Relax. refresh. Relish.

Savor traditional edomae sushi by Master Sushi Chef Koji Yamauchi in a relaxed setting in Downtown Walnut Creek.

SUSHI IS BETTER WITH FRIENDS

Eat delectable morsels of fish and rice.  Enjoy beverages selected with care to enhance the flavor of your food.  Chef Koji and his team work hard to make your dining experience with us full of ikoi ("rest, relaxation" in Japanese).

KOJI YAMAUCHI

CHEF/CO-OWNER OF IKOI WALNUT CREEK

For forty years, Chef Koji has dedicated himself to honing his skills in the art of sushi.  He delights in sharing the culinary traditions of his native Japan with his customers in the Diablo Valley. 

Strive to be better today than yesterday, better tomorrow than today, and so on – day after day, for the rest of your life.  There is no end to it.

Chef Koji began his training in the art of sushi with an apprenticeship under the renowned sushi master, Chef Hiroshi Hiyama.  Chef Koji sharpened his skills working in acclaimed sushi restaurants in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area to open his first sushi restaurant.  Ikoi Walnut Creek is Chef Koji's third restaurant.