Top 10 Restaurants In Yuba City, California

Top 10 Restaurants In Yuba City, California
Located north of California’s capital Sacramento, Yuba City is a fast-growing city that still maintains a small-town, friendly charm. The area is a popular destination for culture buffs and outdoor adventurers, as there are many activities waiting to be explored. Yuba City also has several delicious culinary treats, so here is a list of 10 restaurants to help you get started.
Downtown Yuba City, CA © Ray Bouknight/Flickr

Big Dawgz Burgers

Bar, Restaurant, American
Burger lovers will love Big Dawgz Burgers with their big, juicy creations packed full of flavor. Specializing in hand-formed patties made from fresh certified Black Angus beef, this all-American, laid-back burger joint prides itself on making tasty fare the entire family will enjoy. Highlights from the menu include the chorizo burger with spicy house sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheddar, and a chorizo-infused patty and the veggie burger made with a black bean chipotle patty. Hot dogs, an array of side dishes, like tater tots and fried dill pickles, plus a salad bar are also available.
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City Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, American, European, $$$
Owned and operated by husband-wife duo Stephanie and Michael Fritz, City Cafe is a charming, fine-dining gem of a restaurant. The European-style interior will transport you to another place, making it a wonderful spot to enjoy exquisite cuisine. Procuring the freshest quality ingredients available, the culinary team creates seasonal deliciousness such as Shanghai prawns with tempura prawns, angel hair pasta, and stir-fried vegetables in a sweet chili-sesame sauce and grilled lamb chops with sauteed vegetables and gorgonzola-garlic demi-glace.
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Dhillon’s Pizza

An independently owned and operated pizza joint, Dhillon’s Pizza has a menu with both classic and innovative creations, this eatery will appeal to adventurous palates along with those who would prefer something more familiar. The ‘Veggiepalooza’ topped with white sauce, whole milk mozzarella, zucchini, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, spinach, and a tomato is one classic highlight. For something unique, try the chicken curry with curry sauce, whole milk mozzarella, chicken, red onion, tomatoes, and cilantro or the chicken pesto with pesto, mozzarella, chicken, pine nuts, and sun-dried tomatoes.

Dhillon’s Pizza, 706 W. Onstott Rd, Yuba City, CA, USA, +1 530 777 3018

Kenzo Sushi Japanese Restaurant

Restaurant, Japanese, $$$
Sacramento Northern #654 on Plumas St, Yuba City, CA, August 1964
Sacramento Northern #654 on Plumas St, Yuba City, CA, August 1964 | © Drew Jacksich/Flickr
Meaning ‘the good place’ in Japanese, Kenzo Sushi Japanese Restaurant is a ‘good place’ to go for an array of Japanese delicacies. A family-owned restaurant, Kenzo has a warm, inviting ambiance in which to feast upon delicious cuisine that will keep customers returning time and time again. Beautifully plated items include the Real California Roll with snow crabmeat and avocado, the popular Dragon Roll with deep-fried shrimp, crab mix, and cucumber plus eel, avocado, and eel sauce, and the chicken teriyaki served with soup, salad, and rice. Kenzo serves lunch and dinner seven days a week.
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La Unica

Established in 2000, La Unica is a family-owned eatery delighting guests with its flavorful Mexican cuisine. Striving to serve the best traditional fare pack full of zesty flavors, the team at La Unica has created a menu featuring something to suit every taste. Both crunchy and soft corn or flour tacos with a choice of protein — 11 varieties ranging from shredded beef to spicy pork to grilled chicken to fried fish — make an appearance on the menu along with typical Mexican fare like enchiladas, burritos, tamales, and more. La Unica is open seven days a week.

La Unica, 971 Gray Ave, Yuba City, CA, USA, +1 530 755 3900


Restaurant, Italian, $$$
Serving Yuba City for over ten years, Marcello’s is a well-loved eatery offering an array of Italian delights. The menu is brimming with a wide range of mouthwatering options with something to suit many palates. Within a warm, inviting environment, guests can savor everything from mushrooms stuffed with clams, romano, parmesan, and mozzarella cheeses plus herb bread crumbs to chicken parmigiana with plenty of marinara, mozzarella, and parmesan. Entrées to try include the rosemary balsamic chicken served with sautéed vegetables and the seafood alfredo. Try these dishes — plus something from the extensive cocktail menu — and more seven days a week.
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The Shack

Another fantastic spot for amazing burgers in Yuba City is The Shack. Not your typical run-of-the-mill burger joint, this place is all about quality and not cutting any corners. For instance, guacamole is made fresh each day and onion rings and jalapeño poppers are made using their own batter. Open daily, The Shack is known for their Super Burgers, which are giant burgers piled high with incredible flavors. The EGGsplosion with 1/3 pound of Angus beef, a fried egg, lettuce, tomato, bacon, and cheddar is one must-try option. Complemented by tasty side dishes, including four varieties of fries, and sweet treats, these burgers will satisfy the hungriest of appetites.

The Shack, 968 Cooper Ave, Yuba City, CA, USA, +1 530 845 5700

Sopa Thai Cuisine

When stepping into Sopa Thai Cuisine, guests will be transported to another land with its lovely Thai-inspired décor. The food, of course, will also make guests forget that they are in the USA. Serving a wide variety of Thai dishes all brimming with exotic flavors, Sopa Thai Cuisine has something to suit many tastes. This is a family-style eatery where guests are encouraged to share their dishes, so what better way to start off a meal than by sharing a tasty appetizer like the crab rolls served with a plum sauce. Main dishes include curries, rice, noodles, house specialties like the clay pot seafood, and much more. Sopa Thai is open Monday through Saturday.

Sopa Thai Cuisine, 720 Plumas St, Yuba City, CA, USA, +1 530 790 7672

Sutter Buttes Brewing

Pub, American, $$$
Founded in 2011, Sutter Buttes Brewing is a downtown venue serving great handcrafted brews alongside a tasty array of pub fare every day. The ambiance is a lively one perfect for gathering with friends for fun night out on the town. For beer lovers, there is a variety of taps featuring year-round, seasonal, and special releases, with one highlight being the Watertower IPA, which pairs wonderfully with burgers and wood-fired pizza. As for the food menu, must-try options include the cinque formaggi pizza topped with mozzarella, gorgonzola, asiago, romano, and parmesan and the pub burger with caramelized stout-balsamic onions, sautéed mushrooms, Swiss, gruyère, plus sun-dried tomato aioli all on a pretzel bun.
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Sun's Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, Asian
Sun’s Cafe is a friendly breakfast and lunch spot serving generous portions of American and Asian fare that will not break the bank. A family-owned eatery, this casual cafe features a large and varied menu ensuring that many appetites will be pleased. If visiting for breakfast, the breakfast burrito with hash browns, cheese, eggs, tomato, bell pepper, avocado, and salsa, biscuits and gravy, and any one of the omelets come highly recommended. As for lunch options, there are burgers, sandwiches, Korean and Japanese dishes, and much more. Visit this neighborhood gem Monday through Saturday.
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