In Japan, lunches are often taken quickly

from small stalls where freshness and quality are key. Shops value their reputations very highly. This was the same dedication of our founders when they opened the first Sarku Japan in 1987.

The idea was so well received that soon

everyone wanted to try our fresh take on Japanese food. We were more than happy to share. Now there are over 250 Sarku Japan restaurants in over 34 states, Puerto Rico and South America. We are the largest and most successful Japanese Quick Service Restaurant in America. And with good reason.

Our mission remains the same

as it has always been: To share the fresh ways of traditional Japanese cooking with the rest of the world. That’s exactly what you’ll find at every one of our locations: Meals cooked-to-order right in front of you. Fresh flavors. No added MSG. Quick, friendly service.

We’re always striving to improve our quality and surprise you with meal choices that enliven your tastebuds.

Thank you for sharing this experience with us.

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Mall Locations

Our mall locations are perfect for grabbing a quick meal while you take a break from your shopping. There’s plenty to enjoy on the menu, but be sure to try our signature teriyaki chicken, beef and shrimp. Always delicious and always made without trans fats or added MSG.

Sushi BarIn many of our mall locations, you’ll find our sushi bar kiosks that serve up a convenient and quick way to enjoy a real sushi bar experience.

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Storefront Locations

Our storefront restaurants offer an expanded menu of your favorite Japanese foods including even more of our famous teriyaki, sushi, tempura and bento boxes. Grab something to go or sit down and enjoy the experience of seeing your food cooked fresh on our teppanyaki griddles.



Enjoy even more delicious options at Ming Tree and Kato’s Cajun restaurants.
Both are part of the Sarku Japan family of restaurants.

Sarku Japan Expands Street Concept Into Northern Virginia

Sarku Japan, the largest and most successful Japanese Quick Service Restaurant chain (QSR) in the United States, will take its sizzling teriyaki and made-to-order sushi from mall food courts to the streets of Northern Virginia. The brand has debuted its first Virginia Teriyaki & Sushi Express street concept in Alexandria at the Kings Crossing Shopping […]

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Sarku Japan, the largest and most successful Japanese Quick Service Restaurant chain (QSR) in the United States, will take its sizzling teriyaki and made-to-order sushi from mall food courts to the streets of Northern Virginia. The brand has debuted its first Virginia Teriyaki & Sushi Express street concept in Alexandria at the Kings Crossing Shopping Plaza. The location, which is a corporate store, will be the first of three slated to open in Northern, Virginia before the end of the year.

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Sarku Japan Continues Global Expansion With Deal In South America

Posted May 1, 2010

Frisby Corporation to open Sarku Japan Teriyaki and Sushi Express Restaurants in Colombia. Sarku Japan https://www.sarkujapan.com, the largest and most successful Japanese quick service restaurant chain (QSR) in the United States, continues to expand globally with a major franchise deal in South America. Sarku Japan and Frisby Corporation have entered a multi-year master license agreement […]

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Frisby Corporation to open Sarku Japan Teriyaki and Sushi Express Restaurants in Colombia.

Sarku Japan http://www.sarkujapan.com, the largest and most successful Japanese quick service restaurant chain (QSR) in the United States, continues to expand globally with a major franchise deal in South America. Sarku Japan and Frisby Corporation have entered a multi-year master license agreement to open 20 Sarku Japan Restaurants in Colombia over the next 10 years.

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Sarku Launch

Posted July 9, 2008

Sarku Japan, one of the largest and most successful Japanese Quick Service (QSR) chains in the United States, is taking its sizzling Teriyaki and made-to-order sushi from mall food courts to the streets as it launches a new store-front concept.

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Sarku Japan, one of the largest and most successful Japanese Quick Service (QSR) chains in the United States, is taking its sizzling Teriyaki and made-to-order sushi from mall food courts to the streets as it launches a new store-front concept.

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Have a new location for a Sarku Japan restaurant? If your property meets the following criteria, we would be glad to discuss options with you. Please contact us at (800) 688-3858 or dvp@sarkujapan.com.

Real estate criteria for storefront locations

  • End caps or highly visible inline locations with convenient ingress and egress
  • A level sites in successful retail hubs with established anchors
  • National QSR co-tenants
  • 1,800 – 2,100 sq. ft. with 25 ft. of frontage
  • Highly visible building signage with additional pole or monument sign
  • High lunch and dinner traffic – 7 days per week


  • Sarku Japan
    Mall Location

    Acadiana Mall
    5725 Johnston Street, Sp#A-266
    Lafayette, LA 70503
    Phone: 337-216-4550

    M-Sa 10:00am-9:00pm
    Su 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Sarku Japan
    Mall Location

    Alderwood Mall
    3000 184th Street SW Space #854
    Lynnwood, WA 98037
    Phone: 425-640-6718

    M-Sa 10:00am-9:00pm
    Su 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Sarku Japan
    Mall Location

    Arbor Place
    6700 Douglas Blvd., Sp. FC-03
    Douglasville, GA 30135
    Phone: 678-838-0140

    M-Sa 10:00am-9:00pm
    Su 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Kato's Cajun
    Kato's Cajun Location

    Arbor Place
    6700 Douglas Blvd, Sp # FC-5
    Douglasville, GA 30135
    Phone: 770-942-4141

    M-Sa 10:00am-9:00pm
    Su 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Sarku Japan
    Mall Location

    Asheville Mall
    3 South Tunnel Road, Sp #FC-7
    Asheville, NC 28805
    Phone: 828-505-1857

    M-Sa 10:00am-9:00pm
    Su 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Sarku Japan
    Mall Location

    Augusta Mall
    3450 Wrightsboro Rd., Space #2395
    Augusta, GA 30909
    Phone: 706-733-7690

    M-Sa 10:00am-9:00pm
    Su 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Sarku Japan
    Mall Location

    Barton Creek Square
    2901 Capital of Texas Hwy., Sp. #VC-03
    Austin, TX 78746
    Phone: 512-329-9253

    M-Sa 10:00am-9:00pm
    Su 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Sarku Japan
    Mall Location

    Baybrook Mall
    500 Baybrook Mall Dr., Unit 002
    Friendswood, TX 77546
    Phone: 281-488-3106

    M-Sa 10:00am-9:00pm
    Su 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Sarku Japan
    Mall Location

    Belden Village Mall
    4264 Belden Village Mall
    Canton, OH 44718
    Phone: 330-497-1889

    M-Sa 10:00am-9:00pm
    Su 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Sarku Japan Teriyaki & Sushi Express
    Storefront Location

    Bergen Town Center
    2701 Bergen Mall
    Paramus, NJ 7652
    Phone: 201-880-6551

    M-Sa 11:00am-9:30pm
    Su 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sarku Japan
    Mall Location

    Boynton Beach Mall
    801 N. Congress Ave., #661
    Boynton Beach, FL 33426
    Phone: 561-736-3587

    M-Sa 10:00am-9:00pm
    Su 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Sarku Japan
    Mall Location

    Bridgewater Commons
    400 Commons Way, Sp. #3480
    Bridgewater, NJ 8807
    Phone: 908-252-4539

    M-Sa 10:00am-9:00pm
    Su 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Sarku Japan Sushi Bar
    Sushi Bar Location

    Bridgewater Commons
    400 Commons Way, Sp. #3462
    Bridgewater, NJ 8807
    Phone: 908-685-5893

    M-Sa 10:00am-9:00pm
    Su 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Sarku Japan Teriyaki & Sushi Express
    Storefront Location

    Brookfield Plaza Shopping Center
    7000A Brookfield Plaza
    Springfield, VA 22150
    Phone: 703-992-6645

    M-Sa 11:00am-10:00pm
    Su 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Sarku Japan
    Mall Location

    Cambridgeside Galleria
    100 Cambridgeside Pl., #119
    Cambridge, MA 2141
    Phone: 617-252-0882

    M-Sa 10:00am-9:00pm
    Su 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Sarku Japan
    Mall Location

    Cape Cod Mall
    Sp. F107, Route 132
    Hyannis, MA 2601
    Phone: 508-862-9823

    M-Sa 10:00am-9:00pm
    Su 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Sarku Japan
    Mall Location

    Carolina Place
    11025 Carolina Place Pkwy., Sp. #FC-04
    Pineville, NC 28134
    Phone: 704-544-5668

    M-Sa 10:00am-9:00pm
    Su 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Sarku Japan
    Mall Location

    Charleston Town Center
    3023 Charleston Town Ctr.
    Charleston, WV 25389
    Phone: 304-342-6688

    M-Sa 10:00am-9:00pm
    Su 12:30pm-6:00pm
  • Sarku Japan
    Mall Location

    Chicago Ridge Mall
    444 Chicago Ridge Mall, Space FC 15
    Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
    Phone: 708-423-1220

    M-F 10:00am-9:00pm
    SA 10:00am-8:00pm
    Su 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Sarku Japan
    Mall Location

    Citadel Mall
    2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., FC-3
    Charleston, SC 29407
    Phone: 843-763-8898

    M-Sa 10:00am-9:00pm
    Su 12:00pm-6:00pm

Locations Coming Soon

Sarku Japan
Mall Location
Hillsdale Shopping Center
60 31st Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403

Sarku Japan
Storefront Location
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151

Sarku Japan
Mall Location
Great Mall of the Bay Area
447 Great Mall Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035

Sarku Japan
Mall Location
Freedom Crossing at Fort Bragg
Chute Street and Woodruff Street
Fort Bragg, NC 28307

Sarku Japan
Mall Location
Colorado Mills
14500 W. Colfax Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80401

careers

Sarku Japan is the largest and most successful Japanese Quick Service operator in the United States. We currently employ over 1,800 people, but are always looking for highly motivated and talented individuals to join the Sarku Japan family! We are inspired by people who share our philosophy of “Kaizen”, or Continuous Improvement. We are passionate about providing an exceptional customer experience and work tirelessly every day to achieve that goal.

  • Are you looking for an exciting career with opportunities to advance?
  • Are you a self-starter with a passion for customer service?
  • Are you ready for a work environment that challenges your mind, rewards your accomplishments and recognizes the value you add to the team?

Please see our current job openings and click on the job title for more information, and apply from that page if you are interested.

In the spirit of kaizen or “continuous improvement”, we always welcome your feedback and inquiries. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and continue to be your favorite choice for quick Japanese cuisine. Feel free to contact us and let us know how we’re doing.

Customer Service

Contact us at (888) 612-7551 or use the contact form below for any customer service related inquiries.


MAILING ADDRESS

Sarku Japan – Customer Service

  • 7650 Birchmount Road
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Canada L3R 6B9

FRANCHISING

We are not currently seeking new franchising applications, but would be glad to answer any questions you may have.

(905) 474-0710 ext. 694
or (800) 668-3858

smkfranchising@sarkujapan.com

REAL ESTATE

If you have a location you think we should consider for a future Sarku Japan development, we’d love to hear from you.

(800) 668-3858

dvp@sarkujapan.com