Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar

4.8
1316 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
We are currently offering a $250.00 seasonal Omakase menu for our soft re-opening. 6-7 small courses, followed by 10 pieces of premium nigiri and dessert.

We require guests to show proof of vaccination.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1316 people are saying
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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

this place made the one and done list. the omakase was overpriced for the sushi rices was poor quality. they had a uni dish and seaweed on the side that they want you to make your own taco. I didn't pay $250 to make my meal. I expected it to be made ready to eat.

overall not one of the best omakase places to dine at

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Ernesto
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down one of the best sushi restaurants around. I can't write a long dissertation at this point; however, if you want to truly experience amazing food, service, ambionse then this is a must. We love this place in every aspect. Highly highly recommend it, especially the Omakase menu...

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RisaD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food was fresh. Will go back.

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vipRobG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable. The level of service was so personal and food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing. One of the best omakase sushi experiences.

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vipJEHoward32
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic first anniversary dinner.
The waiter was extremely knowledgeable- and suggested fantastic items.
Had an amazing time.
Quiet place with phenomenal atmosphere.

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vipjkichikawa
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best omakase experiences I've had! Akiko's omakase starts with a number of appetizers that were each well thought out and executed wonderfully, with an essence of Kaiseki. The nigiri comes after, each fish prepared to highlight and enhance the flavor. Even the 'gari' (pickled ginger) was house made and wonderfully unique, since ever other sushi restaurant in the world serves it the same way. This really captured the essence and philosophy of omakase, which literally means 'To leave into one's hands' in Japanese but is more deeply about entrusting the chef to create a wonderful meal. It's truly about showing respect to the chef and likewise the chef honoring the diner with the best dining experience. This was a true omakase experience.

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vipNJJd
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful service and food & drink recommendations by staff

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AmirS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing sushi experience! The quality and freshness was off the hook. Most impressive was the innovative dishes

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect all around.

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vipluvgreatfood
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Japanese food and sushi this side of Japan. Never had a bad meal and love how Alan and his team always exceed all expectations. A truly remarkable experience. Reservations are a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing and sublime experience every time.

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Geoff
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular dining experience.
The food was the best sushi I have experienced (and I know my sushi).
Fresh, friendly, serene atmosphere. Fantastic fun on date night. Thank you Akiko's!

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viper1956
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the most delicious sushi meals we've had, and we've had many.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my top food experiences. The food was delicious and the service impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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BKTS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and conversation with the staff. Staff was very attentive and friendly.

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vipmelems
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cant really comment at this time because my knees are buckled and Im still in shock. Literally teared up. And Alan was pure genius. You really need to experience it for yourself. End of line.

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CharlesG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing quality of fish! So delicate, subtle and tasty!
Great service, made excellent recommendations.
The only downside: you will never want to go to your local sushi place after such an experience!
It is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from beginning to the end both the food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omakase - 10 stars! We celebrated two big milestones and decided to splurge and treat ourselves. We chose Akiko’s to remember this day. Incredible service. Incredible food. A feast for the eyes, and all senses. We were getting more and more sad as we approached the bottom of the menu as we knew it was ending. It is pricey, but for a celebration, truly, truly a treat. Sake was amazing - tip: ask the price first if you are being mindful of budget. An incredible meal. Chef Ray is outstanding.

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vipChristineG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a very nice dinner. We enjoyed ourselves

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ChelseaS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had one of the most amazing dining experiences for my husband's birthday. The Omakase was outstanding!!! The food and service was exceptional. One of our favorite spots in all of SF!

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AverageTraveler
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

well sequenced omakase with excellent ingredients and preparation

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vipGregoryM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not just Sushi. True Japanese experience. Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I googled “Best sushi in San Francisco”, and Akiko came up. Yes this is the best sushi in San Francisco

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Trixie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and beautifully presented food. Super service. Food came out at a nice pace. Nice wine selection.

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vipJasonK
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always beyond exceptional!!! Hands down the best sushi / Omakase restaurant in SF! Number one place I refer people and bring guests/clients from out of town. Thank you Akiko’s

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vipCarolF
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding experience! Sat at the sushi counter and ordered the tasting menu. Extravagant, beautiful and delicious! The staff are all charming - from the front door to behind the counter.

Such a fun dining experience ... and one of our first indoors post-COVID.
A treat all the way around.

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SnehaV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

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DanMSushi
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My fiancé (now wife!) and I went here during our honeymoon and had the omakase and oh my god (eh)! It was a truly fantastic meal and the sushi chefs and wait staff were very friendly and made the whole thing a very fun experience. The omakase is not cheap, I will warn you, but the quality and overall experience was worth it we felt like. We would both place it among the best meals we have every had in our lives. So, if you are a fan of sushi and want to do something really special, splurge on the omakase here and you will have a memory and story to tell for quite some time!

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SamL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal with amazing service. Sushi and food was top notch and high quality with service to back it up.
Went for my father's 65th birthday and had my pregnant wife with me. Obviously there was not a lot she could eat, but the server made an extra effort to recommend and helped course the meal out for her as the rest of the party did the omakase. Definitely will come back for other special and even just a casual occasion.

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vipFisco
San Francisco
126 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is high end sushi and expensive, i go there once a week after work and i end up paying between $350 and $450 per person with tax and tip. if i return it is because of the fish quality and the staff skills. It is a true journey about sensation, i am not even sure it is about food... so if you want to eat, go somewhere else, if you want to be taken into a olfactory journey, a craft and art experience, than, this might be one of your spot.
if you enjoy refined sake, you may also find some that would match your taste, ask the sommelier, the staff is very competent and that is not the usual in San Francisco.
If you sit at the bar and are lucky to have a clever chef, you may even have a very nice culinary teaching at the same time!

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vipsophiad
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is clean, chic and understated. The Omakase menu was a curated selection from the sea. Pairings were thoughtful, unique and perfectly prepared. The presentation of each dish was beautiful and reverent. Some of the best flavor combinations I have ever had. Chris is a sake sommelier as I had never experienced with a friendly affability that elevated a restaurant dinner to a meal with friends.

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GaPeach81
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the omakase - pricy, but excellent and well worth the money. Service was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just absolutely perfect. From the moment you walk in to the moment of walking out- everything is top level. The best experience always.

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vipFisco
San Francisco
126 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a fine high end sushi place in downtown SF, one of my favorite in the city.
service impeccable, friendly and classy staff, nice set up.
the omakaze was really amazing, starting with several delicate dishes, non sushi then several one piece nigiri with usual fishes but artfully crafted.
with a couple glass of sake and tip i ended up paying about $400 so this is a pricey place.

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philr
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Period. We chose the tasting menu and it noticeably did not have a price mentioned. My fault for not inquiring. I'll just say that is was a bit more expensive that I could have possibly imagined...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely an experience! Each dish in the Omakase menu was like a delicious work of art. Excellent service and ambiance as well.

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OS24
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Cool ambiance. Well selected sake. Gotta do the Omakase. It’s pricey, but it’s worth it. Great experience, would save up and do it again.

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Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1316 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.

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