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.
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!!!
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.
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.
every bite was genuinely outstanding. it's a small place so it fills up and can get loud.
Excellent fresh fish.
Love this place ..great people and amazing sushi !
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.
Expensive but well worth it. Sushi quality is superior.
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.
Delicious sushi. Perfectly seasoned nigiri. Extensive and delicious sake list. A bit expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.
You need an amazing palate to appreciate the subtle to bland seasonings
My dear friends birthday. Omakase was outstanding. Quality of fish was evident. Each serving was great, building to the fatty tuna finale.
Inspired menu with great service. The space is tight so we were glad we went early to have a a more relaxed experience.
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.
Incredible as always
I used to love ICHI Sushi when I lived in the Mission (about 5 years ago now). They had really good sushi at a relatively affordable price. I went back a week ago (May 2019) when I was visiting some friends in SF and was really disappointed in the many ways it's changed. The maki (rolls) are still affordable at around $6 each, but a single piece of nigiri costs as much as a roll and a small karafe of sake cost us $60! The waiter also kept pushing us to try the tasting menu, which costs over $100 a person. The maki is still really good, but we tried one hot dish, the pork belly, which was good, but not great. It also seems impossible to get a table now, unless you've made a reservation. I saw a few people try to walk in and get a table and they were all turned away. Overall, I was very disappointed and don't think I'll be going back again.
We both had omakase. This spot is legit. And really a great value. Can't wait to come back.
Pretentious. Mediocre food. Extremely expensive. Unaccommodating. A total rib off.
High quality Delicious food but expensive in my opinions. Small and coxy place. Great staff!
This place is special. The dishes are fresh, diverse, and delicious creations that feel personalized. Omakase is pricey, but if you get the chance, it is worth it and out of this world! I loved our chef, he was so attentive and knew what dishes would delight us the most. Would (and have) strongly recommend dinner @ Ichi.
I love ichi. Best sushi in sf!
I really can't afford to eat out on this level, but good friends treated me for a BIG birthday. We had 20 pieces, omakase, with Chef Jonathan. Exquisite! One complimentary shot each of a special sake with Amy, our server. Wonderful! Worth every penny (if you can manage it)! Arigatu!
The food was delicious, the service was great, it was a very nice place to go for a Sunday night dinner.
Excellent food and service
Food was horrible and service was only decent part. Way to pretentious for it's own good. Not allowing people to use soy sauce on sushi is not a good idea. However good you think your food is remember the customer is always right. If they want soy sauce letthem have it.
Barracuda is awesome! Everyone should try! The price is a little too high, but that’s the price of Omakase. Great thanks to chef!
We had a Reservation for 9 pm but the restaurant was full and we had to wait until 9:30 pm to have sat. It was very bad because we had to wait outside. I knwe that the place is too small but I was not expecting this.
Come here if you’re looking for Omakase from $80-$150. It is a GREAT vibe with awesome food. But don’t come if you’re trying to save money. The restaurant is really small too, so I think the staff prefers high rollers over penny pinchers. I penny pinched and regretted it!
The food was terrible, fish is not fresh, sushi is very salty. This place is absolutely overpriced.
Hands down, some of the best sushi in the world. Innovative flavors, beautiful preparations, and a warm you-are-family-here treatment. Every time I come to SF, I try to make it to Ichi.
Totally recommend this place, you should seat the bar to see the Chef working the fish and explaining what you will be eating next.
Be ready for an expensive great dinner
Omakase was way over priced and the quality was surprisngly bad. One of the hot dishes actually made me sick. Felt ill almost immediately after leaving the restaurant.
Perfect atmosphere on New Years eve with a special menu, the food was great but the chef and waiter made the experience all the more fun and enjoyable
This is what sushi is supposed to taste like. Melt-in-your-mouth sashimi. Incredible depth of flavor. Friendly and intimate setting. The omakase was an amazing treat for my pre-birthday dinner.
Consistently great sushi and always an interesting fish to try.
Incredible sushi - perfect quality fish and the chefs are artists. Also a delicious sake selection!
As always, food was AMAZING. Great service and the chefs were informative and gracious
Sadly a terrible experience and I will never go back, even though I love this restaurant. I often go here with my child (18 months, special needs, in his stroller) as we live in Bernal Heights. I made a reservation on Open Table and as always, made a note that we would need for a stroller. My son is not able to sit up yet (due to medical complications he suffered in his first year if life) and needs the support of his stroller. They always accommodate us, I have never had a problem before. Tonight we arrived and the hostess said she was waiting for the party to get up at our usual table where there is room for the stroller. However, a man I have not meet before overrode her and told us that we could not bring our stroller in. I told him that I noted the need for stroller space in my reservation and that they had always accommodated us at that table in the past. He said “it’s Saturday night and I’m really busy.” Open table was wide open when I moved my reservation back about an hour before and there were literally 3 empty tables as he told us this (which is about 1/3 of the seating in the restaurant). So we left. Really disappointing. He basically didn’t want a stroller in his restaurant on a Saturday night.
Best place for sushi in SF! Sit at the bar for the best experience.
Best sushi in SF