Naked Fish

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$30 and under
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Japanese

Naked Fish is located on Chestnut Street in San Francisco, California, and offers an extensive menu of soups, salads and sushi rolls. The large menu offers a wide variety of fish, beef, chicken, and vegetarian dishes such as hamachi kama, beef teriyaki, naked lettuce cup, and wakame salad.

In addition to classic Japanese dishes, Naked Fish offers many popular signature rolls such as the autumn delight roll, the snow whole roll, and the Tokyo breeze roll. It even offers classic Japanese desserts such as mochi, green tea ice cream, and black sesame ice cream. Naked Fish has proven to be an excellent place to bring your friends and family if you are looking for a great place to eat in the San Francisco area.

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LC
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Noise level energetic is an understatement. I know it’s Saturday night. Big parties. All drinking. But if you have no choice ...smallish dining room. Good food was the plus

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The restaurant looked almost booked online but was very quiet when we arrived (6:30pm on a Tuesday). Atmosphere was not lively or fun - we were sat in the back area and it was actually really quiet which felt awkward. The service was fine, but the food was below expectations. We ordered several rolls and felt the fish was only average on all four rolls. We would not return.

PK
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a party of 7 and were there 90 minutes before closing time. The staff really tried to rush us out of there. Not certain what the hurry could have been as they were still open 30 minutes when we left.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Prices online were significantly cheaper than the menu prices at the restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall positive experience. Really liked the sushi.

LV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Waited over an hour to get one of the first rolls we ordered out of six total. We ended up having to cancel the last three rolls because it had been about two hours already and needed to leave. Very bummed about the dinner experience.

CS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

This was NYE, so gotta give a bit of leeway. Service was slow and spotty. Food came up disjointed. Took a while to get first drinks. Place was loud, but there were groups of people obviously in party mode. They did give us a nice booth, but felt out of place as a couple. Fish was good, but preparation seemed rushed, the Hamachi was not cut the whole way through, had to tear it with our chopsticks. Hard time getting waitstaff attention to order additional food.

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Naked Fish is wonderful. It is a peaceful and quiet oasis in a city with a lot going on. The food is great, the quiet music is heavenly and the atmosphere is awesome. Highly recommend.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Way too loud. Other patrons shrieking and making tons on noise.

m
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Naked Fish was excellent. We were in town for six evenings and chose six restaurants, but the cumulative effect was too much. Instead, we cancelled the sixth restaurant and returned to Naked Fish for a meal that fills but doesn't overwhelm. We especially liked the gyoza and agadashi tofu. My spouse enjoyed various types of sushi, and I had salmon teriyaki . Yummy!

LV
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The sushi was some of the worst that I’ve had in a long time... a do not return for us

CL
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service and great food/value. Neighborhood gem for sure.

r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

restaurant smelled like mildew. The food was mediocre. There was a giant cobweb hanging above our table. We told them when we noticed it toward the end of our meal. We still got a huge bill. Will never go back.

l
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was fresh and tasty.
It wasn’t crowded for a Friday night. I was able to have a conversation with my friend without screaming until a group of people arrived and a guy in particular was extremely loud. Overall it was a good experience. I will go back for sure.

BP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good but this is not inexpensive. Good but not good enough that I would hurry back for.

ER
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this local spot. Great sushi at a good price- pretty much a neighborhood go to spot

AS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Dinner with my 8 yr old; she loved the cucumber sushi but not so much the grilled chicken

My assortment of sushi was excellent for the price

KP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for groups.

L
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We got a last minute reservation on a busy Sunday night and found a parking space on Chestnut! Food and service was good. Will come back.

AH
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I love the happy hour here (everyday 4:30-6:30). The service is amazing and they are so friendly and attentive. They come by before it ends to make sure you don't want to add anything else before the price changes. Love the crunchy California rolls! And the rainbow roll and California rolls! The warm saki is $4 and it was every bit worth it. Not too busy and quiet enough to hold a conversation and catch up with friends. We got there early and they seated us right away.

Only negative - there were a few gnats flying around.

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful food and poor service and didn't get one item we ordered.

S
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Sushi is very good, but people drinking shots and screaming make a terrible noise and ruin the dining experience

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food but didn't like being charged for a refill on a fountain-drawn Coke.

GS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Fresh, good but they"forgot" half our order and the wait once we raised the issue was too long.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our meal at Naked Fish was very good. They had some interesting menu items, and everything we ordered was good. I can't rate the items we ordered on a level with similarly priced sushi places in LA (with which I'm more familiar). But it was definitely a place we would eat again.

We came on Valentines day, which might be their busiest day of the year. So our food took a while in coming. But the waiters were very gracious and did their best to get our meal out as quickly as possible.

ER
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I made a reservation here for a group of 8. They easily accommodated our group size with a nice table in the back. They took our drink order pretty fast but took awhile to come back to take our order for food. Once they did the service was fast and the food was great! All the rolls were good sized and really delicious.

D
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I loved the BBQ albacore. The sushi rolls were great. Wait staff was attentive. I am not fond of sushi as my sole diner option but my family loves it so we came here. I had miso soup and beef teriyaki and was highly satisfied with the meal. Was appreciative that the hostess seated us in a place that I could hear the table conversations

L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was so good! We were visiting from NJ and went here for my boyfriends birthday. It was near our hotel and right on Chestnut so we could go get some drinks after as well. Naked Fish was such a great place! Food was amazing, Im still thinking about the hamachi carpachio I had as well as the rolls. My bfs food was also amazing. He got the seafood tacos as an app and we were shocked by how huge they were. Service was great, food came out so quickly. Everyone was very friendly. I def recommend this place

CF
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Not only the best sushi in SLC but also all of the tapas style appetizers that I have tried have been outstanding. The only negative is the atmosphere which is cold and stark (as opposed to Takashi which is not nearly as good but is always bustling and has a great ambience).

RG
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Some friends were in town from San Jose for a quick lunch so I made reservations at Naked Fish so they could see Chestnut Street but eat somewhere we didn't have to yell at each other to catch up. Meal was very reasonably priced and the ambiance was great, I think we made most of the noise to be honest. Great wine selection and everything from the Poke to rolls were yummy. We will likely be back!

u
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2015
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

No wonder they were the only restaurant available on a Friday night, three hours before the reservation time. Food was subpar, service was even less accommodating, and the price didn't match what we received at all. Won't be back.

i
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

First of all, this place gets LOUD at night when big groups arrive to share lots of excellent sushi. If you can handle the noise level, don't be shy. Beer & wine is either reasonable or actually CHEAP, which is lovely. We stayed away from sake cocktails, started with miso soup & edamame, and proceeded to devour 8-10 rolls (a party of five). Each was wonderful, except there was one we didn't love (the Red Caterpillar, only because the sauce on top reminded us too much of ketchup). Our faves were the Naked Fish Roll, the Godzilla, the Marina Angel, and the Fire Cracker Balls. I can't wait to go back!

FI
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Made reservations for 7pm, got there early, they did not check for reservations for a table instead asked if we wanted to sit at the bar.
Ordered beer and came within 5 min, then placed 4 dishes of sushi and waited almost 45 min to arrive. The 2 tables on each side came in after us and had larger orders and 2 extra people yet were mostly done eating when I got up to ask what happened to our order.

Since this was our first date, it was a little embarassing expecting more professionalism.

I would come back, but not immediately since the food was well prepared. We actually decided
to go somewhere else for dessert in fear of waiting again.

NL
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Love getting edamame when you first walk in. The wakame salad was delicious as well as all the following dishes. My favorite is the 49ers roll with crab, salmon and a thin slice of lemon on top. I would go back for that roll alone! Also recommend the veggie pot stickers. Yum!

OT
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2014
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

I would not return to this establishment. The sushi was uninspired. The place itself is run down.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reasonably priced and very fresh fish. Staff is very friendly and helpful. I also enjoy sitting at the sushi bar and chatting with the sushi chef. With 5+ sushi options in the area, this is my go to.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Naked Fish is a favorite neighborhood restaurant with always fresh sushi.
Try the 49er and the sunset strip, they are great.

R
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Due to traffic issues, my husband and I arrived late for lunch with our family. They had already ordered, including two Dragon rolls. My nephew said they were the best he'd ever tasted, but I found them completely flavorless. Other than that, quality was good. As we'd arrived late, we were advised that it was "last call" for lunch, so our lunch was a little rushed.

I would go again, but be sure to get there earlier.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service was fast and professional. The prices were reasonable for good sushi.

MQ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As always food was delicious! We had the Tuna Pyramid which is always to die for! I also had the "To die for" Roll, and it really was. Service was great. It was a great Valentines date for myself and my home from college daughter. It was her first time there and she was super impressed!

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