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About Maruya

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,
5) Dessert.

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.

2931 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Japanese Speciality

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Tue–Fri 5:30 pm–8:45 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

Cross Street:
South Van Ness

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 503-0702

Website:
http://www.maruyasf.org/

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.

Catering:
Not Available for Catering.

Parking Details:
Street parking

Public Transit:
Bart Station (16th Street), Mission / 16th Street.

Muni Bus Line #22 #46 #47 drops you a block from Maruya at 16th & Mission.

Executive Chef:
Akifusa Tonai

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent experience!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Always great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Good service! And the matcha ice cream was perfect!

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Best Japanese restaurant in the town.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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vip
 (London)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

One of the best Omakase sushi restaurants in the city!

Tags: Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

food quality was not that good

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Quiet place. Fantastic service. Food was tasty, but I found the nigiri and sashimi wasn't of the best quality, tasted old and dull, probably because it was Restaurant Week.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 18, 2017

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Fabulous food and presentation. A bit of heat would go a long way!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Sushi quality was great, but the set menus are incredibly overpriced. I spent $100 on my meal alone, and left hungry

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