Ozumo - San Francisco

4.6
2806 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Book a table on one of our tented patios. Reservations are highly recommend.
Monday - Sunday: 4-9pm

Current Dining Services:
Dinner: Daily 4pm - 9pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 12-3:30pm
Happy Hour*: Monday - Friday 4pm-6pm
*Highball Garden only/no reservations

Innovative, Contemporary Japanese cuisine offered at this serene, elegant, Zen-garden inspired restaurant located in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero District. Breathtaking bay views, authentic modern Japanese design, 30-person sushi bar, open kitchen and robata grill, sleek and sophisticated Sake Lounge, and a monumental Sake list are among some of the qualities that set Ozumo apart from all other Bay Area Japanese restaurants.

Refined Japanese Revelry is about crafting an indulgent Japanese experience by balancing our obsession for seasonality and the artistry of not just great Japanese food but Japanese culinary culture. Ozumo was created over 19 years ago from a vision by our founder Jeremy Umland.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 2806 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PresidioLodging
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Perfect for date night or any night!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food is good, just a little cold. wish there were more heaters

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service and location were awesome food was mediocre. Not the best but not the worst

JL
vipJoyceL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Ozumo for lunch on a sunny Saturday to celebrate my friends birthday. We’ve been craving sushi since it’s hard to get good sushi these days during the pandemic because its just not the same when you get it as take-out. With that said, I think Ozumo is probably the best outdoor sushi spot in the city. Their outdoor dining area is definitely one of the nicer ones in San Francisco, where you can also enjoy the view of the bay bridge.

All the food was pretty good. We ordered a lot of nigiri pieces a la carte and they were all pretty fresh. I like how they have a variety of premium fishes, including uni, toro, king salmon/salmon belly, ama ebi, A5 wagyu, etc.

As for the service, our server was really nice and even remembered to do something special for my friends birthday at the end of our meal. We had a matcha lava chocolate cake and it was sooooo good. Thank you Ozumo for making my friend feel special on her birthday.

Overall, I gave Ozumo 5 stars for everything but 4 stars for value. I would say the prices are on the higher end, but worth it for higher quality sushi. At least it’s still cheaper than some of the Michelin star Omakase sushi restaurants in the city.

JB
JenniferB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING service! Daniel was superb! He was accommodating personable attentive and all around great server. The food was on point!
Ozumo never disappoints!

VC
vipVasileiosC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent choice for an introduction to creative Japanese cuisine. Emphasis on outstanding appetizers and shared dishes.

SA
vipSethA
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Menu on line was different from the menu offered! Perhaps on line version was not updated.

ZS
vipZSLife
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, great sake recommendation

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viphappytochow
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great outside experience during covid

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Too loud outside and service wasn’t where it used to be with Mel.

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selly
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

the food quality is bad compares the price they charged. the toro sashimi is frozen and not fresh. the food just doesnt worth the price. we asked for a hot tea and it never came. never come back

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our b-day celebration here with the family. The service was exceptional and the quality of the food was top notch. I usually stick with nigiri but decided to try some of the cooked appetizers. The octopus side was the best I have had outside of restaurants in Spain.

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Tyler
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great omakase experience. The outdoor area had a beautiful view of the bridge, perfect for the Valentine's Day celebration we had. The outdoor seating was a bit cold (there were heaters but they weren't next to every table).

The prix fixe menu had sashimi + a large roll to start, and then a lobster & wagyu steak combo. Very good! We paired it with a delicious hot sake.

The waiting staff tries to push higher-priced sake bottles, and needed to be told several times to serve it hot - they kept insisting on a cold bottle even though it was cold and rainy outdoors.

Overall very tasty food and a romantic atmosphere made this place well worth the high price.

J
Justice
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst host!!! She needs to get retrained. She blames the customer for miss booking when she changed our reservation time without any notice.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience at Ozumo all around! They were COVID safe and everyone was so friendly and greeted us when we came in to go to our table. The food was amazing! We chose to have the valentines special and it was great! The food was brought out with breaks in between which I appreciated! I can’t wait to go back!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Valentines Day

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allen
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The food was not the same as before. It was not delicious at all.

AD
AnushilaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Freshest sushi ever! Wasabi was extremely smooth. I was seated outdoors and the view was bay bridge. I had the best time ever and I am definitely coming back. Their San Jose branch is closer to me and I frequently go there. But their SF branch is superior.

MM
MikkisMama
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really incredible experience at Ozumo for lunch on Valentine's Day. We've rarely done outdoor dining in the last year but this felt very safe, and the service was excellent. Our waiter made great recommendations for drinks with our meal, and the food was insanely good. They're clearly working with very fresh, top quality ingredients. It was a really special day for us and I hope I get to go back and eat inside when it's safe, since the restaurant interior is gorgeous, too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Will definitely recommend it to my friends. My girlfriend and I had tasted delicious sushi and cocktails, our server also recommended to try his favorite fish - and it was amazing! Bay bridge view is also stunning. 10 out of 10! Thank you!

AJ
AlyJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite sushi restaurants in San Francisco. Perfect location near with a view of the Bay Bridge at night. Black cod, wagyu, hanabe, and all the sushi/sashimi dishes are excellent choices. All dishes pair well with sake or try sake tasting.

M
Marcy
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and the new outdoor patio set up made for a beautiful view of the SF bay and bay bridge.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Valentines Experience especially during this Pandemic they still pulled through and made it special. Food was amazing

EL
vipEarvinL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great staff amazing service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time at Ozumo! Food was great & came out very fast.

MC
MariaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our last dining out experience was at Ozumo and our first dining out experience was at Ozumo following the restrictions. We love this restaurant!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The heat lamps didn’t work well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so good

Wagyu A5 was so amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

NW
vipNormaW
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ozumo has a wonderful location, with fine view of Bay Bridge on Embarcadero side. They've reopened for outdoor dining with two tented areas, Embarcadero and Steuart St. I especially like the blackened cod (Gindara), tender and tasty. And I enjoyed their Ume Maku cocktail with Knob Creek bourbon.

Y
vipYummy
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and beautifully presented food! Conscientious and friendly staff!

S
Swaraj
San Francisco
4 reviews