Ozumo - San Francisco

4.6
2299 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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!
Additional
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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What 2299 People Are Saying
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SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food -- top quality nigiri. Portions for appetizers and main courses a little small, but overall outstanding cuisine. Wait staff was solid. Good atmosphere and cool bar area.

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BA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Through clients and friends this was highly recommended to me. I decided to go for my birthday and sadly I was very disappointed. I found the whole experience “tired.”

The food, the slow service our table placement. Just not the experience I had been told about and it was just very disappointing.

One and done for me.

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f
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Expected better based on recommendations. Food was fresh, but serving sizes were small. Our server forgot to put one of our items in our order, and did not check in us once the food was delivered so did not correct the issue till the end of the meal.

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B
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and experience . Beautiful presetation and the quality of the food is excellent.

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S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice food although some items are a bit overpriced, service could have been better but can't complain since the overall experience was pretty satisfactory

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MR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I chose Ozumo because a friend from overseas was visiting. I made a reservation for 7:45. There was also a 7:30 availability. We got a drink and table in the bar at 7pm. At 7:40, I went to the host/hostess reception and they said it would be a few minutes. At 8:00, I checked back and still not table. At 8:15 it was getting to be a bit ridiculous. By now, we were hungry and ready to eat. She said we could eat in the bar. So, we went back to the table and waited for 10-min and there was no one waiting on us. We were going to leave and find another place. The hostesses seemed confused and disorganized and there was absolutely no attention being paid to us. When we were about to go, they said they had a table. We were seated in a busy part of the restaurant by the entry hallway next to a very large group. It was noisy. Food was so-so. When one makes a reservation, you expect to be seated close to that time. Or, if not, then "taken care of". This did not happen and I will not be back. Used to be one of my favorite places but Ozumo really let us down.

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H
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

They change sushi bar and dining, beautiful and comfortable space.
I like more than before.

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GL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience, loved it

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GF
San Francisco
219 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ozumo is one of the best Japanese Sushi restaurant in the Bay Area, the one in SF. Some of the dishes are unique, but if you like your classic Sushi restaurant cuisine, you can have all that here, too. They have an extensive saki list. But it's quite expensive, figure about three to four times the price of your typical sushi restaurant. So although the quality is exceptional, it's now worth the price.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, outstanding service and beautiful presentations.

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B
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing - ce fut un moment exceptionnel
A recommander absolument

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C
New England
30 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to Ozumo several times over the past ten years whenever my wife and I have visited San Francisco. We have always enjoy our dinners there and this time was no exception. The food was fresh and well prepared as always, our server was knowledgeable and friendly and the ambience was pleasant as usual. We plan to return.

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w
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I had lunch @Ozumo many times before. Today was my first time to try their new menu. I ordered Kurosawa. The portion is smaller and the quality of sushi is subpar... They raised the price as well. Very disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food. Loved the new menu. I took my 4 year old son for dinner and the staff were so lovely and accommodating

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Z
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Overpriced and sushi was only above average. Sashimi was $35 and was not great

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OT
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Ozumo recently closed for a quick remodel and also a redo of their menu. We were very disappointed in the new menu. We tried a number of the new items and were let down by everyone--bland and unexciting.
The service was great, as usual, and the room/setting is inviting, as always. They seated us at a quiet table as we requested and the service was unhurried allowing us to catch up with our friend but, oh what a let down on the food front

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i
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

very tasty food. all portions were excellent or very good at least. service was prompt, cordial and efficient. the garlic edamame is a great campaign to a drink.we ordered 8 dishes for 4 people and it was just about the right amount. great presentation.

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S
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Ozumo is one of our top favorite Japanese restaurants in the Bay Area. Although pricey, the food and service are great. It’s a bit east meets west with fondue on the menu for dessert.....

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e
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Very good Japanese food with a new style and fresh tastes. Outstanding locations and very nice people

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JD
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

very disappointed in new menu, over priced for very modest portions

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M
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner. Each course was wonderful, beautifully served and filled with crisp and dramatic flavors.
While there were many menu choices, we were sad that the current menu is considerably shorter than the previous menu.
We were excited to visit the Santana Row restaurant, but it has an even shorter menu. We won’t eat there often.

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s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

an AMAZING restaurant! .... had both excellent tasting and great quality food along with impeccable customer service! everything from traditional sushi to the specialty dishes did not disappoint. it was a GREAT experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for a buddies bachelor party. The food was so good! The salmon melts in your mouth. I’ll definitely be going back soon!

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SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Despite the fact I specifically asked if I shoukd order things as I ate, to avoid getting everything at once, since I said I was not in a hurry, the waiter said not to worry, they would bring things out separately and not rush. They did not and piled everything in front of me. This is the best way to kill someone's apetite and dining experience. This waiter killed mine... ugh!!!!

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AM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious and quality sushi, worth the price!

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R
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

It was ok.
Service was slow and forgetful.

Food taste like any other sushi restaurant.

Wagyu dish was $100 for maybe 10 tiny slices of meat.

They left the cast iron on the table for 20 minutes after we finished the entree, leaving the left over butter to burn and smoke everywhere.

Definitely room for improvement.

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F
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was horrible! I expected impeccable service being that the menu was so expensive. I planned on coming for a nice meal with great service. Instead we sat for over an hour before we received our sushi and when it came it looked like it had been sitting out for a while. The restaurant was not busy as it was 9pm. The pictures in their website are super deceiving. The food served looked nothing like the pictures. They forgot one of our orders and the manager said she would take care of the bill. At the end the bill was brought to the table minus the item they had to remake for us. Over all a negative experience and I wouldn’t return. I can go to any sushi bar for half the price and probably much better service and food. Era disappointed. Sushi lovers beware

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IV
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried it during the recent business trip. Service was attentive from everyone: hostess, bartender, and waiters. I visited the place twice: once we sat at the bar and once at a long table in front of the windows. Food was amazing. The sushi rolls very fresh, even though I am accustomed to the freshest sushi in Seattle. The quality surpasses average Seattle sushi places. The food and drinks are pricey but worth it in my opinion.

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F
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

We've been to Ozumo numerous times but it's been a while....it seems to be a very different restaurant now. The sushi was mediocre at best. The overall restaurant looked dated. And the service was slow even thought the restaurant wasn't busy. The only thing that hasn't changed are the high prices. Needless to say, we were disappointed.

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RS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was very good, and the space itself was bright and inviting. The service was on the slow side, with tables arriving after us being attended to first.

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S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ozumo is always a must-do for whenever I am in SF, usually 3 times a year. We have celebrated my daughter’s birthday, had family reunions, business meeting gs and just friends and fam.
The food is outstanding, fresh and mostly the service is great. On this occasion the Santa Barbara Uni was simply divine, and the wagyu cooked on the table in truffle butter an incredible treat. Can’t wait for the next time !

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BM
San Francisco
320 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Second time there. It wants to be nobu but doesn’t get there. Main limit is the hot dishes came out just warm. All else ok, though seaweed salad too heavily based on cilantro. Best feature is space between the tables.

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j
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall, a very good experience however I’ve had better roles and it’s very expensive. We were there for several hours. They have an impressive yet overwhelming sake selection. The service and presentation was outstanding but they need more spice on their menu. Might recommend happy hour to save a few bucks but great for a special occasion.

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BB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had our anniversary dinner here on a weeknight. The hostess called ahead and offered to hold a booth seat for us in the lounge area, which we accepted and was a great idea. Very thoughtful on their part. Food was great and the sake selection even better. The manager was wonderful and made us feel at home. Great experience

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PP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ozumo pleases time and time again. After 10+ visits for business meals, special events and the occasional date night, I have found the service and food to be spectacular every time. Superior options of Japanese delicacies with the ambiance of a high-end Tokyo restaurant. Just look at this sashimi! Shabu Shabu is also a favorite of mine here. Do not hesitate!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic sushi

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HK
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hadn't gone here in about a decade, but the food was almost as good as back then. We were lucky as they put us in a private room. I don't mind to return.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great, as usual. Table service was very good, but waited forever at the bar. It wasn’t busy, they just weren’t paying attention.

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S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My first and only lunch experience at Ozumo was excellent. Food, service . . . everything.

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k
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Ozumo! Have been there probably 10 times now, and it’s amazing every time. Perfect service, food, and atmosphere. Favorite sushi spot in the city, hands down.

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