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Nakama Sushi - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Nakama Sushi - San Francisco

4.7
4.7
186 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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What 186 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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  1. K

    Kathy

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    We booked for four to try their omekase dinner that was advertised as $98/person. We learned when we got the menu that the price was $118, or $20 increase. The server was the go between for us and management - no one came out to apologize, but told the server to thank us for calling attention to the error. New ownership and they cannot access the Open Table website to update. Food was fine. I think they wasted the uni by putting it in a too large of a piece of tofu. Some pieces of fish were too large for the sushi (too big for one bite)

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Comida normal. Lo escogí por que estaba muy bien calificado, pero la verdad es que es un sushi muy normal. Nada especial.

  3. JA

    JulieA

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’m so happy we found this awesome sushi restaurant before we went to City Arts & Lectures. The food was delicious and our server, Benjamin, was excellent. We didn’t have a lot of time and he made sure we got all of our yummy sushi quickly. The tables were full - so clearly we are late to this hidden treasure!

  4. LS

    LauraS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and service were fantastic, shout out to Benjamin who took great care of us. We had a table in the parklet, with a heater next to us to keep us warm. We will be back!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing!! Impeccable service.

  6. DK

    DinerK

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Delicious food and absolutely outstanding service from Benjamin and others. I recommend the omakase.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ben (main server) was amazing and attended to our every need. My partner and I celebrated her birthday here and we were very happy with the drinks, food, and services. Would 10/10 recommend anyone looking for a pleasant sushi experience to give this place a go.

  8. EB

    EimileB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service from Benjamin - felt like I was a guest in his home.

  9. G

    Gibbs

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambience and not too loud. Amazing sushi and would go back for aure

  10. D

    David

    San Francisco

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    we enjoyed our visit. The food was good, the server was very good. Nice atmosphere

  11. e

    elayjay

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food. Benjamin our waiter was fantastic. And they got us out in time for a 7:30 curtain. Just a little noisier than I would like.

  12. CC

    CodyC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really impressed with this place, the fish quality and prep was top notch and the menu was filled with hits, all for a great value.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Just great food. A major find for SF sushi

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    It was just OK, not great

  15. NM

    NicM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    I love the owner/waiter but he needs an additional server to make it work! I love bringing people here for dinner as they play good music, the food is super fresh and excellent quality and the tables are comfortable and sturdy. I would definitely recommend it to a friend but warn them about the wait times. Good luck in your search for a new server/waiter.

  16. NT

    NimbleThink

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    They have excellent delicious fish but the omakase was underwhelming compared to other offers in SF. Don’t get omakase-it is mostly a selection of their nigiri.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Great food and was really busy. We had to ask for our drinks and food and for them to take our order because of how busy they were. But I didn’t mind. They were receptive to whenever we wanted to order something.

  18. SM

    SuritaM

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We had a fabulous dinner and was doted on by the staff. Everything was delicious, fresh food quality sushi. Will definitely become regulars.

  19. JL

    JLJL

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Cute place, good service. Sushi isn’t that great- there is a lot better sushi/ Japanese food in SF.

  20. R

    Regular4biz

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Always good and high quality sushi, artfully presented. Good sake list as well, well presented.

  21. RL

    RonL

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I thought the service was outstanding all of the sushi was fresh and delicious.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Get some apps and nigiri, maybe one roll. Nigiri is where it’s at. Top 3 sushi in SF.

  23. JH

    JenniferH

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great neighborhood sushi spot.

  24. e

    elayjay

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good pre theater, concert dinner location. Cold inside tho. Bring a jacket.

  25. JN

    JNice

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    First time to visit Nakama and celebrated my eldest son's post 22nd bday lastnight with one of his buddies. We all had the Okamase 20-course menu. Everything was fresh except for the clams in the soup course - may have been a little too raw. Other than that, everything was fresh and wonderful! Can't wait to try the a la carte menu items!

  26. OD

    OmarD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service! Awesome spot for sushi! So fresh! Also good selection on wine!

  27. SM

    SamM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5

    Service was painfully slow. It took them over 15 min after we were seated before they asked us if we wanted water and took our order. The poor family seated near us waited even longer than we did. Our appetizers came out really quickly but everything else came out staggered and super slowly. Basically only 1 person had their food at a given time and awkwardly ate while everyone else waited. The fish tasted old and slimy. I was disappointed given the mid tier price point. Overall, I would not recommend this place.

  28. B

    Brian44

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great sashimi and vibe! We did everything - the wagu on hot stone, sashimi platter, o-toro is on point, so many great rolls. Super nice people!

  29. m

    mbig

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Mainly, I just didn't enjoy the tasting menu options. I wasn't aware Valentine's Day had a tasting menu. I found the appetizers unappealing.

  30. m

    michaelc

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    I noted that we were celebrating our 23rd anniversary. No mention or acknowledgment of this event. Service was slow. Only received one menu -- had to retrieve another. Soy sauce container was empty when we received it. Sushi rolls were okay, nothing extremely special. Salmon taster - 5 pieces was fresh, but was $25. Overall, a little underwhelmed by Nakama experience.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Valentine. We took one of the set dinners. Omakase. It was excellent. I lived in Japan, so I think I know good Sushi.

  32. MG

    Mama2Gizmo

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious fish in beautiful presentation. Pleasant service although they were a bit short-staffed. Cool ambiance with Japanese touches and hand crafted tables and dishes. Had a lovely date night there.

  33. N

    Natalie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was divine! So delicious and fresh!

  34. B

    Brandy

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding!! As always!!

  35. K

    Koggi

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    We order the Omakase menu for two after reading so many recommendations on the reviews here. Absolutely disappointed by our choice, the food overall was incredibly tasteless, cold tea, refrigerator cold sushi (instead of room temperature expected for an Omakase selection), and it took almost three hours to finish. (In defense of the waiter she ‘warned us’ it would be particularly slow, however from that to three hours it is a considerable difference) the music was very cheesy and unnecessary, the chair were uncomfortable and it was frustrating seeing only one waitress doing everything on her own. I would not recommend the Omakase, there are other restaurants much better for that purpose in San Francisco

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great place for omakase! First time with my significant other and we were blown away by the food and experience! Would highly recommend

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Best maguro I’ve ever had!

  38. RG

    RobG

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very special dining experience at Nakama. My partner and I had the omakase, which was very delicately and exquisitely prepared to perfection. The food was delicious and service was fantastic. Highly recommend.

  39. SS

    SmittyS

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great sushi and apps! We ad the omakase. Very reasonable priced. Tasty fish and thoughtful presentations. We’ll definitely be back!

  40. S

    Shane

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Hit or miss sushi. Just not worth it in a city full of fabulous places

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 4.7 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 7 times today
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

  • 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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