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Rohnert Park for a Culinary Treat

Unique shushi creations by award-winning chef Ken Tominaga are featured at Hana Japanese Restaurant in Rohnert Park.

Rohnert Park is cooking up something for almost everyone. In addition to fast food and traditional American coffee shops, this central Sonoma County town offers a variety of ethnic cuisines – Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Mediterranean, Thai, and more. 

Sample unique shushi creations. Savor scrumptious California Mediterranean cuisine. Or enjoy the spice of life with flavorful Sonoran-style Mexican dishes. Here's a short round-up of just three of the favorite dining options in Rohnert Park.

At Hana Japanese Restaurant (101 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park, 707-586-0270), Chef Ken Tominaga takes classic Japanese dishes, puts a modern spin on them, and then, for the crowning touch, adds a Wine Country accent.

Think fig puree of fruit plucked straight from the tree, cage-free eggs for the tamago custard, and local pig cheek so succulent it melts in your mouth. Unagi and monk fish liver with poached daikon, kabayaki balsamic reduction and fig puree, Jidori tamago, Tontoro yaki pork jowl sprinkled in yuzu pepper and much more.

Hana is just one of the surprises in this quiet, well-thought-out masterplan community that was built in the 1970s, and has evolved into a bustling center of businesses, homes, and Sonoma State University. Beyond the beloved Hana, Rohnert Park's cuisine spans the globe.

For example, consider Tonayan Mexican Restaurant (500 Raley's Towne Center, Rohnert Park, 707-588-0893). It’s a big appetite that can finish nearly any plate at this family-owned Sonoran-style eatery and margarita bar, where portions are huge but quality is excellent.

The menu covers all the bases from shredded steak nachos to a chile relleno burrito, to mojarra frito, which is a whole, deep-fried, crispy fish served head-on, paired with refried beans (whole black or pinto), rice, coleslaw, pico de gallo, and corn tortillas. The belly-busting "El Jefe" platter is the stuff of big-platter dreams, one enormous plate brimming with a shredded beef burrito, a ground beef enchilada, a chicken taco (all with your choice of meats), a chile relleno, a slab of grilled steak, rice, beans, and corn tortillas.

Meanwhile, the Californian Mediterranean cuisine at the dark wood, fireplace-lit Bacchus Restaurant and Wine Bar (1 Doubletree Drive, Rohnert Park, 707-586-4679) brings sophistication through all three meals of the day, inviting diners with elegant Wine Country charm.

Where else will you find breakfast flatbread smothered in hen-fresh scrambled eggs, Sebastopol mushrooms, and farmstead Toma cheese? Or a juicy pork chop made star-quality with handcrafted fig balsamic barbecue sauce, pork belly fingerling potatoes, and apple-braised cabbage?

Hungry? Whatever you’re craving, chances are it’s here in Rohnert Park.

For even more options, search through our complete list of Sonoma County restaurants.