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ANZU

ANZU Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurantanzu.com
  • Phone: (415) 394-1100
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday : 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: Brunch (a la carte menu & Breakfast Buffet): 10:30am - 1:00pm; sushi bar: Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm-10pm; Daily Happy Hour 4:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Steak, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Philippe Striffeler
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Let its exceptional California cuisine with Asian highlights set the stage for your own special event at ANZU, where private dining has received public acclaim. Whether you seek a private room for up to 20 guests or wish to reserve the entire restaurant, ANZU will lift your spirits and exceed your expectations.
  • Entertainment: Feinstein's at the Nikko is located downstairs. Visit ANZU for Pre-Theatre dinner or after the show nightcap. ANZU caters the cuisine served in Feinstein's at the Nikko. Both venues may be reserved for private events.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We encourage special events! Some events are hosted by the hotel and some of our clients choose to host private events. For more information about events in ANZU and in Feinstein's at the Nikko contact Marcia Striffeler mstriffeler@hotelnikkosf.com. or 415.394.1146

Getting there

  • Cross Street: O'Farrell
  • Public Transit: The hotel is located on the corner of O'Farrell and Mason Streets. One block from the Powell Street BART station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Two hours complimentary valet parking validation for dinner on Thursday -Saturday. All other dining times receive half off valet parking for up to two hours (First 2 hours are $5 per hour and after 2 hours parking is the regular price of $10 per hour)
A word from ANZU
The elegant and intimate Restaurant ANZU, located on the second level of Hotel Nikko, is one of San Francisco's most acclaimed dining experiences. Here, sustainable California cuisine is enhanced with Asian flavors, creating a whole new delicious gourmet culture that patrons from all over the world appreciate. ANZU is renowned for an epicurean ingenuity that is truly captivating – no small feat in San Francisco.

Our full bar, with its breadth of wines and cocktails, displays an exciting imagination with its extensive menu of specialty cocktails and signature sake martinis. Come see what happens when contemporary tastes have a Zen breakthrough. Experience ANZU.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "I'm so excited about my experience at Anzu. I had written some instructions on Open Table for the brunch. The staff read and follow-up on my instructions exactly. The greeting staff knew who I was as soon as I walked into the door. They seated us immediately at our beautifully prepared table. The servers were polite, accommodating. They even served a chocolate dessert surprise the my niece who turned 4 years old. I felt the pricing was very fair. The brunch food was good. Eggs can be made to order. Overall, I was very satisfied with the experience. I would consider coming back for brunch and/or any other meal based on the service alone. Thanks Anzu for a perfect brunch with my family!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Food & staff were outstanding. My husband was celebrating his 70th birthday they made him feel very special. The menu was personalized wishing him for his 70th, and also, his choc cake they gave him had dry ice made to look like lava.lovely!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I took a work colleague to lunch to celebrate a promotion and we had an uneven experience. The setting is modern and inviting, but the food was average for a restaurant with the $$$ prices and adventuresome sounding preparations. We weren't told that the four part 'express' lunch would served Bento style and the long wait following my ala carte salad was disconcerting. Our young waiter was earnest and friendly, but not well trained. Heirloom tomato salad was more hot house and the 'fusion' chicken dish was a bit dry and the vegetables were lower grade and bland. On the positive side the dining room was nicely lit and allowed for comfortable conversation. All in, mostly show, no go."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We usually return to this wonderful Asian fusion restaurant whenever we get back to San Francisco. The food is very well prepared and interesting. The special sushi rolls are excellent as were the main courses. The restaurant decor is pleasant, but beware of the banquet seats if you have back pain. The seats are very long and provides little back support. Extra pillows would have been nice."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Try this creative dish. However small selection of Japanese food."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Perfect for conversation and great food. The wine was superb as well as the service, and wonderful sushi."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Their buffet breakfast was very nice and our Japanese guests really liked all the Japanese items which were tasty and well presented. Myself, I had the American breakfast and was very pleased also. Unobtrusive and pleasant service."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Get "The Rock!" Great gimmick - heat your Wagyu beef on a hot river rock."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Great decor, great food, great service, perfect fusion"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We arrive at Anzu at little early, but was seated right-away. We started out with a nice summer drink, a cucumber martini, and a glass of Hahn Pinot Noir wine. The Dragon Rolls were delicious and filling. The chilled tomato bisque was simply delicious. I had the New York Steak and my companion had the Shiso Tenderloin Fillet, cooked to perfection. The dessert we had "The Fog", which was on a plate sitting inside another bowl, in which the wait staff pour a liquid and you get the effect of fog coming over the Golden Gate Bridge. This was very intriguing. The mood was just right, not too dark that you could not see the menu or the check. The wait staff was very attentive and accommodating."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We needed a spot with good ambiance, quiet so we could have a conversation and wanted good food. The meal exceeded our expectations and the small dining venue was perfect for our business needs."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great service, good food! Lots of fun! I recommend this restaurant for people who have good taste!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Pretty good food and decent service yet the glass of Cab Sav from Chile I had was the highlight. Kind of motivated me to stop trying to eat good Japanese food in the US, although I guess I knew what I was getting into as soon as I found out the chef was French. Traits on the menu (such as the truffle-ginger dashi broth that tasted like basic shoyu-dashi broth-on the Misoyaki Black Cod, which tastes as good as $7 mom and pop restaurants in Tokyo) sound better than they are."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Service was friendly, attentive, but unobtrusive. Forks, etc. were removed and replaced when needed without my even noticing. All food was carefully thought out and presented, but what we really enjoyed was the ability to have conversation without shouting."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Went here last minute and had a great meal. Service was good and the sushi was excellent."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This is a hidden lunch Gem that usually isn't too crowded but the food and service are really good. The only complaint was the salmon was somewhat fishy, more than it should have been denoting that it was not fresh that day. Otherwise, the food was really good and the service was top notch. A very nice place that is smaller and usually not overly crowded."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "My friend and I went to lunch. It is very pretty and the water features are so nice. The food was excellent. We got an appetizer and the express lunch which came very fast and was tasty along with tea. The waiter was very informative and attentive. I also went here for Mother's day with a buffet and a bottomless Mimosas. The beef was so tasty, the choices were numerous. The crowd was well mannered and the food selections were numerous. The omlet was the composed of the ingredients that I choose, It was wonderful. Great food and the Mimosas kept coming. I have also been there for dinner, the Japanese chef is excellent. One of the guests took Japanese in college, we were very pleased with what he ordered."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant for a few times. The service and food are always good. I tried the new crab dome appetizer and it was unexpectedly delicious."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I found Anzu on Open Table and was excited for our special lunch in the city. (We had been in wine country for 4 days.). Anzu staff were lovely but the vibe was stuffy and formal, little atmosphere at all. My chicken sandwich was rubber chicken with a soft white kaiser bun! Anzu had a hotel restaurant feel; adequate in a pinch, before you find the cool places to go!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We went to Anzu before theatre at the Curran. Good service, food was great and noise level was such that we could actually carry on an intelligent conversation."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Our favorite places were full. Anzu was available. While the service was excellent, the food and the value were disappointing. We chose the 4 course meals. the crudo was minute; the French Onion soup was so salty that we had to add water, and thus cold; the duck was not completely cooked; and the desert was too sweet. If not for the service, we would have rated it one star."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was the fourth time we had dinner here and it was a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our Reservation, seating, service, presentation, food, and attention to details were excellent!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "They're not busy for lunch which is a surprise since the food is very good. The salmon was great and the heirloom salad pretty good."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This quaint Asian fusion restaurant located inside Hotel Nicco was a great fine for lunch. Their menu was small but adequate, and their food was delectable, beautifully arranged and plated, and very tasty. The bacon in the Cobb salad was the best we had ever tasted, and the chicken, sushi rolls, and dessert had excellent flavor. We were there when it wasn't too busy so it was very quiet and was great to hold a conversation. I don't know if it stays quiet when it fills up. The service was also wonderful, and they were very attentive and friendly. I would definitely recommend going here if you have a chance."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Ate at the sushi bar before attending a show at the Feinstein's showroom. Good quality sushi roll although expensive (it is San Francisco, so high prices are not a surprise). Service was highly attentive. They were able to accommodate me for a later time and still finish service before the show, as heavy traffic prevented arrival at my scheduled reservation time."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The Hamachi Nigiri was great, but my steak was undercooked (and sent back), and the other food (sushi rolls) was average. Our server was very attentive and thoughtful when *around*, but was fairly scarce and did not check up on us within a reasonable time after we were given our food. Service was slow: our main courses took an hour to get to us which is ridiculous, and their menu was overpriced. Another server who approached me when I couldn't find our waiter, was aloof and spoke with a tone of indifferent annoyance when asking what I needed (white female, top knot'd hair). So overall, we loved the "look and feel" of Anzu, but everything else was disappointing. With all of the choices in the SF, we are sad to say we wouldn't return here."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The menu was spectacular! The service was great; the bread is delicious and the service is outstanding!!!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "While the food was good it was not GREAT, as previous reviewers had led us to believe. Service wasn't bad but could have been better. The restaurant wasn't crowded pre theater yet we had to constantly try to get our server's attention. Priced a bit on the high end for what it was but then, again, it's in the Hotel Nikko."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We went for a birthday/Father's Day celebration. Filer Mignon was excellent if overpriced at $37. Black cod was just OK, nothing special. Dragon roll was of the quality available in any sushi restaurant at much cheaper price than $17. Hamachi was just 4 pieces with a fancy sauce for $18. Wine was outrageously overpriced with Napa Valley Chardonnay at $63 a bottle. The ambiance was very nice, even if the restaurant seemed a bit underpopulated. The service was excellent. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. Overall we had a nice time, except for when we saw the bill. Don't think I would go again though."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Decent sushi marred by a surly server and tacky touches from management. Would avoid bringing dates or business associates here."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "It's a beautiful place, with these great bubble machines to stare at. The "dine about town" meal was very good, and a lot of it."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Very unusual for hotel. But the food was amazing perfectly prepared with great service. One of the best meals I've had in San Fran!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "It's a beautiful space and relaxing environment to enjoy your food. The salmon was perfectly cooked, crispy skin side and a little raw in the middle."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our group of 6 women shared 2 sushi rolls & edamame for starters. They were fantastic, fresh & flavorful. Two of us each ordered a roll for their entree, two others ordered cod & salmon and said it was sensational. The only disappointment was the sun dried tomato ravioli, bland flavor, mushy texture, not horrible but most definitely not on a par with the seafood. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I have visited Anzu in the past, but on a recent trip to San Francisco I visited Anzu and enjoyed it so much that I as I sat there at the end of my meal I cancelled my dinner reservation elsewhere for two nights later, rebooked (thank you OpenTable!) at Anzu, and requested the same table and server. On my return visit I had the "chef's choice" sushi, which was truly the most beautiful sushi presentation I have ever seen -- my compliments to the sushi chefs! My sushi was excellent, Andrea was again attentive and helpful but not intrusive, and manager Steve again made me feel welcome. Anzu isn't cheap, but if you want excellent sushi and great service, Anzu is the place to go!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I have visited Anzu a couple of times in the past, and was eager to return on this trip to San Francisco. I sat at a small 2-top table almost between the two parts of the dining room where I had a nice view of the sushi chefs at work. I chose a large selection of sushi, a glass of Silverado sauvignon blanc. Then I just settled back to read my book while my server Andrea did a wonderful job of taking care of me. Manager Steve stopped by to say hello, the sushi chefs gave me friendly smiles, and I felt right at home. I enjoyed my dinner so much that I as I sat there at the end of my meal I cancelled my dinner reservation elsewhere for two nights later, rebooked (thank you OpenTable!) at Anzu, and requested the same table and server. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We very much enjoyed our dinner at Anzu before going to a show at Feinstein's at the Nikko. The meal was good and the service was terrific. The cocktails were innovative and tasty -- our favorite was the Sake Sangria."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Anzu is our only choice when going to Feinstein's at the Nikko Hotel. Prompt, courteous service, great food and you get to check in and choose your seats before the show. On top of that you get 2 hours validated parking in the hotel's garage. It's a great deal!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Loved the black cod, but 1 notch too salty. The lettuce cups with pork and noodles were really disappointingly flat in taste. So we returned them and ordered something else. The tempura sushi roll was fantastic!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014