Sushi Restaurants

10 8 Oma San Francisco Station

Address: 1737 Post St #337, San Francisco, CA 94115
Oma San Francisco Station
$$$$ Top 10 Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room
In Japan, Omakase (お任せ) “entrust the chef” is a popular style of dining, where the guests entrust the chef with the meal selection. As this is a great honor, the chef in turn vows to use the freshest ingredients, masterful techniques and bursts of innovation, to create a truly memorable dining experience. Oma San Francisco Station is proud to present this simple, yet elegant way of dining to all of our guests.

10 8 Sawa Sushi

Address: 1042 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Sawa Sushi
Unlike other sushi places that offer generic imitation rolls, Sawa Sushi goes above and beyond all expectations. Nestled in a strip mall, the exterior features a sparten décor. However, once diners walk inside, they find themselves lost in an in-depth exploration of seafood and sake. Named one of Forbes Top 100 U.S. restaurants, Sawa Sushi prides itself on practicing “Omakase” or “trust the chef” service. Head chef Steve creates a selection of sushi focusing solely on high-end ingredients and presentation exclusively for each table. Highlights include Steamed Monkfish Liver, Uni, and Salmon Sashimi, in addition to non-seafood options such as ...

10 8 Ame

Address: 689 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
$$$$ Top 10
Located a few streets away from the busy Union Square area, Ame provides a relaxing and elegant getaway and a delectable dining experience. Ame is decorated in a chic and intimate Asian style, with a signature red table that seats eight. Ame offers a New American cuisine that is widely influenced by Japanese creations. The menu provides raw treatments from the sashimi bar as well as various appetizers and entrée plates. Creative dishes like Tai Snapper Sashimi “Kombu Jime” with seaweed, crab and cucumber sauce come from the Sashimi bar. For an appealing main course, Grilled Veal T-bone Steak on ...

10 8 Ozumo

Address: 161 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
$$$$ Top 10 Recommended
Ozumo is nestled into the heart of San Francisco’s Embarcadero District. This restaurant serves modern Japanese cuisine in a serene and sophisticated environment. Guests can choose to to sit in a variety of rooms that each offer a unique dining experience and ambience. The Robata Grill features unique small plates of a variety of meat and vegetables that are cooked over traditional robata charcoal grills. For private dining, Ozumo offers sake tasting in their exclusive, glass-enclosed Sake Tasting Room. Those seeking a more traditional and exotic experience than the golden hued main dining room can be seated on zabuton cusions ...

10 8 Kiss Seafood

Address: 1700 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Kiss Seafood
The interior of Kiss Seafood is characterized by clean white walls and delicate floral decorations. Upon entering, diners have the choice of sitting in the dining room or at the bar, where they can watch experienced sushi chefs prepare their meal. While this restaurant has many sushi and sashimi dishes to offer hungry patrons, its name makes it clear even to newcomers that their true specialty is seafood. As an appetizer, diners can try the Mushi-Uni and Japanese Green Shira-Ae, steamed sea urchin and green vegetables, or the Tai and Tofu Kabura-Mushi, a small dish featuring tai-snapper fish and tofu. ...

10 8 Yoshi's Oakland

Address: 510 Embarcadero West, , Oakland, CA 94607
Yoshi's Oakland
Yoshi’s San Francisco, the jazz club and Japanese restaurant, has a new location in Oakland. About Yoshi's: Chef Shotaro Kamio has brought the best of his experience as an apprentice to top chefs in Tokyo to his own work here stateside with Yoshi's. Finding the perfect balance between using traditional Japanese cooking methods, seasonal ingredients, and authentic spices, Chef Kamio uses three words to describe his cuisine: Seasonal, Simple, and Surprise. Try the Maple Leap Duck Takaki (with summer vegetables, a Saikyo miso vinaigrette, and Welsh vanilla sea salt) or the Tsukiji Sashimi Selection (five varieties of seasonal fish from ...

10 8 Kyoto Palace

Address: 1875 South Bascom Avenue Suite 2500, Campbell, CA 95008
Kyoto Palace
At the Kyoto Palace, the wall between the table and kitchen disappears, immersing diners in a theatrical show of culinary delights. Located in Campbell, guests sit around a large grill, watching in amazement as the chef juggles, spins, and slices the ingredients in an agile but elaborate way. Offering a selection of beef, chicken, seafood, or vegetables, guests choose an entrée to be grilled before their eyes, ending with the chef flipping the final product straight from the grill to the plates. Dinner specials include Soup, Salad, Shrimp Appetizer, Hibachi Vegetables, Steamed Rice and hot Green Tea. A more lavish ...

10 8 Oh Baby Sushi

Address: 2139 Roosevelt Ave, Redwood City, CA 94061

10 8 Oyaji

Address: 3123 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121
Located in the Richmond district of San Francisco, Oyaji is a cozy and traditional Japanese restaurant that serves sushi and sashimi as well as Izakaya-style plates. These dishes are small, and guests can order many from the varied menu so that they may split the plunder amongst themselves in order to try a variety of the Japanese tastings. Many guests have raved about the Butano-Kakuni, or stewed pork belly meat, as well as their Sakanano-Arani, or braised fish of the day. Other specials are available on a daily basis, allowing for a refreshing and slightly different menu with every visit. ...

10 8 Sakana Sushi & Grill

Address: 605 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Sakana Sushi & Grill
Located on busy Post Street, Sakana Sushi and Grill consistently lures guests in with the promise of fresh fish on their plethora of sushi rolls. The restaurant’s décor is simple and classy, lending a modest feel to a comfortable dining room. Cherry blossom decorations help keep this restaurant grounded in its Japanese culture. The sushi menu is full of special rolls such as the Spider Roll, a deep fried crab roll with vegetables, and the Vegetarian Roll, which features asparagus, gobo, and avocado. These rolls come in addition to the seasonal rolls that are available at market price only when ...

10 8 Kabuto

Address: 5121 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118
Inside Kabuto, the bustling atmosphere is centered around the sushi bar where lucky diners can watch their sushi rolls being made. Kabuto is known for some unusual spins on traditional sushi, such as the Foie Gras Roll, which places goose liver in the context of conventional sushi. Although the restaurant specializes in this traditional Japanese dish, there are also many options for those not interested in sushi. Kabuto’s dinner menu includes entrees that are grilled, fried, and even some that are best served cold. Special rice and noodle dishes such as the Tamago Zousul, a soup filled with egg and ...

10 8 Sushi Hunter

Address: 1701 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Sushi Hunter
North Beach in San Francisco is famous for the prevalence of Italian influences, but Sushi Hunter provides those in search of something different a nice change of pace. With an All You Can Eat menu that features sushi made to order, as well as appetizers, tempura, and grilled entrées, Sushi Hunter is a great place for hungry diners to get more than their fill of Japanese fare. A la carte menu items feature extensive sushi and sashimi as well as traditional Japanese entrees, bento box, appetizers, and salads. Happy Hour, which runs from 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through ...

10 8 Hana Zen

Address: 115 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Hana Zen
Hana Zen preserves the tradition of sushi by using the freshest and widest variety of fish. Also they continue the Japanese traditional by serving Yakitori, grilled skewers featuring meats and vegetables by chefs trained in the art of Yakitori grilling. By using only imported charcoal, Bincontan, from Japan, Hana Zen provides the most authentic Yakitori possible here stateside. Located in Union Square and Pier 39, Hana Zen is walking distances away from many of the tourist locations, shops, major hotels, and nightlife San Francisco offers.

10 8 Sanraku

Address: 704 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Sanraku is a quaint restaurant offering guest the most authentic Japanese cuisine in SF. Their menu consists of appetizers, sushi and sashimi, donburi, and main dishes that are created with only the freshest ingredients, spices, and herbs. For guests that want a little bit of everything, Sanraku has a combination dinner box, bento box, which offers an arrangement that highlights popular dishes in Japanese cuisine. Let Sanraku on Sutter take care of you and your guest with delicious Japanese dishes in a peaceful environment.

10 8 Minako

Address: 2154 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Minako Restaurant of the Mission district prides itself on using only organic ingredients to create tasty and healthy sushi rolls and other Japanese plates. This restaurant is definitely a family affair, with the friendly and perpetually smiling owner and her mother in the restaurant most days. The dynamic duo not only welcomes guests but also expertly prepares the food. A hand written and hand drawn menu captures the essence of this quaint restaurant. Minako is not only known for being organic, however. It has also gained a reputation for offering a long list of vegetarian, vegan, and even gluten free ...

10 8 Shimo

Address: 2339 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121
Shimo provides guests an authentic taste of what sushi should taste. Located in Outer Richmond on Clement Street, Shimo creates Authentic Japanese cuisine that rivals restaurants even in Japan. Shimo offers the freshest and exotic fishes that are not served in other establishments like live uni, abalone, and anikmo fish livers. Shimo in Outer Richmond provides a location that guests can taste the best sushi from the Land of the Rising Sun.

10 8 Umami

Address: 2909 Webster Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Sleek stones and other natural elements make up the exterior of Umami. Inside Umami is a traditional sake bar and an orchid-filled dining room with the option of upstairs or downstairs seating. Umami is a trendy hangout for couples and groups of friends while the bar becomes a popular spot for mingling singles. The menu is strongly Japanese-inspired, but also incorporates many different Asian culinary infulences. On the menu, guests can find a Spicy Tuna and Water Chesnut Roll and a Wagyu beef tartar tataki. Cocktails are playful like the sweet Hello Kitty, which is aptly a pale pink shade.

10 8 Flying Ninja

Address: 461 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Flying Ninja
Flying Ninja isn’t lacking in anything in the Japanese cuisine department. Their menu has a wide variation of traditional Japanese nigiri and sashimi that have the freshest seafood possible. Also, Flying Ninja has creative and contemporary roll creations like their Alcatraz Roll and Gold Rush Roll. In addition, Flying Ninja also serve other dishes like traditional Miso Ramen - a soup base creation with steamed bok choy, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, seaweed, and scallions, and their Donduri-Rice Bowl that come with your choice of protein like poke tuna or chicken teriyaki. Flying Ninja covers all points of Japanese cuisine to ...

10 8 Ten-Ichi

Address: 2235 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115-2221

10 8 Naked Fish

Address: 2084 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-2735
Naked Fish
From concept to completion, Naked Fish strives to provide customers with a memorable dining experience that will ensure their return. The chefs only use the freshest fishes available, flown in from Hawaii by overnight express to create unforgettable Japanese-inspired dishes. Indulge in one of Naked Fish's specialty rolls that combined complex flavor and textures skillfully to produce a one-of-a-kind creation that won't be found anywhere else. From their dimly lite areas and soft red décor,the dining room produces a romantic environment that is ideal for a dinner date.