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
184 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (114)special occasion (93)hot spot (67)good for groups (64)vibrant bar scene (63)scenic view (62)romantic (51)notable wine list (30)great for lunch (29)neighborhood gem (29)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Excellent
    Margot
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We tried this place as a break from doing the SFC Top 100 list- so glad we did. The rear section is quieter with more ambience but the hipsters were down the front at the bar area. The service was outstanding and the food was amazing- very imaginative presentation too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    A large restaurant but the food was just o.k. and over priced for what you got.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night
    Tosca27
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I am from Australa and love Japanese food. We have som of the best restaruants in the world. This was outstanding. The food and customer service was amazing. Sophie our waitress was first class.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great customer service
    Foodie16
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great customer service and we were accommodated to our seats immediately. Didn't have to wait a long time for the food to be served. Our server was great and always available and fast when needed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome! (Extremely few such)
    Eats
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Almost everything we tried (4 of us that love food & interesting combinations) was awesome! Tasty, fresh, interesting & unique. Great service, great times & the food!!... Fantastic sake selection. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi
    DiepVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Came here during visit to SF with girlfriends based on reviews and several recommendations. Seriously the best sushi I've ever eaten. Wonderful dinner experience all the way around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT place... Must go!
    Nojv
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We were in San Fran for about 8 days and ended up going to Ozumo twice in that time. The fish is amazingly fresh, great tasting and the rolls are very well done. The black snapper sashimi.. YUM! Will definitely go back next time I am there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Spot
    BigMoon
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    My husband and I went to Ozumo to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. We mentioned that to the staff, and they surprised us with a dessert at the end! The food was delicious! My husband is Japanese; so, he is very particular about Japanese food, but even he said the food was amazing. Their desserts are also really fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mariana
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Cool japonese bar/restaurant. It's a hotspot. The food was good but the kitchen forgot to make one of my dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food here is amazing
    FoodiefromSeattleVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We dined here while on a weekend trip to the Bay Area to celebrate my birthday. We put our trust in our waitress, Veronica, to choose the courses and Saki for us. She did an amazing job. Every dish was superb, as was the Saki. We are big foodies and our experience here was amazing. Highly recommend Ozumo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third times a charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was our third visit to S.F. In 6 years. We ate at and enjoyed Ozumo on the first two visits, so of course we had to go back! Still great! Was glad to see they still had a sushi roll on the menu that we enjoyed... Our waitress was very helpful in picking out a good bottle of saki. The food was fresh and delicious. Sake was excellent. Waitress was great. We will go back on our next visit as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and shouting noisy
    disappointingVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    If you enjoy high-end, Americanized Japanese restaurant and can pay from your corporate account, this is it. The noise level is way too high for any quiet conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing sushi
    Shrimpy
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Went as a recommendation for honeymoon and was fantastic. The best sushi I have ever had, and enthusiastic and knowledgeable waiters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Chef's menu!
    YoliVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had the most amazing meal here. The chef's menu was 7 courses, put together by the chef that day and each course was an awesome surprise! Beef tartar, grilled octopus, squid, cod, and more were masterly prepared to perfection! The service by all the staff was excellent and our waitress, Sue, help us make a sake choice that was truly well matched with the entire meal. The director of hospitality, Mel, greeted us and also served us some of the courses. All staff was well trained! We will be back and look forward to another excellent dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • volcanobait
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary and were well treated!! Have visited several times and have yet to be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Every trip to San Francisco ends with dinner here. We live this place! It is a little piece of Japan that sadly we have nothing like on the east coast. If anything this gives us a convenient excuse to visit SF again. On a separate note, I love the extensive list of Japanese beers on the menu. The majority of which I have never seen on the east coast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tip! Handmade Wasabi!
    flipfan
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    They have handmade wasabi which is fantastic. You either have to ask for it, or it often comes with orders of sashimi. The fish is all fresh, and follow the leader of your server... Also a very nice seaweed salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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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.
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic