Rutsu18 juxtaposes traditional Japanese eatery cuisine with artisan flavors and presentation.

The city of Alhambra is an exciting mix of Pacific-rim cultures and Rutsu 18 is working to bring those cultures together through the shared language of food. The roots (or “rutsu”) of our food are pan-asian, but we’ve combined the traditional with the new. Rutsu 18 provides Japanese food in an atmosphere that is both familiar and new at the same time. Our menu has combinations of dishes that are not usually served in the same restaurant. You would have to go to a noodle shop, izakaya, and a sushi bar to begin to get the variety we offer.

Upon entering Rutsu 18, diners have an instant sense of familiarity and wonder. Our walls are almost as interesting as our flavors.  Vivid murals and pop-art help to create a sense of whimsy. Well-trained servers are never too busy to help you choose menu items that would best suit your tastes. From the most discerning foodie to the pickiest child in the SGV, everyone finds a favorite comfort food at Rutsu 18.


(626) 458–8388


645 E Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801



Lunch: 11:30a–2:30p
Dinner: 5:30p–9:00p


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