PABU - San Francisco
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Fantastic service! We sat at the indoor patio. Waitstaff was super attentive. Nigiri and sashimi were fresh, delicious, and unique. Video game character themed drinks were awesome.
Pabu is one of my favorite restaurants, consistently excellent in both food and service. We loved the soy lotus roots (new to the menu) and our server Krizia was incredibly attentive throughout our entire experience. She checked on us frequently, and I never once had to even ask for a tea refill. If you dine at Pabu be sure to ask for her!
Brought my 95yr old mom Akiko for Mother’s Day the Saturday night before.........PABU is her favorite Japanese joint! Everything outstanding as usual. Start with the Kushi oysters on the h/s. Can’t go wrong with any of the sashimi and sushi, just like Japan. The small plates Izakaya style are also very special at PABU. Service is superbly highlighted and attention to detail by the floor managers like Kevin and our sever Yuli who just had come back from visiting Japan. And ice cold Sapporo to wash it all down.....life is good!
Noisy. Service was fine, but confusing with a different staff member bringing each course. Didn't feel very personal.
Dinner was fabulous. We were a group of 9 and they accommodated us in a private room
Kevin, the manager, made sure everything about our dining experience was perfect. Food was amazing. Couldn't have asked for more!
Boring menu. Small portions. Overrated.
Miso soup, gyoza and fried rice exceptional! Service a bit slow but attentive and friendly. A little loud for me, but it WAS Friday night. Overall we were very happy with our experience.
They were closed
great bar, great food. a little pricey but not terrible. Overall very good, and excellent for meeting work colleagues at the bar.
Birthday dinner for daughter. We felt well taken care of for the event!
Friendly hostess, mediocre service, good sushi, nice ambiance. Am I anxiously anticipating to return? Not really. Was I completely disappointed? Not really.
Excellent food. Service and waiter attention is mixed.
Unworkably poor service for a business lunch.
Service and environment are great. The interior and decor are also very pretty and well-styled. And drinks are good but the food was really just ok... normal...
A very enjoyable experience... my daughter and I enjoy dining each time I visit San Francisco. I’ve never enjoyed a better fresh water eel. The service is amazing and from across the restaurant servers who we had previously come by to say hello! That is amazing since we are only there every 3 months.
Back to the food... a truly incredible dining experience! Our favorite sushi... and that says a lot since we are kind of sushi snobs... 😍
Tonight we celebrated our anniversary. It was the second year in a row celebrating at Pabu.
The first year will always be a special place in my memory. We received a beautiful card along with some champagne, sashimi, hand rolls and grilled dishes.
That night was the reason why I fell I love with this restaurant. Pabu’s attention-to-detail shines, every single time. We have only dined a handful of times but each experience has been phenomenal. This IS my favorite restaurant in San Francisco.
Cocktails are seasonal. We love the Send Noodz & Sleepy Library.
The crispy chickens are my guilty pleasure.
The food, service & staff at PABU was amazing! I went during lunch with a large group and they seated us in a secluded, quiet area. They also made our business lunch celebration feel very special.
Took over an hour to get three tiny slices of fish. Incredibly overpriced.
Food is very good but for the Price I can not represent it is Amazing. I would go back because the location is good if after work but be prepared to pay. I would represent that the Service is good but not very attentive. I like the energy and the food so I would go back despite the price.
Service was a little tough, but we love the place!
Amazing food. Exceed our expectations. Can’t wait to go back.
We ordered the basic sushi to try out the place. Fresh fish and good quality. Shishito pepper was nicely seasoned. Nice decor and fun. $30 for hot sake is overpriced. Cocktail is not impressive.
The best sushi/sashimi and Izakaya dishes in SF. You poor wallet will pay big-time but it is well worth it.... my 95yr old Japanese mother loves PABU!!! Go for the Kushi oysters to start, Yakitori skewers are a must followed by sashimi and sushi samplers. Love their chicken karaage and pork belly fried rice, all washed down with ice cold Sapporo!!! Service is always outstanding, Yuliya took care of us superbly as did the managers on the floor.
Great service. Delicious cuisine.
It was okay, I think I expected too much based on the reviews. The fish was not as good as I expected but the little pancake with egg and octopus was good though, def a must try!
The food quality is amazing but it comes at a steep price. Cocktails and wine list are also great. Service is friendly but not as polished as it should be at this price point. A few years ago, this was THE spot for awesome and sometimes inventive sushi in SF. It seems somehow safer and more staid now and with a tourist or biz crowd rather than cool locals. Still, if the quality of fish is what you care most about, there is none better in the Bay Area. Just be prepared to spend for it.
This is a great Japanese restaurant the success of which came from its ability to create a high end fine dining experience.
Food was generally excellent, although the New York quality could be higher. Service is good but they do not have enough servers, Because of the great food quality and atmosphere I decided to go there once a week. Bit of an expensive venture
but worth very penny of it.
Great sushi selection and light on the rice for our nigiri. Great place for dinner or happy hour after work.
Had a private room and the PABU team took care of every detail perfectly. Great wine suggestions within our budget. From first course to last they made great suggestions that all enjoyed. The Tomahawk steak was a great surprise. Awesome presentation. Thx to Ron and the Pabu team for a great dinner
Pabu never disappoints, the food is great, service is swift and efficient, energy is always positive, I continue to take clients and friends here because it is consistently good.
Fun Japanese restaurant in the FiDi. Great place for happy hour or first dates. Good stiff cocktails, great Japanese food, good service, what else do you need?
This is now my new favorite for sushi and hanging out with friends. Everything was fresh, delicious, and beautifully presented. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. Pabu is a must try if you love sushi.
The food and service are fantastic.
Great food. Great service. Pricey drinks. Good for special occasions.
Well to start place it self was nice, decor, good vibe. Only thing was the waitress we had must have been her 1st night but are service was not there. She spent most of her time running around lost. Could never get her attention, had to ask bus boy to help get her over. When she did come by she would drop off drink menu, then wouldn’t come back till we waved her down. She was so slow we had to ask the person dropping off our order to get her attention. If you go make sure you get a good service. We gave her 10% tip. Won’t be going back. Plenty of great sushi places out their.
Our client had a great experience. Our server was awesome and the food was delicious.