
Calamari Fry $9.95
Ika Yaki $13.95
Chawan Mushi $5.95
Soup
Miso Soup $2.75
Enoki Miso Soup $5.50
Salad
House Salad $6.50
Chef's Salad $10.95
Seaweed Salad $6.50
Calamari Salad $10.95
Sunomono
Cucumber Sunomono $4.95
Saba Sunomono $7.95
Ebi Sunomono $7.95
Moriawase Sunomono $11.95
Tako Sunomono $8.75
Curry
Curry Chicken $15.95
Curry Beef $16.25
Curry Shrimp $16.25
Curry Chicken Katsu $16.95
Curry Katsu $16.95
Curry Croquette $14.95
Curry Yasal $14.95
Sauteed
Shoga Beef $19.95
Salmon Butter Yaki $19.95
Donburi / Jyu
Beef Teriyaki Don $18.95
Salmon Teriyaki Don $18.95
Chicken Teriyaki Don $17.95
Katsu Jyu $18.95
Chicken Katsu Jyu $18.95
Una Jyu $19.95
Oyako Donburi $17.95
Suki Don $19.95
Ten Don $17.95
Udon
Chicken Udon $13.25
Beef Udon $13.95
Kitsune Udon $11.95
Nabeyaki Udon $15.95
Tempura Udon $15.95
Vegetable Udon $13.25
Seafood Udon $18.95
Curry Chicken Udon $15.95
Curry Yasai Udon $14.95
Nabemono
Beef Sukiyaki $19.95
Chicken Sukiyaki $17.95
Chicken Mizutaki $18.95
Shabu-Shabu $19.95
Yosenabe $20.95
Vegetable Sukiyaki $16.95
Seafood Soup $20.95
Saba Tofu $18.95
Oden Dinner $18.95
Seafood Sukiyaki $20.95
Entree Dinners
Chicken Teriyaki $16.95
Beef Teriyaki $18.95
Salmon Teriyaki $18.95
Saba Shioyaki $18.95
BBQ Hibachi Dinner $20.95
Yakitori Dinner $17.95
Hamachi Kama Shioyaki $20.95
Miso Short Ribs $20.95
Waffle Steak $20.95
Combo Tempura Dinner $17.95
Ebi Tempura Dinner $17.95
Vegetable Tempura Dinner $16.95
Tonkatsu $17.95
Cheese Tonkatsu $18.95
Chicken Katsu $17.95
Cheese Chicken Katsu $18.95
Dinner Specials
Dinner Special A $22.95
Dinner Special B $23.95
Dinner Special C $23.95
Dinner Bento Box
Two Items From Column A $20.95
Two Items From Column B $21.95
Two Items From Column C $23.95
Two Items From Column D $23.95
One Item Each From Column A&B $21.95
One Item Each From Column A&C $22.95
One Item Each From Column A&D $22.95
One Item Each From Column B&C $22.95
One Item Each From Column C&D $23.95
One Item Each From Column B&D $23.95
Drinks
Coke $2.25
Diet Coke $2.25
Sprite $2.25
Ginger Ale $2.25
Bottled Water $2.25
Original Ramune $4.25
Strawberry Ramune $4.25
Melon Ramune $4.25
Apple Juice $3.95
Orange Juice $3.95
Lemon Ice Tea $3.95
Passionfruit Ice Tea $3.95
Sushi Appetizers
Maguro Sashimi Appetizer $13.95
Hamachi Sashimi Appetizer $13.95
Sake Sashimi Appetizer $12.95
Appetizer Sashimi $20.95
Appetizer Sushi $13.95
Nigiri Sushi
Amaebi Sushi $9.25
Maguro Sushi $7.25
Ebi Sushi $5.95
Shiro Maguro Sushi $7.25
Hotategai Sushi $6.95
Saba Sushi $6.25
Spicy Hotate Sushi $7.25
Sake Sushi $6.95
Ika Sushi $6.95
Tako Sushi $6.25
Ikura Sushi $7.25
Tamago Sushi $5.25
Hamachi Sushi $7.25
Tobiko Sushi $6.95
Kani Sushi $7.25
Unagi Sushi $6.95
Maki Sushi-Sushi Rolls
Alaska Maki $7.25
Boston Maki $8.25
Buppa Gump Maki $7.25
California Maki $6.95
California Special Maki $8.95
Spicy California Maki $6.95
Hawaiian Maki $7.95
Canadian Maki $6.95
Sakekawa Maki $6.95
Ikakyu Maki $6.95
Rock & Roll $7.25
Unagi Maki $6.95
Unakyu Maki $7.25
Spicy Tuna Maki $7.25
San Francisco Maki $7.95
Pacific Maki $6.75
Temaki-Hand Rolls
California Hand Roll $6.95
Unagi Hand Roll $6.95
California Special Hand Roll $7.95
Salmon Skin Hand Roll $6.95
Ebi Hand Roll $6.95
Tempura Hand Roll $6.95
Hamachi Hand Roll $6.95
Spicy Tuna Hand Roll $6.95
Maguro Hand Roll $6.95
Vegetarian Sushi
Inari Sushi $5.75
Tamago Sushi $5.25
Natto Sushi $5.25
Kappa Maki Sushi $5.25
Avocado Maki $5.25
Oshinki Maki $5.25
Avocado & Cucumber Maki $5.95
Avocado & Oshinko Maki $5.95
Umekyu Maki $5.25
Umeshiso Maki $5.25
Vegetable Tempura Maki $7.95
Kanpyo Maki $5.25
Special Maki Sushi
Futomaki $8.25
Spider Roll $11.25
Unaten Maki $11.25
Hana Maki $11.25
Spicy Spider Roll $11.25
Mexican Maki $8.25
Jay Vee Maki $10.25
Jumbo Maki $11.25
Specialty Roll
Katana-Ya Roll $16.95
Fireman Roll $15.95
Ichiban Roll $16.95
49ers Roll $15.95
Hot Tiger Roll $15.95
Rainbow Roll $15.95
Red Dragon Roll $15.95
Lambada Roll $15.95
Volcano Roll $16.95
Red Roof Roll $15.95
Cherry Blossom Roll $16.95
Sakura Roll $15.95
Cooked Roll
Crazy Monkey Roll $14.95
Dragon Roll $16.25
Green Dragon Roll $14.95
House Maki $15.95
Lion King Roll $16.95
Lion Queen Roll $16.95
Super Spicy Roll $16.95
Snake Roll $16.95
Raiders Roll $16.95
Sashimi Donburi
Tekka Don A $20.95
Tekka Don B $20.95
Hamachi Don $21.95
Salmon Ikura Don $21.95
Chirashi Don $22.95
Sushi Dinner Sets
Sushi Combo A $20.95
Sushi Combo B $22.95
Sushi Combo C $22.95
Sushi Combo D $23.95
Sushi Temaki Combo $24.95
Sushi Maki Combo $22.95
Vegetarian Sushi Set $19.95
Sashimi & Sushi Combo Dinner $25.95
Maguro Sushi Set $22.95
Sashimi Dinner Set
Maguro Sashimi Dinner $22.95
Hamachi & Salmon Sashimi Dinner $22.95
Moriawase Sashimi Dinner $24.95
Fried Rice
Cha-Han Fried Rice $12.95
Ramen
Chashu Ramen $13.50
House Ramen $14.25
Chicken Kara-Age Ramen $13.95
Katana-Ya Ramen $14.25
Ebi Tempura Ramen $13.25
Negi Ramen $13.95
Miso Negi Ramen $14.25
Miso Cha-Shu Ramen $14.75
Sapporo Ramen $13.25
Plain Ramen $9.95
Vegetarian Ramen
Miso Corn Ramen $12.75
Moyashi Ramen $12.75
Vegetable Ramen $12.75
Special Ramen
Dumpling Ramen $13.75
Braised Beef Ramen $14.25
Chicken Teriyaki Ramen $13.95
Egg Flower Ramen $14.25
Mabo Ramen $13.95
Minsan Men Ramen $14.25
Spicy Miso Ramen $14.75
Tan Tan Men Ramen $13.95
Kim Chee Ramen $13.95
Dry Braised Noodles $14.25
House Special Shrimp Noodles $14.95
Hiyashi (Cold) Ramen $13.95
Special Ramen Set
Dumpling Ramen Set $17.95
Braised Beef Ramen Set $17.95
Chicken Teriyaki Ramen Set $17.95
Mabo Ramen Set $17.95
Minsan Men Ramen Set $17.95
Spicy Miso Ramen Set $17.95
Kim Chee Ramen Set $17.95
Egg Flower Ramen Set $17.95
Tan Tan Men Set $17.95
Ramen Combo Set
Ramen Chanhan Set $18.25
Ramen Curry Rice Set $18.25
Ramen & Gyoza Set $17.95
Ramen & Onigiri Set $17.95
Extra Ramen Toppings
Extra Noodle $3.95
Extra Chashu $4.50
Two Items Lunch Bento Boxes
Two Items Lunch Bento Box $17.95
Sashimi Lunches
Moriawase Sashimi Lunch $24.95
Chirashi $22.95
Sushi Lunches
Sushi A $14.95
Sushi B $16.95
Entree Lunches
Chicken Teriyaki $13.25
Yasai Tempura $13.25
Combination Tempura $13.95
Chicken Katsu $13.95
Tonkatsu $13.95
Saba Shioyaki $13.95
Salmon Shioyaki $13.95
Salmon Teriyaki $13.95
Beef Teriyaki $13.95
Beef Sukiyaki $15.25
What our customers say

Reviews

As always, good ramen serves freshly made and so good salmon as well. Nothing to complain about the service. It was always great.
Benjamine Foster
I have been going to this place for a few years now. Every time, it's always amazing. The bento boxes are top-notch. The tempura Shrimp is fantastic. Highly recommended!
Perry Holmes
So they have Ramen that you can split between 2 people because of how big the portions are or any of their meals are large portions. Their Sushi is always fresh.
Cooper Takaki
From the moment you come to this place the waiters give you a great feeling. It is a happy restaurant to hang out with friends and colleagues or with your date.
Bentlee Morton
Excellent place for Japanese food. Authentic menu. Love their Beef curry and the Bentos are perfect for Lunch. Fresh Sushi and the specialty Rolls will keep you coming back.
Kevin L.
One of the better places in the area for Sushi, Bento, and Ramen. This is our family's favorite place. Consistently good quality and fair price. Ingredients are always fresh.
Tara V.