ANZU

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2252 Reviews
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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

What 2252 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great except for the noise level

c
Kyoto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

カリフォルニア料理のジャンルですが、日本食風のテイストです。
曜日によってメニューが変わるようなので、公式ページでのチェックをお勧めします  
味は日本人でも美味しく頂けますが それなりのお値段です。
お食事内容で異なりますが  
一品の量がアメリカサイズで無いお料理も無い気がしました。

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent friendly service, very attentive. They were out of a bourbon drink that I wanted, so they gave me a free glass of champagne! Food was well-executed, high quality. Great location near Union square.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place and excellent food

MB
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We both had the German themed tasting menu. Overall, very tasty except for a big miss on dessert which was German Chocolate cake, except it was actually a bad flourless chocolate cake with flavorless ice cream on top... nothing at all like it should be.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was my birthday and I think the hostess was the only one who knew, which was fine. As for the food, the dinner was great, always love their sushi rolls, but unfortunately they were out of the flower tea. I was really looking forward to that. Otherwise, great ambiance and staff was very friendly. They had a big party close by, but surprisingly, they were not too loud so overall my friend and I enjoyed our dinner and time together.

m
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a lovely experience all the way around - excellent service, wonderful ambience, some fun and funky presentations of super fresh ingredients - the restaurant was simply wonderful. The Rock (Wagu Beef thinly sliced raw that you cooked at table side by placing on a literally hot rock) was so much fun, as was the Chocolate Fog desert - a large chocolate and raspberry truffle surrounded by a moat that oozed fog when water was dropped into it. The sashimi was soooo fresh and the filet a wondrous cut of beef - yummm all the way around

ANZU
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback and review. We appreciate the positive words towards our food and service. We hope to see you again in Anzu soon! Mariah Rigsby F&B Outlets Manager Hotel Nikko San Francisco 222 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102

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OF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we had a great time! My sisters were visiting from Texas and had never been exposed to such a dining experience.

ANZU
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback and review. We appreciate the positive words towards our food. We are also very happy you were able to share the experience with your sisters. We hope to see you and your family again in Anzu soon! Mariah Rigsby F&B Outlets Manager Hotel Nikko San Francisco 222 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was okay for the price point. Good sushi just felt service was lacking a little.

ANZU
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback and review. We will take your comments constructively and hopefully will be able to WOW you with 5 star service on your next visit. Mariah Rigsby F&B Outlets Manager Hotel Nikko San Francisco 222 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102

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J
New England
32 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I would not recommend because we don’t think it’s up to par for a “Japanese restaurant”

ANZU
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback and review, we always appreciate when our guests take the time to leave us comments regarding their experience with us. We are a California - Japanese fusion restaurant with contemporary takes on Japanese classics. Hopefully you are able to try something new that you might enjoy more on your next visit with us! Mariah Rigsby F&B Outlets Manager Hotel Nikko San Francisco 222 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102

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RW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The meso black cod was amazing! Light, flavorful and presented tastefully.

ANZU
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback and review. We appreciate the positive words towards our food! The Misoyaki Black Cod is definitely a fan favorite, we love suggesting it to our guests as it is simply delicious. We hope to see you again in Anzu soon! Mariah Rigsby F&B Outlets Manager Hotel Nikko San Francisco 222 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102

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c
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate dinner there and it was so good we went back for breakfast. It was outstanding too!

ANZU
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback and review. We appreciate the positive words towards our food! Breakfast is always a special treat with all the options we have both on the buffet and the menu. We hope to see you again in Anzu soon! Mariah Rigsby F&B Outlets Manager Hotel Nikko San Francisco 222 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102

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c
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible! Service, food, setting. Will return soon. Thank you for the wonderful time

ANZU
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback and review. We appreciate the positive words towards our food and service. We are always happy to provide positive guest experiences, it makes what we do very rewarding. We hope to see you again in Anzu soon! Mariah Rigsby F&B Outlets Manager Hotel Nikko San Francisco 222 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102

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L
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet and serene, ANZU excites with elegance and grace. Every plate was presented exquisitely, with each detail executed to perfection. Each item was delicious, fresh, and unique. The service was attentive, but not over-bearing. ANZU was a truly amazing experience.

ANZU
Responded on September 23, 2019

Dear Lorabelle, Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback, we are looking forward to serve you on your next visit to San Francisco! Have a lovely day, Dominique Chaplin F&B Senior Outlets Manager Hotel Nikko San Francisco 222 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102

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EL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Food. Great Service. Jamie made sure we were out with time to get to theatre for play.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

You put a table with 6 kids next to us when the whole restaurant was empty.

OT
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service. We went to a show and they made sure we were out of there in time and never felt rushed. Food was creative and well prepared.

ANZU
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback and rating! We are happy to accommodate our guests needs before going to shows or other events! We are looking forward to serve you again soon. Dominique Chaplin F&B Senior Outlets Manager Hotel Nikko San Francisco 222 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102

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SD
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was lovely for my early pre-show dinner. Anzu was delightful and I’d go back in a heartbeat.

ANZU
Responded on September 23, 2019

Dear Sage, Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback! We are happy that you had a lovely experience and we are definitely looking forward to welcome you back in ANZU. F&B Senior Outlets Manager Hotel Nikko San Francisco 222 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102

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i
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wanted sushi in downtown and my favorite place was closed. Had “The Rock” and a couple of rolls. Taste was very good, only knock is the rolls were not assembled like a top shelf sushi place. Looks and taste were good but the roll fell apart when you pick it up. If not for that it would be a 5 star rating. Cost is on the high side but it is downtown.

ANZU
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback! We are happy that you joined us for dinner and we are definitely looking forward to welcome you back. We love our sushi chefs and we are sorry you had an off experience during your visit. I hope we can WOW you with a 5 star sushi roll on your next visit! Mariah Rigsby F&B Outlets Manager Hotel Nikko San Francisco 222 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food is average. Overrated restaurant.

ANZU
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback and review. We will take your comments constructively and hopefully will be able to WOW you with 5 star food and service on your next visit. My personal favorite is the Misoyaki Black Cod - I hope you are able to try it next time. Mariah Rigsby F&B Outlets Manager Hotel Nikko San Francisco 222 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102

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J
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place, staff are incredible and the food is delicious. Good spot for date night.

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San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very good but for the amount of food received, it was a bit over priced. The service was excellent and had a wonderful server but for a restaurant located in a hotel, it was slightly over priced.

ANZU
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback and review. We appreciate the positive words towards our food and service. Next time be sure to try the Misoyaki Black Cod - it's definitely a fan favorite. We hope to see you again in Anzu soon! Mariah Rigsby F&B Outlets Manager Hotel Nikko San Francisco 222 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102

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D
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful . Sushi excellent

BS
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were good, tables around ours were loud/large party, hostess may have seated a couple farther from the larger table for a more comfortable experience. Hostess shared the restaurant got busy quickly and seemed a little stressed, but all did a good job

ANZU
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback and review. We appreciate the positive words towards our food and service! We are sorry that your experience wasn't quite up to your expectations, on your next visit you are more than welcome to note in your reservation that you prefer a quieter seating area and we will do our best to accommodate. We hope to see you again in Anzu soon! Mariah Rigsby F&B Outlets Manager Hotel Nikko San Francisco 222 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102

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k
Orange County
45 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my daughter here for dinner for the first time and everything was awesome. The service was excellent, and the food was perfect. Our waiter Deepak tended to us like we were family - and since my daughter wasn't feeling very well at the time, it was a definitely welcoming. Thank you... Yes, we will be back.

M
Detroit
34 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful setting in town filled with nice restaurants....this was a9+ setting. Dinner was a great experience with nice service and superb food. We began with arugula salad followed by the Busters Roll. Arugula was sweet with a mild bitter aftertaste...some of best arugula we have ever had. For dinner my wife has the black cod in a broth - flavorful and cooked perfectly. My dish was a fun Cioppino. Great flavors in the broth and excellent fish and shellfish. Our server Jaemmy was sweet kind friendly and yes an excellent server. We’ll be back why in SF. K & M

ANZU
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback and review. We appreciate the positive words towards our food! The Misoyaki Black Cod is definitely a fan favorite, we love suggesting it to our guests as it is simply delicious. Jaemmy is one of the best - ask for her on your next visit. We hope to see you again in Anzu soon! Mariah Rigsby F&B Outlets Manager Hotel Nikko San Francisco 222 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102

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RO
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the food and service were outstanding. Recommend hot rock and chippino. Dessert, chocolate was outstanding.

C
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food, great atmosphere, presentation awesome.

J
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The spring roll was served with the salads.

D
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was pretty good but our server was so great. Definitely made the overall experience great.

LP
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. If I could give the servers 20 stars I would.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Menu is a bit confused
Needs more basic dishes for sushi- regular, deluxe
Overpriced for what it is

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

It was just really loud even though it wasn’t busy-service and food were good

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

The service is not in Line with the check of the resturant. Never again.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Service was great, food was not special.

D
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Pretentious, overpriced and yet basic. V sashimi still had signs of plastic wrap embedded into the slices... The caprese was not a caprese... Classic bar beverages poured horribly... After a $200 first course we walked out feeling sad for anyone who gave this joint a positive review...because they can't know was good is...

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reunion with friends and a birthday

MZ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

I was excited to try this restaurant, my fiance had been wanting sushi during our visit to SFO and ANZU was near our hotel so I decided to book us a table. As we walked in we were greeted by a friendly hosts, she walked us to our table and 2 servers welcomed us. The minute bread and butter were served I knew it was not a good sign, and I was right the meal was not good at all. I ordered 2 rolls and my fiance had the sashimi sampler, none of our items seemed to be fresh and lacked flavor. The only good thing about this place was the extremely friendly servers, and even that was a bit too much. I would not recommend or come back again.

OT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. A few unique amazing foods.

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JF
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This would have been an outstanding dining experience if it was just about the very interesting take on Japanese food and excellent service. The dishes are favorable, beautifully presented and tasty. The service was exceptional and very attentive. My only knock on Anzu was the inability of the staff to handle the screaming child and the child's ill equipped parents. The persistent crying and screaming turned an otherwise pleasant experience into an unpleasant one. Perhaps it is the new norm i.e. permitting your baby to cry throughout a meal and disrupt the rest of the guests dining in the same small room, but it shouldn't and need not be the norm. Unfortunately, the restaurant manager failed to intervene and a very fine meal was spoiled. I'd try Anzu again but I would want to check the room for babies before committing.

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