ANZU

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$31 to $50
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Californian
Restaurant ANZU, located in the Union Square shopping district of Downtown San Francisco. Contemporary Japanese Cuisine with California and Asian flavors. The Restaurant is open for Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Happy Hour and Dinner. We offer a Full Bar, Sushi Bar as well as entree favorites such as Misoyaki Black Cod, 38 North Duck and an array of Steaks and Seafood grilled to perfection on our Bincho-tan Grill. Express menus are available at lunch. Try our Sushi Bento box or our Express Luncheon both guaranteed to keep your lunch hour to less than an hour in our restaurant. Restaurant ANZU is available for Private and Semi-Private events. Full buyouts are available.
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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 6:30PM - 7:30PM 7:45PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 6:30PM - 7:30PM 7:45PM - 11:00PM
Thu - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 6:30PM - 7:30PM

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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.1
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m
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this restaurant is just so much fun - from The Rock - a literal rock that is heated to 500 degrees so you can heat up raw Wagu Beef on it (and then dip in 3 yummy sauces) to The Fog desert (a ball of chocolate and raspberry that sits on a plate surrounded by a moat of dry ice that, when water is added, makes a nice fog!) it's all excellent and such a fun presentation. The sushi is super fresh and the duck was perfectly prepared, skin just crispy enough, while the meat remained moist - and such an interesting combination of flavors.

The service was just right and the place has ambience to burn - sure, it's a bit pricey, but hey, it's SF after all...

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were surprised with complimentary bubbly moscato like I asked for. Server JAYMEE was AMAZING!! She checked on us made sure our dinner was nothing less than perfect. At the end of our dinner we were given a complimentary dessert that said Happy Anniversary. Highly recommend this place!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We went here on Valentines Day with a prix fix menu. I normally have zero issues with not having options. The only good part of the meal was the oyster to start. The remainder of the food was bland and not appealing in any way. Service was horrific, the server only checked back one time. Service was so bad we had to go to the bar and order our own drink refills. A pretty simple dinner took over two hours to complete. I will not return to this restaurant.

G
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The menu was limited and it was quite overpriced for the offerings. That being said, it was a lovely ambiance and the food was excellent. The fact that we got a same-day reservation on a Friday night that was also Valentine's day... I think that says something about the restaurant. Generally overpriced.

AP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food
Very good ambience
Service was terrific
Would recommend

OT
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another absolutely brilliant meal. Thank you again. We cannot wait to come back.

n
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good. staff and cooks outstanding

CD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nobody in the restaurant for a business lunch in the week.
Good food, service ok.

BM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I had the 'tasting menu' - and it was the most disappointing set of food I've ever experienced in San Francisco. The chicken choice - was a boneless chicken breast - cooked as a giant chicken tender like one might purchase at Kentucky Fried Chicken - the breading was so salty it was almost inedible. The service was so slow - cocktails we ordered as we first sat down arrived after the first course and wine had already started arriving. the fish was so smokey you could barely tell it was fish. both entrees came with chewy unidentifiable disks of undercooked vegetables. the chicken with tan disks that nobody could identify and the fish with purple potato (our best guess) cooked till gelatinous. It was horrible and incredibly disappointing considering the price.

R
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I had a buffet breakfast during a large conference - not typical for the restaurant. I have tried the restaurant previously and the food and service was excellent.

m
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Ciiopinno; seafood was overcooked , broth was forgettable .

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely terrible

SR
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing seasonal wine paired four course meal. I will definitely be back.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food was subpar and they ran out of the lobster. Not what anyone in the group expected from a typical Anzu experience

D
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed a very good brunch with excellent service. Love the ambiance and the fact that there is such a low noise level. Excellent choice for lunch or brunch.

DM
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place to celebrate anything. Always great food and service

VM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Unfortunately the service at Anzu was not good. We had tickets to a show at Feinstein's and informed our server of our timing. We ordered drinks and dinner at the same time and one of our guests received his glass of wine in a timely manner, but me and our other guest ordered cocktails and didn't see anyone for 15 minutes. We finally got our first course and had to ask the person dropping off the food to check on our cocktails. The interesting thing is the restaurant was fairly empty, so I'm not sure why there was such a delay. A neighboring table that sat down before we did also had tickets to the show downstairs and they got their meals later than we did.

EM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Maybe dinner recommended... since i went for lunch not many choices....

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a very nice anniversary dinner here. All the staff we interacted with were very warm and friendly. We had "The Rock" as a fun appetizer to share. The black cod was delicious.....perfectly cooked and the broth was light and very tasty. The prices are good for the ambiance, food, and service. This is a great choice for a quiet dinner or business meeting.

AJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the taste of the food. The Restaurant furniture and the kind help of the staff

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quiet early evening dinner the day after Christmas. Gracious prompt service and delicious food. Highlights were the Cod main course and Brussel leaves appetizer. Waygu beef on hot rock was fun and tasty. Sushi rolls were decent but didnt stand out. Overall we had a great pre-theatre experience

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service is very slow. Waited 20 min before they took drinks order and additional 20 min to get it served. Why are 20% tips already on your bill when you get it? I would never have given this amount due to the poor service!

RP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

What a let down. My wife, son and I visited Anzu for Christmas dinner buffet. We hadn't been here for many years but had fond memories of their KKSF Jazz brunches so we thought we'd give them a try. We were packed in like sardines with barely room between our table and the one next to us. We were also seated right at the main entry to the restaurant and pathway to the dinner buffet so there was a constant flow of people right by our table. We asked if we could be moved before we got settled but our request was denied. The food was premium priced but was not premium quality. Pretty standard buffet fare. The service was friendly but not too efficient. I might give them a try again for a sit-down lunch or dinner but definitely will be crossing them off the list for future Christmas meals.

DD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I've been here for Christmas before and was so disappointed, when they say the buffet ends at 11am, they mean it. Our reservation was for 10:15am and by 10:38am, they gave us the check and we were rushed out by 11am. Efficient yes, lovely time NO. Don't bother going, you'll feel unwelcome.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Have nothing to complain about . Great food and enjoy it very much with my loving Son ! Christmas Eve 12/23/2019

c
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is great, I ordered the Black Cod, it's served with Dashi (Japanese style). It's really delicious. However, the children menu needs some upgrade. I expect something like chicken teriyaki or japanese style bento for children menu, but the menu is mac & cheese, hot dog, grilled cheese.

JB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had the best service at this restaurant. Ahcene was wonderful! All of the dishes we had were amazing; tuna tartar, the rock, the duck entree, and the 72 hour short rib. If I’m ever in town again I will definitely return.

JB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wine pairing with Korean food was awesome. The cod was out of this world. The waiter was incredible. The price was reasonable.

K
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Presentation was beautiful. Food was just “okay”. Nothing that would make us want to rush back

M
Adelaide / SA
22 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michel was our server and couldn't have been more helpful! We usually always come to Anzu when in the city since the food and service is always outstanding!!!! And we recommend this special place to many.

DW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had our 8th anniversary here, and everything was great.

CM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had wanted their regular menu but they only offered brunch. It was a very expensive brunch.

l
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The restaurant and the hotel need a refresh, updating the interiors. Too many other choices in SF to chose from. I will not return.

M
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been going to Anzu several times in the past years. This last visit before attending a show at the Feinstein proved to be the best. Service and food were at their best.

SH
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Very nice atmosphere for my work team dinner. Food was good, but service was very slow and inattentive, which is disappointing given the price point. But still worked out well for our group of 6. I would go there again for business, but not necessarily for a personal night out.

b
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an option of brunch or order from the menu. The brunch was outstanding with so many food options. we were not rushed, enjoyed the whole experience.

SD
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delightfully yummy meal at Anzu! Tasty sushi, delicious pumpkin soup, duck, trifle... fabulous service and a lovely experience.

CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my total experience here. The food was amazing! Our server was highly attenative as well as polite. I definitely recommend experiencing if you enjoy CA cusine

US
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Pricy but nice - great, limited, late lunch menu. Only complaint - in a near empty restaurant at our 1:15 reservation, we had requested a quiet table. Started fine, then they sat a business trio immediately next to us; for us to listen to their loud business discussion. Suggest not making the last time available for a late lunch reservation in the future. Staff want to ust that last hour to set up all the tables for the dinner hour.

OT
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely 5 gold stars with sparkles experience. Every bite was divine. The service was impeccable. The drinks were delicious. Unfortunately it is out of my normal price range but definitely hope to be back soon...

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