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2018 SF Restaurant Week
During the SF Restaurant Week, Maruya will present Maruya Gozen Dinner (Omakase Fare are excluded and not part of the promotion).
(65) *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;
The three appetizer dishes and Maruya Gozen will be served at the same time.
All Omakase Fare are Excluded from the 2018 SF Restaurant Week.
Maruya offers three different omakase: *Nigiri (95), *Otsukuri (95) and *Chef's Omakase (150).
The Chef's Omakase offers a 19 course menu. Each nigiri (12) is meticulously prepared.
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
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.
Went the day after disastrous national election results to commiserate with my wife - once again, a great meal lifted our spirits (inspired resistance to follow). Definitely worth the price for amazingly fresh, perfectly prepared fish and other Japanese delicacies. This place deserves 2 Michelin stars!
Im sorry to leave this review, but also pretty sorry about the experience I had.
I had been to this restaurant almost 2 years ago, and that first time was so exceptional that I was waiting for the right celebratory occasion to return.
Something dramatic has happened since I was there last. While the service and presentation was great, the food was very mediocre, and the bill was breathtaking - possibly the highest amount Ive paid for a dinner for 2, and I've eaten all around SF and the Mission.
Textures and flavors were bland to poor, truly shocking for a $150 per person chef's meal. I hope we caught them on an off night - but I also hope I can save you from a disappointing celebration of your own.
This is the greatest sushi I have ever tasted and the chefs did an incredible job of presenting the food in interesting and delicious ways. It was very expensive so this is something I would probably only experience a couple times in my life, but it was totally worth it. The blue fin tuna was the star of the meal and it literally melted in my mouth. I knew omakase sushi was a unique and treasured tradition, but I was not expecting to be transported to heaven through the food.
This was my second time to Maruya.
The first time I went there a couple of years ago, before their Michelin star it was a great overall experience. At the time the chef's [Hide's] omakase was about $100 and I left full, but not stuffed and relishing the overall experience as the fish was some of the best I had since being in Japan. The restaurant was full and there was a nice overall energy in an intimate setting.
The second time I went there recently and arrived on the early side, there was nobody else there, although it did fill up to about 60% of capacity by the end of the meal. Quality wise the food was just as good as before, but this time around the chef's omakase was $150, and the overall meal was about 60% of the food from the previous visit. For me this unfortunately crossed the line into a food-as-art-meal where if one doesn't have a snack before the meal you're hungry throughout which is a bit frustrating when your final bill with tip is over $200 per person. In general I love Japanese food and this meal was trying to be like a kaiseki meal, but with individual portions of sushi served in intervals of 7 to 10 minutes, which doesn't work well.
I'm a bit torn about this review as I love the food, but the overall experience wasn't as good the second time around. Basically the current chef's omakase meal would need to include at least 5 to 6 more pieces of sushi for it to be more of a complete meal at a $150 price point. - AL
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