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Yuubi Japanese Restaurant
501 Balboa Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Yuubi Japanese Restaurant Details
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-10:30pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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Yuubi is a Japanese/Seafood restaurant in the Inner Richmond neighborhood.
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Went with a group of 5. Food for
each came out a different times. The dishes were okay, not bad but not memorable. Presentation of each dish was nice. The wait service was excellent. Not busy, but it was a rainy weekday evening, which helped with parking."
Dined on 2/26/2014
This was our first time dining
here. The food was decent but what impressed us the most was the service. Please keep up the good work as we will be back!"
Dined on 10/2/2013
This was my 2nd time dining here
and both times we had good food and exceptional service. Our wait person had a smile and kept our water glasses filled all the time."
Dined on 1/8/2014
We wanted sushi in my daughter's
neighborhood so after checking on Yelp, we thought we'd give Yuubi a try. We were delighted with the quality and originality of the sushi and we were surprised at the affordability. I had teriyaki salmon and it was perfectly prepared and came with miso soup and salad - what a tasty deal. The service was prompt and friendly. My only concern was that the restaurant itself lacked ambiance. The space was vacuous and cold and the tea and miso soup was already cold before we could finish it. Too bad because everything else about this restaurant was top notch!"
Dined on 12/1/2013
With a diverse menu and friendly
staff, this simple Japanese restaurant is nothing short of a neighborhood gem. We braved the peak hour traffic to cross town and were pleasantly surprised by the whole meal. Our Omakase sashimi platter was really great value and made it worth the drive! The funky rolls were good too, although nothing special given everyone has spicy mayo and aioli in their rolls nowadays. Their customer service also earn some points with the complimentary valet service. Truly a neighborhood gem!"
Dined on 11/22/2013
Been coming here since they opened
and always have a good time. Sushi chefs know what they're doing and servers are attentive and on-point with recommendations. Do yourself a favor and take your girl/boyfriend, Friday night pre-party crew, family, whatever - you won't leave disappointed!"
Dined on 11/2/2013
Happy to be back anytime. To get
10% off, bring your UCSF ID card."
Dined on 8/4/2013
We went on a Saturday night. There
was not that many people. They have a lot of interesting choice of sushi rolls which are good but not that special. The grill menu was good, like the shrimp grill. Price was reasonable. The location is really in a pretty quiet neighborhood."
Dined on 9/29/2013
My girl friend just found out her
guy was cheating on her, so I suggested we go to this restaurant to have a man hating dinner! The sake and food was good! Service was amazing and staff was very friendly. We closed the place down and staff never rushed us out! I will go back again soon!"
Dined on 9/21/2013
Not your ordinary sushi menu
(although they have basic rolls and sashimi too). Beautifully prepared and inventive dishes rarely disappoint. We'll be back again and again!"
Dined on 7/16/2013
The service there deserved more
than 5 stars. I can't describe what a great time I had at Yuubi. The food was exquisite and for once the waiter and chef didn't sound like they were reading off something they memorized earlier that day. They had real suggestions that went along with food I said I liked and didn't like. They really understood their menu inside and out and even went out of their way to customized certain dishes for me. The food was sublime. I tried so many new foods that day and all of them were plated beautifully and tasted like a little piece of fish heaven. The sushi chef ,Jason, is truly a genius when it comes to his food."
Dined on 6/26/2013
The atmosphere is fun, and so is
the food. There are different variations of sushi rolls to try, but don't limit yourself to that. I really love the eel fried rice!"
Dined on 4/13/2013
First time to this restaurant and
we were pleasantly surprised. Over all ambiance was nice. The details to the food presentation was outstanding (especially the presentation of their sushi dishes). Overall taste of the dishes we had ordered was delicious. Would highly recommend this restaurant."
Dined on 5/12/2013
I purchased a pre-fixed menu
dinner for this place and the food was underwhelming."
Dined on 5/1/2013
Wanted to like this restaurant but
the food was just barely passable. It didn't taste anywhere near authentic. Food was bland & lacked the main point of Japanese cuisine - letting the food speak for itself. The sushi was rubbery & too sweet. Ramen just slapped together & tempura not light & crisp. Won't be returning."
Dined on 4/23/2013
Maitre'd and wait staffs were
friendly and accomodating. Server was very enthusiastic on recommending signature dishes on menu. However, the sashimi were served slightly warmer than room temperature and the vinegar was too dominant in sushi rice. Though portions were generous, I cannot finish the sushi rolls for the reason stated. Wish the chefs have focused more on the quality and execution of the sushi/sashimi rather than trying too hard to be innovative. Also disappointed in the home made broth and udon, a far cry from a simple Japanese noodle joint in Tokyo station. The tempura batter was thick and too brittle. Could be a nieghborhood gem if the focus is re-aligned."
Dined on 4/18/2013
The food is great, the service
good, fish is fresh, and I love everything about this place except when there are families there. Somehow, almost every child that walks into this restaurant is a complete brat."
Dined on 4/19/2013
Food was well executed. Our server
needs more training in listening carefully (possibly English as a second language); a couple of errors for our hand roll--gave sesame soy instead of seaweed wrap; no tobiko--she even came back a 2nd time to confirm this item, and when we received the item, we even asked "this is seaweed?" and she said "yes". Finally asked the manager and told her the 2 items missing, which she confirmed that it was not seaweed. Manager was helpful and pleasant! Menu needs to be less extensive; too many items. Overall, we enjoyed our dining experience! We'd return to try more items."
Dined on 4/3/2013
Maybe this was a Monday night when
they were short on staff. We were not acknowledge at the door for five minutes as the two servers hustled passed us. One finally asked brusquely if we had reservations, which we did so she seated us. The evening was one of long wait time. We sat with water and menus for more than 15 minutes before our orders were taken. We had to ask for tea. Food service was very slow for the five of us. Two udon orders arrived, pause for 10 minutes, two more udon orders arrived, pause for 8 minutes, and finally the salmon arrived. Sushi we expected as appetizers came through out the dinner, one arriving after the main courses were served. Food was only fair, so we will probably not be making a return visit."
Dined on 3/25/2013
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