Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Monday-Friday, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Monday-Saturday, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Need some help at the host stand, perhaps new practice or communication style with customers.
9pm reservation was met with, “we have a 15 min cancellation policy, let me see if we still have a table for you.” We arrive 9:16pm. Not kidding. Made a joke about that and she repeated the policy and line about maybe having a table for us. Ok. How about glad you guys made it, we’d thought you canceled? Nothing.
So we are late and this person’s approach and whole demeanor was completely negative...we were fine cause we just walked over from having seen a comedy show at the Masonic.
Policy is fine, and as mentioned above, we were late. But I had called you back specifically that afternoon and confirmed our reservation. Your food is great and I have no problem paying $400+ for two people...you do sushi extremely well. Just lose the attitude at the door. You should be happy people are showing up at your place and not another’s. Your food is too good to ruin it on something that takes no talent to produce...attitude, gratefulness.
Just some friendly advice.
There isn't a rating high enough to grade this place. Absolute gem in SF!!! Thank you so much for having us!!
Akiko's is consistently the best place to meet for a quiet meal with a close friend. The food is remarkable and subtly creative, and almost every meal surprises me in some cool way. The front of the restaurant is a totally different vibe from the rear dining room, with San Francisco in front and Tokyo in back.
It's a privilege to have dinner at Akiko's. Thanks.
There really is only one Japanese restaurant in SF
Everything here is amazing! Every piece of sushi is crafted with care and intention. Please do not ask for soy sauce as every piece is perfectly season on their own. Quick hint to ask your server *what order you should eat your delicious selection.*
The quality of the food here was excellent. Just be warned, the portions are on the small size. Had the Hamachi Kama and the black skin cod. Both were delicious. I was here with my Mom from out of town and we stumbled on this great little place after looking up Japanese food on opentable
Excellent sushi - the quality of the sushi is great - with so many sushi places around it is getting harder to find great quality raw fish. This is a place I highly recommend and being Japanese I’m very picky about my sushi 🍣!
Amazing sushi if you’re in San Fran! High quality fish and great ambience
Unless you only want word of mouth Customers Put Your NAME on the Outside!!!
Very Frustrating trying to find your restaurant when we are walking from our hotel & it’s cold outside. We went right by it!!! No Name did not help!!!
Shady pricing. They don't price the Omakase and won't give you a price for starting out at 10-12 pieces.
I haven't been to Akiko's in many years since leaving the Bay Area, but it's still outstanding. The sushi was amazing, and the attention while sitting at the sushi bar was spot-on. A great spot for sushi in SF.
Service could’ve been more attentive.
The quality of sushi is good and fresh, some pieces are quite small, so you have to order several times to get full. The location is moderate to high price. We sat opposite the bathroom, so we had some bad smells sometimes.
Excellent service and some of the best sushi i’ve had in a long time. I love that there was an entire menu with items from Japan, very hard to come by. I will be back the next time I’m in town.
Nice place, very high quality in food and price very accepted. I absolutely recommend and return to this place
Best sushi in town
Outstanding Japanese food! The sushi was perfect, just loved everything. The small plates were outstanding as well.
Outstanding. Omakase is among the best in SF. Make sure you grab a set at the sushi counter.
Nice traditional sushi and surprisingly fast. The place is very small.
Definitely overrated. Not nearly as good as advertised and critqued
Restaurant is small beautiful and calm inside. Wood tables and exposed brick are warm and inviting.
Miso cod and all the sushi were delicious and exquisite at the table. Rolls could have been smaller /tighter more maki style for my liking but I understand sometimes they’re larger for American audience.
Hands down the best food I’ve had in a very long time. The service was outstanding.
Can’t miss. The selection of fish was great and everything was delicious.
Great place to eat. It was a little warm inside the day we went and if the front door would have been open that would have helped airflow.
Had lots of fish I have never had & others that I seldom see - giant clam & cuttlefish. Unprocessed scallops were delicious
Best Sushi bar in San Francisco. We actually had a starter for dessert, it was so good.
The service is excellent here. Try the omakase - the fish is exceptionally fresh. Highly recommend!
My very favorite sushi place in SF. Unique fresh savory nigiri - not cheap but worth it on special occasions
DELICIOUS as always and accommodating staff. Spectacular freshness of all items served every time.
2 sick 2 hours later out of 5
The person who attended the table was not kind to us, instead the table helper was incredibly helpful
Das Essen war sehr gut, die Weinauswahl sehr überschaubar, die Location ist in Ordnung, aber die Toiletten leider nicht sauber
The sushi rolls were just average-prepared with a brown rice and soy. The center of the rolls were a bit mushy and had indistinct flavors that were dominated by the flavoring of the rice. However, some of the nigiri (in particular the Uni and the Golden Eyed Snapper) were absolutely fantastic. The restaurant is quite noisy and hot. All in all, it was good, but there are far better sushi options for the price.
Akiko's was overall good. The service was very good. The food was just good. We were expecting more based on the reviews we read.
Great tasting sushi!
5 Stars. Everytime. All the time. Our favorite sushi in the country. Allen is an amazing host. The food is out of this world.
Akiko’s service and food was outstanding. We were visiting from out of town and the experience at Akiko’s far exceeded our expectations.
Felt rushed, mid-tier fish at a premium price, unclear menu and pricing, waitress went over dishes very quickly, wasn’t sure what i was eating most of the time. Overall, would not come again.
My favorite sushi restaurant in the country!
One of the best sushi I have ever had in the US. A+++!!