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Date
Sat, 4/21
Time
11:00 PM
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Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar

4.7
923 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Creative Japanese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Phone number
(415) 397-3218
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
Kearny St. and Grant St.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 923 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
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5.0Dined a day ago

Ray took care of us the chefs were amazing and very accommodating.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent menu, very high quality fish. The price is a bit steep, but it is top notch.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had such a great time! We were so impressed by the service and knowledge that each server had

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Their king salmon belly was among the freshest and best I have had in sf. Yellowtail was very good. The Uni was sweet and incredibly flavorful. Very expensive though as they charge for one piece what most other places charge for 2.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Super fresh sushi. Black cod was amazing.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Tbe grilled fish (mackerel, hamachi Kama) was excellent. The sushi was very fresh and tasty, though the unagi was a bit over cooked. Loved our server - she was attentive and super friendly!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Good environment!Sashimi is pretty good

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Best sushi ever!!!!! I love this place!!!!!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Nice ambiance but this place was too expensive for what you got. The fish was fresh but nothing special. The servers and staff seemed to be bothered you were there. Won’t go back

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Best sushi is SF

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had the omakase and it was such a pleasant experience. Every thing we ate was so special and picked out for us. It was a very thoughtful dining experience

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a reservation for 6:30 pm. When we arrived, the hostess told us that we had 2 hours before we had to leave because the next party would be arriving at that time for the table use. when we got seated, she said "Remember, you have to leave by 8:30 pm") The waiter later told us that the hostess was wrong. The hostess' "greeting/warning" was total baloney and not the way to treat customers. The food was the worst sushi I have ever eaten and way overpriced. One dish was a $28 piece (maybe two ounces) of very ordinary fish. I did not feel that the ambience fit with sushi. The restaurant did not seem clean either.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Very high quality fish with prices to match. Been there 2x both times hostess forced me to sit at specific chair at the sushi bar saying other seats at bar were reserved. Later nobody sat at the "reserved " seats. Portion size of food quite small even for Japanese person. However fish quality is excellent. Wine list is meager yet pricey as well.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Awesome! Sake Salmon roll was unreal!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Outstanding quality. Fish was incredible. Best I have ever had!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was great. Issues were with cleanliness. There was a pile of food from the previous guest on the floor when we sat down, they cleaned it up after suggesting we move over. Bathroom was not checked often enough with paper products on the floor and in the sink. Waiter moved my chopsticks for food placement at the food end. Tea was refilled by picking up rim of cup.

The pacing was off as well. We waited about 15 min for server to take our order. First items came out relatively quickly, then waited 20 minutes for next course. The omakase was served quickly 6 pieces at a time after the wait.

Food was the saving grace for the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Best meal I’ve had in San Francisco! Best quality sushi.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The best sushi outside Japan!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The meal was delicious!! The absolute freshes fish ever!!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Chefs always send us on a beautiful journey from appetiser to dessert. Hands down the best nigiri in the bay.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Awesome food!!! Funky atmosphere

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Nice food. Cosy place

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was decent but over priced. Tuna needs to be better.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was amazing. Loved how they brought out each dish individually. Really allows you to enjoy each thing you order and paces the meal nicely. Wait staff was attentive but not friendly by any means. The bill was EXPENSIVE, and I left hungry. Might have been the most I’ve shelled out on a single meal in my life. Overall, really amazing food but probably not worth the price tag

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Simply excellent. I had the omakase lunch and the fish was so fresh and expertly prepared that it blew me away!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Best sushi in the city!

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2.0Dined on February 20, 2018

its overpriced, staff is not very careful and it lacks of quality and care. worst sushi experience in that price segment.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Awesome sushi! Fantastic service! A true gem in SFO.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Chef’s choice was awesome.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Good food with nice serve.

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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 !

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Fresh wasabi!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was delicious, which is all that matters.

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5.0Dined 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!

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