Excellent - very traditional
Excellent - very traditional sushi superb quality. I could be heard and I could hear - what a relief from those noisy pulsating rooms where you really don't want to talk to your dinner companions.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved it, but really casual.
Two friends and I were in SF to run the rock n roll half marathon and went here for our post race dinner. It is in a mall, so the ambiance is only ok. The service was excellent. Our sushi was fresh (we ordered the sashimi platter) and their specialty rolls were absolutely delicious! We loved the 49er and the 101! It would be a great spot for a casual lunch and dinner. We were hoping for a little more atmoshpere, but it was a block from our hotel so it worked out fine. I would absolutely eat here again if I was in the city!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our family favorite for sushi
Even though the location in the Metreon doesn't have the best ambience, we love the quality of the sushi here!
4/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Located in the metreon, it's
Located in the metreon, it's almost a part of the food court. But having said that, they are very accommodating and my go-to spot for Japanese food and bringing friends to from out of town. My favorite is the fried squid and the sake clam soup they make for me especially. I wish they would put the item back on the menu because I order it every time.
4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite for years
Sanraku remains my favorite sushi/Japanese restaurant in SOMA. Actually it is one of my all time picks for sushi. Fresh and well prepared always. Nasu Nigiri is a treat, and try Sanraku tofu for a special taste!
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not really in the food court
Modern, sleek Japanese restaurant. Tables to eat outside on plaza. At times expensive but the portions generous, fish very fresh, ample selection. Service quick, efficient but one of our servers was new and uninformed. Chirashi sushi w/nice selection of sushi. The pork tonkatsu, sesame chicken, unagi donburi and chicken curry was big & tasty. Had the sashimi/sushi combo, just okay, not outstanding. Would definitely recommend this as and hefty portions wouldn't disappoint. Especially if you're here pre or post movie.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good easy lunch
This was perfect spot for lunch for anyone going to conference at nearby conference center. The service and food was great.
5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go ahead you won't be dissapointed
The sushi is fresh and on the normal to slightly bigger size. Some places serve smaller size sushi for the same or more price. Added benefit of having a movie theater next to it is great.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent meal, great service and a delicious experience prior to catching a movie.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
food & service
the food was very good and the service was very good as well.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
unique sushi place next to movies
I wasnt expecting much for a sushi restaurant next to the food court at the movie theatre. I was surprised at their extensive sushi list. Not alot of restaurants carry live abalone and fatty tunas. So delicious and service was great. Not over bearing but attentive.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Team Building at Sanraku
Our small group had our team building lunch at Sanraku. Since we had only 1 1/2 hrs to eat lunch, restaurant was great in getting us our appetizers ahead of time. The table for 13 was ready and situated where we could have energetic discussions. Appetizers (tempura, seaweed salad, edamame) were fresh and delicious. Snowy sake and bamboo plum drink were sweet and refreshing. Sashimi lunch was good. Location is great being close to 5th and mission and bart.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staying downtown, I looked this up and found it was near my hotel. I was concerned to see it in a mall of sorts, but when my first dish came out.....I became adventurous and decided to try something else. The Omakase was fantastic! I would go back again and look forward to whatever the chef wanted to serve.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Off the path, but worth it
It took me a bit to find this place, but the sushi was great and the staff were helpful in finding a great sake!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service
Sanraku is a nice family-friendly Japanese restaurant. Really good food quality, much better than average. Service is friendly. A favorite lunch spot for many, also popular for dinner, before or after a movie. Last year's remodel added outdoors seating.
- Seasonal chef specials (appetizers and sushi) are posted on little signs at each table.
- Dinner service includes a complimentary little serving of fresh fruit (usually pineapple and melon) with the check.
- Another reviewer is wrong. Few menu items are fried: nanban, sesame chicken, katsu, and tempura. That's it.
- Fish quality is very good, but it's not a high end snobby sushi bar. For fancy sushi presentations and pricey Japanese food, go to Roka Akor instead.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Close to Moscone convention center and in Mall but it does not feel like it because it has a door by the courtyard with outdoor sitting. Great option instead of conference food. Quick service. Great food.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dinner Spot
My wife and I were in the mood for some sushi and heard about this place online. The service was outstanding; they were extremely friendly and also very quick. We also judge sushi restaurants by their special rolls, so we ordered a new one (forgot the name) that had tempura fried yams and crab. It was delicious. We were a little surprised this place was in the Metreon complex with a Target and movie theater, which meant this restaurant was in a food court. However, they did a good job with the decor because you really didn't feel like you were in food court.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a surprise!
Located in a food court - but didn't feel or taste like it. Sanraku's sushi, service and saki was outstanding. The cost was a bit pricey, but I feel like I paid for what we had. The fish was fresh and the uni sweet Miso soup was perfectly flavored and service timely.
If you're in the area and love sushi, this place is a sure stop.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super fresh sushi
Waiters are attentive and speedy. With two kids we need food fast and they deliver. One of the freshest sushi in the city.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
professional, courteous and tasty
Friendly and helpful staff. Great place to have a business lunch. Was less busy than I thought it would have been during the lunch hour, but I don't think that was a reflection of the food quality. I enjoyed my meal and my experience there.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Treated the birthday boy to dinner before watching Thor. It was both our first time there. Everything we ordered tasted great. My favorite was the Naked Uni w/ Green Tea Sea Salt and the Poppo Yaki. Service was good despite them being constantly busy.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
didn't realize it was in a
didn't realize it was in a mall- which killed the ambiance- but everything elsewas great
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Super fresh sushi and kid-friendly!
The Metreon location of Sanraku rocks. I have 2 kids - a newborn and 3.5 yr old. The service is super attentive, quick and consistent. It is our go to place for fresh yummy sushi, where parking is easy.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A good find
I was visiting friends in San Francisco and we wanted to have sushi. I looked up sushi places and this came highly recommended on open table. I was able to secure a reservation for 6 on a Saturday at 7:15 on the same day and apparently that is not easy to do in downtown San Francisco on a weekend. They accommodated our larger party with no problems. The sushi was delicious and everyone said they enjoyed their selection. I tried the fisherman's miso and it was so different from miso I'm used to. Only get it if you're really into fishy broth soup. Still good though!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great location. Located in the Metreon complex but faces out towards Yerba Buena.
Great place to host a power lunch. Service is fast and courteous. And if you get a window seat, you can people watch as well.
This location has gotten so popular that they have extended the service al fresco. Perfect for the summer and early fall season.
We will be back. Thank you.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM