Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar
first rate sushiWe went to Akiko for lunch. The variety of fish available is excellent. Dish presentation was also excellent. Finally the execution of the dishes was first rate. It was a very enjoyable experience at an overall reasonable price, though one could easily spend much more on some varieties of fish.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousThe fish selected for sushi/sashimi is the best I have had. The chefs are very knowledgable and willing to advise you on selections. Gets crowded early.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat place for a business lunchit's a small dining room, which means you can either hear the conversations of the people next to you, or you can hear your dining companion in equal measure. But, it doesn't feel like a competition to be heard, so it's a reasonable/vibrant noise level.
I had the nigiri duo with tempura, which takes the guesswork out of what to have and it was fantastic in quality and presentation (love the slate plates).5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMgood dining experiencesat at the sushi bar, had some awesome sake (decent selection), great salad (love their carrot-ginger dressing), and yummy sushi rolls. nice atmosphere, liked the sushi chefs.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Sashimi selection in SFFabulously fresh with unique flare. Inside is very small - not good for groups over 4. Definitely make a reservation. Pricey if you try the offering which makes this place amazing, so be prepared. Tab for 3 was $250 (w sake). Service was attentive/knowledgable so ask for suggestions. Wagyu Beef nigiri – excellent - opt for the black truffle topping if available (delicately sliced, not over bearing). Walu & Umimasu sashimi are a must. 'Special menue' sashimi were superb – order Otoro and save it for your last bite of the meal. Rolls – the Forty-niner (thin sliced lemon perfectly balanced chunks of sweet organic salmon). I always try a spicy tuna roll - my meter to the fish integrity of a sushi joint - perfection! Red bean mochi to finish.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time around betterAfter a really bad seating experience the last time we went (1 1/2 hour wait for our reservation that we were on time for), we gave it another try. We were seated right away which was of course wonderful! The food was great however the wine list was a little lacking. Every wine my friend tried to order they seemed to be out of. Will be going back again because I love their sushi.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSushi Love!Amazing sushi, fantastic service, great sake selection.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMService was on point. WaiterService was on point. Waiter was polite & knowledgeable about the menu & ingredients. Sushi was extremely fresh, tender and sauce flavors were tasty. Table was bussed when plates were finished. Prices were reasonable too. Would def go back next time i visit San Francisco.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food! Some of the bestGreat food! Some of the best sushi I have had in the city. Very knowledgeable server and prompt service.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemOur office just moved a couple of blocks away from Akiko's, and I hadn't had sushi since my son was born, so I was really craving some fresh sushi. I met a friend here, and it was just the most fresh, and tasty sushi I've had in a long time. The nigiri was wonderful, and the rolls were even better. I feel like this is a hidden gem, because there isn't even a sign outside, so I walked right past it at first! The service was great, and I can't wait to go back.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMthey have a good selectionthey have a good selection of sashimi and very fresh.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb, fresh sushi and sashimi...tSuperb, fresh sushi and sashimi...the best ohitashi I've ever had!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAkikos is one of SanFrancisco'sAkikos is one of SanFrancisco's rare gems! My boyfriend and I had a hard time finding the restaurant at first, since there is no sign outside of it. It ended up being on the corner of an Irish pub in the alley, so its easy to miss. The ambiance was very sensual, dimly lit with candles and the prices were very reasonable for the amazing quality of food we received.Of course if you come there really hungry, you'll have to shell out more. I had a nigiri-sashimi duo, which was very buttery smooth and miso with cucumber salad-the ginger-soy dressing was magnificent- and a delicious delicate red bean gelato for dessert,which topped the night off perfectly. I'm definitely coming back here the next time I get the chance!!!!!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMust have reservations - noMust have reservations - no walk ins allowed...seemed a little excessive. Regardless, food was excellent!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMIf your looking for somethingIf your looking for something not typical on a sushi menu go to Akiko's. Wonderful and delicious!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Japanese in SF!Akiko's provided me with the best Japanese food I have ever experienced in the US. I lived in Japan for 13 years and travel there frequently on business and feel that the sushi is on par with good quality sushi in Japan. The decor is simple and calming, and the noise level is moderate so it is easy to carry on a conversation. I highly recommend Akiko's.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMIoneLoved, loved the food, the atmosphere, the service, everything. Can't wait to come back with my husband (who is Japanese) to share the experience.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great atmosphere.Great food, great atmosphere. Great place to "wind down" and relax.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMProbably the best place downtownProbably the best place downtown to get sushi if you're in the mood. Sadly, the Financial District is lacking in this department - but really does make up for it with a plethora of other great places! As expected, the sushi is by no means "cheap" (if it is, you've got a problem).. But I was pleasantly surprised in that it wasn't AS expensive as I expected and was excellent.
Service was outstanding. Be sure to make a reservation as they rarely (if ever) take walk-ins!3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful experience atA wonderful experience at Akikos. Service was fast and the food came out perfect. The spinach salad, udon noodles, miso soup, forty niner roll were all amazing. The sushi was fresh and delicious. Highly recommend, reservations a must3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat little spotGreat food! It's very small and has a tendency to be stuffy (I mean literally hot and a bit hard to breathe, not snobby). The prices are a bit higher than normal but the food warrants it. We loved the spider roll and the 49er were delicious! Do yourself a favor and make reservations!!2/12/2013 12:00:00 AM