Yuzu
Yuzu

Yuzu

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.yuzusf.com/
  • Phone: 4157751873x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
    Happy Hour: Wednesday through Sunday: 6:00 - 7:00pm. Friday and Saturday HH at the sushi or sake bar only.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Options include on-site catering where we bring the sushi bar to you.

    We are also able to prepare sushi and maki roll platters and deliver to your event (large quantities).
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties may include an hors d'oeuvres and cocktail reception, a sushi making workshop, sake tasting, and buffet-style dinner.

    The entire restaurant or a portion may be reserved for group functions.
  • Private Party Contact: Fred 4153096542x
  • Special Events: Sushi 101 and 102 Workshops
    Dates to be determined.
    Sushi lovers will follow our Executive Sushi Chef along as he demonstrates creative sushi rolls and nigiri sushi. Enjoy the fruits of your labor with friends and other sushi afficionados!
    $65 per guest. RSVP 775-1873.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chestnut and Lombard
  • Public Transit: 22 Fillmore
    30 Stockton
    Golden Gate Transit buses which run along Lombard Street.
    Easy to flag a taxi
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking Structure on Lombard Street above the post office (between Fillmore and Webster).
A word from Yuzu
Our cuisine takes from both the Japanese and French traditions; we offer a broad selection of flavors that work together to create synergy on the palate. Whether it's a creative tartare or sashimi enjoyed with one of our specially designed sake flights, or a light starter like unagi tempura salad paired with one of our microbrews, the gustatory experience we offer will delight.
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Yuzu reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (7)fit for foodies (5)romantic (4)special occasion (3)good for groups (3)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Amazing food but the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/19/2011
    Amazing food but the service is not the greatest. I would definitely go back though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The 2xSpicy and the one that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/5/2011
    The 2xSpicy and the one that had New York Strip Steak stole the show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, never too crowded.
    GNOHeadmasterVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2011
    Good food, never too crowded. Good cocktails and fun atmosphere
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place, tasty food! make
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/29/2011
    Fun place, tasty food! make sure to get a reservation because seating is limited.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and sake. Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/21/2010
    Great food and sake. Good service supplied by friendly staff taking good care of our wellbeing and satisfaction
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • I took my boyfriend here on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/10/2010
    I took my boyfriend here on a Friday night date with a coupon from Town Hog. The place has a nice ambiance, dim lighting and nice interior design. The waitresses were friendly, but there seemed to be too many of them. There was always a different one at our table. That's fine except that they brought us our sushi before they brought us our appetizers and drinks. This ruined the whole flow of the romantic evening. Almost all of the food was horrible. The flavors fell flat. I just kept thinking about Tsunami and how I how I wished I was eating there. The drinks were also flavorless, and for $8 or $9 a pop, that was very disappointing. We ended up going down a couple blocks to Umami where we got sushi rolls and drinks which were much better!
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  • The tempura green beans are
    mskitty7499
    Dined on 11/17/2010
    The tempura green beans are wonderful-it's worth a visit just for them! Service good. My problem with Yuzu is the noise. The TV is blasting and every conversation can be heard, no matter where you sit
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sushi was very fresh. We loved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/7/2010
    Sushi was very fresh. We loved the miso cod and infusion sushi roll. However, the service is very very poor. We got the wrong order of sushi roll. When I informed our watress, her response was OK. OK is unacceptable. We expected an apology right at that moment and an explaination to us what will she do to fix it. 15 - 20 min later the waitress came back with the correct order and apologized to us. I'll not go back to this restaurant.
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  • The TV I saw from driving
    GNOPlanner
    Dined on 10/29/2010
    The TV I saw from driving by THREW ME OFF as a Sport Bar "Uh-Oh!" BUT, the food was excellent! So surprised! The rolls were so creative, sensitive combinations and delicately balanced! I had no idea I would get this level of Sushi! I had booked for 7 ended up being 6, we were running late for a show, should've mentioned upon arrival. They take their time in there. very chill. Must try Fried Shiso and Uni! and the Roll with Scallops! WOWZERS! Top notch! Def. heading back to Savor more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sushi can take a while, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2010
    Sushi can take a while, but it's worth it. Very fresh fish. Rolls like the roundhouse with steak are different and tasty. Hamachi collar is mouthwatering. I go here often and the food is on point every time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The tempura green beans were
    mskitty7499
    Dined on 5/29/2010
    The tempura green beans were excellent-I'll go back just for that. Service was very good, attentive without being overdone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty high quality sushi.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/15/2010
    Pretty high quality sushi. I liked the original delivery. Pricing not low but probably not too high. One thing I was surprised is that after my OpenTable reservation I called to ask something else and the person on the phone initially told me that they "wouldn't be able to sit us". only after I implied that I'd be forced to relay this to the manager and/or owner I was reassured a spot. Definitely a hiccup in service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went late on a Sunday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2010
    Went late on a Sunday night and it was nearly empty. Food was good but lacked a wow factor. Server was very friendly, fast and helpful. Decor is sparse and when empty, boring. Would try again on a busier night to see if some buzz added to the experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was good - a solid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/17/2010
    The food was good - a solid sushi restaurant with a vibrant scene, but unfortunately it took so long to order drinks, even sitting at the sushi bar ended up being a long dinner. We're picky when it comes to sushi, having lived for years in southern california, so we may not be doing this place justice. The food was good and we'd give it another chance, but the first impression could have been better!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Happy Hour Menu..most
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2010
    Amazing Happy Hour Menu..most things $3-$4...dinner for 2 with large beers $47!!...will be back again and again...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff was very nice and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/5/2010
    The staff was very nice and friendly. Even though it was very busy they manage to fulfilled all our requests and check up on us from time to time. Will definitely recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I can't believe that Yuzu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/31/2010
    I can't believe that Yuzu has been open for three years, and we haven't found it until now. I really can't say enough about the menu, both in the range of items (hot, raw, sushi, appetizers), and in the quality of the food. We ordered 8 or 9 items, and every single one was very tasty. Their happy hour(s) menu was similarly excellent, and a real deal. Some standouts were the tempura fried green beans, the black cod, the salmon, the spicy tuna tartar appetizer, and the pink roll. Service was similarly excellent and attentive, especially since we had two young boys with us and getting the food out quickly is always a huge bonus.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Have been there twice now
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/23/2010
    Have been there twice now for the wonderfully interesting rolls that are innovative and beautiful, but don't stray to far from the classic sushi flavors i crave. The fish is super fresh and ambience is classy but unpretentious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were looking for a good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/14/2010
    We were looking for a good sushi restaurant in the Marina. We were there on a Thursday night at 8 pm; the restaurat was very quite with only one other table occupied so not much energy in the restaurant. Service was very very slow for just having 2 tables occupied. The appetizer dishes (eggplant and mushrooms) were excellent but the quality fo the sushi was poor. It is a beautiful looking restaurant that seems to have a lot of potential - but the service and the quality of the sushi need to really improve.
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  • Great sake selection, fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/10/2010
    Great sake selection, fabulous fresh sushi. Make sure to check Sunday's happy hour with half price rolls.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is great and they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/12/2009
    The food is great and they have a huge selection of sake, cocktails, and beer. Loved the different rolls and the mushroom-infused rice. My only complaint is that it can get pretty loud in there when there are other large groups because of the high ceiling.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The sushi has always been
    hohenlage
    Dined on 12/4/2009
    The sushi has always been good here. My last visit was a bit off when I bit into a bone in the sashimi we ordered. Scary considering if you swallowed the fish and the bone lodged in your throat... Overall though I like the restaurant, but they do need to turn the heater on, the restaurant was freezing, brrr
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  • I love the food, the cocktails,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/11/2009
    I love the food, the cocktails, the ambiance and the service. This is one of the few places in a city with too many options to count that I've actually returned to over and over. It's my favorite sushi place in the city!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great locale sushi restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/7/2009
    A great locale sushi restaurant in a subdued environment
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I almost always overlook Yuzu,
    consistentVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2009
    I almost always overlook Yuzu, with so many other sushi restaurants in the Marina. I shouldn't - the food is pretty good, much better than a lot of other places, and there is a great menu of sake. It's also a lot easier to get a table here than the always-crowded Zushi Puzzle or Ace Wasabi.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant was a nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/18/2009
    The restaurant was a nice little space on Freemont. Good sushi overall, very good service as the waitress/hostess sat us immediately and was always there to serve us. Fan of the fish, as it was very fresh that day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a really yummy dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/29/2009
    We had a really yummy dinner but I had said something to the hostess that it was my friends birthday and then actually we got the check before the waitress even asked us if wanted dessert, so needless to say she didn't bring out anything special for my friend. We waited a good 30 minutes for our food and then the server came to see if we were okay and we said we hadn't gotten out food, disappeared to then have our food arrive a good 20 minutes later. We had asked for rice twice and they never brought it. Then the check coming before dessert made us a bit annoyed.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow! Sushi to die for! They
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2009
    Wow! Sushi to die for! They are all so fresh and the rolls are so delicious & creative! The also have an extensive list of sakes and wonderful cocktails that are very different from other japanese restaurants! We were also pleasantly surprised that there are a good variety of yummy vegetarian and cooked food options for my friends who are not sushi fanatics! We'll definitely go back soon!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Absolutely gross. Seriously
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2009
    Absolutely gross. Seriously bad food--basically tasteless. Sushi chefs not very knowledgeable or experienced. Service that was non-existent and when they finally responded after multiple requests was totally indifferent. The place has a weird vibe to it. There are so many great sushi places in SF, why bother with one that is so incredibly bad. Avoid this place. If I could rate a zero I would.
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  • We ate at "Happy Hour". Although
    Itellitlikeitis
    Dined on 6/5/2009
    We ate at "Happy Hour". Although the prices for the food for the Happy Hour dishes were good, the quality of the food was so-so. I recommend ordering sushi from the regular menu. The quality of the fish was pretty good, but the size of the sushi was small. Order the Hamachi Kama (grilled cheek) Also, recommend ordering the Kampachi, Toro, and Uni.
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  • We LOVE Yuzu! The food is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2009
    We LOVE Yuzu! The food is inventive and very fresh. Love the presentation of many of the starters. Service is sometimes spotty...seems like they're stretched thin at times. With the addition of the happy hour menu recently, we're (especially) happy campers and will be back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is the best Sushi place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2009
    This is the best Sushi place I've been to in a long time!!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The night were there our server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/5/2009
    The night were there our server was completely "lost in space" the whole night. She couldn't remember our drink orders even if she wrote it down; she suggested food on the menu only to come back to tell us that 1)it wasn't being served that night 2)they ran out of that order (we were there before the crowd hit, so how could they have run out of food). She even forgot one of our orders. The service staff needs better training and should be kept apprised of the evenings offerings. From reading reviews on this place, I had expected better quality food. The Spicy Garlic Edamame, though flaovorful, was overcooked & mushy. The hamachi, tako and toro sashimi were fresh. The Soft Shell Crab roll was soggy, not crisp, tasteless and sliced very thin.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing sushi!! get the rainbow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/18/2009
    amazing sushi!! get the rainbow roll. nice ambiance
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Japanese Resto we've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    Best Japanese Resto we've ever been on! We plan on going back there regularly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I choose this location for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    I choose this location for Valentine's but for the life of me I can't figure out why? The decor is not as cozy as the pictures show, the food was good I'll give them that but when it was time to get the check I felt taken hostage. I asked our waitress for the chech but 15 minutes later, nothing so I flagged down a waiter who said he'd "try" not sure what that meant. 10 minutes after that our Valentine's mood was broken and I watched our waitress take 2 table orders, make 2 Mojitos and disapear into the kitchen. Finally I walked to the bar and grabbed the closest looking managerial person I could find. The waitress did bring our check after 30+ minutes with a side comment "I thought I had brought it already" no apology-bad, bad service here.
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  • The appetizers were mixed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    The appetizers were mixed at best. A lobster tempura was more tempura than lobster, and edimame was adequate. However, they more than made up for it on the entrees.The 2x rolls were absolutely spectacular,and truly did not require soy or wasabi. The sashimi was blazingly fresh and quite possibly the best sashimi I've ever had. The wine list needs work and the music was a bit loud and clubby, but overall worth the trip.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When I arrived at Yuzu with
    papayapants
    Dined on 2/13/2009
    When I arrived at Yuzu with my date, we really had no expectations. Sure, we had read good things about it on Yelp but we wanted to find out for ourselves. Once we were inside, the ambiance of the restaurant was very modern an very minimalist but still quite warm. Our server, Kendall was a total doll from the get go. She was very knowledgeable, attentive and had a very pleasant and warm personality. The food was outstanding. My date and I could not stop ordering. We were there for 2 1/2 hours. You could tell that the people who work at Yuzu have a great enthusiasm for the food which is probably what made it all taste so good. It had love. In short, this is the kind of place you don't tell your friends about because it's that much of a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • If you want a California Roll,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/7/2009
    If you want a California Roll, move along, you won't enjoy the food here. The rolls were creative and excellent. The sashimi melted in your mouth. The service was very friendly, but don't expect to eat and get the bill inside an hour on a Saturday night. This is the kind of place you go to sit and enjoy your food at a leisurely pace. If you're starving when you arrive, definitely order a couple of apps to tide you over. My only complaint was the temperature, bring a sweater as the space is quite chilly.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Yuzu was, as always, outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/18/2009
    Yuzu was, as always, outstanding! The specials are never to be missed. The fish is fresh and flavorful. The rolls our outstanding in the mixture of flavors. They never miss. The fusion roll is my favorite, to be followed by the great white. This restaurant is not to be missed. My favorite sushi place in SF.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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