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Permanently Closed - Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine

138 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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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
What 138 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.1  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElleC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 3, 2014

...the white dragon sushi! We took our waitress's recommendations and she was spot on for each plate! Delicious food!

Planetxoxo (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on May 17, 2014

One of the best sushi restaurants in San Francisco

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on April 29, 2014

Like any excellent sushi restaurant, you will pay a high price for the incredible quality of fish at Kiji. The sticker price may not look much above normal, but the portions are significantly small. You can easily spend upwards of $30 on nigiri and rolls alone and still feel hungry. That being said, this is some of the freshest, most delicious fish I have tasted in this city. They even have the rice down to a perfect science- and trust me, you will notice the difference. I do believe that it is all worth the price, but it helps to know just what you are getting into- and paying for.

Love2dine (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 11, 2014

Kiji OSA neighborhood gem. The location is axing, and the service and food are outstanding. It a great place for a romantic date night.

Upwelldinewell (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 8, 2014

The chefs are great and friendly, the fish is fresh and the roles are tasty. The servers are not the greatest...

vipMarieYF (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on March 7, 2014

Went here because my friend is gluten-intolerant. I was impressed that they had gluten-free soy sauce and were able to accommodate the variety of dietary restrictions at my table.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

We had their special fixed Valentines Day menu. Great food, great service!

Kitten (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2014

Our waiter was very nice, and I very much enjoyed the different sushi combinations. I will go back there for sure. :)

vipWillG (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 24, 2014

I definitely like the food at Kiji, but over time I've seen the portions shrink while the prices stay high for sushi. Also, the menu has too many options in all the categories, which makes ordering difficult.

hiredgoon (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2014

Food was great, sushi was fresh, and menu was very diverse. Also had wine and dessert which were excellent as well. Best if book a reservation because as are most sushi restaurants it's not that big and this is a popular spot. Definitely recommend.

vipKajR (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2014

After researching where to take my foreign business associates for an authentic Japanese food experience, I ended up choosing Kiji, based on the reviews and their Michelin rating. The fact that they were not in the usual area of the city also made me think that they were different from the restaurants that cater to tourists in Japan town.

We were not disappointed. Everything we ordered, and we ordered many different things, was beautifully prepared, superbly fresh tasting and perfect combinations of flavors.

The staff was very friendly, personable and helpful. Best Japanese food in San Francisco.

Be aware that it is a very small restaurant so larger groups are more difficult accommodate there.

vipmrsegghead (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2014

I really wanted to have excellent sushi for my birthday dinner. I looked up a bunch of places and decided on Kiji based on all the reviews.

It was amazing. Service was wonderful and the ambiance was perfect. Hands down, this is the best sushi we've had outside of Tokyo. It was fresh, and all the recommendations the server made were outstanding.

I highly recommend this place!!!!!!!!!!!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 26, 2013

Kiji never fails! While we now reserve our trips to Kiji for special occasions post baby's arrival, we recognize this neighborhood gem is a fantastic spot for date night and have always loved our evenings out here. The staff is both polite and helpful, and the food is magical. I would eat here everyday if I could!

vipHadley (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 19, 2013

I went to Kiji Saturday night when I wasn't looking for anything fancy, just a good sushi dinner out with my boyfriend where we didn't have to get dressed up or wait at a crowded bar and it was perfect. The service was great, we took our time, food came quickly, other patrons were all on the same pace as us. if you're looking for an easy dining experience with good food I think Kiji is great, I'll definitely be back.

CarinOliver (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 18, 2013

Kiji may be the best sushi in San Francisco. It's fantastic and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We drive from Marin just to go to Kiji. Awesome.