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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.28mi
  2. Distance: 0.35mi
  3. Distance: 0.47mi
  4. Distance: 0.62mi

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.

3369 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese

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

Cross Street:
30th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 525-4750

Website:
http://www.ichisushi.com/

Catering:
None

Executive Chef:
Tim Archuleta

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Wine

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ICHI Sushi Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

72% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (7)
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Fit for Foodies (5)
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Casual (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Went on Valentines day. Special menu was great from oysters and nigiri to soup. Nigiri excellent as always. Chefs are fun. Great when you sit at the bar.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Tiny pieces of fish. Dry and not that interesting. Expensive for what you get.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Amazing food, excellent ambiance, extremely friendly staff. The sushi is fresh, interesting, and unique to the restaurant. I recommend sitting at the bar and getting omakase. You will be blown away.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Ichi Sushi served me excellent sushi, seasoned by the chefs, but it was so unbelievably expensive that a $150 gift certificate did not cover a modest-sized meal for two. I can find self-seasoned sushi of similar quality for 1/5 the price at most.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Came here for my birthday and did the tasting menu. Was absolutely amazing. I highly recommend it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The thoughtful, innovative superior Nigiri does not disappoint here. The price is high but the taste makes up for it. I did not have the Omikase this time but It has been a culinary delight in the past. I liked the larger restaurant. Now that they have downsized I miss the vibe of the bigger restaurant

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Went for the Sushi (loved it when they were across the street)
The sushi was Boring and uninspired.
The service from the Sushi Chefs was rude.
Our sushi chef did not want to answer any questions and we felt hushed.
The actual back of the sushi bar (we were on the side) was Very dirty. Dirty rags, raw fish on top of raw meat blood, fish thrown about without care.
Presentation was less than lack luster.
$4.00-$6.00 per piece of sushi
NO thank you.
Going to take my family and my money else where.
Beware! This place needs a health inspection badly

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

ICHI is consistently one of the best sushi experiences in San Francisco, despite there being a myriad of better known alternatives. The omakase is the way to go, sit at the bar, talk to the chefs. The price point is competitive. My only complaint is that some of the nigiri can be a bit "over dressed", but its not to hide a lower quality fish or cut, and doesn't deter me from going back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Expensive for what they serve. I don't recommend it.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Ichi is one of a kind. Very small, you will feel like a local.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Loved this place! Food was amazing and cool vibe! Would highly recommend !

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We loved everything about it. And our chef was amazing

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We went to celebrate my friend's birthday - first time there for both of us. The nigiri was fabulous. We also added the fish collar and waygu beef - both were excellent. The hotate taco was our least favorite dish, though there are many favorable reviews. The restaurant was sweet to send a complimentary glass of sparkling wine with our last course. Overall, expensive, but worth it.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food was fantastic, maybe the best I've ever had. But not cheap. Be prepared.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Sushi was among the best we have ever had (including in Tokyo). Inventive and super high quality. Kampachi and Shima aji particularly memorable. Non-sushi dishes also good except for red snapper kama which was visually stunning but not that tasty.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The sushi was fresh and amazing, served in their own unique style with amazing accompaniments.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Organic, Romantic, Authentic, Fun, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This might be the best restaurant on earth. The omakase is perfect and the service is wonderful.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Good food. Overpriced. Unlikely to return unless someone else is paying. :)

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great sushi. Excellent service at the counter. Space is a basic store. Recommend as as a local higher end, higher priced sushi restaurant.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was quite good here but if you’re looking for dessert or anything like that thry don’t have a freezer so they can do frozen desserts. Still have excellent omakaze.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We went with the chef's recommendations, his choices were amazingly .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

If you like really authentic sushi - nothing fried, no cream cheese, no rolls named after sports teams, this place is amazing. Not cheap, but worth it for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The chefs were best part! Omakase is the way to go!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Food was amazing, the okamase was a great tasting menu but price is a bit high

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The restaurant is overpriced and definitely not worth the journey. The food was good but 100% more expensive than other comparable sushi restaurants. It is way off my list of places to go. Much better food can be found at 1/2 the price.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

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.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 12, 2017

One of the best japanese food I've ever had. It's expensive but worth it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Very pricey, but enjoyable. Be prepared to go all in and not look back, otherwise you will leave guilty or hungry. But the food, atmosphere, and service are all great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on September 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

This was my best sushi experience in San Francisco.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food is absolutely fantastic. Best sushi (my opinion) in the city. For a real treat, also order the grilled fish collar. Great Sake as well.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Its ok. Food is ok. Do not like atmosphere. Noise level is so loud

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
·Dined on July 18, 2017

The fish is always fresh. Sit at the sushi bar if you can, watch the masters at work. Darren is our favorite chef. Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Love the clean simplicity of Ichi's food. Very flavorful, but it's the foods themselves whose flavors come through, not a lot of butter and heavy sauces or five milloon ingredients.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

My boyfriend and I sat at the bar, ordered the omakase and have never been happier. the place is authentic, the staff is knowledgable, the place is cute and the food is delicious !

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Always love Ichi ! It was our daughters birthday and they were very accommodating and sat us at table with more room and even surprised her with tamagoyaki with a candle in it. Neighborhood gem

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