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 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.

Restaurants:Otoro Sushi, Morimoto - Napa, Mitama Japanese Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Japanese, Sushi
Neighborhoods:Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, Napa, Berkeley

Otoro Sushi

$$$$·Japanese·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
642 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
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
81% recommended

Morimoto - Napa

$$$$·Japanese·
Napa
6,273 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
89% recommended
Most Booked in San Francisco Bay Area

Mitama Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Sushi·
Berkeley
124 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
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
100% recommended
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Akemi Berkeley

$$$$·Japanese·
Berkeley
330 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
88% recommended
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Kimono Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Benicia
603 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
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
92% recommended
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Sanraku Metreon

$$$$·Sushi·
SOMA
387 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Healthy
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
95% recommended
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Ozumo - San Francisco

$$$$·Japanese·
Financial District / Embarcadero
2,753 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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
85% recommended
Scenic View in San Francisco

Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown / Union Square
1,278 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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
93% recommended
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Yoshi's Oakland

$$$$·Japanese·
Oakland
6,685 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
93% recommended
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Okane

$$$$·Japanese·
SOMA
229 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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
85% recommended
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Sushi Hon

$$$$·Sushi·
Mission
232 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
82% recommended
Fit for Foodies in San Francisco Bay Area

ICHI Sushi

$$$$·Japanese·
Mission
416 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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
93% recommended
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Eiko's

$$$$·Japanese·
Napa
1,094 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
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
97% recommended
Kid Friendly in Wine Country

BlueFin Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
San Jose
587 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
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
96% recommended
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Sushi Kosho

$$$$·Sushi·
Sebastopol
164 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
88% recommended
Good for Groups in Wine Country

Sasa

$$$$·Japanese·
Walnut Creek
1,686 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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
96% recommended
Japanese in San Francisco Bay Area

Hashiri

$$$$·Japanese·
SOMA
181 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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 sushiRead more
90% recommended
Best Service in San Francisco Bay Area
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KUSAKABE

$$$$·Sushi·
Financial District / Embarcadero
335 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
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 wRead more
100% 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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Yoji Sushi House

$$$$·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 aRead more
100% recommended
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