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Discover the Best Sushi in San Francisco

The OpenTable Team

With one of the largest Japan towns on the planet and a seafood-friendly location right on the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco is one of the top sushi cities in the world. When it comes to the best sushi in San Francisco, there are many contenders, and they are scatted throughout the city's many diverse neighborhoods. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You’ll find everything from Toyko-style sushi bars to high-end California fusion where sushi gets an innovative makeover—all vetted by the types of taste-makers who know the best spots around the city. Impress your friends and family and score a table.

Restaurants:Otoro Sushi, Morimoto - Napa, Mitama Japanese Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Japanese, Sushi
Neighborhoods:Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, Napa, Berkeley
For 2 people on Tue, 9/17
Party Size
For 2
Date
Tue, 9/17
Time
7:00 PM

Otoro Sushi

$$$$·Japanese·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
603 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
This critically acclaimed Hayes Valley neighborhood gem is surprisingly close to downtown San Francisco and one of the places to get the best sushi in San Francisco before the nearRead more
90% recommended

Morimoto - Napa

$$$$·Japanese·
Napa
5,803 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Located in the town of Napa in the heart of Northern California's wine country, Morimoto is a great place to recharge the stomach and soul after a day out tasting in the vineyardsRead more
85% recommended
Most Booked in Wine Country
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Mitama Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Sushi·
Berkeley
114 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
With a no-frills attitude and a chic modern setting right on College Avenue in Berkeley, Mitama Sushi is one of the top sushi eateries in the East Bay. The menu here focuses on topRead more
Fit for Foodies in San Francisco Bay Area

Akemi

$$$$·Japanese·
Berkeley
287 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
A trendy and stylish Japanese restaurant located in the upscale Solano Avenue area of Berkeley, Akemi has a menu based on farm-to-table offerings produced locally in Northern CalifRead more
90% recommended

Kimono Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Benicia
566 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Specializing in Tappanyaki-style service, where an iron griddle is used to stir fry ingredients all together at high heat, Kimono Restaurant is located in the town of Benecia, in tRead more
98% recommended
Japanese in San Francisco Bay Area

Sanraku Metreon

$$$$·Sushi·
SOMA
362 reviews
  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Good for Groups
Serving some of the best sushi in San Francisco to eat after a day exploring downtown's museums, Sanraku Metreon is located right in the Yerba Buena Gardens complex across the streRead more

Ozumo - San Francisco

$$$$·Japanese·
Financial District / Embarcadero
2,512 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
With sweeping views out over the San Francisco Bay from its Embarcadero area waterfront location and long sushi bar that seats 30 people, Ozumo is a popular afterwork place for topRead more
84% recommended
Japanese in San Francisco

Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown / Union Square
1,174 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
With exposed brick walls and solid oak tables, Akiko's fits right in to its Financial District area's surroundings yet offers one of the most authentic Japanese experiences in the Read more
89% recommended
Japanese in San Francisco Bay Area
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Yoshi's Oakland

$$$$·Japanese·
Oakland
6,398 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
A centerpiece of the waterfront Jack London Square shopping and dining area in Oakland, Yoshi's is both a Japanese restaurant and a vibrant jazz club where both local and touring tRead more
95% recommended
Hot Spot in San Francisco Bay Area

Okane

$$$$·Japanese·
SOMA
205 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
Modeling itself after a traditional Japanese izakaya, a kind of casual pub where food is also served, Okane is a popular South of Market area (SoMa) hideaway for foodies in the knoRead more
83% recommended

Sushi Hon

$$$$·Sushi·
Mission
179 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Located in the heart of the hip Mission District, Sushi Hon is a bustling neighborhood sushi joint with a strong local following. Enjoy a full selection of nigiri and sashimi here Read more
95% recommended
Sushi in San Francisco Bay Area

ICHI Sushi

$$$$·Japanese·
Mission
388 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Winner of multiple diner's choice awards and critical acclaim, ICHI Sushi has been pleasing the Outer Mission District since it started as a local catering company back in 2006. ThRead more
88% recommended
Japanese in San Francisco Bay Area

Soma Sushi

$$$$·Sushi·
SOMA
32 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
Dedicated to bringing modern Japanese-style cuisine to the heart of San Francisco, Zen Izakaya is located in the SoMa district. Serving some of the best sushi in San Francisco whenRead more
82% recommended

Eiko's

$$$$·Japanese·
Napa
955 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Good for Anniversaries
A fashionable addition to the formidable Napa dining scene, Eiko's features elegant design elements including paintings by a Buddhist Monk and Brazilian woodworking. With a live DJRead more
90% recommended
Hot Spot in Wine Country

Yoji Sushi House

$$$$·Sushi·
Forest Hill / West Portal
15 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
Located in the mostly residential Forest Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, Yoji Sushi Bar is a small traditional Japanese restaurant that focuses on fresh local sushi. Look for aRead more
100% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in San Francisco Bay Area
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BlueFin Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
San Jose
559 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
With a full Japanese menu that includes teriyaki, tempura, noodles, and much more, BlueFin is also one of the best bets in San Jose for enjoying fresh high-quality sushi in an upscRead more
88% recommended

Sushi Kosho

$$$$·Sushi·
Sebastopol
99 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Named after a popular citrusy condiment used often in Japanese food, Sushi Kosho is a sophisticated restaurant located in Sebastopol, in the heart of the Sonoma County wine countryRead more
93% recommended
Sushi in San Francisco Bay Area

Sasa

$$$$·Japanese·
Walnut Creek
1,566 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
Housed in a historic building that was once home to the Walnut Creek Meat Market, Sasa is an East Bay institution with a large outdoor patio and both a sake and a sushi bar. FinelyRead more
94% recommended
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Hana Zen Sushi Bar - Pier 39

$$$$·Japanese·
Fisherman's Wharf
155 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
Views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge greet diners at Hana Zen Sushi Bar, a full-service Japanese restaurant located at the end of Pier 39 in the action-packed Fisherman's WRead more
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sushiraw - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Sushi·
Forest Hill / West Portal
6 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
A neighborhood favorite of the Outer Sunset district, SushiRaw has some of the best sushi in San Francisco for those looking for an all-day menu focused on fresh fish rolls and sasRead more
100% recommended
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