Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
In 2013, Maruya was one of the first Japanese restaurants to specialize in omakase. We focus on presenting the traditional Japanese style of dining which encompasses on fish quality, on food presentation and simplicity.
As an alternative to our omakase, we created Maruya Gozen Set Dinner, which was recently the featured in the 2018 SF Restaurant Week. We will offer Maruya Gozen for a limited time.
*Maruya Gozen Dinner consists of:
1) A glass for Rose for each guest (21 and over only; underage will have a choice of hot tea);
2) Three Appetizer Dishes;
3) Maruya Gozen: a variety of fish from Japan;
4) Owan and,
On Feb 14, 2018, Maruya will offer omakase fare only:
*Nigiri (95), *Otsukuri (95) and *Chef's Omakase (150).
A la carte is available after the omakase course.
*Menu Subject to Change Without Notice and No Substitution.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Japanese, Sushi, Japanese Speciality
Hours of Operation:
Tue–Fri 5:30 pm–8:45 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
South Van Ness
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Maruya opens on Tuesdays thru Saturdays from 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Dinner: Tuesdays - Saturdays 5:30pm - 9:30pm
*Omakase: Last Seating is 9:30 pm.
Not Available for Catering.
Bart Station (16th Street), Mission / 16th Street.
Muni Bus Line #22 #46 #47 drops you a block from Maruya at 16th & Mission.
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Maruya is available for a buy-out.
Maruya Ratings and Reviews
Food and service were superb. Partner and I had the $65 omakase menu and were very happy with the quality and amount of food. The couple at the table next to us got the way more expensive omakase and we think we got the better deal. Ambience-wise, we felt the lighting was just a bit brighter than it needed to be, but that's nitpicking. Not a cheap date, but if you're looking to splurge on a fantastic meal you could do a lot worse than Maruya!
01.26.2018 - SF Restaurant Week - $65 set dinner menu. Arrived 10 minutes early, took 25 minutes to get our drinks, another ~20 minutes to start our course. Timing was dreadful, service was nice but slow, food was so mediocre. I set the bar lower than Kusakabe, but goodness, even Akiko’s does it better. Nevertheless, it was a Restaurant Week menu so I didn’t get any nigiri. Judging solely on the quality that was served in the Restaurant Week dishes. We had pumpkin soup, 4/5; steamed egg, 4/5; sashimi slices, 3/5; sushi rice with sweet mushrooms, fish roe, and shredded eggs, 3/5; clear soup with steamed fish, 4/5; green tea ice cream, 4/5. Overall, Maruya did not have any wow factor, flavor was lacking and nothing stood out, and timing was completely off. Will not return. Mission District is a gamble IMO.
Really recommend their omekase options - quite pricey but you get amazing service, excellent food and an authentic experience all in one. This restaurant is like a hidden gem. Was seated in the bar area and was in awe while watching the chefs making our food. The creativity and seeing them enjoying what they do made me love what am eating more. Wide options for drinks especially alcoholic ones. It has more of an intimate ambiance which we’ve wanted since we were celebrating
Christmas Eve dinner there. Even the washroom was clean and had a scented humidifier and individual towel option to wipe your hands with; just a kind touch. Sashimis are all fresh and extremely delicious!
The sushi was amazing, the attention to detail was unbelievable, our server was friendly, very attentive and knowledgeable about the sushi, the ambience was warm and inviting, even the background music was conducive for a fine dining experience. In addition to the sushi, the grilled eel over rice was delicious too. Everything about this restaurant is authentic Japanese.
It is lacking something substantial. I think the service was amazing. The food is definitely authentic but the ambiance was a huge mismatch. It was fitted for a more fast-paced-brunchtime spot. I think that is why many believe this place is "overhyped" Also, it didn't gelp that Lights were too bright and it was too cold. Food was authentic and unique but not spectacular. Fish was Japan imported, which is very good feature.
Maruya is my favorite omakase sushi restaurant in San Francisco! Lovely ambience, impeccable service, and the best omakase experience. Chef Tonai-san is someone who truly loves serving sushi! I have never met any other chef who smiles when serving your food to you. We were met with endless kindness from the most attentive staff. They truly know how to make your dining experience the best you'll ever have. Every visit to Maruya holds a special place in my heart. Absolutely unforgettable. Thank you for the wonderful memories, Maruya!
Delicious, fresh fish with a reasonably-priced omakase. Everything was flavorful and delicious. The a la carte prices, however, were exorbitantly ridiculous ($33 for ONE piece of toro, $22 for ONE piece of Hokkaido uni, etc.). I have been to many expensive sushi restaurants and this was by far the most ridiculously priced for individual nigiri. Therefore, even though I was still a bit hungry after my omakase, I decided to hold off on buying any additional nigiri and go eat Mexican food immediately after. In summary, Maruya had a very good omakase but the additional nigiri is so overpriced that it was a slap in the face at the end of a wonderful meal.
Maruya is an Omakase restaurant whose experience really is worth the visit. Sitting in front of a gourmand sushi chef with individual pieces served one by one. The presentation is entirely unique and the food - fresh and fantastic! On the pricey side, but worth the occasional indulgence.
The food here is constantly fantastic. I enjoy the quality, attentive preparation and presentation. The staff is extremely professional but friendly as well, so I can definitely relax and enjoy the meal and a great selection of sake. Overall a wonderful dining experience at Maruya.
This was probably the best Japanese meal I have had in the States. The omakase, ambience, and service were beyond words. The nigiri was super fresh, and the each course meticulously prepared and presented. This was an experience for both tasting and visual artistry.
Get ready to pay but some of the best sushi we've had plus sitting at the bar allows you to watch the chefs work their magic. More for the experience than anything else but it's expensive. Without any alcohol, I still spent $350 for two, with tip. Excellent service. It was an honor though watching the Sushi chef who gave us wonderful attention. We did the Chef's Selection.
In general , Maruya is above average in terms of the taste for Japanese sushi restaurants. We had the tasting menu for the SF restaurant week and I was hoping the omakase style where the chief makes the sushi in front of you and give you one by one. However, the sushi and sashimi we had was still chief selected but they were served all together in a box. Also the amount of the food was not enough unless your appetite is really small. All the tables next to us including us ordered extra food outside the tasting menu.
The price for the tasting menu is lower than what they would charged normally I guess but having to order extra food is definitely not what we wanted.
The food was small in portions. My date and I came here for restaurant week and we were still hungry afterwards. The bill came out to $190 with an order of tea on the side. Even the green tea tiramisu, which looked yummy was subpar and lackluster. I have personally made tiramisu that tasted better than what they served. I will not return again, since they also made us change the reservation time that we originally had set up.
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