Gintei

4.6
362 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
GINTEI is an authentic Japanese sushi restaurant waiting to delight you with fresh fish from Japan's esteemed Tsukiji market, elegant ambiance, and attentive service.
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vipJojoSF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch special chirashi. Excellent.

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MayaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing Omakase! The wait staff were very friendly and accommodating and let us taste sake before choosing one. Food was delicious. A bit on the pricey side but great for a date night!

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ThadA
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quick service and very fresh seafood

JB
vipJuneBug
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant with solid food and attentive service. Will certainly be back!

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vipKarlw
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!

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vipjkichikawa
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Gintei has a always been a favorite of mine in the area! They always have a great selection of fish from Japan served in a very traditional setting and atmosphere. The service was impeccable.

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vipOpentable185
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried other sushi restaurants last few weeks. No one is as good as Gintei. Gintei always have BEST flavor and service with smile. I do not think I can go any other place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Omakase was great!

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish is always fresh and service is always great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a hidden gem in the area. Amazing service, fresh selection of sushi shipped form Toyosu fish market. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time and had a very enjoyable experience. The food was delicious...particularly the omakase deluxe, pork belly, and ice cream! All the fish is fresh and tasty and the uni and cooked/grilled bites are good, too.

It's a bit pricey so not an everyday place for our budget, but would definitely come back for occasions when we want a more upscale, higher quality sushi meal!

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vipCT01
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Authentic and refined Japanese food just a few minutes away from SFO. Attentive and cordial service, and reasonable prices for San Francisco area. Most of the customers were locals and Asians, which says a lot. We had a late flight to catch and were looking for good food not far from the airport. We were quite pleased!

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LauraH
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing sushi! Best I had in a very long time. I enjoyed every bite of it. We liked it so much we went twice during our short trip to San Francisco.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite sushi on Peninsula / fresh, excellently prepared and presented, focus is on the food/drink and your company.

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AlyssaC
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday and the food was delicious!

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JohnP
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb all around, however, pricey. The staff are warm and efficient, the fish fresh and unique and the saki offerings excellent.

As close to Tokyo, this side of the pacific.

Nice experience

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant in town! Fresh fish assortment! Must try Omakase plate ! Highly recommend

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AlyssaC
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I love sushi and wanted to try someplace new. Gintei was excellent. We are very particular and everything we ordered was fresh and of high quality. It’s pricey but worth it!

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vipdatenight
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Bruno roll is amazing ! Friendly staff and very attentive service plus amazing sushi - truly a hidden gem !

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Foodie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Sushi is made to perfection. Warm dishes are delicious. Good airflow as they keep the front door and back door open. Service can be disjointed at times but you never feel forgotten!

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MoonMan
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We are glad they are open and doing well. The speciality sushi is always good.

RP
RyanP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite sushi in the Bay Area

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KeiAbe
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Japanese foods and drinks, affordable price for us. It was very excited party with colleagues!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I discovered this gem on OpenTable, and drove down from SF on a weekday to try it. Absolutely delicious, fresh sushi, and wonderful service. Would go again in a heartbeat. I had the deluxe Omakase, 10 pieces of chef’s choice nigiri + an appetizer and miso soup. I was pretty hungry so added a spicy tuna/scallop roll, also great

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NickK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible. The service was also fantastic and the server was so nice.

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vipRockDoc50
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Very disappointing. They got our order wrong. Many missing items. Did not state prices upfront which made for a surprise bill. $56 for 4 pieces of uni is really high even at elite restaurants. Service extremely poor. Two servers in the entire restaurant. Had to request items that were not initially served, like water (which we requested initially) and soy. We paid way too much for decent but not spectacular food. Never again.

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RamonaA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal. Everything was excellent and the service was very good. We plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered the Sushi deluxe omakase for each of us. $70 includes miso soup, appetizer, and 10 pc nigiri. We also ordered A5 miyasaki wagyu nigiri on the side. Great quality, good value. Excellent and very attentive service. Highly recommend.

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vipDigo
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gintei has very good and fresh ingredients. We always enjoyed our meals here. I do have two recommendations although this may only apply to us and not other diners:

1) We love the truffle ikura nigiri and usually get them when we dine here - however the rice was soaked with the marinate sauce so it was extremely salty - maybe drain better before placing over the rice? Also, we noticed that the taste is different this time - the pungent truffle smell was clearly absent.

2) We tried the salmon skin roll - while it was crunchy and flavorful with good texture, the skin was diced up to very small chunks but I think this reduced the salmon fragrance after it was fried.

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Kyenz
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Amazing food. But had to ask for water 6 times. It’s only water and it wasn’t busy at all so I’m not sure why it took 10-15 minutes to get water.

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vipAndy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi. I come here often for lunch but dinner is next level. You would pay twice as much in San Francisco

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience there, from the chef owner to the servers everybody is top-notch service with a smile, Fresh fish great Omakase! Cheers

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vipNMNM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is as close it gets to Japan

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Sushi bar!

DM
vipDaly2Mate
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork belly was melt in the mouth, not greasy - a must order! The sushi rolls are fresh and delicately made. The ice cream trio was a nice finish - matcha, black sesame and salted caramel.

MB
vipMichaelB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Way overpriced.
Omakaze $70 - way below expectations

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
117 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious sushi / sashimi and fabulous cooked food. Stunning choices in Japanese fish. Great service. Beautiful decor and dishes. Looking forward to our return!

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GChe
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Great food and quick service to order and deliver main dishes. Had to wait 17 minutes between finishing most mains and ordering final dishes, and being presented with the check.

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vipPaul
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'll probably regret writing this as the restaurant is so awesome, and I don't want it to become overrun.

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Gintei is rated 4.6 stars by 362 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.