ANZU

4.4
2202 reviews
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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 7:45PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 7:45PM - 11:00PM
Thu - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM

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

The restaurant is beautiful and the service is amazing. The food is delicious but I did send an item back, which is why I gave it 4 stars. Recommended for anyone in the tenderloin who wants fancy, eclectic, beautiful restaurant with great service.

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VC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was very nice - and the food was pretty good. I got the garlic noodles with fried tofu. It was yummy but a little heavy. The salad was good and I really liked the bread. Pretty good portions.

I came in around 11:45 and it was very quiet - enough to hear a pin drop. I think having music playing would help the ambiance. There was lots of nice lighting and beautifully set tables.

Overall a good experience.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice location downtown. Excellent and varied menu. Service is terrific.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The brunch is awesome! So many choices and options for everyone to choose. It was a wonderful time and would recommend it.

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food with friendly service staff in a beautiful environment and close to Union Square and the theaters. Everybody was professional and the place just shined with cleanliness and professionalism. We will be back for their brunch as the buffet looked delicious.

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E
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place for a special Father’s Day celebration. Delicious choices for buffet and outstanding attentive service.

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B
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our reason for returning to ANZU was the arrangement it has with Feinstein's (the night club) in the same hotel (Nikko) -- book a meal and get a better-seating opportunity at the club (that's exactly what happens, btw!). But we're glad we had a meal at ANZU, because it offers what many restaurants often slide on: excellent, enthusiastic service delivered at just the right level and pitch. The food? It's pretty darned good, with the sushi being a standout (the hotel traditionally caters to Japanese travelers). The restaurant has been around for awhile, and what with SF fully launched into its new, pricey life (not always (often?) for the better), it's nice to have a spot that is reliable, fun, enjoyable, and .. familiar.

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AD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, amazing service!!! Ace was great and made it a special night.

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D
San Francisco
133 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful....I'm sure we will return. We asked for our own creation sushi roll and they made it perfectly.

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JH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and service were excellent. The food was great but very small portions so be prepared if you are REALLY hungry.

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MD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were weary sunburned tourists looking for healthy, light, delicious food in a casual setting. The food was delicious (do yourself a favor and order the black cod), and the service was expert, gentle even. Bring kids if you have them. Dress up or dress a little down. The staff and the menu will accommodate your needs.

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d
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 1

the steam rice was moldy and nasty. I complained waiter to get new one but they said they cant.
i want my money back too.

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MK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would not expect to find such a nice place in the Tenderloin. Located in the Hotel Nikko makes it hard to find it. Enjoyed a lot!

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K
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was quite good but our service was poor. One order was incorrect, another order did not appear, and the main course was late.

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Happy it wasn’t super crowded as is expected on Mother’s Day. Service was outstanding. Did not feel rushed at all. They kept replenishing food and the kitchen staff were accommodating enough to bring food to the table when they had run out.

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P
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and overall feeling of doing something special. Pricey but for a preshow dinner it was great!

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L
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience at Anzu. Food was superb. Wait staff was very attentive and friendly. If you go, try the appetizer called "The Rock". You cook tiny, thin slices of beef on a rock at 400 degree temperature. It sizzles and then you dip into any of 3 sauces. Very interesting and fun. Both the food and service at this restaurant is phenomenal. Highly recommend!

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k
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

サービスや雰囲気は良い。料理は残念ながら不味い。寿司を注文したがネタが生臭い。

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LW
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the staff was attentive and professional. A wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was excellent. The food looked amazing, but sadly, the taste was just mediocre. The value was not there for the quality. We would not return.

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B
San Francisco
135 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch at Anzu is a good place for a meeting. It wasn't crowded at all, and the service and food were very good. We ordered the bento boxes, which had a nice variety and made it easy to concentrate on our meeting.

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MA
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Nice restaurant, but foods were not as expected. The salmon I had was not fresh at all.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was bland
Service was ok
Quality did not justify prices

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GM
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, even though it is in a hotel. Perfect choice before the show. The sushi is fabulous and the entrees are excellent, especially the salmon.

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GJ
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly exceptional food. Both taste and presentation were perfectly done. Extremely attentive service. We dined with an old friend and it was a fantastic evening sharing old memories and wonderful food.

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R
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's quiet and that's great coz we were able to carry on a conversation without having to yell. It was great!

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DD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Top-notch food, ambience and service! However we would have liked a few more food options / choices at the buffet. For example, there was not chicken: baked, fried or otherwise - - NONE! Why?! There was only seafood, pork and beef. Other than that, it was a great dining experience. :-)

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OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Make sure to get the hot rock beef

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C
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and the service was even better! My friend and I had an excellent time.

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BF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Amazing rolls and wonderful service

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j
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance and excellent service. Food acceptable, but not outstanding. Noise level quite low that permits conversation

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SH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was good and the service was excellent.

ANZU
Responded on April 15, 2019

Hello Sean, Thank you for the kind words. We are lucky to have such a fantastic service team. We hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards, Mariah F&B Manager

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DM
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner before theater...service was prompt, efficient, and very friendly. It was clear that our server enjoys his work and makes every effort to ensure a lovely meal! Food was terrific, as expected. Our party ordered from across the menu- steak, cod, sashimi, sushi rolls...and the beef cooked on a stone as a starter put us in a fun mood. Cocktails were goid, as was wine selection, and sake recommendations. Thanks for a lovely meal and a fun time!

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S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service.

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S
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wanted a special place for an important dinner with my son visiting San Francisco. ANZU exceeded my expectations. An extensive menu selection, outstanding presentation, fine service and elegant ambiance combined to make it an evening to remember. The food was outstanding - the drinks perfect - and the desert a show. This restaurant is hidden away on the second floor of the beautiful Hotel Nikko - so it's an adventure to find, but one with a happy ending.

ANZU
Responded on April 15, 2019

Hello Shogun, Thank you very much for your wonderful and kind compliment. We are so happy to have been able to serve you. We sincerely hope you are able to visit again soon. Warm Regards, Mariah F&B Manager

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JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Delicious small plates, beautifully presented, in an upscale, modern space.

Service was very slow, but we were not in a hurry.

Nice spot for a special occasion.

ANZU
Responded on April 15, 2019

Hello Julie, I'm very happy you had such a nice experience with us last week. We hope to see you again! Warm Regards, Mariah F&B Manager

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TS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deepak, our server was attentive and gracious.

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MK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and restaurant is awesome. Service was great. Even I had asked my steak to be medium rare and they got it medium well, the host insisted to repeat the order even the kitchen was closed as it was late. Service is great and went beyond

ANZU
Responded on April 15, 2019

Hello Mike, Thank you for your wonderful compliment! We are very lucky to have such a fantastic service team. We hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards, Mariah F&B Manager

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Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional. We took our young granddaughter and they were accomadating. The food and presentation was great . The wine list featured California wines.

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OL
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Service is the best I’ve ever had. They will accommodate your availability - making the meal faster or slower. Drinks are awesome. Ambiance amazing. However, I wasn’t happy with the food. It came room temperature, which was just too cold. I ordered short ribs. The ribs were sort of warmer the room temperature, but whipped pommes was definitely cool. At the price level and the sophistication claim, serving cooled food is not an option.

UPDATE: The management wrote a public response to my review offering to remedy our experience. DO NOT BELIEVE IT! I’ve reached out to the manager as their response instructed and never got a response. This is just their reputation management tactic nothing more.

ANZU
Responded on April 8, 2019

Good Evening, My name is Mariah and I am a manager at Anzu Restaurant. Thank you for the wonderful compliments regarding our service, drinks, and ambiance! I would love to know the name of your server or bartender so we can pass along the wonderful compliment. We have an amazing team that we are very proud of. I'm sorry to hear that the food wasn't up to our usual standards. Please contact me and I would love to remedy the situation for you. Warm Regards, Mariah mrigsby@hotelnikkosf.c om

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