In September 1987, Nobuko Hamano-Der finally got to marry two of the things she loved: Japanese cuisine and her family. The Old Teriyaki House on Pruneridge Avenue in Santa Clara was transformed into Yuki Sushi: a place for great classic Japanese dining experience built on great food and warm family-like hospitality.
After 22 years of opening the first location, Nobuko’s son Doug stayed at the helm of the Santa Clara location and her daughter, Jennefer found an opportunity to expand Yuki Sushi and bring it to a new neighborhood. After 22 years of the first location in Santa Clara, Lincoln Avenue of Downtown Willow Glen was the perfect place to expand for it’s warm community and being near the heart of Silicon Valley. Yuki Sushi found a second home to share Nobuko’s passion for great Japanese food and provide great dining experiences to the community.
As Yuki Sushi in Santa Clara continued to build its roots in the community for their classical take on Japanese cuisine and Yuki Sushi in Willow Glen continued to flourish in its inspired takes of Japanese cuisine, there was a family desire to build a new Yuki experience. An experience that was quicker, but still offered the great food and experience that Yuki has been known for. In Spring of 2017, the newest Yuki Sushi was born: Yuki Express. Housed in the Garden Theatre of Downtown Willow Glen, Yuki Express delivers fast and fresh sushi and poke bowls that brings together classical Japanese with a touch of aloha.
Even after 30 years in the business, Yuki Sushi continues to be a proud family affair. We look forward to welcoming you in either of our 3 locations!