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About ICHI Sushi
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.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Saturday - Sunday 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday -Thursday 5:30pm-10:00pm
Dinner: Friday -Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm
Dinner: Sunday 5:30pm-9:30pm
$50 and over
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Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Wine
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ICHI Sushi Ratings and Reviews
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday because I wanted to give him a dining experience that was different from your usual sushi restaurants in San Francisco. After much research, I found Ichi Sushi. I chose this restaurant based on creative menu items, sustainability, and affordability and Ichi Sushi did not disappoint.
The only negative was that there was no dessert option. However, they made up for it by providing complimentary champagne and ginger beer (my boyfriend doesn't drink alcohol). Really great service!
The sushi was delicious and the presentation of each item we ordered was beautiful. We went all out and feasted until we were full and our bill was under $100. I think that's amazing for a high quality dining experience in San Francisco.
Tim, Daryl and Jordan, consistently delivering on every visit. The crew at Ichi Sushi are the best and sushi is over the top, excellent! I live about an hour away and make my way down to this specific gem in the Mission for great service, sushi and just all around great time.
I'm sorry but I like soy sauce with my sushi. However, it is the policy of the restaurant that everything is perfectly seasoned by the chef so - sorry - but soy sauce is not available even upon request. Too bad that I like spicy food and prefer my food a bit on the salty side. Why is it unacceptable to them that I want to add seasoning to my $60 meal. I won't be back.
ICHI was incredible. The omakase is both a chef's choice as well as an 'unlimited' order as much as you'd like (and pay accordingly) instead of a prix fixe menu. The quality of the fish was spectacular, and the dressing/pairing of ingredients on the sashimi was the best I've had. The service was great and the chefs were fantastic. Probably the best sushi we've ever had!
Really nice selection of fish. They seem to always have varieties that you don't see at other sushi spots. Our sushi chef was a really friendly older Japanese man with amazing knife skills and a kind demeanor. We got the Omakase but ended up adding a few more pieces before the uni which was some of the best we have ever had. It was definitely quite expensive when you add the sake. All told our bill was $285 for two people with a $50 carafe of sake.
I had an amazing experience the first time i visited Ichi, about 2 years ago, so was very excited for this dinner. The food was delicious, but the service was really disappointing. I am typically very forgiving as I empathize with how challenging a servers' role can be.
A few things that impacted the experience:
- We asked the server about the omakase and how much it was, and his response was "oh, i dont usually tell people the price." We pushed him, and he finally conceded, "well, sometimes it can be more, sometimes less. I'd plan for about $100 a person." His initial response was fairly offputting though -- and didnt put us at ease/make us feel comfortable or welcome
- Lack of attentiveness - somewhat blase attitude
Both of these incidences made the 20-25-30% suggestion for a tip on the bill fairly insulting. Sushi is absolutely a high touch experience, and one that I often tip more than 20% for. However, the service didnt hold up to the food - or prices - and it felt a bit insulting to see that 30% suggestion. I know this is likely an automatic thing on the bill, but wanted you to be cognizant that it really suggested to me that the restaurant is confident that the majority of its transactions are paired with exceptional service - which we unfortunately did not experience.
We love Ichi. We loved it in the original space, loved it when it got big and moved down the block, and love it even more back in the original spot. Tim and his staff really care about the food and the atmosphere. Sit at the bar, order the omekase, and eat until you are full of the best sushi you will ever have.
I went with three friends and we had to wait a short time past or reservation for our table, but it's a tiny restaurant, so I wasn't put off by that - and we were given a place to wait while we enjoyed some wine. Upon being seated, we were greeted by our friendly, knowledgeable server, who told us about the omakase option and made some general suggestions about ordering a la carte. We opted for the omakase and were so glad we did! The fish was so fresh, and the chef did an incredible job with the flavors. It was such a balanced, fun meal! Yes, it was a bit more money than I expected to spend that evening, but it was TOTALLY worth it! I plan to bring my husband here soon. Thank you so much for a wonderful dining experience start to finish.
I am sorry but I didn't like this restaurant at all.
As soon as I put the first nigiri in my mouth, I regretted I came here.
Smell of the bad (not so fresh) fish, bad texture and flavor....
I was very disappointed as this place had some great reviews.
I had to reserve another sushi restaurant that I love so fast so I could forget about this bad experience.
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