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.
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
We love ICHI- has and always will be our favorite sushi place!
Kid off to college
The sushi is always so fresh and amazing, we had a really great time. We went with the chef's choice and it did not disappoint.
We love seating at the sushi bar and partake in the Omakase menu. Just tell the sushi chef your allergy and your preferences and walla they do the rest. Each piece is an art form and oh so delicious.
Did chef’s choice. Great food, great chef.
Delicious meal with high quality sushi and friendly and attentive staff. Definitely a pricier sushi restaurant ($6/each piece nigiri). Disappointed there were no carafes of sake for less than $50.
Bland, overpriced sushi with inattentive service that does little to elucidate what exactly you're ordering. Also, their policy of no soy sauce with the nigiri would've been understandable if their nigiri actually tasted like much. We both had to concentrate hard to pick up on any of the tasting notes that we expected. Save your money and go to one of SF's more affordable and far superior sushi restaurants.
Sat @ the bar and Darren took care of us! Some of the best fish you can get!!!
The sushi is impeccable. The service is great. I think it’s one of best sushi joints in the city.
I had SUCH a disappointing experience at Ichi. I love sushi and the moment we walked in we were both shocked that the whole place smelled fishy - which I have never experienced at a sushi restaurant before. Then our table was in the window facing Mission Street and the Safeway - and with lots of flies on the inside. We killed two, it was so gross. Then the waitress was super rude and shamed us when we asked questions. The music was super loud like a club with old bad music. The food was all disappointing and some straight up bad. We did the chef's choice for one and then ordered some things ourselves, all not good. Then they dropped one of our dishes on the way to us and didn't notice for a while, so we never got it. The bill was well over $200 and it was the most disappointing sushi experience of my life.
So disappointed with my experience here. Hard to understand the good ratings. Sushi was overpriced and very average. SerVice was not great either
Amazing sushi ! Our to go place for a special occasion 💕