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Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM


244 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Romantic (8)
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Owner chef Mitsunobu develops an outstanding menu expressing our inspiration of traditional Japanese cuisine inspired by California. Our menu consists of a Kaiseki Tasting course and an array of a la carte items based on the freshest carefully chosen seasonal ingredients from local producers as well as selected Japanese producers. Our experienced and knowledgeable servers will be here to assist you in creating your own course menu combined with special selections from our sashimi bar and premium list of wine and sake.

Please note that Our Dinner Kaiseki Menu must be pre-ordered since we import ingredients from Japan. Thank you very much for undestanding in advance.

Please visit our website for more details. We guarantee you will be gratified!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Sunday: 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm (Closed Last Sunday of the Month)
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Phone number
(650) 234-1084
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Owner Chef: Tomo Mitsunobu
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Cross street
Sand Hill Rd
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 244 People Are Saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJayC (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Best. Uni. Ever.

The Santa Barbara uni they have right now is the best I've ever had. And the other fish is fresh and delicious as always... Something fun and new every time we've been there.

Love sitting at the bar and chatting with Chef Mitsunobu while we eat.

vipRobinK (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

This is one of the most superb restaurants on the Peninsula. Although very pricey, the food is exquisite -- beautifully prepared, beautifully served and delicious.

vipCaroline (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent. Highly recommend the chef's tasting menu - it is worth every penny. We are already planning our next dinner at Mitsunobu.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Subpar food and over priced. Will never go back.

vipEric (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

I have never eaten at a restaurant where our experience was so out of step with the restaurant's rating, and quality implied by their stratospheric prices. My wife and I just ate there tonight, and we both got the seven-course tasting menu. It started out well, and I thought the first three courses were almost in line with expectations. The black cod and the sashimi were excellent. But then things started going down hill. The prawn texture and taste were both very disappointing, the foie gras with custard and mushroom just didn't work very well together, and the beef soup was worse than I get at my company's cafeteria: strange-tasting broth, and tough beef, stringy in places. They also made us wait a spectacularly long time for the beef soup, and then again for the dessert; the whole meal ended up taking 2 hours, and we had to ask our babysitter to stay late. This was after I had told the restaurant four hours in advance (at reservation time) that we'd be ordering the tasting menu. There were no apologies, just "thank you for waiting" even though when the delay became apparent, we told them politely that we were in a hurry. And they never offered to make any corrections to the bill although we were clearly unhappy by the end. I've never seen a place that adds a mandatory 18% for a party of two; although they did remove that at my request (once it was clear that we'd never be returning), and we left a lesser tip.

This all would have been somewhat annoying and disappointing at a restaurant costing 1/3rd as much; but with a final bill of $320 before tip, it was jaw-dropping.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Parent’s visit with son / student

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Over priced. The prices are outrageous and the menu is all Ala Carte. Portions are small and dishes are not what you typically expect at a Japanese restaurant. I was dissatisfied. I won’t be eating here again.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Consistently by far the best Japanese meal in Silicon Valley. Always a soothing pleasure to dine there.

BiancaW (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

Mitsunobu is such a treat. We were celebrating a special event and the chefs really outdid themselves in both the presentation and the food.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Incredible and special dinner. have not ever had anything like it.