Ozumo - San Francisco

4.6
2245 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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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. Private dining facilities include an
exclusive, glass-enclosed Sake Tasting Room and an elegant Kotatsu Room where guests can enjoy an authentic Japanese dining experience seated on zabuton cushions around a lowered granite table.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30 - 10:30pm Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm. Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 882-1333
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Shimizu
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Catering
Catering possible for all size groups. Menus can be viewed online at www.ozumo.com, in the Private Dining & Group section. Custom menus and private chef options also offered. Please call for details.
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Cross street
Mission Street
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Valet available for both Lunch and Dinner.
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Entertainment
Live DJ
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Special events & promotions
Please contact our events coordinator, Kristan Bonde, for catering and banquet information. She can be reached via email at: kbonde@ozumo.com. We look forward to hosting your event very soon!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Private Kotatsu Room (capacity 12 people), Private Sake Tasting Room (capacity 18 people), Semi-private Robata Dining Room (capacity 30 people seated, 40 people reception), Sake Lounge Tatami Bar (capacity 20 people), semi-buyout and buyout of lounge and restaurant also possible.

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2,245 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
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Very Good
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Good
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Fair
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Poor
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4.5
food
4.4
service
4.5
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3.8
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

After a giant screw up from the hostess, the wait staff and food were excellent. Arriving with a reservation, I was ignored and forgotten while many people who arrived after me were seated. The hostess then tried to seat me at a table in the bar (rather than the main dining room) without acknowledging her screw up of not seating me promptly in the first place. When I complained she tried to interrupt me and not acknowledge her mistake. Eventually the general manager stepped in and “found” me a table. After that mess, the food was great and the table server was great as well.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

It was fine but nothing special. .. But way overpriced

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Very good food, nice service! We discovered new type of food and even the dessert (coffee ice cream and donuts) was great!

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2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The toro was good but the other dishes had no flavor. On the filet mignon dish, the accompanying dandelion greens had a significant amount of sand in it. We were comped it and the manager (who tasted it) was extremely apologetic. We had been once before and thought it was amazing. The other night obviously not so much.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Outstanding experience. Tables are a bit close for private conversations. Outstanding service. Great suggestions and help with menu for a balanced meal. Presentation and flavors were exceptional. The dipping sauce was outstanding. Well paced service. Great location. Looking forward to a return hopefully soon!

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

best ramen i’ve had!!!!

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Fantastic service and wonderful food - hard to beat

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Ozumo is our favorite Japanese restaurant in San Francisco. An amazing view of the Bay Bridge and unparalleled Japanese cuisine make this a must see in the city. Get the Shabu Shabu - you won’t regret it!

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Amazing food. But the server kept trying to add things on to our order. We received 3 dishes that wasn’t even ours, we didn’t eat it but they charged us for it. After telling the manager we received a refund.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Awesome!!!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Friend had a 24 hour layover from Paris to San Diego

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Best Black Cod I have ever eaten!!! Service was Great!!!!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Alway’s a pleasure and of-course We are very much looking forward to our next Visit to Ozumo
San Francisco~

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3.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Very very disappointed with the quality of the sashimi Toro. I've had much much better for the price paid.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Way too much money for mediocre food. Did not live up to the hype

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1.0Dined on June 24, 2018

This was our second visit and we were excited to be back. We were seated and after a little while our waitress checked to see how we were. She was rushed and seeing we were looking at the menu said she’d be back. Now the last time we were there the waitress we had was very helpful in choosing a sake. This waitress was nothing like that. She was so rushed and when they sat a group of four near us, her attention turned to them and we didn’t really exist. After 20 minutes we able to order our food and drink. We watched our neighbors get their dishes and even though we ordered before them, our food seemed to take too long. We finally received the chefs choice sashimi platter and were disappointed. For 120.00 the fish slices were small and were ok. We’ve had much tastier sashimi at other places. We also ordered two rolls and had to ask the guy filling our glasses to find out when we’d get it. The waitress finally brought it out and again the food was ok. Now by then we had watched our waitress drop by the neighboring table 7-8 time. Never acknowledging us or asking if we needed anything. We would have ordered a lot more food but we were done. We asked for our check and left. We will not return.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Great experience. Food was delicious. Would go back any time.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I didn't realise 9:15pm was considered late to dine on a Saturday night in SF - but here it apparently is. So as advised by our server we chose rapidly and didn't 'linger' as long as I would have liked over the sumptuous and tasty sushi and amazing sake. It wasn't the experience I had hoped for for a celebratory dinner but no complaints about the food selection at all.

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1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The fact that this restaurant exists is a crime. The sushi looked like it fell off a truck into the desert and marinated in the heat for a few days. Disgusting all around

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Not very good. Spent $100 on nine pieces of very average raw fish. Soy sauce is thin and tasteless.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Amazing sushi, brilliant atmosphere and great service - highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Outstanding Japanese cuisine featuring a varied menu in a modern setting with a terrific view of the Bay Bridge. The service was informed and efficient, the bar well stocked with a great list of sake. The tables are far enough apart that despite being quite full, the restaurant wasn't especially noisy. It's definitely pricey but it's a good value for the money.

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3.0Dined on June 12, 2018

They were testing the fire alarms during lunch time. Twice. Super annoying!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

My best restaurant In California!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

I eat at Ozumo almost everytime I am in San Francisco over the past seven years. Top notch Sushi and a great staff led by Mel. Highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Good food and great setting! Server was very rude. Asked her for recommendations and she stated she doesn’t know what we like so she’ll just give us more time and walked off before we were able to respond. Set the tone for a mediocre visit to what was a great day of accomplishments up until this point. Not sure I’ll go back.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

I can't say there was anything that makes this retaurant stand out over the others, maybe the decor? Views of the bridge was obstructed with the beautiful wooden walls. It might have been different at night. Wish it has larger windows, but that might take away from the feel of Ozumo.

The kozara was a nice beginning, dohyo was tasty, and the sekiwake was good, but tasted odd with the peanut sauce. Next time, I think I will try the Gindara (black cod).

The best part was the delcious dessert, that is all that stands out from the restaurant for my wife and me. It was a nice touch they gave us champage as it was an anniversary, but it was missing bubbles :)

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

One of our favorites!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Everything was fantastic. Miso cod is a must. The tempura perfectly light. Nigiri and sashimi were fresh. Also must have the calamari two way. Our server made a very good and reasonable saki suggestion.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Food was pretty good -- though our servings came out about 10 min apart, which is weird for a lunch for two. Not the end of the world of course.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

I love Ozumo! Really sad the Oakland location closed, but the San Francisco restaurant is great as well. The food is always so lovely, and really creative. If you sit by the windows there is a nice view of the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island. All of the staff is friendly and attentive, but I’d like to call out Brandon in particular for being incredible! We had a couple food allergies (peanuts and soy) in the group and he was so accommodating and helped us order around our allergies. He really looked out for us and we had a delicious meal and a really nice time.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Amazing food but it is quite expensive. That said, it's worth the experience.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Ozumo was a favorite of mine years ago. Our experience tonight was fine, and they gave us a great table with a view of the Bay...but the old magic was clearly gone. The food tasted okay. Perhaps not as fresh as it used to. The sushi fish seemed frozen and watery - definitely not recently caught. The flavors were generally weak. Most of our dishes needed a bit more salt or spice. It wasn't a bad experience, but for the price I expected better.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great place to go on your own. The food is very fresh and service is first class.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The staff were superb! We had a service dog in training with us and they were incredibly accommodating. Lovely experience!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

One of my favorite spots -- although I don't get their as regularly as I'd like! Sushi/Sashimi/Saki - oh my!! Staff excellent; if you need it, they will (always) provide a great description of the menu items. Great bar up front with consistently good cocktails!

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Great service and food. Sake selection is outstanding.
Ask about their specials, best value.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Been here a number of times. Food and service always excellent. Upbeat atmosphere and great view of the Bay Bridge.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

While vacationing in San Francisco, we've come to depend upon a stay at the Harbor Court Hotel and dinner at Ozumo. Both places are stellar.
Ozumo offers traditional Japanese dishes and modern, creative ones, too. From the sake to the appetizers, sushi, main dishes, and dessert, every bite is a taste sensation.
Service is excellent as well, with a clear explanation of offerings, to the presentation of them, everyone aims to please the customers and treat them as guests.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Terrific selection of sake and sushi - one of the few places I’ve been outside Japan where they serve more than one kind of uni (and both were delicious). They even take edamame to the next level with their garlic version. Every one of the staff we met - from the bartender to the waiter - was incredibly friendly and accommodating - really went above and beyond and were great dealing with special dietary issues (gluten free). Was too full for dessert, but my son thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate cake. Will definitely return next time I’m in SF.

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