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Great food and super nice Service.
Careful when ordering whiskey
Always a great time at Nihon. Superb selection of liquor and premium cuts of fish and meat. Happy Hour is amazing as well.
Awesome experience! Johnny was our server and he was the perfect host. We will be back!!!
Another lovely night at Nihon! Great drinks and really good modern Japanese in a hip atmosphere.
My son (24) thought it was the best meal he had ever eaten. It was my first experience of Japanese whiskies and I really enjoyed tasting some and the breadth of the selection.
Amazing selection of single malt Scotch, imaginative and well prepared cooked items. Service was pleasant and friendly, although plates were whisked away too quickly.
Pretty average. Nothing special.
Delicious food. Great drinks. Loved it. Great happy hour prices. Unusual location and unexpected interior. Unique. It does not fit any mold.
Overpriced whisky. Be aware, the first column is a tasting, the second a single shot and the 3rd a bottle.
Don't be fooled into thinking the 1st column get you a full pour.
Nihon Whiskey Lounge is a cute place but the food and cocktails are nothing special. It wasn't bad, but given the prices and previous reviews I really expected more.
Great Whiskey Selection! Knowledgeable staff! Steak was awesome, and great rolls
The food was amazing, and they sat us in a private area. Whiskey tasting was unbelievable.
The staff at Nihon Whiskey Lounge was really thoughtful and made a perfect gesture for the special occasion. The food was delicious and super fresh. We had a wonderful time!
Nihon never dissapoints with the Whiskey selection. We were also able to get happy hour food prices upstairs with our reservation. Service is super attentive and the food is fantastic. I would recommend!
Food was good, but pricey. The cocktails were delicious and the wine pours generous. This is definitely a good place for drinks, but not really for the food.
With the right attitude and budget, you can really enjoy this special spot.
If you're going to come, be prepared to spend a dime and not worry about the price to get the best experience. My favorite whiskey - recommended by our very knowledgeable and super amazing server, was $110 for a pour; you can spend from $35 up to $1000 for one, or try a flight. We mostly followed our server/guide's recommendations, which was easy given his charisma, and a good choice, as everything we got was amazing - the red snapper sushi special was some of the best we've ever tasted. At $475 for 2 (4 whiskey pours, 2 sashimi, tempura, 2 small plates, and 1 roll), it would have been difficult to follow the on-point and personalized recommendations and be thrifty. So - for us- it was great as a special occasion (thanks ETH!). And on Thursday at 8 was decently quiet in the back room - ask if that's your preference; we had it all to ourselves for half the night.
[I will say - the Remi Martin promotional shot and photo handed out by two flappers and a pushy gentleman was a bit tacky, though well-timed at the end of our meal.]
The food is excellent as are the drinks, both in respect to range and taste. The interior is really well designed in a contemporary Japanese/lofthouse kind of space. The only drawback is that the drinks and food are very expensive.
It was awesome! our waiter was amazing and extremely knowledgeable. He also described the dishes really well so you know if you going to like it or not.
Had a great meal and lived all the whiskey and cocktail options. Really nice for a special occasion or a date.
The food and drinks were great. However, the service was not great. We ordered family-style food and a drink each. We had finished the food before our first round of drinks ever came around. I saw this same trend in Yelp reviews from other users. The service for drinks has to be sped up... otherwise people get antsy.
The best sushi I have had in years! I appreciated the intricate flavors and complexity of the rolls without being overly worked.
Nihon is one of the greatest whisky bars anywhere in the world. What I didn't expect - the food is fantastic! Japanese bar-food that was authentic and out-of-this-world good. The service is excellent, too, very knowledgeable and attentive. Not super-pricey but a bit spendy. Worth a splurge. Take friends, it's great for groups to share menu items and whisky tasters.
Service across the board was disappointing. The hostess was rude from the moment we walked in, and our waiter was both slow, inattentive, and snarky (i.e. when we each ordered 1-2 items he said "that's all you're getting? guess it's going to be a light night") as if we were a waste of a table. I couldn't believe how long it took to get the check etc. Good whiskey (mostly scotch) selection if that's your thing, so I'd go for a drink at the bar, but otherwise overrated.
I've had countless recommendations to go to the Nihon Whiskey Lounge and it was well worth it. One of if not the best whiskey selection in SF, amazing atmosphere, super friendly staff, and tasty (though small servings) food. And of course, the whiskey selections were top flight. I brought a group of my friends there and we've all decided to make it a regular destination.
Great atmosphere, not my favorite Japanese mall I've ever had, especially for the price, but I would come back again.
They have a wide selection of whiskey and whiskey cocktails, and the food was delicious. However, the service was subpar compared to the other $$ restaurants in the city. Our food order took over 50 minutes to arrive, even though it was a sushi roll. They probably forgot the order, but made no accommodations and weren't even apologetic.
Overall, it was a unique experience dining in a Japanese whiskey bar. But if you're in the $$ price range, I expected a more attentive staff.
Well-crafted drinks and good, shareable food.
Food was excellent. Presentation and taste top quality. The service is fantastic. Highly recommended !!!!
I've been there many times but last Saturday was disappointing. Four of us ordered and the food came sporadically. We didnt get to eat together. We had to leave by 10:30 for a show and I received my meal at 10:25 pm. Not sure if I'll go again.