Hana Zen Sushi Bar - Pier 39
Hana Zen Sushi Bar - Pier 39
  • Address:
    Pier 39, Suite M.209 (Beach & Embarcadero)
    San Francisco, CA 94133
    Neighborhood:
    Fisherman's Wharf
  • Cuisine:
    Japanese
    Price: $30 and under

Hana Zen Sushi Bar - Pier 39

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hanazenrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4154218822
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Hana Zen Sushi and Yakitori Bar at Pier 39 has an expansive bay view of Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge. We offer excellent sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, yakitori, premium sake, wine, liquor and cocktails.
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We bring our sushi chef to make the catering party more enjoyable.
  • Private Party Facilities: Pirvate dining with the view of Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Private Party Contact: Angie Louie 4159714548

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Embarcadero
  • Public Transit: Public Transit available
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a free parking for two hour validation.
A word from Hana Zen Sushi Bar - Pier 39
Hana Zen Sushi and Yakitori Bar at Pier 39 has an expansive bay view of Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge. We offer excellent sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, yakitori, premium sake, wine, liquor and cocktails. The new Hana Zen at Pier 39 offers more seating capacity. We can cater for wedding, birthdays, anniversaries and other special events. We are proud to preserve the traditional Japanese cuisine. We use the highest quality of fish, vegetables and meat like Kobe beef and lamb.
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Hana Zen Sushi Bar - Pier 39 reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (8)good for groups (5)special occasion (5)romantic (4)great for lunch (3)fit for foodies (3)great for brunch (3)hot spot (1)neighborhood gem (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Terrible Restaurant, owner
    CoachVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    Food was lousy and for 2nd time, they did NOT WANT TO HONOR $ 50 certificate I had which was signed by the manager!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What an awesome view! We were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    What an awesome view! We were there at sunset and it was perfect. The food is a little pricey, certainly not outrageous but this certainly wouldn't be a weekly stop in my budget. They have happy hour drink prices until 7 which is a plus!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good if your out sightseeing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    Good if your out sightseeing and you want something quick but not a "good" sushi place. Very average at best.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing food, scenery, & service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    amazing food, scenery, & service. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just not the caliber of other
    GastronommeVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2012
    Just not the caliber of other San Fran sushi places. View is incredible but the food does not compliment. Presentation of dishes should have meaning.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only the view is Great
    SouthcityCAVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    I guess what they say is true. You'll only find average food and service in a tourist location.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect location if you want
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2012
    Perfect location if you want to look out over Alcatraz and the Golden Gate bridge! I was nervous because so much of what is in Fisherman's Wharf is touristy and not very good but our sushi was good and the service was nice. I think people must just stay towards the front of the wharf and don't bother walking to the back to see this great spot! We got a window seat and watched the boats and the fog. Very fun and good solid sushi.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was actually
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/15/2012
    The restaurant was actually located at the very end of Pier 39 although the map shows it near the entrance. For a restaurant on the Pier (not really known for quality restaurants) it was quite good and the view was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Saki list is fabulous,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/19/2012
    The Saki list is fabulous, the service was terrific, and they were totally accommodating with some special food needs. A memorable anniversary night for my husband and myself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best views in SF
    TheColonelVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2012
    You first go for the view, one of the best in SF, then comes the food and the pricing. The food with out a doubt of top quality. we ate using the chef's choice and sake tasting. While the food was no doubt excellent the sake was very expensive. I would have prefered to have less quantity , lesser priced or more sushi instead. We really enjoyed a good waitress and all the goings on in the bay with birds, boats and bouys. I would recommend but it is pricy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service were pretty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    Food and service were pretty bad. Food really wasn't very good at all. I would never go back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We did enjoy the sushi, but
    Audible
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    We did enjoy the sushi, but it seemed to us that the sashimi was cut too thick. We find it to be more elegant and tastier when it sliced more thinly. The menu states number of pieces, but perhaps it should state weight so the sashimi could be sliced thinly. We ordered their barrel wine a 2005 from Alexander Valeyy, but it was already "gone." We sent it back and ordered a different bottle. But the temperature on both bottles was too warm. I suspect they don't cellar the wines correctly. Parking was difficult, so the truth is, although we enjoyed the food, we would not choose to come here again. It is too far away and not easy to reach. If a tourist is at Pier 39 and wants sushi, this would be a good opportunity, but no neighborhood spot.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They didn't know what the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/5/2012
    They didn't know what the menu was for the "Dine About Town" They really tried to make up for it The sushi was very good as were the fried oysters
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my first time eating
    Jimbo
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    This was my first time eating at this restaurant and it was pretty good. I met a friend whom I used to work with who I haven't seen in about 4 years. It was really good to catch up with her. We ordered an array of food starting with edamame and Calamari and then went on to a couple of rolls. I also ordered a bento box with Chicken and Tempura. It was actually quite good. We finished the meal with desert...I had mochi and my guest had creme bruele. I really loved the location of the restaurant which gives the diner an awesome view of he bay. I definitely would come back when I'm up in the bay area again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh sushi on pier 39
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    Went for lunch. Amazing view of the bay super fresh sushi with great variety. Our server was friendly and drinks were tasty perfect choice for tourists who want great sushi with a view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice view that's about it!
    WineandfoodloverVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2012
    Left after not receiving service for 20 minutes and we weren't impressed with the menu. Glad we left had a better meal somewhere else!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fabulous Fodd With A View
    FoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2012
    I had waited until the last minute to make plans to see the GG Bridge 75th Anniversary fireworks and thought I was out of luck, but Hana Zen at Pier 39 was my salvation. Not only was the food absolutely delicious--the fried oysters were done perfectly with just the right amount of light breading, the scallops were juicy with a fabulous, slightly spicy sauce and all the sushi rolls and drinks were just yummy--but we also had the added bonus of having a front row seat for the most fabulous fireworks I've seen in a long time. Hana Zen at Pier 39 is a winner and I will go back again!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • had a great evening, food
    megan
    Dined on 5/27/2012
    had a great evening, food was very good and freesh
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service/food.Lovely at sunset
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    Excellent service as we were in a rush, not to mention late for our reservation time, but they took care of us. We ordered 4 different rolls which came up quickly and they were SO GOOD! Beautiful window table at sunset, bottle of wine, and fun friends and it was really a nice experience. Would definitely go here again. This is a nice, bright restaurant. Really lovely at sunset.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absotulely loved the food,
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    Absotulely loved the food, the staff, the drinks, the atmosphere. It is located at the end of Pier 39 and looks out over the Bay. Gorgeous view. The staff was excellent. Our waiter brought us food to share that he recommended - all delicious and so fresh! The bartender recommended some fun drinks. We had a wonderful evening. We had an 8:30 reservation (arrived early and was seated at a window table) and remained eatting and drinking until 11pm - never felt rushed. Enjoyed the entire evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wow. Great views overlooking
    LoveSpringhouseVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    Wow. Great views overlooking the San Francisco Bay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went on a Tuesday, so I'm
    Jake
    Dined on 3/6/2012
    We went on a Tuesday, so I'm not sure if it is normally a lot more busy, but it was close to empty at 8:30pm. The service was excellent, the sushi was very fresh and the decor and views were outstanding. It is tucked way in the back on the top floor of Pier 39, so I'm afraid it will have a hard time staying busy, unless they figure out some great marketing strategy. I would tell people to go, but the vibe at a place like this is important too and I hope they can get more business because everything else was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice lunch spot
    Kamiota
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    Great for Family lunch when visiting Pier 39. Very casual and relaxed. Smaller portions of sushi compared to other restaurants but it was fresh and tasty. Service was great for dinner but there were only a few couples there for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent , hostess
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Food was excellent , hostess was wonderful and the people taking our order and service was great. I love this place and in fact I had lunch on 13th February with a friend and then again dinner on 14th February. I will recommend this place strongly. I almost forgot to add that on 13th when we came for lunch we got a great view of the golden bridge as we were having seats just near the window and i requested the same for our dinner and hostess remembered it and gave the same to us on 14th excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the warm welcome and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Loved the warm welcome and exit greeting from staff. Ovderall experience was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The setting at the end of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    The setting at the end of the pier is very nice, otherwise nothing particularly memorable. If I want great sushi I'll go somewhere else, but if you want a beautiful setting and good sushi you might try this one.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BAD restaurant service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    Several of our items never came out and we kept checking on the status over and over before they brought them out. They said that they didn't have the dessert we wanted then later the table next to us had that dessert. We asked for coffee twice and then the third time the waiter said they don't have coffee. In the beginning the waiter said he will give us to tea pots, but never did, had to keep asking. Later they took our tea pot and never brought it back. At the end we gave them two cards to bill it to and we even told them twice how much to bill each, and they still got it wrong. Then my friend gave one of them to validate her parking ticket, he put it in his pocket and NEVER did anything with it. Maybe because the tip was automatic??
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is good. View is AMAZING.
    sfforeverVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    Food is good. View is AMAZING. Service is, unfortunately VERY spotty.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was amazing about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/26/2011
    Everything was amazing about this restaurant - food, service, location. Will definitely come back to try other items in their menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place for lunch or dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/7/2011
    Very good food, great service and great views of the bay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was a last minute dinner
    line
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    This was a last minute dinner reservation as we were showing a guest around Pier 39 and couldn't decide where to eat. I don't think we really needed it as there weren't that many people. The place was okay, nice view. The service was great, though I'm not sure if it would have been the same during lunch when there are more tourists. The food was okay too, you have traditional Japanese food and some modern ones.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great sushi & sashimi with a view
    CapeDiner
    Dined on 9/14/2011
    great sushi, sashimi, teriyaki salmon & martinis. the view is great of the golden gate bridge, alcatraz & the san francisco bay. with hardly anyone there on Wed night we had the place almost to ourselves! what a great find in a busy tourist area.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, service, views.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2011
    Excellent food, service, views. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The sushi was very fresh and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/3/2011
    The sushi was very fresh and of very good quality.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • spilled ramen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2011
    Food is ok, service by waiter Arthur was good. Busser spilled soup all over table and over my husband and onto the floor, left with his stack of plates, never came back to wipe spill on table or on floor. Left restaurant with soiled jeans smelling of ramen. Doubt we will ever come back.
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  • Beautiful ambiance, very proper
    MMarinaEspinoza
    Dined on 8/18/2011
    Beautiful ambiance, very proper and respectful staff, and very fresh fish! They have great dishes and extremely fresh fish and seafood. Great food presentation! Great place for a quiet lunch or dinner on the San Francisco Pier with a beautiful bay view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not a good place for someone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2011
    Not a good place for someone who knows their sushi... But great view and location. It is exactly what you would expect from a restaurant on the pier.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'm a sushi lover and so is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2011
    I'm a sushi lover and so is my lady friend. It was our 3rd date so I figured why not take her to Pier 39. I reserved a table for 2 with a scenic view of the bay and they did everything perfect. The food was great, and with very good presentation. Our server was very kind and on top of things. We did not wait long for our food even though it was busy. She loved it and I loved it. The prices were decent for Pier 39 and the selection of sushi types and sake were amazing. Perfect for couples just starting to get into the swing of things. Great food, great views, and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • After convincing family to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/17/2011
    After convincing family to walk through the chaos of Pier 39 to go to this restaurant, it had to deliver. The sushi rolls were terrific and were appreciated. Service was terrible. The waiter seemed overwhelmed and unable to communicate, other than thumbs up signal whenever we were ordering. I read that service was poor and now have a similar experience. The hostess was charming, the food great and the view terrific. Cons: you have to walk through the energy and chaos of Pier 39, which can be fun or not, depending on your attitude and the service level is poor to medium in quality.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful food presentation;
    VeggieLover
    Dined on 6/13/2011
    Beautiful food presentation; attentive waitstaff; great view of Bay harbor
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate