Maruya

4.9
217 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Since 2013, Maruya has been quietly been known for its sushi omakase. Throughout the years, we have expanded our menu items to include vegetarian dinner set and vegetarian omakase course.

Maruya continues to strictly observe the SF Public Health’s Guidelines. For outdoor dining, be mindful of the SF weather. We do have patio heaters but bring a warm jacket. Our outdoor dining is located in our back patio and it is not on the sidewalk.

We have vegetarian omakase and vegetarian dinner set. Kindly write on the reservation note that you plan to have vegetarian courses. Similarly, if you are vegan, please let us know in advance so that we can properly prepare.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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Coco
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maruya has arranged a Japanese garden style patio with just few tables. The food is delicious and the experience is really relaxing yet you don't feel you have to be quiet if you want to chat :)
We went there with our 1 month old baby to celebrate our 10 years anniversary. They brought the dessert with a chocolate made anniversary note on a dish plate.
The chef's omakase is copious and delicious, this is place where we like to go often when we need to celebrate.
We are so glad that we can enjoy it now with this new outdoor setup

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vipJudV
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic, caring, and knowledgeable staff. Superbly creative dishes and fresh fish. Cuts were appropriately portioned.

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vipChristofu
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was a great dining experience. Definitely recommend. Came for a special occasion and was impressed with the quality of the food, the presentation, and freshness of the ingredients. The staff were also incredibly friendly. Would come again!

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vipKendellH
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot begin to describe the incredible meal my partner and I had. The food was outstanding, the service was impeccable, the restaurant was quaint and quiet. Everything was perfect. The sake pairings complimented the food perfectly. Our server ls level of passion and engagement was perfect for the meal, deeply knowledgeable and approachable, but not overbearing. Every dish was made and presented with incredible detail and care. If you’re reading this, you must dine here. Trust me.

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MrLeal
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I found Maruya online while looking for sushi in the mission with good reviews. What a treat to discover this place! The food was outstanding, the service was perfect and we had the back patio to ourselves for two hours (which was unbelievable for a Thursday evening in the time of Covid with food this incredible). It was a delightful sensory experience and the perfect setting for some serious discussions that my partner and I needed to have. We ordered a bottle of sake to go with our meal and were offered a sake tasting, as well. Highly recommend this place.

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RachelC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went here for my partners birthday. It was amazing! great service, great food and thoughtful presentation. I would highly recommend Maruya!

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CandaceC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taking a friend out for a birthday celebration and attending a nearby show at Lost Church I picked it for the location.I did not realize it was not a la carte and offered fixed price sushi starting at $86.00.We chose a wonderful vegetarian Buddhist Monk with 8 dishes at a lower prices
.Delicious and very attractive in its presentation.They evensurprised my friend with a lovely dessert.Service was good but on the leisurely side.I want to save up and go back for one of the sushi specialties

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Memorable

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vipBraveart
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'm a vegetarian so I picked this restaurant for the buddhist meal and the vegetarian rolls. It did not disappoint. Overall great experience, excellent service.

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vipMargaretL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Sushi restaurant. Fresh and presentation is delicate.

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vipBetty
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was nicely bright. Our waitress was very helpful. Food was beautifully presented and delicious.

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AppleTri
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I recently came here for our anniversary dinner. Right off the bat, the server that greeted was super friendly and polite and sat us down right away even though we were 30 mins early for our reservation.

We both did the chef's omakase and at first what we thought was a little bit pricey turned out to be worth every penny. All the courses the chef cooked or brought out for us was super delicious. The nigiri portion of the course was hands down the best. Every piece felt like it melted in your mouth. It was so delicious!!! I highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a great omakase restaurant or selection.

Also wanted to mention that it's best being the first ones there. Since my wife and I were early (pretty much got there right when they opened) we got a pretty "intimate" experience. It was just us 2 at the bar with chef and watching him do his thing. Felt really nice and romantic. Once other parties start showing up, the place definitely got more louder but by that time, we were already on our way out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening! Excellent food - from the vegetarian menu to the set omakase, fun, delicious, surprising.

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vipRichardE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In what may be the best bargain in San Francisco, Maruya offers a vegan shojin ryori feast for $28. Food was very tasty, the service was great in a quiet comfortable setting. I think that Maruya is as of yet undiscovered especially by the vegan community as it was very quiet. Meanwhile, a few blocks away Shizen has no reservations available until February. I'd recommend that some of the Shizen faithful try Maruya.

Maruya
Responded on December 20, 2019

Richard, Thank you for the 5-Stars. It made our day. I want to share a background story of our Shojin Ryori. The inspiration was from a visit in one of the temples in Kamakura, Japan. We looked at the Japanese monks cuisine, and it was a plant based diet. We thought it was a wonderful idea to introduce it to our SF vegetarians/vegan guests. Happy Holidays!

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BarryB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a wonderful experience! Not just the amazing food, also the perfect, gentle service. But the food is amazing. Flavors plus art!

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vipSCSF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We knew that its not a top rated Japanese place, but it was decently rated and had availability for a Saturday night. the food we very ordinary. the price was very high for its quality. the rice for the rolls and nigiris are too hard... overall, won't go back and don't recommend it

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coconutgirl
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh fish! Everything was great about Maruya! Definitely will return

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vipEugened
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.
Wonderful new chef!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food is really poor for how much you pay. If you’re looking for Omasake, would recommend Kusakabe in FiDi instead

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ChrisF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Don't get me wrong, we enjoyed our meal -- the nigiri course was very good. But the rest of the courses were not that good which made us feel it was tremendously overpriced for what we got overall.

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vipEugened
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!! Love sitting at the Bar.
Beautiful and interesting presentations.

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vipdsun
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maruya continues to innovate. In addition to have truly the best quality sushi in San Francisco, the most premium fish ingredient, it now also has a delightful weekday vegetarian menu, inspired by travels to Buddhist heritage sites in Japan. For me, the food is beautiful, tasty, and very Grammable, that's right, perfect for Instagram. It never fails to delight me to open a bowl of soup with "cherry blossom pedals" made of carrots and daiko, and glistening baby shrimp in the chawanmushi and of course the buried treasure of gingko nuts. This is the only place in SF I would eat silver skinned fish, which has a stronger ocean taste, but at this place, it is umami. Did you know Mackerel has 324% Daily Value of Potassium. I would recommend it for foodies, locals, and travelers from Japan, China, Europe and all parts of United States. The food is that good.

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vipJEKIO
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef's Omakase was delicious. Very glad we decided to opt for the full offering.

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JamieF
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an utter pleasure! Not only was the food excellent, the staff were remarkably kind, the presentation was remarkable and the chefs were on point! A dining experience like this would cost twice as much or more in the NYC area! I cannot recommend this place highly enough, especially since they were accommodating of my 7 month old niece, who was an unexpected guest. You must put this on your list of places to eat in San Francisco!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traditional Japanese sushi experience. Absolutely amazing.

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vipJenniferD
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious intimate restaurant
Very nice service

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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vipHappy
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice celebration for friends anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

A lot of fish were pre-cut before the arrival and the sashimi box is even pre-assembled in the fridge. We got our freshwater eel on second course which should come towards the end. Order of nigiri is messed up between different guests. The whole omakase experience is somewhat disappointing
We paid $175 for the Valentine’s Day special (normal omakase is $95) and the overall food quality is just not matched with the price. Would not suggest come for omakase

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vipdsun
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing place with the best quality sushi in San Francisco. It is more traditional high-end Japanese style. The sushi rice is artfully crafted, and each fish comes with the highest quality. I highly recommend trying the scallop here, also exotic ones like sea eel, barracuda and chef's pride and unusual taste palette like gizzard shad, mackerels (least fishy, best prepared here). Not to mention all the appetizers and small eats are beautifully crafted, and instagram perfect. I personally love having sake with gobo chips. The sake selection here is very high end and unique. Best sushi quality here.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming place. Delicious fish. Beautiful presentation. Service was perfect.

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CarolynY
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Awesome service! I highly recommend and would definitely come back again. I also love going to a nice restaurant with a nice and clean restroom 😁

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vipMuaFood
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second year that my husband and I have participated in San Francisco's Restaurant week. The Tasting menu is always such a great deal and the food is so fresh and beautifully presented. We love to watch the sushi chefs create each individual boxes with an array of fresh fish and tasty delicacies. Each course is well presented with a unique dishware which is presented with an artistic flair. The restaurant is located in a inconspicuous area in the Mission district. We can't wait to come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good, and the sashimi was so fresh and decent for the price. It’s hard to get a reservation with them, but totally worth it.

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Michelle
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chefs were super friendly, greeted us with a big grin on their faces. We felt very welcomed. The food was amazing and beautifully presented. The servers were very attentive - noticed right away when our tea ran out and brought us at least 3 more rounds of tea. Everything was delicious! I can't wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastuc sf restaurant week experience

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Melissa
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week 2019. The overall experience was great. Sushi chefs prepared the courses nicely and the waiters were very attentive. The cuts of fish weren't the best (ie: no toro, salmon not salmon belly, no hamachi. Just regular salmon, tuna, mackerel, etc. Basic cuts.) but still very tasty and well prepared and presented. This was expected since the cost was only $65. Non-experienced sushi eaters probably wouldn't even notice. Overall, a great experience for the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food but restaurant was way too cold. Everyone had their jackets on

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vipHappy
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. However, we were disappointed when the host sat an intoxicated street person, who drank from his own liter of vodka that he drank, yelled f-bombs and

Maruya
Responded on January 2, 2019

I apologize you were disappointed and we were too. Our staff member greeted and sat a walk-in. He did not seem to be a "street person." He carried a plastic bag with him. We do not judge. But as soon as he exhibited a disruptive behavior I gave him verbal warning. A few minutes later, I noticed that he pulled out his own bottle from his bag. I was on my way to talk to him when you approached me. Out of respect for him and for others, I quietly escorted him out. Thank you for the 4-star

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YoshiI
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great omakase course and great service!

FAQs

Maruya offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 503-0702.

Maruya is rated 4.9 stars by 217 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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