About ANZU

Restaurant ANZU, located in the Union Square shopping district of Downtown San Francisco. Here, sustainable California cuisine is enhanced with 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.

222 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Steak, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday : 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: Brunch (a la carte menu & Breakfast Buffet): 11:00am - 2:00pm; sushi bar: Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm-10pm; Daily Happy Hour Monday - Friday 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Cross Street:
O'Farrell

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 394-1100

Website:
http://www.restaurantanzu.com/

Entertainment:
"Feinstein's at the Nikko" nightclub is located downstairs. Visit ANZU for Pre-Theatre dinner or a post show nightcap. ANZU caters the cuisine served in Feinstein's at the Nikko. Both venues may be reserved for private events.

Catering:
Let the exceptional California cuisine with Asian highlights set the stage for your own special event at ANZU, where private dining has received public acclaim. Whether you seek a private room for up to 20 guests or wish to reserve the entire restaurant, ANZU will lift your spirits and exceed your expectations.

Parking Details:
The entrance to valet parking is at 180 Ellis Street. Two hours complimentary valet parking validation for dinner on Thursday -Saturday. All other dining times receive half off valet parking for up to two hours Valet parking is $15 per hour

Public Transit:
The hotel is located on the corner of O'Farrell and Mason Streets. Two short walking blocks from the Powell Street BART station.

Executive Chef:
Philippe Striffeler

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We encourage special events! For more information about events in Restaurant ANZU and in Feinstein's Nightclub contact Marcia Striffeler at mstriffeler@hotelnikkosf.com, or 415.394.1146

Specials

Sushi Bento Express Luncheon $25

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Express Luncheon $26

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

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Specials

Sushi Bento Express Luncheon $25

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Details

Traditional Miso Soup 4 pieces of California Roll, 4 pieces of Yasai Roll (Vegetarian) 2 pieces of Titus Roll, 2 pieces of Tuna Nigiri Vanilla Mochi Ice Cream. Excludes Tax and Tip. This luncheon is designed to keep you on schedule for luncheon. Special valid Oct 24, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM.

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for a delicious Thanksgiving Buffet. Reservation times are from 2pm - 8:30pm. The buffet features and array of salads, sushi and shellfish. Main Courses include turkey with all the trimmings, roast duck, prime rib, glazed ham, seabass & wild mushroom ravioli. Desserts include pies & more!

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Christmas Eve Prix Fixe Dinner includes a choice of soup or salad, choice from 4 entrees to include Braised Short Rib with polenta, Roast Turkey with stuffing and mashed potato, Butter Poached Lobster Risotto and a vegetarian Eggplant and Tofu Caponata. Dessert is a festive Buche de Noel. 5:30-9pm

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Join us for a delicious Christmas Day Buffet. Reservation times are from 2pm - 8:30pm. The buffet features and array of salads, salmon and duck. Main Courses include turkey with all the trimmings, roast pork, prime rib, glazed ham, lobster. Desserts include chocolate fountain, tarts, cakes & more!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us for an elegant New Year's Eve 6 course dinner . The meal provides choices for each course. We begin the dinner with smoky dungeness crab. Entree selections include, filet of beef, white seabass or yuba wrapped vegetable ratatouille. You may also select the optional wine pairing.

Express Luncheon $26

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Details

Soup of the Day and Green Salad and Crab Roll Choice of Entree includes: Sesame Marinated Chicken, BBQ Tofu Steamed Bun, Crispy skin Atlantic Salmon Dessert is Pumpkin Panna Cotta. Excludes Tax and Tip. A delicious hot lunch served in an elegant setting served quickly. Special valid Oct 24, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM.

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 5:45PM 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 5:45PM 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 5:45PM 7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Private Dining

Anzu Restaurant & Bar sets the stage for your special event, whether a dinner for 20 close friends in our private room, a celebration for 150 guests using the entire restaurant, or something magical in between.

ANZU Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

service

4.4

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4.2

value

3.7

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Quiet

81% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Nice quiet place for a leisurely-paced brunch w/ friends. Good variety on the menu coupled with attentive service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The sushi/sashimi we started with was excellent quality and nice presentation and the oyster shooter was outstanding. My wife said her soup was a little tepid and it wasn't clear if that was intentional, but was still very tasty. My grilled shrimp in shell were slightly under done in places and had not been left in milk while still alive, making it necessary to clean up the veins at the table. At least I got a hot damp napkin to clean my hands after peeling the shrimp, which would have been impossible with utensils alone. The sides were very good, but the supposedly spicy Thai curry sauce was not so spicy, though still pretty good. The other mains were very good according to my wife and niece.

Overall, it didn't quite live up to the expectations, but I would likely give it another try and choose a little differently with more emphasis on the raw bar selections.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The Bincho-Tan is a great value and glad to say, quality food.

I went with the Scottish Salmon as my entree, with a side of grilled cauliflower and king oyster mushroom.
-First off, I made a request to use as little oil as possible. Ok, so 9/10 when I done it and request this, they don’t so much as give it a second thought. Get this - at ANZU, my plate came out almost perfectly oil free and was still exceptionally delicious. I couldn’t believe that they actually listened to my request! Bravo to the chefs.
-The flavor of the salmon really shines. It tasted quite fresh. Plus points for cooking it to an absolutely perfect medium rare. You don’t even need the sauce (though the Thai Curry sauce was delectable and perfectly balanced in flavor)!

I ordered the “Man of the House” whiskey beverage. It was good, but you can’t taste the thyme that is supposedly in it. It was like a glorified old fashioned.
Likewise, I decided to try the maple old fashioned next. It was overly sweet. To my chagrin, it was a less-glorified, overly sugar-forward cocktail. I sent it back after one sip and they took it off the bill.

Our server, Acen, was a pleasure to have serve our table of two. He is certainly a very capable staff member. He came to our table to check on us at just the right times and was very personable. He’s good at short banter and chit chat, too, if you’re in to that. 10 stars for exceptional service through our dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My wife and I stayed at Hotel Nikko this past weekend and decided to try Anzu for one of our evenings and we loved it! The sushi rolls we chose, especially the Anzu roll, was delicious. I ended up placing a second order. The service and food was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always dine here whenever in town for business. The dinner menu is great and the food is delicious! Who would have guessed the kid’s menu would include an amazing cheeseburger. My 7 year old niece was fine dining right along side the adults!

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Fun, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The hostess at the front desk was very unfriendly.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Disappointing. Food was not tasty ad overpriced. Not sure what they are trying to be, service was very good!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The Misoyaki Black Cod is a delicate revelation. Not a huge portion, but savor each subtle bite.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Last minute decision to eat here, but was not a bad choice! The thinly sliced of wagyu beef served with the 500 degree rock was amazing, as well as our entrees.

With Japanese cuisine being somewhat of a staple in our life, we were pleasantly surprised at ANZU. Would recommend this place to those looking for something familiar, with a slight twist.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always great, attentive service. Lunch bento box is a solid deal with a lot of variety. Fancier dining experience in a quiet environment (usually because it's kind of empty). I generally think the food is good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent cuisine. Beautifully presented. Staff was very professional. Quiet.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Notable Wine List, Organic, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Healthy, Bar Seating, Fun, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

1st rate sushi ! 1st rate dining. Fine wine list. Inventive, artfully presented. No hurry. Relaxed atmosphere. Aesthetically pleasing.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Anzu was great. We were pleasantly surprised at how fresh and great the sushi tasted. The wait staff was understaffed but they did a great job keeping up with us. I would highly recommend Anzu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My spouse and I went for lunch. Food was average at best, but service was attrocious..Skip the place, there's far better within a blocks distance.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was bland and overpriced. Hotel dining. Elegant setting but so disappointing. Why the high ratings open table? We had the two course menu and it was just plain boring—for $57 for an appetizer and main course. Plus we didn’t even drink so that money was just for the meh food. Don’t waste your time.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great food and very friendly attentive staff. We will for sure be back.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on October 9, 2017

This has become one of our very favorite restaurants in S. F. We come to the city often for plays and our usual choice is ANZU!!!! The warm hospitality and outstanding service warms our hearts each time we go there!!! What amazes us is that the restaurant remembers us each time we come back! We always leave with a warm glow in our hearts. Many thanks again!

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I felt sick after eating soft shell crab sandwich. The lunch menu was very different from what I had in the past and was very disappointed.
I will not visit again unless I am invited by someone.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 4, 2017

spectacular food, great service. it was very loud and hard to have a business conversation.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We were hoping for a wonderful Sushi experience, and were disappointed with the narrow menu.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The quality of sashimi and the service were excellent. We enjoyed the whole time there.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Waygu beef was amazing! Sauces that accompanied it were average. Sushi roll was average. Wonderful customer service :)

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our expectations were low for a hotel restaurant. Expecting mediocre food, with high prices. We were blown out of the water. Newly renovated, Asian fusion theme, Californian with lots of seafood options as well as steaks, pasta and sushi rolls. Given such a wide variety of menu options you think that they wouldn't be able to deliver, they knocked it out of the park. Our server Ace was attentive and friendly.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was better and selection prior to the recent renovations. Pleas bring back some of your popular old food menu especially the dessert with dry ice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Tried the special which focused on mushrooms of all types. The things done with the mushroom were amazing. All offerings were very flavorful.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Had my 7 month anniversary dinner at Anzu’s. The atmosphere was pleasant, the food choices plentiful and the service outstanding. I had the seared Ahi and it was cooked to perfection. The Bar offered many Asian and American drink order. My favorite we the Bogart.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We arrived on time and 1 hour and 15 minutes still no food while others came way after us and got their food. Some even finished. It was the worst experience I ever had with an open table restaurant. When the manager came over after the hour and 15 minutes she said the sushi would be another 10 minutes. We left.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The service was fantastic. The wait staff was very attentive. I had the udon with pork belly. The broth was refreshing and the pork belly was cooked perfectly with just enough crisp. I would definitely return for another meal.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We had a lovely

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Powa is a very good sushi chef, Ryan is a great bartender, & Jordan is a great club manager/host at Feinstein's downstairs.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Live Sports, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Went there with great expectations since it's located in hotel nikko which is a Japanese hotel. The restaurant is dated and stale , I was hoping the food to be good and we had ordered sushi dishes and it ended up being the worst sushi we ever had
Coming from Vancouver the hub of Japanese i know my sushi but the food here was below average , waste of time and money

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Slow service but good and unique food. Would like to share with others

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We were served by the hostess and the manager. We had no waiter or waitress. We sat at 7pm and got our meal / appetizers around 9pm all at the same time. I don't think it was just an off night, it was a total disaster, seems like an ongoing problem.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Horrible atmosphere, kids screaming no one managing the place. Service by amateur kids, a complete Expensive disappointment . Actually I was embarrassed for taking my key customers there.

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vip
 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The service here is always so personal and outstanding!!!! As well as the food presentations. Only disappointment this time was the chicken wrap--not as tasty as when I had it at a previous lunch. We had a delightful visit with Marcia Striffeler, the restaurants sales manager! And so enjoyed Joel and Carlo, who waited on us!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Had high hopes for this place since my wife and I love sushi. We decided to order sushi, steak, and the cod. The sushi was mediocre at best. Nothing fancy. The steak was tough and lacking seasoning. I had to cover it in salt to make it taste better. The cod I was a little too fishy for my taste. It almost had a pungent smell that you would get underneath an old fishing dock.

The service however was outstanding. We were taken care of from the moment we walked in. The wait staff was very friendly.
This would be an amazing restaurant if the food would live up to the expectation. Are usually don't flinch when I see my bill and it's 200+ dollars. But this time I felt like I was Robbed. The food is not worth what they are charging. There are so many other spots in San Francisco I would have rather visited.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food is good but breakfast is very slow unless you want the buffet at $34/person - our milk on the table was curdled so we had to wait ten minutes for a fresh cup of coffee and $49 for breakfast for 2 seems a bit excessive for eggs and toast, lunch is better and better priced

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We thought Anzu would be a good place for our daughter's birthday dinner while visiting SF. The dinner was okay, with the highlight being the wagyu beef appetizer. We had two sushi orders for dinner, one black cod and one salmon filet. The timing was terrible with the cooked meals coming out a good ten minutes before the sushi rolls. The chef needs to time the meals better given the price of the restaurant. The black cod was okay, but my local sushi spot on PA (Blue Fin) serves a better miso black cod so I was disappointed. Salmon was fair. Rolls were good. Overall, fair.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

It was outstanding

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Awfully disappointing. The reviews, appealing menu and gorgeous food images on the website did not match our experience. San Francisco has a million better options with livelier ambience, finer provisions and more refined cooking.

Also, the pours of wine by the glass were really stingy and -- therefore -- overpriced.

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