ANZU

4.2
2383 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**

Experiences

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

    Multiple dates available

    For those looking to enjoy dinner (or brunch!) prior to a show, we have an offer for you! Feinstein’s patrons three (3) 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 online at https://www.restaurantanzu.com/reservations or https://www.opentable.com/r/anzu-san-francisco. 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!

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Wed - Sat 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2383 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First reservation of the evening for a daughter-in-laws birthday dinner. Was great food, nice ambiance, but expensive. $$

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sandram
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed out pre-theater meal very much. The wait staff was attentive to our needs and the sushi was very good. We shared the brussel sprouts for an appetizer and they were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary dinner. I highly recommend Anzu. Service was perfect, food amazing and the restaurant is just wonderful. Much more than I expected!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Unfortunately we came for the pre fixe NYE dinner and the food was so terrible it was completely inedible. The almost raw salmon was super fishy and had soggy soba noodles soaked in salmon caviar juice with pickled cabbage…incredibly fishy with a side of sour. All of us sent it back & got the second entree option which was pistachio lamb. It was over cooked and tough on the outside, but totally purple raw in the middle, served with cold black eyed peas. The dinner was so bad we had to laugh about it the rest of the night. The desert was like a stale bran muffin. At $150 a person, it was the most expensive inedible food I’ve ever had. Our server was very kind & gave us some complimentary mocktails, but I unfortunately cannot recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience3

At $150 a meal I was expecting better. Wine pairings were not available and neither was the 3 course option. The food was good, but overall our expectations were not met. At that price point we could have gotten a better value elsewhere.

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AlexE
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Fix price NYE dinner. The regular dinner was reasonably good, however my wife is lactose intolerant, and the non-lactose substitutions were pretty plain and not interesting at all.

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SayakaF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good but the portions were small. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. We celebrated New Year's eve here with our two kids. They accommodated a kids menu for our 9 year old
and an entree only order for our 11 year old
while my husband and I enjoyed the prefix NYE menu. All the tables were spaced out.

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vipfrancophile
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Anzu and I enjoyed it immensely. The menu was varied and everything was well prepared. The service was excellent. I'l be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED our dinner here. They were so kind and the food was amazing.

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CaitlynC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staycationing in downtown SF over Christmas. We made the trip next door to Hotel Nikko from the Hilton to have breakfast. Been here a few times before and have always enjoyed it. Classy ambiance, affordable menu options.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bday celebration!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Awful food. Small portions. For a Christmas dinner it was the most unsatisfying dining experience I have ever had. Horrid value at $115. We needed to eat later at home to make up for minuscule crab cake. Desserts tasted thawed from frozen.

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vipInExile
Los Angeles
252 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This restaurant's maitre'd treats single diners like second-class citizens, requiring them to sit in the bar even though the dining room is empty. Food was mediocre and served with such rapidity it felt unpleasantly rushed. For the price paid there are much better options available. Dine elsewhere.

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AlexG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

ANZU has the Ambiance and mood of a gourmet restaurant along with attentive service… however this is only a cover for bland tasteless cuisine. First off I made a reservation for the a la carte menu… their normal menu on Christmas Day… it gave that option rather than going for the five course Christmas dinner. Once me and significant other arrived we were told that no there was not a choice only the five course meal was being served… a five course meal sounds great on the surface for a $133 per person it should at least be… good. Well I was wrong… as an appetizer we were presented with what tasted like cheap clam chowder in a shot glass… not a cup or bowl utilizing fresh sourdough bread which SF is famous for no… literally in a shot glass… then a crab cake… yes a single crab cake not much larger than the head of a quarter… it had no taste… other than salt and tasted as if they got crab straight from a can… the salad looked as if a toddler had thrown random ingredients on a plate then Jackson pollock had done his best spraying dressing across the plate it was bitter… with no counter from the dressing or other ingredients… finally the main dish I got the duck while my partner got the sole… the sole was bland with the strongest flavor coming from the butter she had to use salt and pepper to make what should have been a light airy delight with aromas and taste worth the price but no it was nearly inedible. My duck was… ok… no rich flavor to speak of somewhat dry… it was meh… I asked for the check before dessert came… do not come here… maybe their normal dinner menu is far superior but I doubt it… for the cost of nearly $340 for the both of us… it was the worst dinner I’ve ever experienced… service was good maybe they are this attentive cause they know how poor the food is… cocktails were ok… but that’s about it… my bag of takis on the way home to Southern California had more complexity in its flavor pallet then this entire meal…

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vipjontivi
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy coming here. Great ambiance. Especially great before the show at Feinstein’s with the 3 hour parking. The chicken breast was so tender and juicy and the tempura delicious. I wish they served a bowl of rice with it though.

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LaneW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was very good. There was only one waiter for a pretty full restaurant so it was slow. We didn’t really mind but I can see how some might

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vipSpectacular
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arriving mid-morning on Sunday after being denied an opening at the Plaza (even though staying there) and happy to be welcomed, provided a great selection and perfect service at great value.

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MargaretK
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent beef short rib, Umami Caesar salad and Sushi. Wait staff was very attentive and there was a nice quiet but casual ambiance. Food was reasonably priced but $17 for a glass of California Pinot (not a famous brand) seemed a bit steep. It was their lowest priced wine by the glass (whole bottles were 65 and up). All in all a lovely experience and would recommend for a nice date night.

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Brendan
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal

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ElvisT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wedding anniversary celebration. A bit pricey but the food was really good. We had blackened cod and steak. Service was top notch. Deduct 1 star because we complained about the eggplant appetizer too salty. They did not offer to replace it nor deduct it from the check. Being we were celebrating I did not fee to complain

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bigmike
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was great, the atmosphere was lovely. We liked that it was an easy walk from anywhere in the Union Square area where we were staying.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Parking - Valet service was not available. We were told that the parking lot was full despite making an "experience" reservation with Valet option. The staff were not willing to help us. We parked at a garage by spending $40 more.

Food Options - NO entree options for vegans, and very limited vegan options overall. The signature vegan maitake dish was not available (primary reason we picked the restaurant).

The restaurant was a huge disappointment. We did go to the concert at the hotel, which was amazing.

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MichelleB
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Thanksgiving dinner was ok. I like my food temperature hot and it was warm at best. After a long day of travel it was mediocre at best especially for the price. It was a holiday so, it was better than some. I will try agai since I am staying at the hotel.

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Disappointed
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Surprisingly awful food.
Pork as tough as shoe leather.
Tiny portions.
Bad tasting vegetables.
Overall a bad experience.
Never, never again.

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April
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely breakfast that replaced our family Thanksgiving since my husband had to work. Besides the loud family taking two tables chatting loudly to each other, everything else was wonderful.

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vipMKP2
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed complimentary breakfast two days in row as part of our room reservation. The food was outstanding, and the service was absolutely excellent both days. Wonderful people and wonderful food!

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maryB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful sushi. Excellent service. We will definitely return

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ChristinaH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You must not miss a chance to experience their food!

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LisaS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this resturant on line and was very impressed. Great service and wonderful food. Would highly recommend.

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maria
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice staff, food very good. Wines expensive but cocktails are good!

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kitsie
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious....tempura sweet potatoes, koba noodle salad, short ribs. oh my ! we will be back....

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MS2019
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had made reservations for Anzu because we were seeing a show at the Nikko hotel at 7:30. We were told that the dining room was full so we needed to be seated in the bar. We were also told they're not usually open on Sunday but opened for the pre-theater guests. Well We were seated at a little after 6 and everyone there was going to the show yet we only got our appetizer at almost 7 so we had to cancel our dinner for the server was unable to tell us when we might get our food and even so there wouldn't have been enough time. So we cancelled. The server was very nice. He completely understood and we don't blame him. I think, however, the place was understaffed and they didn't calculate correctly the number of pre-theater guests and the scheduling needed.

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KarlW
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The service was slow, the food was tasty but very small portions for the price.

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jlynch3
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Limited menu and service was disappointing

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vipSURI
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Made Rez 2 weeks in advance for 7:15p on a Saturday evening. Showed up 8 minutes early. Ended up seated in the lounge with basketball on TV. Not the romantic evening we’d imagined. It then took 24 minutes to actually receive our first beverage order - a beer and a martini. Service was altogether neglectful, and the food was uninspired at best, and utterly inedible (dried hard squash rinds with the cod entre) at some points. To be honest… I wouldn’t recommend Anzu to anyone. Seriously disappointing.

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Brizey
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation was for 6:45. We arrived at 6:30.
We sat at the bar until 6:10 then were seated. Kyle was our server and treated us well and turned in our order in very short time. We received our salads shortly after that.
However, the kitchen did not prepare our food until 7:40 which was too late to eat as we were going to see the Storm Large. Kyle was very gracious and apologized for the poor kitchen service. I want to be clear that he was not at fault. It was the kitchen. We enjoy seeing shows at the Nikko and would like to be able to have a good meal at Anzu but only if the kitchen is properly prepared to serve us on time.
Any recommendation to a friend would be conditional on being properly served the next time.

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vipRubenC
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Second time and we will be back again.

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3TenDiner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was mediocre. Service wasn't spectacular. Expensive for the price.

FAQs

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

ANZU is rated 4.2 stars by 2383 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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