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Permanently Closed - Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine

138 reviews
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$31 to $50
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Kiji Sushi is a labor of love for the founder. He passionately believes in continuous improvement of his craft. Also that remarkable Japanese style food in a comfortable environment, must be experienced and shared. He is driven by his love of classical sushi and devoted to maintaining the purity of his vision at all costs. Kiji offers a wide range of tradition sushi preparations paired with an excellent selection of sake and wine.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Sushi, Japanese, Asian
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm-10:30pm
Closed: Sunday & Monday

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Phone number
(415) 282-0400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Eddie Hong
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Private party facilities
Please reserve one of our cozy dining rooms for your private party. We have a wide selection of premium Japanese beer and sake available by bottle. We also specialize in Omakase style meals for large groups.
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Private party contact
Eddie: (415) 282-0400
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We offer a full range off-site catering menu
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Cross street
22nd Street
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Parking details
Parking is available at the Bartlett garage. Enter on 21st St between Valencia and Mission Street, walk out to 22nd and up one block to Guerrero. Validation is provided.
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Public transit
14 Mission
49 Mission
J Church trolley

Also near BART
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Watch sushi chefs work their art!
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Special events & promotions
We offer our space and service for your special event needs. Our space can comfortably accommodate up to 45 guests. We can prepare a tasting menu, and have great deals on our selection of premium Japanese sake and beers for large group events.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

Excellent food, as always. The waitress was not good, however. I can only hope she was new--took a long time to check in with us, a little defensive (we had 9 rather than the reserved 8 show up which was openly not liked, despite being an easy fix to add another chair), and forgetful (did not even provide soy sauce, etc.). I will continue to go with a friend or two, but will likely sit at the bar. The chef was excellent and even offered a birthday dessert. But sadly so much time was wasted by the inattentive waitress that we had no time for it before going to another engagement.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on November 11, 2016

One of the worst sushi restaurants I have ever been too. I usually don’t write reviews but here I just could not!!!! Service was very bad and slow. Sushi was way below average. Will never go there again. Very disappointing.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2016

Delicious sushi rolls & jalapeno kamachi

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on October 13, 2016

Went from one of best in the city to the absolute worst. Exceedingly overpriced for the amount of uninspired sushi you get. How this place is still in business is a mystery. AVOID!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on September 16, 2016

Incredibly slow service. After an hour of waiting, we asked. Turned out there was only one sushi chef on duty. The staff said the owner had made cuts. They recommended we switch to cooked kitchen food which would be faster. Disappointed they had not told us this when we sat down. Food is great but not worth this kind of wait

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on August 5, 2016

Very slow service, not attentive. Food was good but not worth the price.

Smudge (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 16, 2016

Great dining experience, as always. The fish and seafood are very fresh, and the service attentive. I like that the tip is already factored into the posted prices on the menu. The place is relatively quiet, so a good choice when catching up with a friend or two.

vipLnVinSF (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined on June 18, 2016

We went towards the end of the night, bad move as you get spotty customer service, forgetful waitresses and fastly prepared food because they want you out so they can close. The sushi is just ok. We had two rolls, the sunomono salad with crab and the hamachi carpaccio. Nothing to write home about. The carpaccio needed way more acidity to balance the earthiness of the truffle oil. But impressed and won't be coming back.

vipPaulT (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on June 18, 2016

The sushi is of fair quality, but the sushi chef and wait staff were completely indifferent to our presence. When the sushi was placed on the counter, they did not identify any of the fish, and they did not include wasabi. When we asked for wasabi, they dropped it on the counter without a word. I genuinely believe they could not care less whether we eat there - so we won't.

vipsvar (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 9, 2016

I always have sashimi. Dined there hundred times in past 7 years. My favourite sushi place in the world, even when compared with those in Tokyo and Kyoto.

vipmiope (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

Best sushi in SF. Well done for not accepting tips.

vipmiope (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on March 25, 2016

The food was delicious, in particular for sushi it was one of the best I've been in SF. The service is very attentive and they know very well their food, we asked for some recommendations and they were very helpful.
The place is small and a bit cold, especially if you are near the door.

Apart from the excellent food and service, I also liked that they don't accept tips. The only problem is that they do add a fixed surcharge in the bill (like a "mandatory tip", but independently of the number of people in the group), it would be better if they just update the menu with the total price that the customer pays.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 2, 2015

The sushi was really great and everything was very affordable. Sushi dates can get so expensive, but for us it was a great deal. 4 good rolls, 6 pieces of nigiri and a large sake for $90. Very solid place. They put some south of the border twist on some sushi rolls as well (really fun mix) Go for a date or with a small group. Great music at a good volume (too loud or too quiet is unpleasant) Try their Spider Roll and fresh Walu if they have it, those were our favorite!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 26, 2015

Favorite sushi bar in San Francisco

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

Brought the be and his 2kids 13&11..awesome ,unique ,and fresh. Wonderful overall . Something for everyone