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About Omakase

Omakase offers two different fixed-price tasting menus that will take you through your senses. The culinary journey you experience will introduce you to the many flavors of Japanese cuisine with our fish flown in from the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan. Omakase specializes in Edomae — traditional style sushi. We partner with chefs trained in the top restaurants of Tokyo. Premium sakes are individually selected to complement your meal as you enjoy the day’s best selected fishes. Thank you for entrusting your taste buds to the chefs and for choosing Omakase.

665 Townsend Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
8th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 865-0633

Website:
http://omakasesf.com/

Additional:
Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Omakase Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

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Quiet

81% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
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Cozy (5)
Authentic (4)
Romantic (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Business Meals (3)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

We were lucky enough to be seated in Chef Jackson's area of the sushi bar, and he was a delightful host. The sushi was the best we've ever had, and the experience was a blend of authentic Japanese sushi tradition and hip American service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

The food is quite good, and I learned a lot about the differences between how we name fish in the US versus how they do it in Japan. There's not much point in talking about the specific fish; you get what you get depending on what's in season, but I will say that the otoro was amazing. The atmosphere is almost library-quiet, or at least it was for most of our meal, to the point where it almost felt awkward talking to my friends. The service was attentive, but in some ways it felt a bit intrusive, as many of our conversations were interrupted mid-sentence by the waitstaff. On the whole, Omakase is good, and if there weren't a lot of other high-end sushi restaurants in the city to choose from, I might say that it was great, but for the money, the food is better at Kusakabe, and the service is better at Hashiri.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The nigiri was kinda inconsistent with the amount of wasabi. It sure if it was intentional. And they did not feel “out of the mind” on every occasion. Other than that the service is very good. Attentive staff and very helpful. The appetizers and other dishes were simple yet packed a punch.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

It wa close to perfect, its a bit pricey but Its all worth it. It brought me back to Japan. The fish are so fresh, you can literally taste the sea, the food just melts in your mouth. Its my first time to drink a buckwheat tea- i love it. Chef Toro very professional and perfected the art of sushi making. I learned alot from him from diff types of mackarel , A fish called Aji, that wasabi ( the real wasabi) is almost a price of truffles per pound (expensive) and that real wasabi is NOT mixed in with soy sauce .
I went out with my girlfriend... next time I come back I will bring my hubby with me. Hopefully Chef Toro will be making my dinner again👍🏽❤️👨🏼‍🍳

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We eat a lot of sushi. This was probably the best ever. Certainly the best uni I've ever had. And the best toro (lightly charred). Marred only by the charming sushi chef's heavy accent, which made it a bit hard to understand everything he was saying. But no matter, his hands spoke perfectly and we loved it. Chose the more expensive option and then sat back and enjoyed everything. The wines by the glass were really limited, and the wine list was over the top expensive and unfamiliar -- I don't like California chardonnays, the waitress said the French burgundies were a little sweet. That was my only criticism. Most of the people at this small restaurant were celebrating birthdays, as we were. Just a wonderful meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great meal, excellent service

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was easily the best sushi I have ever had. Everything about the service was fantastic and charming without being stuffy. The fish was delicious and the experience of sitting at the sushi bar and speaking with the chef throughout the meal was fantastic. Everyone needs to go here at least once in their life!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Too pricey.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We truly felt we were back in Japan for the night. Service was excellent, food was incredible (of course), and our chef Tora was absolutely wonderful - humble, charasmatic, and of course an amazing chef. We had an absolutely delightful time and even at the price point would visit again!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food and the service is always perfect at Omakase.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was the most amazing sushi I’ve had outside of Japan. Exquisite and well worth the price.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Omasake was amazing from start to finish. The restaurant seats only 18, and we were able to snag 4 of the 14 sushi bar seats. We picked the hideaki omakase and loved all the dishes. Our chef was also fun and explained a bit about each dish as he was preparing the nigiri. The food/seafood was very fresh and even though each dish is basically bite-size, you'll leave feeling stuffed!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Insane! Top notch everything.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Sushi was really no better or more memorable than your average sushi bar, just nicer presentation and decor. No attempt made at creativity or innovation, boring. I would rather they spent their efforts on broadening the fish selection or coming up with other sauces or toppings than carving shapes out of carrots and banana leaves. More sake selection by the glass would also be nice. Duck was chewy. Overpriced.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I love Japanese food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Top-notch fresh sashimi and sushi! Love the live, fresh uni! Love the toro! Love the personal touches- the white orchid and the messages/notes on the card! Definitely an experience...

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The counter is a tight fit

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I have been here quite a few times and have enjoyed their creations. I was not able to finish the omakase because there was so much rice being used in the nigiri portion. I still had to pay the full price of the omakase menu. That’s where I got bummed big time. It was not worth the price of $328 for one person with the sake pair. I did enjoy their sake pair. Just wish they watched how rice can be fulfilling and made me pay for the full price having missed out on the wagyu, uni, and other courses. I’ve had some of the courses in the past and see they haven’t changed their menu much in the past two years. The sushi chefs are engaging. I agree seating was tight at the bar- being shoulder to shoulder with other patrons but I feel it was the experience that made it worthwhile. Just don’t agree with the price this time at all.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Fantastic service, truly personalized experience. Very authentic and high quality ingredients. Definitely on the pricier side, but well worth the bill.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The best of Tokyo in San Fransisco in a very nice spot of Soma
Excellent seafood, amazing urchins
The chef will explain what we will eat
Great champagne list too
The Chauvet family

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Food is delectable...most delicious meal I have had in a year and I go out to dinner every night. It is not cheap, so close your eyes when you sign the check. Great for very special occasions....

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Best sushi ever! Like its namesake, this restaurant only serves omakase. There are two seatings per night and two different tasting menus. I ordered the pricier tasting menu as it came with extra pieces of sashimi and wagyu beef and it did not disappoint. The flavours for every item of food were amazing as each bite made me smile. Most of the fish served is flown in from Japan and it makes a difference. I usually rate expensive restaurants as low in value because the food is usually only marginally better than more standard places. However, despite the $200 price, I felt that the food and the experience was definitely worth it and so it rates high on value to me as well.

Compliments to Chef Yu and team for running a great and well deserved 1 star Michelin restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing. The only not so great dish was the monkfish liver!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This was a great place for a birthday dinner! We loved the sake pairing with the menu. Unvelieveably good service and amazing food. Nicely paced courses and a friendly attentive chef working his magic right before our eyes. Not a criticism of the restaurant, but apparently my note on Open Table that this was a birthday celebration didn't get to the restaurant. I should have called in advance. Everyone in the full restaurant was having a great time, but the feeling is intimate and the sound level was perfect for friendly discussion. Love it and would return again soon.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Amazing service and ambiance. The starter tasting dishes were pretty good but they failed on the nigiri sushi. Very thinly cut pieces, low quality rice, and every piece was brushed with the same sauce.

If they can’t serve quality nigiri, no reason to go back.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

12 year anniversary

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We found the fish to be tasteless. We eat a lot of sushi and are familiar with the flavors of different fish, but the fish served had very little to no flavor. This, coupled with the $500+ bill made the whole experience frustrating. We were also shoulder to shoulder at the sushi bar. For this type of premium establishment, I would think they would space out patrons so that we were more comfortable.

On the upside, the service and atmosphere was excellent. Unfortunately, this is not why we go out to eat.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I surprised my boyfriend with Omakase for his birthday, and I'm so glad I chose Omakase. Chef Taka was awesome! He was super nice and funny and has been a sushi chef for 11 years (wow)! The food was amazing, melt in your mouth, fatty goodness. Each piece unique and delicious.

Kiki, our server, was also super sweet!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The fact that the restaurant gets shipments of fresh and exotic fish multiple times per week is definitely amazing, but the uniquity-to-price ratio is a little off here. It was amazing sushi, but it wasn’t sooo amazing that I’d ever go and spend another $500 for two people ever again. Don’t get me wrong, it was delicious; it just wasn’t remotely close to 500 dollars great. There are dozens of amazing restaurants in SF where you can feel justified with that spend; this just isn’t one of them.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was a birthday present to my daughter and her husband, but staff forgot to put a greeting even I repeat couple times. Overall is hod, but very expensive.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My best friend and I were very excited to try this place, we've experienced MANY MANY omakase sets and this one was by far the most disappointing. We both ordered the Yamato Omakase with the special Uni presentation and some sake. The uni was fresh, the wagyu was delicious and the various toro was very good, however, the rest was just adequate. The fish had no flavor and neither did the rice, we both left confused and would have honestly preferred to eat the cold pizza in the fridge. The price was great for the amount of food we tasted, however, it just wasn't what we hoped it would be, definitely not Michelin star worthy. They may have deserved it in the passed but from the food we had they stopped trying. Don't get us wrong, the service was great, the chef was very very sweet and we did have a great time but just based on food we would not go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Amazing experience every time. Staff is friendly and professional. Love sitting at the bar and chatting with the chefs.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was even better than What We Had in Japan! The chef was extremely friendly as well as the other staffs

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Shoved in at the counter - far too many people there. Made to wait 15 when we arrived for 815 reservation, even though the space was available. Food was mediocre - don't get the sake pairing - for $80 per person, you get 4 different choices, 2 of which are only a tiny cup. Wagyu was overcooked. Sushi quality was middling. Dessert was fruit - but tasted like it came out of a can. Seriously. Also, one of the chefs made a cucumber "necklace" to show off and goaded customers into "wearing" it for pictures. Is this Benihana?? It was super awkward. For $150-$200 per person, not the experience we were looking for. Eaten at many a fine sushi restaurant - this is not an omakase that is worth your money.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food is really expensive, but you should already know that heading into it. The food is amazing and worth the money you pay for it both because of the amount you get and because of the quality of it.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Omakase is defenitly the best sushi place in SF! Love it

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Had a late night dinner at Omakase with my girlfriend. Both of us had the full tasting menu along with Sake pairing. Food was excellent, as was the service, and we both left extremely happy. The Chef was engaging, conversational, gave us a great photo opportunity at the end. All the fish were sourced from Japan, so it was understandably pricey. However, if you want a high quality sushi experience in San Francisco, I think you need to try Omakase.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

You need to be prepared for odd approach that they make you wait to sit until your reservation

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

It certainly took us on a journey of delicious and exotic tastes!
The Sake pairing was fun!
Several applaudable moments of epicurean ecstasy! When all was said and done!
It lacked the build up and smashing finish one expects from an over the top price tag
Perhaps it unfair to expect all chefs to communicate thru their courses!
The last courses, should be enough, leaving one wanting to return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Went to Omakase for my wife’s birthday. She really likes Japanese cuisine so I thought this would be special. All the other reviews have captured the experience accurately. We very much enjoyed the food and experience. We had the premium menus and shared a carafe of sake which was sufficient. Top flight operation all around. If you are considering you should give it a try. It is pricey but the options are made very clear up front.

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