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About Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar

The quality of our sushi is attributed to a one-of-a-kind combination of fresh ingredients, coupled with
26 years of experience and unique preparation techniques. "Akiko" means “autumn child; iris, bright
and light” in Japanese. When entering our space guests will see rustic-earth tones, imported rosewood
floors, exposed brick walls, and varied place settings on unique oak tables. The atmosphere ensures
that our customers get a unique dining experience. Our charming, boutique restaurant is conveniently
located in the Financial District in downtown San Francisco. We provide the Japanese staple in the area,
serving modern, yet traditional Japanese fare.

431 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Creative Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Cross Street:
Kearny St. and Grant St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 397-3218

Website:
http://akikosrestaurant.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (16)
Tasting Menu (11)
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Good for a Date (9)
Healthy (9)
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Special Occasion (7)
Authentic (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Casual (3)
Fun (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Chef’s choice was awesome.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Best sushi around. Hard place to find as there is no sign on the door but once you find it you won’t forget where it’s at. For sure will come back every time I am in San Francisco.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Overall solid, but the kitchen and sushi chef forgot about items that we had ordered. In addition, enough with the glass lid smoker - I understand that it might be a fun party trick for novices, but it seemed that every other order was being placed under a small glass lid and then infused with smoke. Surely the quality of the ingredients should speak for themselves and not have to be masked with a haze of gas.

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Fresh, fresh, fresh! Everything we had was exceptional. Kind and helpful staff. Extensive Sake options.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

One of the best sushi’s i have ever had. Only had as good as that in Japan. Great quality. Definitely recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Good food with nice serve.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our server was incredibly rude. She also forgot to put in our side order of rice and then when we asked about it, she said the restaurant was "out" of rice. A sushi restaurant out of rice!!! And she didn't offer any accommodation or anything in return. The sushi itself was "okay"- but way overpriced, definitely not worth it. We will definitely NOT be going back to Akiko's.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2018

One of the best sushi restaurants; anywhere.
Great tastes and excellent quality.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Really delicious fresh fish! Some items I wanted to try were sold out , so I will be back to try them !

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fresh wasabi!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was delicious, which is all that matters.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Every year when I come to SFO, Akiko‘s is a MUST. For those who say „I only eat sushi in Japan!“: this is a lesson for you guys that you are missing something! Creative but original sushi dining, top fish quality, excellent seasoning (to make sure you enjoy the right flavor the waiter removed our soy sauce pot —— and he was right!!!) perfect service, perfect ambiance. It’s a rather small place so book your lunch early!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Best sushi I’ve had outside of Japan, and on par with excellent authentic sushi in Japan.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Authentic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Terribly slow service. We complained but that didn't change the situation. We left after the first course (and 45 minutes later) to another restaurant that had better service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I had high expectations dining here, the food was good and fresh but nothing was really special that impressed me. Dishes came with small portion but delicate. Maybe I’ll try to go Omakase experience next time here.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Lucky to stumble upon an open reservation for weekday lunch. The waiter was knowledgeable and able to provide good recommendations on sushi and sake. He was also great for providing some insight into where the food actually comes from and what makes it unique, sharing personal stories that relate to the food. The food was everything you can expect and we felt like we got great value for money here with our one of a kind dining experience. Try the black cod - you won’t regret it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The omakase was such a treat. Every bite was delicious and delicate. I felt like each piece of fish could melt in my mouth. The service was awesome. Our server, Allan, was knowledgeable about every dish he presented which I really appreciated. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Best sushi in town. Creative chef with impeccable fish, attentive service. A special evening every time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent sushi. Good service. We ordered from the menu. The special sushi menu of the day was a bit pricey.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

My favorite sushi in the city, hands down! These guys do such an amazing job. Whenever I’m asked, “which type of uni do you want...” I know I’m at the right place. Arguably the best sushi in SF.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Overpriced. Good fish and service but far too expensive

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

My absolute favorite sushi in San Francisco! Excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Twice a year I take my granddaughter to Akiko for a sushi expreirence. It’s become quite a tradition for us in the last three years.This week’s visit lived up to the high standards of Akiko’s. Roger treated us to his artistry with a sashimi selection followed by a special roll and two choices of nigiri. the quality and presentation of the sushi at Akiko’s is the best! Can’t wait for your next time there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

If you want to experience some quality sashimi or beef, this is the place. They got variety of drinks as well.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

food is ok to good. Price should not at $$ but $$$$

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Akiko’s was renovating their kitchen and we were informed the day of that they had moved around the corner to a pop up spot. The ambiance was poor and food was ok. We had the omakase and a bottle of jinmai sake. Around a third of the fish was tough, a third as expected and a third amazing. The Ume was melt in your mouth and the best I’d ever had. $450 for 2 was not worth the experience but it may be due to the temp location. I wish I had gone to the normal location as it was very highly recommended.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Simply the best quality sushi available. The staff is always friendly and provides excellent recommendations and descriptions of menu items!!!! Simply amazing!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Taste? Nothing special
Price? Too expensive

I highly recommend you guys to go Michelin star sushi restaurants.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Over-rated for the price to quality ratio. The sashimi was fine but average compared to the competition in the area. One advantage is they take reservations. Poor ambiance at this temporary location. Felt like a cheap cafe. Staff was ok. Not very friendly though. How about a smile next time?

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

After trying to walk in without a reservation, I made a reservation a month in advance for my boyfriend's birthday dinner. The sushi chef was very friendly and knowledgeable. We sat at the bar and had the best experience being able to watch the chefs create these amazing sushi and sashimi pieces. The fish is flown in from Japan and you can really taste the freshness! Great food worth the price. I would recommend having a few drinks before as the wine is expensive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Amazing sushi!!!! Best I ever had!!!!! I can’t wait to go back!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Everything was so good! Definitely need a reservation. Our server was amazing(better than E&O service that we went to yesterday) Food was wonderful. Nice & intimate.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Amazing service and conversations. Food was superb and we had a great time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Had a wonderful experience at Akiko's as a surprise for my partners birthday. I was worried because our reservation was 15 minutes before it closed to prep for dinner and was happily surprised to find they didn't rush us at all. Food was exceptional and service was great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The Nigiri tasting (moriwase) for lunch was superb - fresh fish and exceptional flavors. Staff were fantastic - friendly and attentive even in such a busy setting. Highly recommended.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We read the recommendation on trip advisor. The restaurant was located 200 meters from our hotel so that was very convenient. We have been in many good sushi restaurants in. Any cities and this was good but not the best. Seems expensive (400+ such per 2 persons). We ordered the omakase and there was some very good items but was not consistent overall), the service was below average so at the end there was a not good relation price/quality

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great sushi, high quality, great staff, a tad pricey.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Scallop was fantastic, best I ever had. Really amazing sushi.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Awesome service and great food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Nice restaurant with good fresh fish. Miseo soup could have been better. Staff is very nice.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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