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ANZU

4.3
4.3
2447 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Restaurant ANZU, located in the Union Square shopping district of Downtown San Francisco. Contemporary Japanese Cuisine with California and Asian flavors.



**Restaurant Hours May Vary**

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Steak, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 7:00 am–1:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–10:30 am Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 394-1100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Adam Mali

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Cross street

    Enter on Mason between Ellis and O'Farrell - Inside Hotel Nikko SF

  • Parking details

    Parking is located at 180 Ellis Street.

  • Public transit

    Restaurant Anzu is located in Hotel Nikko San Francisco on the corner of O'Farrell and Mason Streets. Two blocks from the Powell Street BART/Muni station.

  • Entertainment

    "Feinstein's at the Nikko" nightclub is located downstairs. Visit ANZU for Pre-Theatre dinner or a post show nightcap. ANZU caters the cuisine served in Feinstein's at the Nikko. Both venues may be reserved for private events.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Dinner in Anzu followed by a show at Feinstein's

    Multiple dates available
    For those looking to enjoy dinner prior to a show, we have an offer for you! Feinstein’s offers patrons three (3) complementary hours of valet-parking when dining at Hotel Nikko’s award-winning Restaurant Anzu. Once you have booked your tickets to Feinstein's, please make your dining reservations here on OpenTable under the same name as the tickets. We suggest a seating time no later than one-hour prior to showtime. Tickets for Feinstein's at the Nikko can be purchased at https://www.feinsteinssf.com/ We look forward to seeing you before the show!
  • Christmas Eve Prix Fixe

    $95.00 per person

    Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2022
    Another wonderful five course creation from Chef Adam Mali. Bring your loved ones in and join us for a wonderful evening of Christmas culinary delights.
  • Christmas Day Prix Fixe

    $135.00 per person

    Dec 25 - Dec 26, 2022
    Don't feel like cooking on Christmas day? Let us do the cooking for you. Come join us for another Chef Mali culinary masterpiece. Chef Mali brings a five course prix fixe ranging from Marin Miyagi oysters to Roasted Liberty Farms duck breast. Seating will begin at 3pm.

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What 2,447 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. PD

    PatriceD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sisters and I had a lovely dinner. Our waitstaff was excellent. Best dinner in SF so far.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    We thought this was a full Japanese restaurant, it’s far from it. This restaurant dose not have any identity, it was difficult to find since the Open Table only posted their address, it’s located inside a hotel building. They sell some Japanese and some Italian? Very confusing, most of all not many choices of foods. It may be good for a simple Lunch but not for a nice full dinner.
  3. NN

    NadineN

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anzu has the most delicious food. Love the miso black cod.
  4. C

    Cynth

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Overall disappointing. Waitress took our order and never came back until we had to flag her down for check. I ordered a baby greens salad and they brought an arugula salad. Ate it, even though I don’t like arugula, due to no one to flag down. My husband had soup which was delivered and he had to ask for a soup spoon by flagging down a server. Had to ask for additional water, pork chop excellent, Ravioli just OK. They include an 18% tip so my husband’s theory is they don’t have to provide good service because they get the tip regardless. We always leave 20-25% tip but did not add anything. Went to Feinstein’s after dinner. Michael Feinstein very good but way to many people shoved in a small space. A major concern with flu and Covid season. The app to order drinks does not allow for any modifications and is very non user friendly. Will not be returning.
  5. G

    Gman

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    For contemporary Japanese menu was sparse and not focused. Very expensive.
  6. VT

    VickieT

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Server was slow to get drinks and orders
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    This review is for Thanksgiving ‘22. Pros: 1)The Thanksgiving buffet food itself overall tasted good. There were some service hiccups (see below). 2) Our server Miguel took very good care of us once we were seated. Cons: 1) First, we booked on OpenTable no problems… until I got called at least three times a week later from Anzu demanding a credit card on file. That’s fine (many restaurants do) but it’s usually integrated in OpenTable - you’re asked in the app when you make the reservation. Chasing customers down days later for a card felt trashy and desperate. The woman I spoke to claimed the “system didn’t allow it” up front… which is funny because it happens all the time on OpenTable, so I know for a fact it’s possible to do in the app. 2) When we checked in we still had to wait 15-20 mins for our table and the host acted like he couldn’t find our reservation (after all the drama above, I was getting annoyed). 3) The buffet itself did *not* have everything as advertised. The menu explicitly said oysters. During the 1.5 hours we were there, I saw oysters come out once, and it was only four. Literally four. I was lucky to grab one. Same with the bao buns and maki sushi - very little fresh came out, and what little did got immediately snatched up by the hundred hungry other customers. It felt like people had to rush and fight each other to get anything good. 4) Staff started breaking down tables and chairs well before service ended and while dozens of people were still eating! It was so distracting to try and enjoy your meal while staff and carrying heavy tables and chairs around/over you (along with the not-so-subtle “get out!” vibe they were clearly giving us). We arrived around 7, and while I get the last seating was 8, and the night was winding down, it still felt tacky and tasteless. Bottom line: Won’t go back and wouldn’t recommend.
  8. M

    Michelle

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Paid for the thanksgiving dinner event. Buffet looked picked over when we got there at 7pm. Food was pretty awful for the price of we paid. Stuffing was dry. Turkey was decent. Sushi never refilled for the entire hour we were there. Dimsum was dry. Overall a $30 value. We paid triple this per person lol. I felt scammed haha.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was awful. We wasted our Thanksgiving on this awful food.
  10. LM

    LauraM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Thanksgiving buffet. Just ok. Way too expensive for the quality of the food. Was just me and my husband and they added an 18% automatic gratuity. Saw my server once all night. Apple pie and turkey were great!! Hotel Nikko is amazing. Staff best in the business.
  11. PB

    PatrickB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Good Idea with bad execution for their "World Famous Thanksgiving Buffet". Had to jump through 3 hoops of confirmation to get to our table, "server" was never around and left all the work-including how the food was question-to the bus person. We were charged an 18% gratuity for the privilege of barely seeing the "server"- hoping the bus person gets a large part of that fee! Menu sounded delicious but failed to meet expectations. No one seemed to be watching the buffet line and ensuring fresh refills. Oh,and what's up with the $7.00 cup of drip coffee? Save your money and go for a buffet that more accurately deserves a $90.00 per person cost. ANZU is not that place.
  12. T

    Tiger15

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The Thanksgiving buffet sounded much better than it was. Much of the food was lukewarm and not appealing. The desserts were really substandard, very store-bought quality. Things were not replenished in a timely way and the food area was messy.
  13. SF

    SanFranciscoNobHill

    San Diego

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Anzu Thanksgiving Buffet is the very best venue in San Francisco. The selection of food was so generous and so well prepared. I tip my hat to the Anzu manager, the kitchen, and the staff. Bravo!!! Nob Hill San Francisco
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very comfortable ambience courteous friendly service great food and great presentation
  15. VB

    VadimB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food. Interesting cocktails, attention to detail in dishes, nice ambiance - it is not often that all aspects of dinner are great, this was one of rare occations. The orange pudding like dessert was a little dense, but with the whipped cream it went just fine.
  16. TD

    TheDoctor

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    As a frequent guest, I'm happy to see new menu items added for the fall/winter.
  17. a

    amandam106

    San Antonio

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had sushi and dessert. Everything was delicious. Service was great.
  18. P

    michaelP

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Slightly pretentious but turned out to be a very nice evening with some flavorful food and decent service. Umami caesar was the bomb, loved it! Tuna crudo was tastefully presented and delicious. Great food,nice evening $100 w tip
  19. B

    Brendan

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service was incredibly attentive.
  20. K

    Kathleenw

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was very expensive, particularly the asian rolls and cocktails.
  21. DF

    DouglasF

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dinner order of Anzu Roll, Misoyaki Black Cod and Uka Black Label Sake was outstanding: fresh and delicious. The wait staff was friendly, helpful and efficient. The restaurant is beautiful. A diner couldn't ask for more.
  22. OF

    OscarF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a pleasure to have dinner at the Anzu! Great staff! Delicious food! Valet parking validation!
  23. LC

    LouC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good place and I really liked the ambiance. I will return for sure
  24. AR

    AngelaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We went there for a diner. It was a very busy evening, because a meeting in the hotel, but everybody was very kind to make things as easy as possible.
  25. AB

    AndreaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed celebrating out 20th anniversary here. Mellow vibe which was perfect for chatting with each other but upbeat enough to seem social. Food was delicious, as was the cocktails and service was top notch.
  26. M

    Momo1

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  27. F

    Fishy

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We ate a great 5 course duck dinner. Well prepared and well plated. Service was a smudge off. Wine delivery did not always come at the same time as the food and you waited or said something. Otherwise a great evening. Tables spaced apart well. Ambiance was soothing.
  28. NT

    NancyT

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck dinner was absolutely exquisite. Interesting ingredients for each course played off the combinations of duck , including incorporating duck egg in the presentations. The main course of roast duck, nicely cooked, also featured a poached duck egg on a bed of lentils and the dessert sported a cremeaux made with kabocha and a duck egg crème anglaise. Each course was well- thought out and different than the other courses. The wait staff were terrific and friendly.
  29. p

    petunia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at Anzu was delicious and delightful prior to Peter Cincotti's show at Feinstein's. Once we arrived the lovely Hotel Nikko, we enjoyed the entire evening on the property without having to exit the building. Warm and friendly reception by the staff - we felt safe and pampered!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The food was not seasoned the sushi was mediocre the service was very friendly but it seemed she was stretched too thin … and the valet downstairs was not that friendly instead they were sarcastic
  31. N

    Neba

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The beef checks were over braised, the sashimi tasted of nothing but cold.
  32. N

    Nonienana

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful. I was caught in horrendous traffic, but, they seated my dinner companion in my absence. When I finally arrived, I was attended to promptly. My dinner was delicious and we were able to make it to Feinstein’s in time for the performance. Kudos to Anzu and I look forward to dining there again.
  33. HH

    HelenH

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and creative dishes. But the drinks were so expensive. - cocktails were $36.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Paid $100 per person for very ordinary food.. salmon sashimi tasted like plastic, and the waiter couldn’t get our instruction right. Beverages were extremely expensive too. Will never come back again
  35. BB

    BumbleB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Booked this restaurant in a bit of a rush without realizing that it is located inside a hotel. Saying this, the food was really excellent. The 5 of us all enjoyed our food. Nicely presented. Sushi dishes are served when they are complete so the timing is at any stage during your meal. This wasn’t really explained to us - but it all worked out nonetheless. Food was very fresh and tasty.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We got seated right away before the time of our reservation. The host and waiters were very nice and the food came out on time. We appreciate the waiter giving us a free cheesecake for our anniversary.
  37. n

    nsparrowe

    Sacramento

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire dining experience was greatly enjoyed by me and my guest.
  38. j

    jontivi

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food is always great but especially this time. I must’ve marked it was our anniversary. The host and the waiter both wished us Happy Anniversary and we were given champagne. The wagging beef I had was excellent and the halibut and the squash was nice too. We got 10% discount and free parking since we were watching a show at Feinstein’s which was a great bonus!
  39. BB

    BrianB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Anzu is always our “go to” restaurant before a show at Feinstein’s. It never disappoints. A great meal every time.
  40. N

    Nonamereviewer

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A great place for Sunday brunch in the Union Square area. Good variety and good service. Nice ambiance

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

ANZU offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 394-1100.

ANZU is rated 4.3 stars by 2447 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for ANZU

222 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Enter on Mason between Ellis and O'Farrell - Inside Hotel Nikko SF

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 7:00 am–1:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–10:30 am Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Steak, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is located at 180 Ellis Street.

  • Public transit

    Restaurant Anzu is located in Hotel Nikko San Francisco on the corner of O'Farrell and Mason Streets. Two blocks from the Powell Street BART/Muni station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Adam Mali

  • Entertainment

    "Feinstein's at the Nikko" nightclub is located downstairs. Visit ANZU for Pre-Theatre dinner or a post show nightcap. ANZU caters the cuisine served in Feinstein's at the Nikko. Both venues may be reserved for private events.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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