ANZU

4.3
2187 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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June 16, 2019 | 11:00AM to 3:00PM at ANZU

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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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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
10 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
134 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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OT
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
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
169 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
37 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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FM
Hawaii
86 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had to go into the city to pick up my favorite Teuscher Chocolates. Made lunch reservation at ANZU where I met up with my friend. This restaurant is in Hotel Nikko. I enjoyed reading the menu while waiting for my friend to show up. I found an appetizer, Wasabi Prawns and Kabocha Miso Soup that I wanted to try. I was told the prawns were served during dinner service. I asked the wonderful wait help if he could please ask the Chef to make an exception. I mentioned that I was from Hawaii and came to ANZU to enjoy a meal at their restaurant. My guest & I were pleased that The Chef indulged us by making their signature appetizer. It was beyond amazing! The Kabocha Miso Soup paired very well with the appetizer. While we being served our meal, a group of visitors came in to have lunch at ANZU. They saw the presentation of our meal and they all wanted to order the same items. This was our first time dining at ANZU. My friend who lives outside of the city was just as impressed as I was. She will recommend ANZU to her visitors. The Staff and the Culinary Team were most gracious and very
accommodating. I can not wait for another visit to San Francisco and to dine at ANZU!

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e
San Francisco
171 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Really disappointing we sent The sushi back and the duck was just okay

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RE
Los Angeles
11 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
35 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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