ICHI Sushi

4.6
378 reviews
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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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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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MR
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fresh fish.

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San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place ..great people and amazing sushi !

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JH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Expensive but well worth it. Sushi quality is superior.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

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.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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

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AF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible as always

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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VC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both had omakase. This spot is legit. And really a great value. Can't wait to come back.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Pretentious. Mediocre food. Extremely expensive. Unaccommodating. A total rib off.

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CS
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

High quality Delicious food but expensive in my opinions. Small and coxy place. Great staff!

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JD
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love ichi. Best sushi in sf!

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EB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Cumbria
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service was great, it was a very nice place to go for a Sunday night dinner.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

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.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Barracuda is awesome! Everyone should try! The price is a little too high, but that’s the price of Omakase. Great thanks to chef!

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

The food was terrible, fish is not fresh, sushi is very salty. This place is absolutely overpriced.

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N
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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PE
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

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.

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CD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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b
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great sushi and always an interesting fish to try.

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l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible sushi - perfect quality fish and the chefs are artists. Also a delicious sake selection!

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Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food was AMAZING. Great service and the chefs were informative and gracious

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

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.

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place for sushi in SF! Sit at the bar for the best experience.

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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Best sushi in SF

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