Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine

Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kijirestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (415) 282-0400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Fusion / Eclectic, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Eddie Hong
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: full range of off-site catering menu
  • Private Party Facilities: private dining rooms
  • Private Party Contact: Eddie 415-282-0400
  • Entertainment: watch sushi chef work their art!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 22nd Street
  • Public Transit: muni 26 valencia, 14 mission, N trolley, bart
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking or 2 hour validation at Public Parking lot on 21st between Mission and Valencia, exit on 22nd and walk 1 block.
A word from Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Authentic sushi and innovative dishes, using organic/wild ingredients and sustainable fish. Together with 40+ hand-selected premium sakes, we invite you to dine in this elegant, sophisticated, neighborhood-friendly Michelin Guide and Zagat-rated restaurant.

Reservation Policy: Parties of 6+ require a credit card
-Enire party must be present to be seated
-If late to reservation past 10 minutes, we will make every effort to seat your party; however, during full capacity, late arrival parties will be placed on waitlist.
-Cancellations must be called in before 5:00PM, otherwise we reserve the right to collect $10/pp reservation deposit
*Please call us for any questions or concerns!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSushi
Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (19)neighborhood gem (18)romantic (10)special occasion (6)good for groups (3)great for outdoor dining (2)notable wine list (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • The best sushi is SF
    Anash
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We love sushi, and from all the posh and sophisticated restaurants, none is as good as this one. We were 2 couples and tried 10 different dishes. ALL was great: 49's, the carpaccio, and the sashimi were outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice local sushi
    Hersyummy
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Very nice local sushi bar. The service was excellent, very prompt friendly and responsive. There were the standby's and some creative additions. Love the Kiji Shooters. The toro was awesome. Would definitely go back. Also unprompted because I said it was my partner's birthday in the reservation they greeted her by saying happy birthday and brought out green tea ice-cream with a candle. Very nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    Arinnet
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We have been meaning to try this place for a long time and we were blown away! The food was incredible. Great night for a special occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sushi in SF!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This place is so wonderful. The food is incredibly fresh and original. I love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than I expected
    GTQuinones
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great ambience, I was really worried about it being too bright and loud but it was actually the opposite. I'd definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exquisite sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Fabulous sushi and sakis, inventive rolls, good service. Pricey. That's the only drawback.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best sushi meal ever
    Dimmy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We let David the master chef just surprise us with whatever rolls he wanted to make. He said not disappoint. When the third roll came out, we told him "now pure just showing off". Amazing experience all around
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 104 reviews are from the Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine reviews archive.
  • consistently tasty and interesting
    MGSFVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    There's always something new to try at Kiji and the sushi is always fresh and tasty. Our service was a little disjointed this time. We had several different servers who didn't know what had already been ordered. We usually like to just order everything at one time and have it brought out in courses, but the waitress kept running off after we ordered one or two things, which was a little odd. Still great and I would definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must have...
    ElleC
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    ...the white dragon sushi! We took our waitress's recommendations and she was spot on for each plate! Delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Planetxoxo
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    One of the best sushi restaurants in San Francisco
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You get what you pay for at Kiji.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Like any excellent sushi restaurant, you will pay a high price for the incredible quality of fish at Kiji. The sticker price may not look much above normal, but the portions are significantly small. You can easily spend upwards of $30 on nigiri and rolls alone and still feel hungry. That being said, this is some of the freshest, most delicious fish I have tasted in this city. They even have the rice down to a perfect science- and trust me, you will notice the difference. I do believe that it is all worth the price, but it helps to know just what you are getting into- and paying for.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great date night
    Love2dine
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Kiji OSA neighborhood gem. The location is axing, and the service and food are outstanding. It a great place for a romantic date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, not so great servers...
    Upwelldinewell
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The chefs are great and friendly, the fish is fresh and the roles are tasty. The servers are not the greatest...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gluten-free-friendly
    MarieYFVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Went here because my friend is gluten-intolerant. I was impressed that they had gluten-free soy sauce and were able to accommodate the variety of dietary restrictions at my table.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Valentine's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had their special fixed Valentines Day menu. Great food, great service!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant and very tasty
    Kitten
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Our waiter was very nice, and I very much enjoyed the different sushi combinations. I will go back there for sure. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High quality, but small portions
    WillG
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I definitely like the food at Kiji, but over time I've seen the portions shrink while the prices stay high for sushi. Also, the menu has too many options in all the categories, which makes ordering difficult.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Fun Experience
    hiredgoon
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Food was great, sushi was fresh, and menu was very diverse. Also had wine and dessert which were excellent as well. Best if book a reservation because as are most sushi restaurants it's not that big and this is a popular spot. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautifully prepared, fresh
    KajRVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    After researching where to take my foreign business associates for an authentic Japanese food experience, I ended up choosing Kiji, based on the reviews and their Michelin rating. The fact that they were not in the usual area of the city also made me think that they were different from the restaurants that cater to tourists in Japan town. We were not disappointed. Everything we ordered, and we ordered many different things, was beautifully prepared, superbly fresh tasting and perfect combinations of flavors. The staff was very friendly, personable and helpful. Best Japanese food in San Francisco. Be aware that it is a very small restaurant so larger groups are more difficult accommodate there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sushi heaven
    mrseggheadVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    I really wanted to have excellent sushi for my birthday dinner. I looked up a bunch of places and decided on Kiji based on all the reviews. It was amazing. Service was wonderful and the ambiance was perfect. Hands down, this is the best sushi we've had outside of Tokyo. It was fresh, and all the recommendations the server made were outstanding. I highly recommend this place!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Date Night Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Kiji never fails! While we now reserve our trips to Kiji for special occasions post baby's arrival, we recognize this neighborhood gem is a fantastic spot for date night and have always loved our evenings out here. The staff is both polite and helpful, and the food is magical. I would eat here everyday if I could!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good go to for any night
    HadleyVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    I went to Kiji Saturday night when I wasn't looking for anything fancy, just a good sushi dinner out with my boyfriend where we didn't have to get dressed up or wait at a crowded bar and it was perfect. The service was great, we took our time, food came quickly, other patrons were all on the same pace as us. if you're looking for an easy dining experience with good food I think Kiji is great, I'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sushi In The Mission
    CarinOliver
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Kiji may be the best sushi in San Francisco. It's fantastic and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We drive from Marin just to go to Kiji. Awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They run out of UNI
    Sushieater
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Very fresh fish, great food, service and ambiance. But they ran out of Uni 2out of the 3 times we were there. Also wish they have an oyster shooter WITH sake.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent sushi and sake.
    ronald
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Excellent sushi and sake. Very friendly and casual neighborhood feel to it. We'd come back for sure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite neighborhood sushi spot
    DoloresheightsdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    We live in the neighborhood and have been going to Kiji regularly since they opened. We just love it! Very nice and casual with good friendly service. I am addicted to the red dragon catepillar rolls.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most expensive Sushi dinner ever.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    The food and service were great. I spent $185 for dinner for two, then went home and had another dinner; I was still famished. I confess that I factor in value when I dine out (i.e. I'm cheap).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very delicious, top-notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    Very delicious, top-notch sushi. We mostly had nirigis (not that big into rolls) and the fish was very fresh and perfectly sliced. The restaurant is a little more spacious than it appears on the outside. The front dining area is loud and crowded but if you can score a table in the back area, you'll have a nice, quiet ambience that is good for conversations. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best sushi in town
    svarVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    That's the best sushi in San Francisco if not in the US if not in the entire world. Even in Japan I haven't eaten sushi better than at Kiji. Fantastic place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They know their fish & sake.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    Fresh delicious fish, incredibly knowledgable wait staff and great location. Also very nice sake list with daily tasting flights. Certainly not cheap, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pure Delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    The waitress listened and gave marvelous suggestions. The restaurant has cool but not overdone decor. The food is exquisite, possibly the best sushi I've had in SF, and I've tried A LOT of places. Just when I thought I'd tried everything, the special nigiri at Kiji opened my eyes to a bunch of new tastes I'm so happy to have discovered. The sake flights are a lot of fun, too; and a great way to discover new sakes as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try harder
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Just a general lack of effort by chefs and wait staff. Not worth the expense either.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    I eat a lot of sushi, probably too much, and I love this place. Intimate setting, nice music (who wants to eat with music blaring in the background...?) and great food. Attentive, knowledgable waiters. Huge sake selection. One of the best restaurants in the Mission, but slightly off the beaten path, which is nice. Parking is usually pretty easy as Mission parking goes. A lot of "non-sushi" items too- cooked food and vegan stuff. You can pretty much take anyone here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent place for unique
    shu1923VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Excellent place for unique and extremely fresh sushi! Best sushi joint in SF...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kiji offers quite a few good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    Kiji offers quite a few good rolls and some good fresh nigiri. I was also happy to see a pretty good sake list. Recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kiji is consistently awesome.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Kiji is consistently awesome. We love it. The fish is so fresh and they are creative in the sushi rolls. The carpaccio with truffle oil is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always. Great sushi
    VagabondJim
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    Great as always. Great sushi chefs and promtp service. Most unique sushi in the city and dont have to drive to Sushi Ran any more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I live in the neighborhood,
    svarVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    I live in the neighborhood, and I've been to Kiji over 50 times. My personal opinion: It's the best sushi bar in San Francisco. It's even superior to most sushi places in Tokyo and Kyoto, and elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best sushi restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    One of the best sushi restaurants in the city. We especially appreciated how acctoo dating they were with our boys.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I LOVE KIJI !!! And took a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    I LOVE KIJI !!! And took a Japanese friend who was KNOCKED OUT by it. It's a treasure. Always excellent and service is gracious .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate