Nakama Sushi - San Francisco

4.4
23 reviews
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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. Over 70% of Nakama's fish is flown in from Japan 3 times a week. There are 2 different omakase menus: 20 courses for $98 and 13 courses for $65. In a city full of expensive dining options, Nakama is proud to offer you an excellent value. Very soon they will offer beer, wine, sake and champagne. Bring your friends, family or coworkers to Nakama for a memorable omakase meal.
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AP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Very friendly staff, and quality fish.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We got the omakase tasting menu, which was incredible. It takes you through a wide variety of Japanese dishes and tastes along the way. The meal was very expensive and the ambiance could have used more than radio pop music, but the waiters and waitresses made up for the ambiance.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Insanely delicious! We had no idea this place was here and it rivaled our favorite sushi restaurant in the city.

CW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Must go with several people to order more items. We waited a long time and got 3 of four small items we ordered. The man who came much later and sat next to us got several things in a very short time.

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10-piece Nigiri Sampler with uni, monk fish and black cod appetizers were very very flavorful...service was attentive, personal and quick...overall an exceptional dining experience!

Tip: The chef will put just enough shoyu (soy sauce) on each nigiri that he thinks appropriate. So don't automatically douse it!

L
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

great place but strange service, they messed up the bill, we were served cheesecake while still eating miso soup....

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality fish and the chefs are very friendly!

MC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Had 10 different plates and it’s good Japanese food. They have good portion amounts and the fish is good quality.
Dos thumbs up 👍🏼👍🏼

KJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, we started with a few items, and then selected a few items as we were finishing the previous items. Great to sample different foods and not having to order all at once! Very quick service and great staff!

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

Food was off the charts good.

DH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great fish! Enthusiastic but uncoordinated and flustered service. Serious need for sound-dampening on the ceiling. But really good fish.

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

Omakase is a great deal and a lot of food. Great meal.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service! We will be back!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great except they didn’t serve alcohol

OT
Cork
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall dining experience! Sushi was fantastic!

BO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent fresh, flavor-full sushi.
Excellent very attentive service. They start by giving you a warm towel to wash your hands.
It became a bit noisy at times, but overall, our experience was very good and we will come back.

a
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best and affordable omakase restaurants in San Francisco that provides a delicious and outstanding experience to those who have never had omakase or who desire it. The staff is extremely friendly and the chefs are welcoming and will guide and recommend you only the best!

AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Decent sushi with horribly slow service; the waitstaff were continuously unning around, clearly feeling the pressure. Not very impressive.

MM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Looks like the restaurant is still experiencing growing pains... would revisit in a few months to see if the service is better. They also don't have a liquor license, so if I came back I would definitely check on that!

JU
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were outstanding. We will definitely go for lunch again.

TC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great omakase place near ballet, not as good as Wakuriya, but similar style. Super delicious and satisfying, a great value.

H
Calgary
277 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ok sushi for ok/high price

AD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nakama Sushi offers a pretty great $98 omakase. The chef’s daily selection of fresh, seasonal, sushi and sashimi. There’s 2 items take a while to come, different in some respects, but interchangeable at times but when you want creativity, quality, and fun spot is where you want to be. This is a nice and sleek, but not fancy spot where you can get some special rolls. Next time you need some upscale Pre-Theater Eats, this place should be on your list of options.