Kusakabe is a gourmet sushi experience in San Francisco that offers diners a delicious way to taste a style of sushi they may not be familiar with. The chef at Kusakabe serves a prix fixe meal every night that features the Kaiseki style of sushi. After the meal has been served, diners may order additional fare from the a la carte menu.
During their meal, guests at Kusakabe will enjoy freshly made seasonal sushi, including a medium fatty tuna cured in soy sauce, sashimi served with fresh wasabi and onion sauce, Japanese oysters served with caviar and a soup of snap pea and white bean paste. More sushi, including the chef�s choice of the day, completes the meal.
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Mon 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Tue - Wed 5:00PM - 8:30PM
What Insiders Are Saying
The city's best omakase.
we went for our anniversary. they seated us in front of the head chef/owner. Had a great experience. top 5 best sushi places we have experienced.
What a great experience
As always, phenomenal in every way. Incredible melt in your mouth sushi and sashimi, friendly chefs serving to you directly, wonderful ambiance. Never a disappointment to be found here.
I love KUSAKABE, because it serves (non sushi) kaiseki dishes along with variety of tasty sushi. Most of other places only serves sushi.
Super delicious, inventive and elegant. Every course was full of flavor and presented so artistically.
Food was great but not worth the price tag for the overall experience. We tried omakase $168 per person. Paid $415 in total.
#1 meal of all time. No jokes. Yes Ken! Thank you!
Best sushi and presentation I have experienced in my life. I went back a second time a month later to see if maybe I just happen to luck out, catch the right server, catch the right fish of the day, but no. This was not the case. The meal was exceptional a second time and I would highly recommend them.
Comparing this to the other similar sushi places, this one has great values with outstanding service, chefs, and food.
Excellent food and service. Menu changes with fresh seasonal fish
Best sushi experience ever. Their Omakase menu with paired sake blew all our minds. Truly sublime.
Uniquely delicious sushi/sashimi-based omakase with delightful sake pairings. The over-pour into an ice-cube-like glass was something else. Every course was well put together, ending on a magnificent piece of otoro.
Best Uni sushi
Best Omakase I’ve ever had
Best sushi I’ve had
Every bite was well-presented and a delight! We will be back!!! Thank you, Kusakabe, for making our son’s birthday memorable.
My partner and I had grand omakase at Kusakabe and it was the best meal either of us have ever experienced. We each had a glass of sake, graciously recommended to us by a staff member, and after our omakase was finished, we each had one item from the a la carts menu. It was expensive, but we felt afterwards that our experiences were worth every penny we spent there. Our expectations and hopes were exceeded.
We had chef Ngai, who made sure our experience was relaxed, fun, and educational. There was nothing pretentious and we were very comfortable. Thank you, chef! We had a lovely time and we’ll be sure to return in the future.
It’s great and the food’s just delicious with top service
Best we've ever had!
Geat job was done for each Sushi, real Edo-mae, not just putting Sashimi on rice ball.
The level is as high as top Sushi restaurants in Tokyo.
Always incredible. Best Sushi in America. Omakase at the bar. Ken and Nori and their team create delicious masterpieces. Yum! Thanks guys.
We loved the meal. A great birthday experience!
Outstanding food and service by friendly, knowledgeable waiters. Extremely expensive but otherwise an all-round good experience
Some of the best omakase you can eat anywhere in the world.
The food was amazing and the variety is great! The sake pairing itself didn't add much, but is rare to find so enjoy it when available. It was a little pricey, but the flavors are wonderful.
One of the finest experiences in the U.S., thus the world. Great location next to the Pyramid building and park.All one theme,seafood, yet very enjoyable especially the chefs course of 6 items on one plate. Second pouring of Billecart-Salmon rose' champagne was very appreciated. Very personalized service from start to finish.
best sushi experience I've had. great chef conversation great service and amazing food. very thought out experience.
it is a regular dinner don’t expect too much
Beautiful but small restaurant. Dining at the Sushi bar is a mixed bag. The chairs are straight backed and a bit painful after an hour or 2. The sushi counter is also a bit too high for anyone less than 6'-0" tall making one feel as if they are "shoveling' the sushi directly into their mouths. The food is the star and the sushi chef's are skilled, friendly and informative. We ordered the large Omakase option including the Wine pairing. I was very happy with the level of quality and compatibility of taste one to the other.
This was a special experience. The omakase experience brings you through a wild and delicious array of delights - including innovative stews and smoked fish. The hefty price tag precludes frequent visits, but well worth it for a special occasion.
Best. Sushi. In. California.
Not taking any questions at this time.
A truly Japanese restaurant. One the best Omakase I have tried. Excellent place.
Outstanding sushi for lovers of Omakasi dining!! Phenomenal quality with complex flavors, textures and spectacular presentation. If you are a fan of sushi and sashimi this is a must visit restaurant.
If sushi to you is California rolls and edamame this is not a place that you will be comfortable at. No “children’s sushi” to be found here and for a novice it may be challenging.
It is not inexpensive (expect to pay north of $300/couple) but for the quality it feels like fair value. I can’t wait to go back!!
Simply a fantastic experience from start to finish. Each course was an event, and the meal was paced in a way that allowed us to savor the food, enjoy the atmosphere and each other's company - definitely worth the money.
Awesome food. Solid service. Markup on sake was a little crazy but otherwise exceptional.
Currently my favorite sushi restaurant in the Bay area. People may argue it's a kaiseki restaurant but it's really more of a sushi restaurant. Anyhow, excellent food, service, and ambiance. Request a seat at the bar to get the full experience.
Showed up and they said they overbooked the restaurant and couldn’t seat us until 8
Best Kaiseki east of Tokyo!! Real sushi not that American fake stuff. Bring a barrel of money and enjoy.
Incredible food, excellent staff and an amazing evening. Highly recommended!
Kusakabe is an extraordinary restaurant with amazingly fresh and inventive sushi and sashimi. Chefs are masters, service is impeccable, and wines perfection. Would go again and again.