Since opening, Ichi Sushi was named one of American’s Top Restaurants in the Zagat 2013 guide and Zagat San Francisco Bay Area Guide 2013’s Top 20 Restaurants, has won Best of the Bay in five outlets, and is included in the 2013 San Francisco Louis Vuitton City Guide.
Monday -Thursday, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Friday - Saturday, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Best place for sushi in SF! Sit at the bar for the best experience.
Best sushi in SF
We love ICHI- has and always will be our favorite sushi place!
Kid off to college
The sushi is always so fresh and amazing, we had a really great time. We went with the chef's choice and it did not disappoint.
We love seating at the sushi bar and partake in the Omakase menu. Just tell the sushi chef your allergy and your preferences and walla they do the rest. Each piece is an art form and oh so delicious.
Did chef’s choice. Great food, great chef.
Delicious meal with high quality sushi and friendly and attentive staff. Definitely a pricier sushi restaurant ($6/each piece nigiri). Disappointed there were no carafes of sake for less than $50.
Bland, overpriced sushi with inattentive service that does little to elucidate what exactly you're ordering. Also, their policy of no soy sauce with the nigiri would've been understandable if their nigiri actually tasted like much. We both had to concentrate hard to pick up on any of the tasting notes that we expected. Save your money and go to one of SF's more affordable and far superior sushi restaurants.
Sat @ the bar and Darren took care of us! Some of the best fish you can get!!!
The sushi is impeccable. The service is great. I think it’s one of best sushi joints in the city.
I had SUCH a disappointing experience at Ichi. I love sushi and the moment we walked in we were both shocked that the whole place smelled fishy - which I have never experienced at a sushi restaurant before. Then our table was in the window facing Mission Street and the Safeway - and with lots of flies on the inside. We killed two, it was so gross. Then the waitress was super rude and shamed us when we asked questions. The music was super loud like a club with old bad music. The food was all disappointing and some straight up bad. We did the chef's choice for one and then ordered some things ourselves, all not good. Then they dropped one of our dishes on the way to us and didn't notice for a while, so we never got it. The bill was well over $200 and it was the most disappointing sushi experience of my life.
So disappointed with my experience here. Hard to understand the good ratings. Sushi was overpriced and very average. SerVice was not great either
Amazing sushi ! Our to go place for a special occasion 💕
Food and service was excellent as always. We were there on a Sunday evening and was full with good music. Chef made great recommendations and gave us a lot of information about each fish and its preparation. Will go back ANY time we are in town.
I love Ichi. The sushi is always amazing, but it’s never less than $100 per person (for the omakase) which is a bit steep. And the space is very cramped.
Price too high for what is offered. Quality of fish is good, even if too much wasabi was in the nigiri. Nice place but in a bad position
Omakase was so amazing I forgot to note down everything they brought. So delicious! And they were very nice to let us guide what the hot courses would be.
No additional soy sauce! Very few pieces needed it, but would have been nice to have a little.
Service was warm and friendly.
Restaurant is very small, be prepared for a tight fit, but didn’t take away from our experience.
One of the most unique sushi meals I have ever had - however the music is super loud and intrusive.
Wonderful time! The sushi was so fresh and tasty. We really enjoyed sitting at the bar so we could watch our sushi being prepared. It was well worth the time it took to get there! Highly recommended to sushi lovers.
Best sushi I've even had. Clint our waiter was fantastic, very knowledgeable and helpful. A most enjoyable evening. Thank you Ichi Suchi.
So delicious! Great service. We all had a great time.
It was good sushi. Very overpriced for what you get though.
Amazing and unique food. Service was excellent. Horrible table and it was noisy. The amazing food and service made us ignore our weird “timeout” table in the window.
ICHI's omakase is amazing. Quality and care was apparent in every bite. Fun, casual spot for everyday dining or special occasion. The only downside is the limited seating.
Sat at the bar at 6PM on a Friday and was surprised at how few people there were there. The omakase, although I only had a smaller-than-usual number of pieces, was utterly fantastic and the chef personable and amazing. The rest of the staff was fantastic. I'll definitely be back.
Food is delicious. Unfortunately we arrived for our 8:30p reservation and were not seated until 9:15. Staff was apologetic, offered drinks & cucumbers, but 45 minutes behind on a reservation is truly unacceptable.
Although the menu is priced per piece, the experience, quality, and attention to detail made our meal at Ichi stand out. You should expect to spend more for the quality here and it is definitely justified versus the pricing at some trendier spots.
Tadashi is really great, laid back and is very good at what he does
We were out celebrating my new job in the city (relocating from Austin) and it was our first sushi experience here. We will be back!
Try the Omakase option, its worth the $$ and they take excellent care of you! most delicious & exquisite culinary delights!!
Amazing omakase!! Loved it. Too expensive but expected.
We got 'the table with the view' in the window, facing the exquisite mission street and Safeway parking lot. Katy Perry's "do you ever feel, like a plastic bag, stuck up in a tree, somewhere on mission street" kept repeating in our heads throughout dinner, as the top40 radio station didn't quite match what we had in mind for anniversary sushi dinner. There was indeed a plastic bag or two caught in the tree outside the window. Complimentary anniversary bubbles were a surprise, but we don't drink, and it didn't quite make up for the stale sashimi and pricey omakase. They aren't kidding about the 'small plates' bit. All in all, it was an alright experience with nice service...just wish the quality was a bit better for the price and there was a bit less ego in the restaurant. It's a sushi place on Mission... cmon now...
Absolutely amazing Omakase experience! The service was super attentive, and this is a perfect date night restaurant, or great for small groups of friends. Highly recommend this spot.
My sister and I sat at the bar for the omakase sushi experience. Every piece was delicious, perfectly seasoned and amazing. We appreciated the pace of dinner - we didn't feel rushed and it allowed for great conversation. Staff was super friendly as well. If you are looking for crazy rolls topped with loads of funky sauces and drenched in soy sauce, I would NOT recommend this place. If you love nigiri and are looking for a carefully crafted sushi experience , then you should definitely dine here.
We had a reservation & was promptly seated upon arrival. The server was extremely informative & pleasant. I had the omakase & loved every course. I don’t usually like to end my sushi meal with a hot item...mine was the miso asari clams, so next time I would mention it. My bf ordered a la carte & especially liked the marinated black cod but he found the cucumber salad a bit bitter & fish collar a bit bland.
What a lovely find! Having been to Japan, one of the immediate nice touches to our visit here were the salutations in Japanese. The staff were attentive and kind. The omakase experience was everything you could ask for. Each piece of nigiri was thoughtfully and beautifully made. The progression of the pieces offered to us was also brilliantly worked out. Having had omakase as a special treat on the East Coast, the quality of the fish was just „that“ much better. Kudos to the kind staff. It was an amazing experience within the US.
Small place for 6 people, table very small to accommodate food and drinks. Food was all right. It is not a destination spot. Great neighborhood place for 2.
Perhaps the best sushi in San Francisco. A great omakase experience..sit at the sushi bar if you can.