Naked Fish

4.1
52 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

What 52 people are saying
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.0
food
3.8
service
3.6
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoelleBurnell
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

When we arrived, they had no record of our reservation from Open Table. Then, when I showed our confirmation , they did a good job in trying to get us seated although the restaurant was very full. What do you think happened that they had no record of our reservation?

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vipEmilyR
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good sushi for really good price. The service was amazing, so attentive and patient always came by to check on us. Love Naked Fish

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vipLoveRestaurants
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was fine but uninspired. Good for getting your Japanese food fix if you're not expecting anything special.

RN
ReginaN
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good quality sushi, some interesting and unusual combinations.

CM
ChrisM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend!! Chefs know what they doo! Other people complained about noise lewel, but that comes from customers them selves.

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vipCholy
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I’ve been to better Sushi places in the City.
The food is ok, but nothing outstanding.
Service was slow.

LC
LarryC
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

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.

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PhillipK
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Overall positive experience. Really liked the sushi.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Naked Fish is one my favorite lunch spots. The food is great, and one of our favorite dishes in the city is the "Autumn Delight" sushi roll. Never stop making it, because it's just to die for. I also love that they are one of the few Japanese restaurants that actually offers a larger sized green salad, with delicious dressing I might add. I also appreciate the happy hour specials. Good times!

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LexiV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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
ChanlerS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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.

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HavaV
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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

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michael929
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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
vipLanaV
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience4

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

CF
vipCocktailsnFood
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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ramona
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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.

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vipllouis2000
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
BarryP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

ER
vipEmilyR
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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APISFO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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
vipKateP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for groups.

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vipLaura
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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Zeena
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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Stefan
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall2food4service2ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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

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vipGoodSushi
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipEmilyR
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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Dziadziu
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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Lauren
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipComfortFoodie
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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
vipRachelG
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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!

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underwhelming
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2015
Overall2food3service1ambience2

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.

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indiestace
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2015
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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!

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FIRSTDATE
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2015
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

FAQs

Naked Fish offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 771-1168.

Naked Fish is rated 4.1 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.