ICHI Sushi

4.6
340 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
At Ichi Sushi, sustainability is the focus, and menus change seasonally. Ichi Sushi offers Omakase service at the bar and tables. Ichi Sushi keeps an extensive chilled sake list and serves regional beer and wine.

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday -Thursday, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Friday - Saturday, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Sunday, 5:30pm-9:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 525-4750
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tim Archuleta
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Catering
None
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
30th Street
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Wine
What 340 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.3
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3.9
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place for sushi in SF! Sit at the bar for the best experience.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Best sushi in SF

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LP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love ICHI- has and always will be our favorite sushi place!

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kid off to college

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San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did chef’s choice. Great food, great chef.

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San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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VP
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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.

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San Francisco
100 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sat @ the bar and Darren took care of us! Some of the best fish you can get!!!

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SF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sushi is impeccable. The service is great. I think it’s one of best sushi joints in the city.

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AL
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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.

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JB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

So disappointed with my experience here. Hard to understand the good ratings. Sushi was overpriced and very average. SerVice was not great either

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San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing sushi ! Our to go place for a special occasion 💕

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d
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

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.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday omakasi

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EC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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BM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

One of the most unique sushi meals I have ever had - however the music is super loud and intrusive.

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SR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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BB
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi I've even had. Clint our waiter was fantastic, very knowledgeable and helpful. A most enjoyable evening. Thank you Ichi Suchi.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious! Great service. We all had a great time.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was good sushi. Very overpriced for what you get though.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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BS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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JJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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SF
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tadashi is really great, laid back and is very good at what he does

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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SF
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the Omakase option, its worth the $$ and they take excellent care of you! most delicious & exquisite culinary delights!!

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LR
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing omakase!! Loved it. Too expensive but expected.

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ZJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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...

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RG
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Perhaps the best sushi in San Francisco. A great omakase experience..sit at the sushi bar if you can.

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