ICHI Sushi

4.7
416 Reviews
$50 and over
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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DavidB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No better quality sushi in San Francisco than here. Clint always makes sure we’re well taken care of.

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vipHaley
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance are outstanding! Highly recommend.

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JenniferL
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Amazing food. Small but intimate space. Will definitely come back

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BexI
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and interesting - great food and great staff!

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sflawbabe
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Elegantly prepared, super fresh fish with unique condiment touches. Space is cozy and lively. Service is fantastic and there is a lovely selection of sake (including a Flight option.) Highly recommened.

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vipKelsi
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Ichi has been one of my favorites in the neighborhood, but it seems like the sparkle is gone from the restaurant. Our dinner took way too long and the omakase felt uninspired at best.

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ElifG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent. Don't miss the seasonal specials from Japan!

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heavyh
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ichi Sushi has changed the way I eat sushi. The quality of the fish is so good, I am willing to try things that I wouldn't normally eat.
The service is friendly and knowledgeable, the music is always great and it has a wonderful neighborhood vibe. We always meet interesting people at the sushi bar too!

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Fatima
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Great food. Service is something that needs huge improvement. Friendly = good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food and service from Amy and her team!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a first date here. Got the 6 course meal. Every time we got a new course it sparked a new conversation. 10/10 would bring her back

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SusanS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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! :-)

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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bnelson
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very detailed service. Fantastic experience Overall.

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MarkGamersledge
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
12 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.

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JacobB
New York Area
3 reviews
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.

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JanW
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.

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vipHappy2Eat
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When you are looking for a deeper sushi experience than most

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OpenTable Diner
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

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KarenG
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!

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

Highly overrated. Boring food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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

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CarolG
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

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

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EmilyZ
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 💯

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vipOsakaham
San Francisco
11 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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ArianaL
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

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JulianneS
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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

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vipjoannak
San Francisco
11 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

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MartinS
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!!!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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MichaelR
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.

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ICHI Sushi is rated 4.7 stars by 416 OpenTable diners.

ICHI Sushi does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/638YNJ2TJJ8KK/order.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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