Discover the Best Sushi in San Francisco

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 our Tastemakers List. 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.

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

Otoro Sushi

$$$$·Japanese·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
749 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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 nearby opera or symphony...

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Morimoto - Napa

$$$$·Japanese·
Napa
6,808 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 vineyards. Besides a full sele...

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Most Booked in Wine Country
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Mitama Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Sushi·
Berkeley
124 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

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 top-quality hand-cut ni...

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Akemi Berkeley

$$$$·Japanese·
Berkeley
360 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date

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 California. Beyond a full...

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Neighborhood Gem in East Bay

Kimono Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Benicia
605 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-friendly

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 the North Bay area. S...

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Sanraku Metreon

$$$$·Sushi·
SOMA
386 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 street from the San Fran...

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Ozumo - San Francisco

$$$$·Japanese·
Financial District / Embarcadero
2,983 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Scenic View

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 top-notch sushi and ama...

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Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown / Union Square
1,319 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • 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 city. That's because...

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Best Service in San Francisco Bay Area
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Yoshi's Oakland

$$$$·Japanese·
Oakland
6,804 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date

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 talent let loose nigh...

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Hot Spot in San Francisco Bay Area

Okane

$$$$·Japanese·
SOMA
230 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 know. Besides a full su...

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Sushi Hon

$$$$·Sushi·
Mission District
306 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic

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 as a live DJ spins j...

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Eiko's

$$$$·Japanese·
Napa
1,367 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 DJ on weekend nights, ...

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BlueFin Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
San Jose
586 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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 upscale environment. Bes...

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Sushi Kosho

$$$$·Sushi·
Sebastopol
221 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch

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 country. Utilizing locally ...

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Sasa

$$$$·Japanese·
Walnut Creek
1,837 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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. Finely prepared nigiri and...

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Hashiri

$$$$·Japanese·
SOMA
187 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic

Our perspective is coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the restaurant’s description: Hashiri offers a culinary journey through authentic kaiseki and traditional edomae sushi. Our fish is privat...

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KUSAKABE

$$$$·Sushi·
Financial District / Embarcadero
338 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Our perspective is coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the restaurant’s description: Kusakabe is a gourmet sushi experience in San Francisco that offers diners a delicious way to taste a style ...

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Yoji Sushi House Forest Hill

$$$$·Sushi·
Forest Hill / West Portal
15 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic

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 a wide variety of dif...

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