KUSAKABE
KUSAKABE

KUSAKABE

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kusakabe-sf.com/
  • Phone: 4157570155
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm and 10:00pm
    The last seating for dinner is at 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Mitsunori "Nori" Kusakabe
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Montgomery
  • Public Transit: Walking distance from Embarcadero and Montgomery BART stations.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking not available. Street parking or parking lots nearby. (Closest one at Hilton Hotel)
A word from KUSAKABE
KUSAKABE serves sushi in Kaiseki style. The "omakase' of Chef Mistunori Kusakabe consists of sushi along with a few other complementary dishes. Although it changes according to what ingredients are available, it will always reflect exquisite sense of balance, taste, texture, and appearance, emphasizing seasonality and mindfulness based on the Kaiseki cuisine principle. Chef Nori also introduces a range of classical techniques and presentations besides Edomae style (nigiri) sushi within the course menu. We are located in the financial district in San Francisco and we are open for dinner from 5pm to 10pm Tuesdays to Sundays, closed on Mondays. If you prefer to sit at the sushi bar or table, please specify in the Special Requests section when confirming your reservation. We will try our best to accommodate you but your request cannot be guaranteed.
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KUSAKABE reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (11)special occasion (10)romantic (3)neighborhood gem (3)good for groups (1)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Best Sushi
    KismetVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    If you want really pristine and tasty sushi, come here! Best I personally have ever had. Omakase menu is quite big and you can have more later if you want. Wines btg are a bit pricey but good. Lovely dining experience !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Omakase Experience at Kusakabi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Overall, everything was 5 star. The Omakase courses we're were plentiful and satisfying. The A5 Wagyu and the Toro were super delicious. Great Experience. Excellent Staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is outstanding!
    Luvfood
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This is my second visit and definitely not the last. The interior is basic, the service can be improved, the food is out of this world!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EH!
    dave
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I wanted to eat here because of the review in the chronicle. The food was ok, but was very uneven in the presentation and the order it flowed to us. we had the 7 course meal, but my partner and I left hungry and needed to have a "snack" to feel satisfied. I would not go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced "Izakaya"
    NobuVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I'm from Japan, and have tried a lot of high-end Japanrse restaurants in Japan/US. First of all, I don't wanna call this restaurant a "Sushi" or "Kaiseki" dinning place. This is just a "Izakaya (Japanese Bar)" with extremely overpriced menus. They first served Zuke Chu-toro which I felt really unfresh since the taste of fish itself was killed with Zuke sauce. Sashimi and miso soup were just normal but not good. Wagyu croquette was horrible since 99% was just potato and you will see only tiny piece of what they call Wagyu. The last one was O-toro sushi, which tasted really cheap an unrich. Finally, I asked Japanese tea (Agari) after the last dish but they never brought it to me. Overall, their Omakase is not worth $95.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Sushi Restaurant Hands Down!
    Johnz888VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This is by far the best sushi restaurant I've ever been to. The omakase menu is a must try experience. I guarantee you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sushi as a work of art, memorable!
    HleighVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Each piece of sushi, hand made and immediately served, is a work of art, the flavors bursting in the mouth in symphonic celebration. And sashimi, served on shaved ice, had such clean and delicate taste that it was a discovery even for our palates which are quite accustomed to eating sashimi and sushi. Kusakabe serves omakase ($95 per person) followed by an a la carte menu. With sake and a couple of more sushi from the a la carte menu, our dinner cost about $350 with tip, and considered it to be worth every penny. A truly memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exceptional!
    sushiethusiast
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Kusakabe is as good as any top quality sushi restaurant in Tokyo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Start for Sushi Experience
    JieGhost
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I have never had an Omakase style sushi experience before. After I have watched famous Jiro Dreams of Sushi Documentary, I wanted to go to Jiro so bad. But it is US, and I tried hard to find a similar restaurant in bay area. Luckily, I found Kusakabe. The tasting menu was wonderful. Even the tomato course was so creative and tasted much better than tomatoes I usually had in Whole foods market. King salmon refreshed my understanding of taste of salmon. A5 wagyu exceeded my expectation. I then ordered 4 extra sushis, and they were even better. Hokkaido sea urchin and deep ocean Hokkaido sea urchin were simply the best sea urchins I have had so far. And fatty toro was the best finale I could have for that meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.9
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
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