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Maruya

4.6
158 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
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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. A la carte is available after the *omakase course.

We added Japanese inspired *appetizer dishes for guests who prefer to explore a variety of small dishes.

Our sake collection ranges from Junmai to Junami Daiginjyo. We also offer French and Italian Wines.

*Menu Subject to Change Without Notice and No Substitution.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Japanese Speciality
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Fri 5:30 pm–8:45 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(415) 503-0702
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Akifusa Tonai
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Catering
Not Available for Catering.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
South Van Ness
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Parking details
Street parking
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Public transit
Bart Station (16th Street), Mission / 16th Street.

Muni Bus Line #22 #46 #47 drops you a block from Maruya at 16th & Mission.
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Entertainment
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.
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Special events & promotions
Maruya is available for a buy-out.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 158 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
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4.0
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The restaurant is housed in a small narrow space, the interiors are very nice. The neighborhood is rough. The main dining room is so close to the entrance. When the door is open, you can feel the cold draft from outside. This is typical SF weather. That is why I took 1 star away.
The service is impeccable as the traditional Japanese restaurant. This restaurant is a very traditional Japanese sushi restaurant. You can't find rolls or other seaweed salad.
The restaurant give several options of omakase. We ordered one sushi and one sashimi omakase. They kitchen served us sashimi dishes first then sushi and let us split our orders. That was a very nice gesture. However, they use the same 4 fish for both menu. When we had the sushi entree, we were disappointed because we had those fish already from the sashimi menu. That is the reason I took 1 star away. The chef should change a bit in this sushi menu to provide more inspiration.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

i had wanted to try this restaurant for a while and finally got to go two nights ago. It was an absolutely pleasant experience. I had the $90 nigiri tasting menu. The appetizers were very well presented followed by sushi pieces meticulously prepared by executive chef Tonai-San with just enough rice so the freshness of the fish could be enjoyed. The only disappointment was the soup at the end which did not have much taste. The tiramisu dessert with a few red beans at the bottom made it unique and my friend from Toronto loved it. Overall it was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I have been wanting to try Maruya for a long time, and now that I have, I am never going to eat sashimi anywhere else! So velvety and fresh-just exquisite! I love the quiet ambiance and artistry with which the dishes are presented. My husband and I enjoyed a 2 hour relaxing meal on a Saturday evening, and never felt rushed or crowded out. Excellent value--we will be back!
Try the green tea tiramisu!

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Veeerrrryyyyyy slow 3 hour long (literally) service and underwhelming food for supposedly high end Japanese food.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent experience!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Always great.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was amazing. So fresh that the fish tastes sweet. Appetizers were all special, delicate and tasty. Also very detailed about decoration of plates and bowls.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Good service! And the matcha ice cream was perfect!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Best Japanese restaurant in the town.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Chef was amazing and all the sushi and sashimi was so good. Great chef makes good taste of sushi! it was my second time to visit there but as I expected it was awesome ! Next time i will bring my parents 😍

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

We went for SF Restaurant Week. The special menu was fantastic and a great value. Wonderful service and pleasant atmosphere.

I am not sure that everyone would enjoy the regular menu--all omakasi (prix fix), no a la carte.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

one of the most authentic, best Japanese restaurants we have had the good fortune to visit.
Excellent and extraordinary best describe the experience.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

One of the best Omakase sushi restaurants in the city!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Really enjoyed the restaurant. The omakase sushi menu was excellent. It was a bit too much food for me and wish there was an option to just have the sushi. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Amazing quality food presented as a work of art. Amazing experience.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

My husband and I went for our anniversary dinner and enjoyed eating authentic
Japanese food prepared so well. Only disadvantage is the location and parking.
We ended up taking Bart from San Bruno station.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Having been spoiled in New York and Tokyo for omakase, found a very good place here in SF I’m happy with.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Loved the food and ambiance. Would not hesitate to return.

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3.0Dined on December 1, 2017

food quality was not that good

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3.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

This is a gem. Amazing quality sushi, super authentic, perfect service, and much better value than most other omakase in town.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Hmmm the overall environment is good, the food is good, the chef is good/cute. Somehow if you sit next to someone really loud then it’s kind of annoying because the space is really tiny.

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2.0Dined on September 22, 2017

It was an hour and a half before we got our first piece of sushi. It was three hours before we were done with dinner. The sushi itself was decent, not remarkable. The price tag was out of proportion with the experience. Wouldn't really recommend.

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

Love coming here. Service is exceptional. Food is simply perfect. Fresh ingredients, incredible presentation and authentic Japanese flavor. Best Omakase menu in the Bay Area.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

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!

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4.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Amazing food !!! Loved watching the chefs put everything together. Great value for the quality and portions. We had the $49 selection. Terrific.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

I absolutely love this gem of a restaurant. The service is impeccable and practically magic. The omakase will blow your mind. Perfect place for special occasion / celebration or just to treat yourself.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2017

One of the most friendly and accommodating restaurants I've stepped foot in. The sake and food were great. The only lesson to learn is If you are a vegetarian, you should reserve and request it 24 hours in advance.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2017

Omakase was beautifully presented with lots of variety and amazingly fresh fish. The service was top notch and worth the $150 per person we paid for half sashimi half nigiri omakase. Some of the best sushi in San Francisco hands down.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2017

The presentation of the meal was exquisite, and the food was some of the best Japanese food I have ever had in my life. Definitely worth the price for the experience and taste.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Omakase done right. Each time you come here you'll get a completely different experience.

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