ANZU

4.2
2167 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

What 2167 People Are Saying
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SH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was good and the service was excellent.

ANZU
Responded 3 days ago

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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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OL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 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.

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

The food, the service and ambiance combined for an exceptionally lovely evening of fine dining! Chef Phillippe’s experience and artistry presented menu items to satisfy even the most discerning palate!!

ANZU
Responded on April 8, 2019

Good Evening, Thank you for this wonderful compliment! I will share it with our amazing team. Please come back and visit us again soon! Best, Mariah, Anzu Restaurant Manager

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HU
San Francisco
164 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Although Anzu is rated $$, for brunch it is a good deal. Many dishes are what you expect for brunch (eggs benedict, granola) but there are many interesting Japanese takes - udon, some fusion dishes. My only real complaint is that I thought the udon broth wasn't quite tasty enough but, on the other, I ate it all! Try the passion fruit lemonade - quite different!

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RA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good sushi. Menu a bit limited and prices a bit high

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SS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfect meal while awaiting a show at "Feinstein's" at Hotel Nikko. The service was a bit "helicopter-esque".

ANZU
Responded on April 8, 2019

Good Evening Steven, Thank you for your wonderful compliment, I'm very happy you had a wonderful dining experience! I'm sorry our team was slightly over the top, but I do hope that you join us again soon. Warm Regards, Mariah

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P
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food is good but seems overpriced. Calm and quiet surroundings are nice. The servers seems to have to many tables assigned to each to give great service.

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SK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service and delicious food. Pre theatre dinner we found this to be an excellent choice.

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JR
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, friendly service!! Food was delish & prompt, but interiors, while relaxing & spacious, could use a bit of a refresh. They were a little dated.

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VG
London
26 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice decor, service was ok. The Sushi was nice. The mains ok, lacked something. Expected more from the ratings the place has

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RE
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Nice looking place... but a little over the top, not very good (food-wise) either.

ANZU
Responded on April 8, 2019

Good Evening, My name is Mariah Rigsby and I'm a manager at Anzu Restaurant. I'm very disappointed to see that your experience wasn't up to our standards. May I inquire what seemed to be the problem? What can we do to improve for next time? I would love to do my best to remedy your situation. Please know that we take your satisfaction very seriously. Best, Mariah

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Slow and disrespectful service...my steak was good, but the mash potatoes were cold..told the waiter and she brought back more cold mash potatoes...I was not impressed.

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LL
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was a little slow, but the food was outstanding. We were so hungry we forgot to take pictures. The Rock is a must experience appetizer to share. The Chocolate Raspberry Dome Fog, brings the drama to dessert time.

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NG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

we went for birthday dinner. evwrything was good except for the fact that tables are very close. a big party of 8 sat next to us and they were super loud.

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NS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We were having dinner in this place second time. The food was good, but the service is extremely slow. Like really slow

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JT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance. Loved the buster roll and the "rock!"

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SF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent sushi prepared by an artist. We always sit at the sushi bar and enjoy the show. Anzu still has fresh fish flown in from Tokyo and it's always superb.

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IR
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful service and excellent food

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B
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Reserved Valentine's day dinner at Anzu while on a trip to San Francisco. A more restricted menu was available so we sampled the choices in association with wine pairings. Starters of Pea Veloute and Beets Carpaccio were good but nothing outstanding. Nigiri trio was very good but the lamb chops were not very flavorful. Scallops and filet of beef entrees were good but, again, nothing outstanding. The wine pairings were well selected and all above average wines. Overall, the meal was satisfying but that was expected. With the more narrowed menu I expected a bit more craft in the available items but it just wasn't there. Not a bad choice but nothing notable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good but pricey!!

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AR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

My girlfriend and I experienced ANZU on Valentine’s Day. We enjoyed a drink at the bar before being seated. The bartender was friendly but seemed a bit “off.” During our meal there was old lipstick on my water glass and many of the dishes were soiled. The pea soup was not pleasing and there weals scales on the nigiri. My steak was luke warm while the mashed potatoes were scorching. Which caused me to burn my mouth. Not only were we not pleased with our experience we were forced to pay 20% gratuity on the bill.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food is great. The ambiance doesn't match the skill of the food preparation.

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c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Lion King roll was amazing!!

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c
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Gross food

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great people, definitely would come back

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LV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was soo good and staff was very friendly. best Japanese food

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MC
Anchorage
75 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here was exceptional. We arrived between the breakfast sitting and lunch sitting. They allowed us to sit in the restaurant and have a cup of tea while they reset the restaurant for lunch. Though the food was very good, prices for lunch were overpriced ( more like prices for dinner). Portions were average, but well presented. Not sure we would return due to high prices.

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ZM
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Superbowl night date, so the restaurant was relatively empty. Very nice environment and noise level is good for conversation. The octopus appetizer was relatively tasteless and a waste but the sushi roll was excellent. The black cod, one of Anzu's signature dish, was excellent, while the on-bone pork entree was too fatty for me and frankly, a much smaller portion than other 4-5 star restaurants would offer (about 1/2 the usual thickness of a good chop). While service was attentive, they always seemed to interrupt us during our most intense conversations! The food came too quickly for a seasoned restaurant experience. Not that we felt rushed, but we felt interrupted. So, ultimately we skipped dessert and will not repeat.

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JW
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, creative food and wonderful service. Better than the Michelin-starred restaurant ate at the following night.

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P
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice. Quiet. Good food. Far too expensive for what it does.

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MA
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for Restaurant Week lunch but Anzu only offered 1 selection so we ordered from the menu.
For the group of Japanese Americans, the fresh bread and butter offered seemed like a strange complement, but it did match with the crispy salmon dish one person ordered and loved. Initially, he questioned the corn with cheese raclette side, but he said it was not heavy handed. His wife ordered the poke bento lunch; she was impressed with the variety of pickles and the quality of the food. The only item she quibbled with was the mochi dessert which to her had a stale flavor; we mentioned it to the server who only said she'd bring it to the kitchen's attention. My garlic noodles with shrimp was outstanding - ample portion, flavorful, pleasing to the eye and the mouth, etc. We liked the ambience of Anzu, and will return. Our waiter was kind enough to mention the 2 hour complimentary parking feature of the restaurant.

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SK
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service is on point Acne (Ahcene) is very friendly and knowledgeable.i was so hungry didn’t take pic’s the rock is something they are famous for - super hot rock that you grill thinly s loved wagyu beef strip ok as an appetizer
Enjoy

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! So quiet for brunch on Sunday, it was very relaxing.

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OR
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The location is superb.Venue is excellent! Love to dine there for lunch or dinner. Service is excellent also.
Happened to be "restaurant week" we had their special and was value. Normally the bill is on high sider but not this week. Very impressed and happy with over all.

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