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
12 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.3
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (5)good for groups (4)fit for foodies (3)special occasion (2)romantic (2)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Dinner Date
    healthyeater
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I was disappointed with my dinner experience at Yuzu. They seemed to be short staffed. It took about twenty minutes to take our order and the server forgot to order one of our rolls. Maybe they were just having an off night but I probably won't be going back given all of the other great sushi options in the city. The rolls weren't out of this world, but the quality of ingredients was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 118 reviews are from the Yuzu reviews archive.
  • Great Sushi!
    Tommyop02
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Me and my girlfriend went there during our vacation. I booked our first visit ahead of time, once we got there, they seated us right away. Staff was really nice, the food was just great, we ate a lot, trying different sushi, sashimi, tartares, seared scallops, and the food kept coming. We also add dessert and I was really surprised the check only came up to 75 dollars! Water and green tea are complimentary! It was so good that the day before leaving San Fran we decided to go back. We went there earlier in the evening and they told us they were having a happy our. We had an incredible dinner, sitting at the sushi counter this time, for only 35 usd! Cant believe it. The place is great and you must try it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    Seisboygb7
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    This place is OK but the food wasn't that great, in fact it was probably the worst sushi I ever had in my life. But the service was great and the place is nice and clean. Only problem was the food didn't really justify the bill.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My New Favorite Sushi Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    I made a reservation for 8 for my friends birthday. The staff was extremely courteous and very helpful with suggesting items on the menu. They also brought out a free dessert sampler plate for my friend for her birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    delish12VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Sushi was very fresh and delicious. Unique combinations in rolls made them a lot more fun than your typical sushi restaurant. Great cocktail, beer, and saki selection. Overall a wonderful experience, I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New favorite Japanese restaurant
    Kumanomi
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The balance between the quality of their food and price was great. I am a very picky with Japanese food, but I was very happy here, especially after seeing the bill. They had very unique and tasty beer from Japan and Uni-Ikura sushi was great. The server was very friendly and nice. The only thing I didn't like about this place was "a movie" on the back wall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood spot
    Lifeat36kft
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Good, fresh food. Reasonable price. Service was a bit slow but we weren't in a hurry so it didn't matter. Will definitely go back next time I'm in the Marina
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service & atmosphere
    Dani
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    I made reservations because it was a decent size group coming in on a Thursday night. Walked in and it was pretty quite and low key, the hostess welcomed us and sat us immediately. Our hostess was our waitress as well, and she was very attentive and informative when it came to selecting a sake. Everything from the presentation of the food, to the food itself, to the sake and dessert -- absolutely amazing. Definitely recommend Yuzu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No sushi rice?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    It gets a star down for not having sushi rice in their sushi.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good sushi!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    Really enjoyed this place. Service was good, has an extensive sake, drink list and the sushi was very fresh and delicious. Try the special rolls!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Favorite Sushi Spot
    iamprob
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Second time going and it was great again. Very unique and interesting ushi compared to other places I have tried. Sushi Chef is fun, entertaining, and his reccomendations were spot on. Cocktails are refreshing. Sushi Happy Hour is fun.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite in the Bay Area
    LiveToEatVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    The food is terrific, so fresh, so expertly prepared, so beautifully prepared and so reasonably. We want to eat here at least once a week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a tiny (seats 24),
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    This is a tiny (seats 24), authentic, neighborhood sushi restaurant. It's boisterous and full of character. My favorite kind of place. It's a good place to take your sweetheart if he/she appreciates this kind of place. It's not a posh, dark, swanky place where you want to pull a ring out of your pocket and get on bended knee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very tasty, fun and romantic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Very tasty, fun and romantic! Inexpensive too! I will go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the cocktail list
    DGSF
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    One of the best Sushi places I have come upon. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yuzu's sushi is fantastic
    ChazVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Yuzu's sushi is fantastic and my favorite sushi and Japanese restaurant in SF -- fresh with good variety, imaginative rolls. Cooked meals are wonderful -- like the tempura onion rings, ribs, sea bass.....and addicting spicy garlic edamame to go with lots of drink options. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely terrible customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Absolutely terrible customer service! I'm convinced it was because we were a large group and the waitress knew she was guaranteed a tip. We literally had to yell to be waited on.
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  • I was here once before and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2012
    I was here once before and really liked it. This time, I went with two girl friends, and was not impressed. Food was ok, but service was terrible. It was a wednesday night, and not even crowded, and waitstaff were horrible. There were 2 young girls working, and were not good. We ordered a glass of wine, and they filled it up to the rim. Wine was terrible, so we tryed another one, again, filled to rim, and terrible. I don't think I would go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yuzu is my favorite sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Yuzu is my favorite sushi spot in the Marina. When you are looking for fun innovative rolls and don't feel like waiting for a table at umami, Yuzu is a great spot. The service is great and it's always an excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I've been to Yuzu several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/3/2012
    I've been to Yuzu several times now but this is my first review. Yuzu, food is consistently very good. I LOVE their edamame with spicy/sweet chili sauce. Their mushroom appetizer dish is to die for!! It's a must have on the menu! The sashimi is fresh and delicious & their rolls are creative and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fish for sushi and sashim
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/9/2012
    fish for sushi and sashim was very fresh, and some delicious and different rolls. only minus was the trio of mushrooms that turned out to be much too salty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service were awesome
    HMoneyVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    Food and service were awesome as always. Sake flights pair well with the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very affordable and great
    yummyVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    Very affordable and great food! Definitely will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Good value
    francescaVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2012
    We had good sushi for a reasonable price. everything was good and nothing was outstanding. we will likely go back for sushi in the area.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yuzu was fantastic, offering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    Yuzu was fantastic, offering great food, a great atmosphere to have some drinks, and a very attentive, young, cool waitstaff. To top it all off, they brought us out a flight of free delicious deserts at the end of dinner. I highly recommend for dates or big group dinners on weekend nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Truly a great dinner! I hadn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    Truly a great dinner! I hadn't been here since it opened years ago and remember liking it then. This time it was very memorable. They have great raw items as well as delicious and unigue rolls. I especially like that they have several spicy options for their rolls. The nigiri was outstanding, they have tasty options that you don't see a lot of places, including salmon belly and albacore belly. Overall very happy with the food and the service was solid. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Sushi in SF...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    It is exactly best Sushi in San Fransisco :) And also service is excellent. And also prices are good.. Not expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tasty variety
    dane
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    A varied menu, every dish (we had six small plates) well-prepared. Japanese TV sci-fi show projected on the wall entranced the two little kids at the next table and amused us too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great undiscovered happy hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/23/2012
    Great undiscovered happy hour on Friday nights! The sushi was tasty and the drinks were delicious, and they were all very reasonably priced.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • casual atmosphere, great service,
    Spesh
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    casual atmosphere, great service, good food. pretty much a winning formula.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty food, awful service.
    Littles
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    Tasty food, awful service. Our waiter could not have been less interested in us or our food, forgot part of our order, never checked on us, looked irritated by our choices, when I spilled my water glass no one came to clean it up and when I asked for a new napkin they put it down in the spilled water.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hard to stand-out in SF but they do
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    We'd been there before a d really liked it, so we went back. As before, the sushi was extraordinarily fresh, well-prepared, and artfully served, but this time, the place was much more crowded...I guess it's been "discovered."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT bartenders who also
    TinaVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2012
    GREAT bartenders who also suggested some sushi stand outs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Yummy Japanese
    amoebaVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2011
    Yuzu was yummy! Great staff! Super friendly, great (and trustworthy) suggestions. We had a great meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • my experience was better than
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2011
    my experience was better than I expected. I was treated like a full price paying customer even though I presented a spotlight certificate. I like that. I'm new to japanese cuisine, except for when the guy that is not necessarily Japanese plays with your food in front of you while he cooks it. but I'm pleased to say that I will return based on my initial experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Their drinks were excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2011
    Their drinks were excellent. The vegetable tempura plate was very good. The sashimis were very fresh. The rolls were not that special.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As usual, the food was terrific,
    Bob68VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2011
    As usual, the food was terrific, but on this occasion there was a mix-up with our orders in the kitchen and the food came out very slowly and somewhat out of order. The waiter kindly comped our group with desserts to make up for the slow service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went early, had a seat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/29/2011
    We went early, had a seat by the window and enjoyed our food. The wait person (a woman) was friendly and helpful and we enjoyed ourselves. We'll go there again!
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  • Unexpected Food Find
    SouthcityCAVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2011
    Off the beaten path, Yuzu serves wonderful Japanese fusion. Your meal will be unexpected, fresh, well prepared, and exciting. Everything we ordered was delicious. Don't miss out on the spicy garlic edamame, Rodeo roll covered in cooked beef, and Bento Box dessert. We also enjoyed their sparkling sake. Service was attentive and courteous. This is a place I'll recommend to friends, and visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The waitress went out of her
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/22/2011
    The waitress went out of her way to be courteous, beyond what other restaurants' staff would have done. The menu was creative and I liked what I saw on paper!!!! Some of the flavors were so edgy, that it wasn't quite for me. But not to say that it won't for anyone else though. I also like the specialty cocktails. My first Shochu mojito was aweseome. The second missed the mark though, but waitress didn't charge us for it and made sure that we were satisfied. Valient effort, Yuzu!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate