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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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3.8

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3.8

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4.1

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3.4

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71% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2012

It was great. And very empty when we went. The pier is very slippery in the rain.
But the food was outstanding and the sake was great. Our waitress was very attentive but not too much so. I had a good time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2012

Fantastic views of the bay, Alcatraz and the passing ferry boats. Food is decent, but a tad expensive. The sushi, yakitori, and dinner menus are pricier than better Japanese restaurants elsewhere. The best deal are the bento boxes and lunch specials for around $15 (available until 4:30pm). No complaints, since most restaurants in this area have similar high prices, considering it's a tourist spot. The salmon teriyaki was fresh and moist. Some of the rice on the California roll didn't hold together, probably made by a novice. Apparently the place doesn't get many customers, so it takes a while before a waiter shows up. Service was friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2012

Scenic view and great food: exellent combination!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 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!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2012

Good if your out sightseeing and you want something quick but not a "good" sushi place. Very average at best.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2012

amazing food, scenery, & service. I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2012

I guess what they say is true. You'll only find average food and service in a tourist location.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 9, 2012

Food and service were pretty bad. Food really wasn't very good at all. I would never go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 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!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 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!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2012

had a great evening, food was very good and freesh

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 7, 2012

Wow. Great views overlooking the San Francisco Bay.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 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.

Tags: 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Loved the warm welcome and exit greeting from staff. Ovderall experience was wonderful!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 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??

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2011

Food is good. View is AMAZING. Service is, unfortunately VERY spotty.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2011

Everything was amazing about this restaurant - food, service, location. Will definitely come back to try other items in their menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2011

Very good food, great service and great views of the bay.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2011

Excellent food, service, views. Food was very good.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2011

The sushi was very fresh and of very good quality.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 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.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 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.

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