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Nakama Sushi - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Nakama Sushi - San Francisco

4.6
4.6
320 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Nakama means friends/buddies and Nakama Sushi is the result of 2 friends coming together to bring to San Francisans an affordable omakase style menu featuring the highest quality fresh fish. Nakama Sushi also offer an excellent A la carte which is great for the pre-performance. In a city full of expensive dining options, Nakama is proud to offer you an excellent value. Nakama Sushi offer fine selections of beer, wine and sake. Bring your friends, family to Nakama Sushi for a memorable meal.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Japanese Speciality
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (628) 867-6697
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    We are offer catering services, for more information please email to nakamasushisf@outlook.com attention to Jacky. TY
  • Neighborhood
    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
  • Cross street
    Oak St and Page St
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Takeout, Wine

What 320 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

320 Reviews
  1. Painless

    Denver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh and fantastic, wish we lived locally so we could have “ Uncle Ben” take care of us more frequently

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  2. FranC

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food quality is excellent. The service is very good. The price is good, leaning on adequate. It is possible to find same food quality and service at a better price elsewhere (Japantown).

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  3. LuvSF

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent grade sushi! Friendly and attentive service. Will definitely go back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Nakama Sushi twice now, and we have enjoyed both of our visits. Especially the one with our server Benjamin ! Benjamin provides excellent service; always checking on how we are doing, very upbeat with a great personality and attentive no matter how busy he is. The food is delicious and the fish is fresh ! We enjoyed everything we ate here. We always make reservations since it’s a small place. It’s a great dinner idea before catching a show nearby. It is a nice little gem in the theater district.

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  5. Buffy

    San Francisco

    101 reviews

    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    great sushi; reasonable prices; close to opera; symphony; sfjazz

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  6. Cesar

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A cozy neighborhood restaurant with a rustic / modern feel. Our reservations were for a Wednesday evening and the service great along with the food.

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  7. Leonard

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ben was amazing!! Excited to go back soon. Best sushi in SF

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  8. olottapi

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a surprise, we expected a basic sushi meal, but the food was above our expectations, and the service was outstanding! Benjamin was a great host and we loved the different omakase's that we went through. Loved every bite!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Omakase was excellent. Our server, Ben, was really special, making the experience even more memorable.

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  10. TereseP

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here many times and every time is wonderful. We’ll keep coming back.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a nice meal with exceptional service. “Uncle Ben” was super sweet and went out of his way to make sure our food was ready in a timely manner so we wouldn’t miss our show, and he went out of his way to help us celebrate and to make the night feel more special. We will be back :)

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was poor — our order seems to have gotten lost until we approached the server to inquire, so we waited over 20 minutes for a sushi roll and a gindara that were only mediocre. I’m sorry I can’t recommend this one.

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  13. VWoods

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Omakase experience was great value. Would recommend.

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  14. DawnF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent sushi and service from Benjamin. A delightful new find near SF Jazz.

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  15. OlderAshtangi

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Nakama Sushi. Their food is excellent, the fish fresh and tasty, the service excellent. This is our favorite Japanese restaurant in San Francisco, we try to visit once a month. Their Omakase is the best if you like sashimi. They have plenty of cooked food too.

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  16. Drfritz

    San Francisco

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time dining at Nakama Sushi. Were were not disappointed. There were several items we wanted to get; Gyoza with pork and Tempura. Our waiter was helpful in explaining other items we looked at and making Sushi choices. Everything was very good and could not have been better pterpared.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nakama is me and my partners favorite local spot! We always feel welcome, sushi is super fresh and delicious plus the prices are very reasonable. Ryan and the whole staff are amazing, we always manage to find a spot at the sushi bar too. We love to get the nigiri tasting, they pick the best for us and it just melts in your mouth! Will keep coming back for more ◡̈

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  18. BarbaraO

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is very good, but the restaurant became too popular and the staff is not able to keep up. It took us 45 minutes at the table to get the food and we almost missed the performance.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. UpMarket

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been to Nakama Sushi a number of times, usually Friday nights prior to performances. Mostly, it’s been fine. Last night we were seated and after 30 minutes had to get up and say we had not had anyone come by for anything. Finally took our order… noting that due to time constraints we should order simple things (like edamame)… we still had over an hour. My roll arrived another 30+ minutes later after going to the sushi bar and asking for it, saying we’d been there an hour. Meanwhile, a couple across from us who had arrived 10 mins after us were having dishes cleared (and the table next to us, which had ordered a few minutes after we sat down had received exactly what I was told not to order because it would take too long. We gave ample time for the reservation. What happened resulted in a very stressful experience that I’d rather not ever repeat. Never an apology. No attempt to acknowledge that this was a significant screw up that made a pre-show dinner with ample time into a very stressful experience. Unlikely to return.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great sushi in a cozy setting. Service a little slow but generally ok.

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  21. EmmaS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always such a joy to come here. Incredible food, impeccable service. This is where we come with friends, with family, for our happiest occasions. If you want to have a great time, come here.

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  22. RoderickM3

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Quality food, even down to simple items like the miso soup and agedashi tofu. Omakase was lovely - and very fresh. Will return!

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  23. luvfoods

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come to Nakama once or twice a year. Maybe additional when we have visitors from other states and Nakama is our go-to place to show off one of san francisco greatest sushi joints as they would never disappoint. Each time our guests would be blown away by their food and hospitality.

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  24. DanielH

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    birthday celebration. first time Omakase. great experience

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing. Everything, including the service was awesome. Reasonably priced. We will be back.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cherry blossom roll was killer (kids loved it as well - so had to order another one ;-)) - staff was amazingly friendly and all food was on point. Reminded me of the time I spent in Tokyo

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  27. JohnS

    San Francisco

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went here the first time on Christmas Day. Really good fresh sushi. Attentive service . Great find.

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  28. LaurenC

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is impeccable, food is great - inventive and fresh ingredients. Will be back. Don’t forget to order the eggplant and zucchini skewers.

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  29. MichaelS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service - some of the freshest Sushi I've ever had. And try the Tempura!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was amazing and the food was delicious! Will definitely visit again!

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  31. StevenH

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really tasty sushi! Best Hamachi Kama (collar) ever. Inventive and satisfying Rainbow Roll. Good tempura (yam a bit crunchy, tho) and attentive service, except they forgot to put in the roll order, so we waited too long between courses (they were very apologetic). We'll be back to try more menu offerings.

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  32. ClarkeR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One the best omakase we've had, up there with some Michelin-starred offerings. Not cheap, but a good value nonetheless considering the quality of some of the fish and the creativity in the courses.

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  33. Lsllsl

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great sushi. Loved seaweed salad. Very friendly waiters. Great service and food

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dinner, great service and good food!

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  35. julianryan

    Toronto

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was unbelievably good as you'd expect from a city like San Francisco, unfortunately the service was spotty, with only two servers running around (literally) a full restaurant, presumably short-staffed like everyone, no paper towels refilled in sole bathroom, mistakes made, paper menus that were considerably frayed at edges and surface, slowness as expected... but wow the sushi or raw fish, kitchen, and robata grill were good! It was amazing to us that they performed so well across all areas, fried stuff like kara-age, nigiri fish, the pork gyozas were incredibly fresh, the wagyu was some of the best we've had, etc.

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  36. NorthHills

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience. Very busy but they were very nice and food came out quick

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect special night out with my son for him to be more daring with sushi! The service was the perfect level of attentiveness: water refilled as needed without interrupting conversation, dishes brought and cleared at the right time so you don’t feel rushed, courteous interactions with wait staff from the moment we arrived. We ordered the Omakase tasting option for each of us along with the chicken Karaage to start. The food presentation was excellent: the Karaage was perfectly crispy and delicious with a squeeze of lemon and the slightly spicy dipping sauce. The chicken was topped with some dark orange strands of radish(?) that really added to the flavor. The eight pieces of nigiri were brought out for each person on a beautiful plate, and well presented, very fresh, and delicious. This was a great first omakase experience for my son. We also had the New York cheesecake for dessert, which did not disappoint! We especially appreciated the waiter adding whipped cream to make the dessert extra special :-)

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal. Amazing food, and the exterior is deceptive - it is beautiful inside. Friendly staff. Great technique and flavor - we we have not been because we live outside the neighborhood. But we will definitely be back.

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  39. jeffreyd

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience. The sushi was amazing and the service was impeccable. Thank you Benjamin for a lovely night. We will definitely be back.

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  40. Regular4biz

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our regular spots and the food is great pure and simple. Interesting sake list too.

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FAQs

Nakama Sushi - San Francisco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (628) 867-6697.

Nakama Sushi - San Francisco is rated 4.6 stars by 320 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Nakama Sushi - San Francisco

41 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Oak St and Page St
  • Neighborhood
    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Japanese Speciality
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Takeout, Wine
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