ICHI Sushi

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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.
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The omakase menu with sake pairings is the BEST sushi experience I have ever had. This was a belated 40th birthday gift to me from my friend, and she and I thoroughly enjoyed every bite and every sip. The chef and servers were all cordial, knowledgeable, and informative. The best thing I learned is that winter is sushi season, because the fish are fattier! Arigato gozaimasu!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

celebrated my boyfriend's birthday last night (january 17th). met chef tim at his asian art museum talk a while back & had to try his restaurant. such a nice little space. jonathan was so friendly & very informative. everything he recommended was delicious! the quality of fish is sooooo amazing. we will definitely be returning to try the omakase :-) definitely worth it, will be telling all my friends about ichi! :-)

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Fresh sushi served in a traditional way. Price was per Piece and a bit expensive for what it was. Also would be nice to offer a few more rolls for more options for those that are not into sushi nigiri. Salads were good but way to expensive for the two or three bites there are served.

b
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very detailed service. Fantastic experience Overall.

MG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitstaff was attentive and fantastic. When he overheard this was a birthday present for my mom, he brought us both champagne unprompted. This has only happened to me once before in the city, and with all the competition, I would think it would happen more. But since it hasn't, it needs to be called out here - great service. The food was fantastic. We did the omakaze. Course one was an oyster with paddlefish caviar and ponzu. Course two was a cucumber and sesame seed salad. Course three was sushi. Course four was a very japanese version of poke with lots of great tuna. Course four was sushi. Course five was a squash soup with crab. My mom did not fancy it, and they detected this and swapped it out at no additional cost for clams in a garlic sauce that was heavenly. Again, unprompted. I can't recommend it for a great dining experience enough!

OT
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent top-notch sushi restaurant with extraordinary omikase dinners. The sushi chefs are amazing, the quality of sushi & sake excellent, the wait-staff very knowledgeable. Just a superb dinner experience.

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very high quality sushi, traditional preparations (no weird rolls). Pretty pricey and small portions, but a good meal if you are willing to pony up. Attentive service.

JW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ICHI Sushi is fabulous!!! So glad we stumbled upon this little gem. By far, the best sushi experience we've had in the city. Not only is the food amazing, the service is second to none. We sat at the bar and had piece after piece of heaven delivered to us by the amazing sushi chef. Everything is extremely fresh with the cleanest, brightest flavors. This is a "no extra soy, no extra wasabi" sort of sushi experience. Each piece is "dressed" perfectly. We also enjoyed a great Italian sauv blanc and a glass of local sake. Space is tiny and very warm and inviting. We can't wait to go back.

HE
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When you are looking for a deeper sushi experience than most

OT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great except the drunk patrons at the next table. Not sure what anyone could have done about them. Otherwise a wonderful evening out. Great food thoughtful service

KG
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not much in the way of ambiance, but I go for a good omakaze not decor. Chef had creative offerings, paced just right for each diner. Eat here!

B
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Highly overrated. Boring food.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Cozy upscale sushi bistro. I found the food expensive and not memorable.

CG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best southern creole food in the City. Staff were extremely attentive and the food did not disappoint.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ordered the omakase menu and was not disappointed! Beautiful presentation. Full flavors.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Disappointed with meh fish quality, overseasoning with yuzu, wasabi, and shiso.

EZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

How have I not heard of this place before? ❤️ Perfect for a special date night. Would recommend 💯

O
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great creative sushi. Other dishes can use more creativity. The spinach ohitashi was too much spinach and not very exciting.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is a little spendy for sure, but the sushi chefs there are incredible. The omakaze Is really quite special.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a busy place so plan ahead. Recommend sitting at the bar to talk to the chef. He is great!

AL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Our waiter was very attentive and friendly! The nigiri was sooooo delicious! My friend and I really enjoyed the experience we had there. <3 <3 <3

JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

ICHI is my favorite date night sushi spot in San Francisco! The staff and food are truly incredible and the small size of the restaurant makes the experience feel special.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best sushi in my life! Price high but you have to pay quality and know how. The sushi man was fast and you could tell he spent his days making the best sushi he could.
Definitely recommended

j
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freaking awesome. 4 th time over the years and still blows my mind. We went late, which I recommend! The staff is super knowledgeable and generous with info. And will have the time if you’re there off-hours. Having these interesting, melt in your mouth bites perfectly garnished is amazing. And quite special

MS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was unbelievable - the sushi must be the freshest I have had in a long time! Servers were very knowledgeable and attentive. If you go I’d suggest trying the tasting menu - we didn’t and regretted it. The space is small and not intimate if that’s what you are looking for - if your going for romantic make sure you get a table, not bar seating.

Special note: Try the Sequoia Sake ... it’s delicious!!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the only thing that would have improved our meal was slightly warmer rice. Otherwise- top notch. Oh- and the chairs are not very comfortable so be forewarned.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. The owners are super cool and the sushi is the most amazing thing I ever had. It is like a taste experience and with every new piece they give you it’s like a taste sensation explosion. My favorite treat to myself. You have to try it. I still dream about it.

MR
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

every bite was genuinely outstanding. it's a small place so it fills up and can get loud.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh fish.

l
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place ..great people and amazing sushi !

JH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I visited twice in June, and I had the Omakase both times. The selections were different enough for each experience to stand out separately.

I asked my server to pair a sake flight with the Omakase. Both times the sakes were right in the money.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Expensive but well worth it. Sushi quality is superior.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The food was good, the restaurant decor is interesting, and during our meal we had great service. The problem occurred after our meal. We inadvertently miscalculated the tip. That was our fault. Walking away from the restaurant we got a call informing us that we had forgotten to pay the tip. Our server was completely rude over the phone. We told him that we would be back immediately to pay him a tip. Upon arrival at the restaurant 5 minutes later, he didn’t greet us and he treated us like we were trying to cheat him despite the fact that we immediately returned to the restaurant with money in hand. We gave them our money, he could barely look at us and did not even say goodbye. That was the last time I will eat at that restaurant. It is very expensive but despite that you run the risk of being treated like trash.

E
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious sushi. Perfectly seasoned nigiri. Extensive and delicious sake list. A bit expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good fish
Bland
You need an amazing palate to appreciate the subtle to bland seasonings

AF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My dear friends birthday. Omakase was outstanding. Quality of fish was evident. Each serving was great, building to the fatty tuna finale.

TE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inspired menu with great service. The space is tight so we were glad we went early to have a a more relaxed experience.

d
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a fantastic dinner. We sat at the bar, I ordered the chef's choice omosake and my wife ordered rolls and a ocean trout collar. The food was amazing, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and we h as d a great night. Will always come back when we come to SF.

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible as always

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