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About 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.

Pier 39, Suite M.209 (Beach & Embarcadero)
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Embarcadero

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 421-8822

Website:
http://www.hanazenrestaurant.com/

Catering:
We bring our sushi chef to make the catering party more enjoyable.

Parking Details:
There is a free parking for two hour validation.

Public Transit:
Public Transit available

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.

Private Party Facilities:
Pirvate dining with the view of Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge.

Private Party Contact:
Angie Louie: (415) 971-4548

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Hana Zen Sushi Bar - Pier 39 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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3.9

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3.9

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3.9

value

3.4

Noise

Quiet

50% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (2)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were a family reunion/birthday celebration group of 6 - they took excellent care of us and let us sit and converse/connect for over an hour after lunch was cleared away without making us feel bad about taking up the space - food is authentic and EXCELLENT Japanese - some items you've never heard of on this menu - well curated ! I am particularly partial to their beef carpaccio and Tofu Steak appetizers - makes a full meal - that tofu steak is huge and so good! Views are the best in town - right next to the Bay at the end of Pier 39 - you can see Alcatraz, Sausalito, Angle Island, Golden Gate Bridge - Views alone make this a worthy Pier 39 dining choice. NOT your typical tourist trap on the Pier - an excellent, clean, modern, outstanding Japanese restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The sushi was delicious, and the location quiet for such a bustling area. Would have liked a lunch special maybe?

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We were there early so the restaurant was quiet. The Sushi was delicious and the views spectacular!

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Really wish we had a better server. He was new, hadn't eaten the food menu and knew next to nothing about the food. I expect more when spending north of $80 for lunch!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Service and the view were wonderful. Food was ok. One of the 6 oysters was way too stinky. Sashimi were ok. We went here on Sat 7pm. There were a lot of empty tables and very few people were dining here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Not worth it. Sushi was mediocre. Very surprised by the disappointment of this place being on Pier 39.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Concerned with Pier 39 being such a tourist trap, but we were very pleased with the meal. Highlight was the fantastic view of the golden gate bridge and alcatrez island. Excellent service: prompt and friendly. Sushi was good. Would not recommend the lava hot rock entree however, I've had much better elsewhere.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Awesome California Rolls with real crab meat. Perfect view of Alcatraz.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

We were seated and given one menu for a table of 5. The waitress stopped by about 10min after we were sat and she said be right back. We waited another 20min-25min and had still not seen our waitress and decided to leave. Terrible service in a spot with a spectacular view. Really disappointed.

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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Locals think Pier 39 restaurants are usually a total tourist rip off - NOT SO ! This is a restaurant that is DEFINITELY worth the trouble to visit and enjoy. We've been dining here for the past few years (we live very close by) a couple times a year and it seems to keep on getting better. The TOFU STEAK entree is incredible - Garlic Noodles side dish were so yummy and satiating - Beef Carpaccio appetizer truly excellent (one of my total favorites here) ! Even the bento box my husband ordered was done with the highest quality ingredients - the tempura was the best we've head anywhere to date. And the views are spectacular! Prices very reasonable for location and views provided - EXTREMELY CLEAN restaurant, too. Don't let the tourists have all the good food, LOL - be sure to indulge.

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 7, 2017

I ordered their Agedashi Tofu and Ahi Tuna Steak dinner. Tofu tasted fine but the quality of the tofu used was, to me, not the best as far as silken tofu goes. Ahi Tuna steak was horrible. First time they served it to me it was cooked well done when i specifically requested for medium. They gave me a second one which was cooked medium but the taste was horrible. It did not taste fresh and the dipping sauce that accompanied it did nothing for it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Great views, food was okay. I've had better. Still worth the view. Cheap beer.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Never had sushi before this restaurant. Tried it out, found a few favorites! Awesome service, nice view, good menu selection for appetizers and entrees. Wish they had more dessert options, but whatever! I'd still come back to visit again!

Tags: People Watching, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 3, 2017

We could see Alcatraz from out table. AMAZING!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Went here for a special occasion with the family and had two coupons for the place. The prices were a bit on the higher side, since it is situated on the waterfront and at Pier 39 (can't be cheap). The folks there were a bit shortstaffed, but were very accommodating even though our coupons were not familiar to the new staff members. Food was okay, but as it is SF, there are definitely more places to try and see.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Very good sushi for Pier 39. Service was slow, but it was Christmas so it's understandable. Would not make special trip to go back, but better than other food on the pier!

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, People Watching, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2016

This place was not even close to being OK.

It was the day before thanksgiving, very dead, which we thought was going to be great for service.

Service: Wow! Service was slow, waitress was talking to her friend the whole time vs checking on us.

Food: Food was so bad, old fish and horrible taste!

1, Appetizers: Our Ahi Poke was not fresh in anyway, tasted so bad I couldn't even eat more than a bite. Our miso so wasn't that hot. Can't really mess up edamame, so we are all of that. 2/10

2. Drinks: the house cold sake was ok. A little bit underwhelming but I'd saw for house sake 5/10

3. Our main sushi roles, 3, all were soft and mushy, like they had been pre-made and sitting. taste was not great at all 2/10

Overall, for $120 for two people, save your money and go somewhere else.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2016

There are much better options for dining near the pier for this price!
We travel and eat all over the United States, and this may have been the most mediocre that we have encountered!
Food was decent, but very overpriced for what you got! Chicken was only warm, as was the rice...
I would definitely recommend going elsewhere when in the area! This place needs much improvement to make it worth what you pay! Seems they really don't know how to make Japanese food at all...

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 22, 2016

We ended up 30 minutes late due to overloaded public transit and crowds by the waterfront. The hostess did a fantastic job of still accommodating us, despite the fact that they had a large group due in soon after us. Great view, excellent food at a moderate price.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Way understaffed. After waiting 30 mins and still no drinks, we walked out.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Come here for the view. The food is good, but there are so many sushi places in SF with better food, service and presentation. The view is spectacular though. Hard to believe the place was almost empty on a Saturday afternoon around 2!

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, People Watching, Romantic, Waterfront
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Great service. Excellent sushi. Overlooking the Bay. Just as expected for a tourist locale.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Unbelievable view of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and flocks of pelicans flying by on a regular basis. Also, a very nice martini menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2016

Very poor service, low quality sushi. It seems the location them to think no effort is required. Avoid!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2016

Hana Zen was a great experience. The food was delicious and the location is great. We sat by the window and watched the sunset while we ate.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 4, 2016

Worst restaurant experience I have ever had, and I have worked in restraints for years- I don't know how they get away with it. Our waiter was incompetent, didn't know anything about his menu, forgot our drinks, served other tables before us, and simply didn't have his sh** together. I tried confronting the manager on the floor, and she for one hardly understood English, couldn't help us at all, so she took our HALF FINISHED drinks from us, and said she would get us another one, which we never received and didn't want. This place tested my patience and I lost it. It's one thing to have sloppy waiters, but a manger that can't fix a thing is a major problem.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 6, 2016

This was a great place for dinner. The sushi was amazing. You can't beat the view, overlooking the bay with views of Alcatraz. Our server was very attentive and overall just a great place for dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 3, 2016

Food was great but, service was slow and there was no greeting.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Great experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2015

New Year's party, very loud. Food was good, everybody left happy. However, the combo for the party, fireworks show (which was around 1 mile away from the restaurant) dinner and open bar was a little expensive ($120/person) for only a couple of hours, we were 4 for a total of $480. Even though we didn't stay for the party and show, we had a good time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2015

We were in San Francisco for 7 nights and I would say only 1 restaurant made in on all accounts. This was not the place. The view gorgeous and restaurant nice and the menu looked wonderful.

But is a word we were RUSHED! We were in and out of the restaurant in 1/2 an hour. Our appetizer and meals all arrived at the same time. Sushi does not take long but it could have been staggered so we could have enjoyed it more.

I would recommend them for their food but not for the manner in which it was presented to the table

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2015

We went for our anniversary and reserved a window table with a view. Had a great view of the sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge. They gave us a complimentary hot chocolate cake and ice cream dessert for our anniversary and the presentation on the plate was superb.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2015

The view is spectacular. The food not so much. Place needs a good cleaning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2015

It was a pleasure eating here....good food on lava rocks and a very good sunset view of the Golden Gate and ALcatraz

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2015

It was a very good choice for a date . Me & my girlfriend will definitely be returning to this restaurant

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2015

I had booked it through open table webpage expecting to find a nice romantic restaurant to celebrate out anniversary, however, WE were very disappointed!!!! It started to be annoying from the beginning. They did not have COKE soda, did not have FRIED RICE, and it took 45 minutes for them to make and bring out just one order (one plate) that we had order to sure between both of us!!!!! Very dissatisfied. I do not recommend this restaurant....

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Had family (2 adults, 4 children) lunch there. Everyone loved the food and our waiter was very patient. Great view, food, and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 17, 2015

waitress acted prompt and polite. scenic views are qite fantastic here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2014

WONDERFUL service, AMAZING views, REASONABLY priced, GOOD sushi! I would dine at Hana Zen again. Not the best sushi around, but still enjoyable and totally worth the trip!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 25, 2014

Food was alright... But the view was amazing!! Server was prompt and friendly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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