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Nihon Whisky Lounge

4.5
389 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
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Nihon offers contemporary Japanese cuisine with a sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese Izakaya (Japanese version of tapas). The cuisine also offers a wide array of fresh sashimi and sushi rolls.
If you are a whisky lover, Nihon also offers the largest single malt selection found on the west coast with over 400 selections all available through bottle purchase. All bottles purchased can be stored in a private locker in the premises for future visits. Nihon is renowned for amazing house made creative whisky and champagne cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Japanese Speciality
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Tuesday-Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Closed Sunday & Monday for private events
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Phone number
(415) 552-4400
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What 389 People Are Saying
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4.1
service
4.1
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3.7
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Careful when ordering whiskey

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MissB (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on December 7, 2017

Always a great time at Nihon. Superb selection of liquor and premium cuts of fish and meat. Happy Hour is amazing as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 7, 2017

Awesome experience! Johnny was our server and he was the perfect host. We will be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 2, 2017

Another lovely night at Nihon! Great drinks and really good modern Japanese in a hip atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0
Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on November 25, 2017

Amazing selection of single malt Scotch, imaginative and well prepared cooked items. Service was pleasant and friendly, although plates were whisked away too quickly.

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vipfabulist (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on November 12, 2017

Pretty average. Nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on October 21, 2017

Delicious food. Great drinks. Loved it. Great happy hour prices. Unusual location and unexpected interior. Unique. It does not fit any mold.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on October 5, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Japanese Speciality
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Tuesday-Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Closed Sunday & Monday for private events
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Cross street
14th Street
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$50 and over
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(415) 552-4400
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Entertainment
DJ's play Friday & Saturday from 8pm-1am.
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Executive chef
Yohei Sugihara
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Private party facilities
We offer a private room that can accommodate up to 20 guests. The whole venue can be booked accommodating up to 100 guests.
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Private party contact
Angel: (415) 552-4400
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine