Centrally-located in the heart of San Francisco, Akiko’s is within walking distance from the Financial District, Union Square, Chinatown and SOMA. We are a family-owned and operated restaurant, and have been providing classic and unique Japanes... more
Ariake is a good sushi house that caters to a younger crowd out in the Avenues. Get some Edamame, Nama Kaki or Miso Soup to begin. The quality is good, so rest assured of trying whatever you like. Traditional favorites like Tuna, Salmon, soft shell c... more
A good little spot if you're out in the Richmond, catching a movie over at The Balboa. more
By bringing Japanese food into the mainstream and pioneering its "eatertainment" style of presentation, Benihana has also paved the way in America for the popularity of other Japanese cooking styles and food products. Sushi is now a favorite all over... more
Traditional & Modern Fusion Dish including Japanese style pizza . Full Bar, Free Parking, Free Delivery. Voted Best sushi restaurant 2009 in San Francisco County by Kron 4 (Best of the Bay TV) more
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Cafe Okawari is a Japanese inspired cafe by day serving breakfast and lunch items along with coffee, tea's, fresh juices and kombucha. At night we transition into a sake and wine bar serving a nightly menu of snacks and small dishes. JAPANESE... more
Camp Restaurant is a small and lively eatery, where we mainly serves Yakiniku, a Japanese term meaning "grilled meat". Our tables are equipped with grills for our patrons to cook their own foods. more
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Irrashaimase and welcome to Chotto! We are a Japanese izakaya, a casual place to relax and unwind while enjoying a variety of small shareable plates paired with sake, shochu, beer, wine, or your favorite cocktail. Our seasonal menu of simple, fresh,... more
It's sushi with an edge. Forget the typical atmo that's usually attached to your edamame - Deep Sushi is dining out in every sense of the word. Located in outer Noe Valley, locals and other-side-of-towners alike place this sign-less neighborhood haun... more
Ebisu Japanese Restaurant was once known as possibly the best neighborhood sushi house in the city, but now has fallen a bit to just very good. Served in the Japanese tradition, Ebisu is solid on all counts: from "American sushi", more exotic sushi s... more
We celebrate the five essential elements — earth, water, fire, air and space — and offer poke that is crafted with intention, created with sustainably-sourced ingredients, and attuned to your lifestyle. more
Nestled in the historic Russian Hill district, Elephant Sushi is a family owned sushi restaurant. more
Elephant Sushi is a family owned authentic sushi restaurant located in the heart of  San Francisco in the Russian Hill district. We provide a friendly, intimate and ambient atmosphere that is warm and inviting to all. It is the perfect romantic... more
Garden of Tranquility is one of those nice surprises sometimes found when you venture a little farther away from the center of the city. While the outside is rather shabby and the service varies from decent to downright rude, the food is always excel... more
We broke the mold of "traditional" Japanese cuisine, with an exciting and modern twist.   GINZA sources as much organic and sustainably grown product as possible. KANPAI (Happy) Hour I Mon - Fri I 4pm - 6pm more
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"Seriously delicious teriyaki –  in a not-so-serious atmosphere." A delicious Korean influenced take on Japanese teriyaki.   There's a nice little explanation of how this came to be on http://www.glazeteriyaki.com/about . more
The sushi is very good, especially for the price. Plus the crowd is young and lively. Check out the daily specials. You'll find great bargains! more
Goemon Sushi on Irving possesses a low-lit atmosphere and a beautiful back garden complete with an outdoor smoking lounge and a little pond. Some of the tables are less secluded than others, so try to make arrangements for intimate seating ahead of t... more
One of the better sushi houses in the city.  We serve only with the freshest ingredients available and use local, organic produce.  more
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With two locations in San Francisco, Hana Zen offers excellent Sushi, Sashimi, finest Yakitori, and premium sake, sake flights, wine & cocktails. The new Pier 39 location has expansive bay views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. We are prou... more
Hana Zen offers excellent sushi, the finest yakitori and sake cocktails. They offer friendly service in an open and lively atmosphere. They are the home of the true Japanese food lover. more
Hashiri San Francisco follows in the spirit of the Daikanyama Tokyo location.  At Hashiri San Francisco traditional elements, contemporary design, and cutting-edge culinary techniques combine to create a locally inspired interpretation of vibran... more
Hell's Ramen is envisioned with the spirit of being a chef's hobby space, a small, intimate place where you are dining at the chef's home table and reliving traditional Japanese dishes from his childhood (some reimagined, of course!) with him. With t... more
Hitachino SF is a kappo-style spot, delivering a fully-balanced Japanese meal using the five primary cooking techniques (grilling, steaming, frying, simmering, and raw preparations), plus beer, sake, and wine. Old sake presses and other Japanese-infl... more
The simple Japanese-style decor is subtle, tasteful and inviting; rust hued walls with dark wood accents, and perfectly dimmed lights create an immediate sense of calmness, even though tables are within close proximity of one another, and the acousti... more
Poke bowls and sushi burritoes.  Yum. more
Poke bowls and sushi burritoes.   Healthy and delicious.   :-) more
Poke bowls and sushi burritoes. more
At Ichi Sushi & Ni Bar, sustainability is the focus, and menus change seasonally. ICHI offers Omakase service at the bar and tables. ICHI keeps an extensive chilled sake list and serves regional beer, wine, and Asahi and Sapporo on tap. Since ope... more
Established in 2013. Blowfish to Die For’s Executive Chef, Ritsu Tsuchida, unveiled the now-legendary ramen recipe at the Iza Ramen and broke the widely held belief by Bay Area’s ramen connoisseurs that one must venture outside the city t... more
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Japaneses Izakaya with a bit of Asian fusion. more
JU-NI MEANS "TWELVE" IN JAPANESE Each night we combine technique, tradition, and evolution to transform 12 seats into memorable omakase experiences.  Our sushi bar is designed so that every 4 guests get a personal chef to meticulously craft an... more
Lease problems forced Kabuto to close their doors and relocate in April 2003, and though only scheduled to close for a couple of weeks, four months passed before they opened again. In San Francisco, where one can hardly walk two blocks without encoun... more
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Our restaurant name, Kagawa-Ya, pays homage to Kagawa prefecture, the udon capital of Japan where there are currently over 600 udon shops, and the region's per capita udon consumption is seven times that of the national average. Kagawa-Ya emulates th... more
Kaiyō is the food and drink experience of the Japanese journey in Peru. It is an exploration of these two cultures, immersed in regional ingredients, notable flavors and skilled preparation to delight your senses. From fresh ceviche and sashimi... more
At the Cole Valley location, the sleek wood-panelled decor and fresh sushi give Kamekyo's an authentic flavor. If you're shopping on Haight Street and want a little break from the bustle, head up to Cole Valley for some delicious Japanese food. more
Highly crafted sushi using the best ingredients, and tasty and wholesome cooked dishes, along with great sake; presented in an elegant and modern atmosphere. more
Kinjo is the culmination of our unwavering focus to the purity of the fish, and the expression of our devotion to traditional Japanese techniques. more
Kirimachi Ramen: Home of Gyokai Tonkotsu + Tsukemen in San Francisco Tsukemen, a house specialty and a must-eat favorite when dining at Kirimachi. We offer a variety of ramen -- shoyu (Chef Leo's favorite), tonkotsu, miso, and vegetarian miso. Ever... more
KoJa (aka Korean-Japanese) is a special gourmet sandwich infused with a unique combination of Korean & Japanese flavors. To step it up a notch, KoJa Kitchen substitutes the traditional wheat buns with freshly made crispy garlic rice buns.  more
Since 1978, serving delicious Japanese food in a relaxed atmosphere more
Fair trade organic coffee and Japanese green tea from Ito En. We also serve espresso drinks and green tea drinks. Our special drinks if Macha (green tea) Latte. We also have a few kinds of green teas and Japanese desserts such as macha muf... more
Be it San Francisco or its Oakland location, Marufuku has lines out the door—well beyond the appropriate ramen-consuming hours. The Oakland branch is especially hard to get into these days, due to its busy Temescal location, but the Japantown r... more
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Maruya offers an authentic Japanese dining experience hidden in San Francisco's Mission District.  There are  three different omakase to choose from: Chef's Omakase, Sushi Omakase and Otsukuri Omakase.  Each omakase is also presented w... more
The Japanese noodles are incredible. Choose either soba (slender noodle) or udon (thick, chewy rope noodle) - this is a noodle house that will treat you right. If you want meat, choose a topping: niku (beef), tori (chicken), tempura and miso. The... more
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A Japanese-style hot pot, shabu-shabu is a fun and healthy interactive dining experience. Thinly sliced meat or assorted seafood items along with various vegetables and noodles are cooked in a simmering broth in individual pots at the table. more
In 2006, Mitsuru “Mits” Akashi got help he needed to realize a dream of Nihon-centric Cuisine with finely crafted cocktails. Mits often expounds about the wafu of Moshi Moshi and what it means to offer his heart to the patrons. Wafu is no... more
Muracci's is owned and operated by the husband & wife team, Yasuyuki and Tamiko Murata. Between them, they have over 60 years combined experience in the culinary business. They moved from their native Osaka to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2000.... more
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Experience the bay area's newest style of cuisine inspired by Japan and Korea.    Featuring boutique sake, beer and wine. The menu is inspired by the weekly harvests from our farm and the finest local bounty. Happy Hour:  Tue - Sun, 5... more
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In December 2005, NIHON Dinner Whisky Lounge pioneered contemporary Japanese cuisine changing people's perception of what quality Japanese dining experience should be. NIHON introduced Japan’s Izakaya style menu along side sushi & Robata g... more