ICHI Sushi

4.8
315 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
  • Fit for Foodies
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 315 People Are Saying
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service
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OT
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

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
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

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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3.0Dined on June 27, 2018

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
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

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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OT
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

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
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

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

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OT
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

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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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

excellent food and great sushi cheap sho made beautiful and tasty food

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AM
5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The absolute best sushi experience I have ever had. I put myself in the hands of the chef and he fed me up the most delicious, perfectly crafted nigiri. Just the best. I’m travelling in business and was a solo dinner. I sat at the bar and made fast friends with locals sitting on either side of me. An amazing, warm and accessible atmosphere with next level good quality that would impress even the snobbiest foodie.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

great server making fabulous recommendations. the tuna with the meyer lemon was divine

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We were seated at the bar and our our chef (Daren) asked helpful questions (and answered plenty) at the begining and throughout the meal to create a customized culinary adventure. The food was delishous, exotic and perfectly seasoned by Daren. Next time we are in San Francisco we are certainly going to make it to ICHI at least once.

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K
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Omakase was an amazing experience- chef was knowledgeable and fun! Will definitely be back!

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SF
5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Best sushi in San Francisco and maybe best I’ve had. The chef builds the most perfect bites and the omakase does not disappoint. Been here about 4 times now and highly recommend.

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KA
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My son and I are sushi connoisseurs and decided to try ICHI Sushi when I was in the area for a visit. We weren't disappointed. The quality and preparation of the fish were superb, and the service was fast. The price at this restaurant was reasonable, given the quality of the sushi. Although I like the casual atmosphere, I would have preferred a larger space with quieter music.

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OT
5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Fave spot, especially in Bernal but best Omakase in SF.

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JM
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Went on Valentines day. Special menu was great from oysters and nigiri to soup. Nigiri excellent as always. Chefs are fun. Great when you sit at the bar.

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2.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Tiny pieces of fish. Dry and not that interesting. Expensive for what you get.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Why can’t all restaurants be this good...? Simply superb.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Amazing food, excellent ambiance, extremely friendly staff. The sushi is fresh, interesting, and unique to the restaurant. I recommend sitting at the bar and getting omakase. You will be blown away.

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Ichi Sushi served me excellent sushi, seasoned by the chefs, but it was so unbelievably expensive that a $150 gift certificate did not cover a modest-sized meal for two. I can find self-seasoned sushi of similar quality for 1/5 the price at most.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Came here for my birthday and did the tasting menu. Was absolutely amazing. I highly recommend it!

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The thoughtful, innovative superior Nigiri does not disappoint here. The price is high but the taste makes up for it. I did not have the Omikase this time but It has been a culinary delight in the past. I liked the larger restaurant. Now that they have downsized I miss the vibe of the bigger restaurant

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1.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Went for the Sushi (loved it when they were across the street)
The sushi was Boring and uninspired.
The service from the Sushi Chefs was rude.
Our sushi chef did not want to answer any questions and we felt hushed.
The actual back of the sushi bar (we were on the side) was Very dirty. Dirty rags, raw fish on top of raw meat blood, fish thrown about without care.
Presentation was less than lack luster.
$4.00-$6.00 per piece of sushi
NO thank you.
Going to take my family and my money else where.
Beware! This place needs a health inspection badly

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RX
5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

ICHI is consistently one of the best sushi experiences in San Francisco, despite there being a myriad of better known alternatives. The omakase is the way to go, sit at the bar, talk to the chefs. The price point is competitive. My only complaint is that some of the nigiri can be a bit "over dressed", but its not to hide a lower quality fish or cut, and doesn't deter me from going back.

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OT
2.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Expensive for what they serve. I don't recommend it.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Ichi is one of a kind. Very small, you will feel like a local.

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OT
5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Loved this place! Food was amazing and cool vibe! Would highly recommend !

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

We loved everything about it. And our chef was amazing

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K
4.0Dined on December 7, 2017

We went to celebrate my friend's birthday - first time there for both of us. The nigiri was fabulous. We also added the fish collar and waygu beef - both were excellent. The hotate taco was our least favorite dish, though there are many favorable reviews. The restaurant was sweet to send a complimentary glass of sparkling wine with our last course. Overall, expensive, but worth it.

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OT
5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

The food was fantastic, maybe the best I've ever had. But not cheap. Be prepared.

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GL
4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Sushi was among the best we have ever had (including in Tokyo). Inventive and super high quality. Kampachi and Shima aji particularly memorable. Non-sushi dishes also good except for red snapper kama which was visually stunning but not that tasty.

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NF
5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

The sushi was fresh and amazing, served in their own unique style with amazing accompaniments.

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