Ozumo - San Francisco
Ozumo - San Francisco

Ozumo - San Francisco

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ozumo.com/
  • Phone: 4158821333
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 10:30pm Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm. Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Alex Morgan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering possible for all size groups. Menus can be viewed online at www.ozumo.com, in the Private Dining & Group section. Custom menus and private chef options also offered. Please call for details.
  • Entertainment: Live DJ
  • Special Events: Please contact our events coordinator, Sarah Eckersley, for catering and banquet information. She can be readched via email at: seckersley@ozumo.com. We look forward to hosting your event very soon!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mission Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet available for both Lunch and Dinner.
A word from Ozumo - San Francisco
Innovative, Contemporary Japanese cuisine offered at this serene, elegant, Zen-garden inspired restaurant located in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero District. Breathtaking bay views, authentic modern Japanese design, 30-person sushi bar, open kitchen and robata grill, sleek and sophisticated Sake Lounge, and a monumental Sake list are among some of the qualities that set Ozumo apart from all other Bay Area Japanese restaurants. Private dining facilities include an exclusive, glass-enclosed Sake Tasting Room and an elegant Kotatsu Room where guests can enjoy an authentic Japanese dining experience seated on zabuton cushions around a lowered granite table.
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Ozumo - San Francisco reviews from OpenTable diners
190 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (111)special occasion (91)vibrant bar scene (73)scenic view (68)hot spot (67)good for groups (56)romantic (49)neighborhood gem (39)great for lunch (36)notable wine list (34)late-night find (18)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Very nice place, but OK food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great place, ambiance and service; but the food was not outstanding - I was expecting more from the rating. Sushi and Gyu Don were so-so.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    went to Ozumo with a friend to celebrate and we had a great meal. the servers were all very well informed and the waiter was kind and kept a good pace the whole evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but expensive
    DutchPeter
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food at Ozumo is fantastic! But it should be, taken into account The proces they charge. Would definitely come back, but not too often because of the high bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Some of the best sushi I have had! The place was pretty packed on a Thursday night. We had reservations at 8:45. Definitely set a new bar for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    LRoy
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Took hubby there for birthday. Outstanding sake, sushi and service. Definitely in my all time top 10.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the best
    Libano77
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Simply the best Japanese fusion in SF. Wagyu beef is an exceptional taste experience .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best sake list ever
    dinner42
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The place is very well designed and merge well Japanese minimalism with modern features. The service was prompt although not very helpful on dish selection. Food was good despite not having any special flavor combination. Classic dining, no surprises
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great sushi and staff
    Woody
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Sushi was top notch. Interesting rolls very fresh. Scallop sushi incredible. Waitress was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For true sushi lovers
    MajorCat721
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This place is well liked by all that I work with in the financial district. They have three separate dining areas - a cool intimate bar area, a middle room for just dining and a large dining room with a sushi bar in the middle. The prices are quite high, but you are in the financial district of SF so no surprises. RECOMMEND
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was mediocre and the serving staff without knowledge of the menu items .... all in all an expensive experience for what was ultimately conveyed to the customer .... would not go back .... there's toooooo many other favourable experiences in San Francisco .....
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Overall we had an ok meal but considering the prices, the meal should have been out of this world. Average $28-30 entres and my main fish had no taste. It was incredibly underseasoned. Sashimi and gyoza very good and sauce on my husband's short ribs also quite good. But nothing was worth the cost at all. It just did not blow me away and for $100 for 2 apps and 2 mains and no drinks, I should be swooning. But I wasn't even a little. I would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find for Sushi
    TomW
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed the Sushi and our waiters was attentive and helpful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent, but overpriced sushi
    LeoinSFVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    In terms of business lunch places, this is certainly one to try. The sushi was fresh, and deliciously prepared, but the pricing was overboard. You can find excellent sushi matching the quality of Ozumo at several places in the Richmond. Nonetheless, we enjoyed our lunch and enjoyed the pleasant service from our waiter.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small potions. Sushi not that great
    SFoodie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Fresh fish but tiny portions and very expensive for what you get. Not impressed at all.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    Dana
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Excellent sushi restaurant. We liked how all the staff greeted us as we walked in. Their Saki menu is out of this world and the sushi is the best we ever had. Simply amazing. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Japanese meal.
    liv2eat
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    After acceptable meals in the past, dinner on Sunday night was a total failure because of the poor quality of the food. Out of 4 dishes, the kale salad was the only decent one . The grilled octopus was room-temperature, tough, & lacking flavor. Grilled vegetables were burned, & the soft shell crab roll arrived cold & greasy. I sent it back to the kitchen, & received an only marginally better version. When the waitress asked how everything had been, I had to say nothing was good, & 3 dishes were actually bad. She expressed regret, but when the bill came, it was for the full amount. The view is great, & the atmosphere is decent; just don't expect much from the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Sushi & Fish
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    A great meal overlooking the bay. Sushi was outstanding as each roll was fresh, well prepared and very flavorful. My only sushi compliant was that the rolls were slightly small for the overall price. The lobster roll we had was outstanding, but only equated to about 4 or 5 pieces. For the main course, we had the miso cod at was a flavor explosion. One of the best fish entrees I have had. Again, the portion on the cod were not massive, but the taste was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chiefyelloweyes
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Every menu item we tried at Ozumo was presented beautifully and tasted amazing! The restaurant was lively, with a fun energetic bar area and the view is as beautiful as the food! If you sit by the window you can enjoy the lights of the bay bridge reflecting off the bay. Ozumo is a wonderful dining experience and I have already recommended it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing service
    VHung08VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I've always enjoyed coming here but a bit less for lunch since the ambiance is very different. Came here for an intimate dinner and had a really great experience, even better than I remember. Food was great as per usual but the service was most memorable this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This is a very nice restaurant with high-end sushi. Great for a couple but not ideal for a family. Excellent service and food. Somewhat expensive - a dinner for two will cost you around $ 150.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    KC93644
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Probably one of the best restaurants that I have ever been to. Food was amazing the waiters helpful and informative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great sushi
    AZSushi
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The sushi here was fantastic. My new favorite for sushi!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luchex
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This is a busy place and quite pricey. The service is really good and fast and the food is ok. I think I personally like places that are not so nosy and busy but if you are looking for a high energy place, Ozumo SF can be a place to be enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    we were a party of four for business and enjoyed the evening. The wine list was reasonably priced for a downtown restaurant with a modest but good selection. The food was very good - everyone enjoyed their rolls and sushi. Fortunately, it was a casual dinner so the noise level was not overwhelming. All in all a very nice evening with a knowledgable and helpful server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Neighborhood gem
    Ruthie
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Great place for a retirement lunch; wait staff attentive and food especially the sushi is delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine Saki and Fish
    mchlgrnvlVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Extraordinary fish; salmon belly the finest east of Tokyo. Conoseurre's sake list and kind servers. A bit loud, but no matter; the food makes up for any errors in acoustics.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Medium and less
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Good is not justified by the price you pay. The prices are of a high quality restaurants but the food is medium and less.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local Resident
    Jerry3
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This was not my first time @ Ozumo, I find it to be a sophisticated and relaxed experience which never dissappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • To expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The food and service was ok. The food should have been better at that price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On Vaca from Phoenix
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The food was phenominal and we had a great view of the bay bridge. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    JimccartVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Always great. From the moment you step inside its a one if a kind Japanese eating experience. Soy garlic edamame, Gindara, Shabu Shabu, Wagyu, rolls, sushi are all favorites. Service is great too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply amazing
    Foodjunkie
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Went on a date here and ordered the 8 course menu. It is very pricey but please if you ever get the chance to try it, please do so. The head chef picked the best of the best from the kitchen and handmade the dishes himself. They were absolutely amazing. Definitely recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the Best
    PamelaVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Marvelous, fresh food. Innovative presentation for all foods except sushi roles, which was surprisingly plain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finally made it here
    francgus
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We had meant to go to Ozuma years ago and kept missing our opportunity. The food is excellent and the staff are informed and helpful. Each and everyone of them greeted us with a smile, nod and or hello. We sat toward the back which is much quieter than the front near the bar. The scallops with risotto were especially terrific. There is a fine wine and sake list and the cocktails are fun and unusual
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sarah
    SarahVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Eaten here several times and it is always delicious and fun. Great ambience and delicious food. Pricey and good for a special occassion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Sushi and Sake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    All of us were first timers and I think it was a unanimous 6-star experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for pre-symphony dinner
    Betsy
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Ozumo is typically very crowded during the week and later, but I have discovered it is very good for an early Saturday evening dinner pre- San Francisco Symphony (just a BART ride away). Service was very attentive and food prepared very well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eat Here!
    mmmBeermmmFood
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The interior of the restaurant is contemporary and Japanese (just as the sign out front described), and sets a chic and cosmopolitan mood to the experience. We had a table by the window facing the bay bridge (which has animated lights on the suspension cables at night making it a fantastic window view). The service here is amazing, we were greeted by almost every worker, thanked by several managers (who even bowed to us which was a nice authentic touch). The waitress knew the menu in and out, and was extremely attentive without being disruptive. The food here is so well made and delicious, and this is NOT a tourist trap (gimmicky place with mediocre food).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sushi for Sure
    MommaTish
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The sushi and small plates are beyond compare, both in presentation and taste. A very attentive and informative waitress helped us in our selections. It was great way to celebrate a birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal at Ozumo
    Pnjaban
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The sushi and appetizers are always good. I miss their more extensive lunch menu and wish there were more cooked item choices.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.