Ozumo - San Francisco

4.6
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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.

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 18 years ago from a vision by our founder Jeremy Umland. Ozumo brings a contemporary perspective on classic Japanese food favorites and with its bay views has been called the most romantic restaurant with the best views in the area.

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Specials

$8 bites & beverages

Enjoy $8 bites and beverages from 3-6:30 Mon-Fri, lounge only.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 11, 2020

Ends: March 12, 2119

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:30PM

Happy Hour Drinks All Day

Enjoy happy hour beverage pricing all day Mon-Fri; Sake Lounge only.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 11, 2020

Ends: March 12, 2119

Availability: Mon-Fri 10:30AM-10:00PM

What 2635 People Are Saying
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YK
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Japanese foods and service. Great place in SF.

KK
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good visit at Ozumo...gotta get the A5 although this visit it would appear the slices are thinner than before, still delicious nonetheless. The service is above and beyond. I have always felt warm and welcomed here. The sushi chefs even carved animal shapes out of thinly sliced radish for my toddler. Definitely a must try if you haven't been here before!

MI
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They've just started offering a Chef's Menu. Nightly multi-course meal with delightful choices. Small sized/right sized, beautifully prepared and served. Delicious flavors and a real adventure. We'll do it again next time we're there!

LH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Ozumo on a Saturday night and we ate in the bar area. Very comfortable and casual. Wait staff was very friendly and explained her favorites on the menu. Will definitely go back again.

J
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good....but very expressive.

OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mel and his staff are the best. The food and drink menu is terrific.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was fantastic, the chefs menu was the way to go amazing food!!!

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was tasty

A
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Sushi and Dobin Mushi was quite disappointing. The last time I came I remember the food was way better.

Ozumo - San Francisco
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hello Andrea, We are very sorry that your server did not pick up on you not enjoying the sushi and dobin mushi. We pride ourselves on how we handle situations where our guests are not completely satisfied. Please reach out to me on my personal line and allow me the opportunity to show you good hospitality, 510.206.9458. Respectfully, Andrew Fuentes Director of Operations & Service Ozumo Concepts International

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BM
San Francisco
357 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than I recall on my two prior visits! Great selection of Japanese cuisine - all we had was very tasty including dessert. Strong sake list as well. And our server was very attentive all evening. Thanks Ozumo.

Ozumo - San Francisco
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hello CCBostonMa, We really appreciate your spectacular review. Thank you for mentioning the service, sake list, menu selection and dessert. We hope to see you again soon. Arigato Gozaimasu, Andrew Fuentes Director of Operations & Service Ozumo Concepts International

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, good service.

D
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everythign from the grill and sushi bar was superb!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was the best. Recommended the aged hakaissan sake and it was phenomenal

MK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good sushi. Great for a work dinner or lunch. Very expensive though. Not great value when considering the ample amount of sushi options in San Francisco. For example, one roll is $20. Kinda absurd compared to the market.

OT
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice place to have a business lunch. Not too loud to have productive conversation over good food.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious sashimi. Good choice of fresh fish

N
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Sad to see this restaurant has lost it. Came here for sushi lunch fish is rather tasteless (lacked natural fresh fish flavors). Perhaps no one is checking in coming quality or no one is checking their suppliers quality. The ozumo roll's sauce is offensive: thick, overly sweet and sticky not only overpowers the ingredients but also fills you up.

OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous. The black cod especially fabulous. We loved the ambiance and the service was outstanding.

SW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and service from all was exceptional.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omakase was outstanding! So much food!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Overpriced, mediocre fish quality, accompanied by a really bad waiter service. The waiter pushed me out of her way to point at something on the menu, which I've never experienced before. No personalized omakase experience whatsoever...Not coming back ever again.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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RM
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing prix fixe, beautiful food and service

DF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I knew our waiters name I would give him 12 stars. Amazing all the way around!

R
New England
50 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice experience which was the combination of an enthusiastic waiter and great food.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!

A
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Server had attitude problem. The grilled food was overcooked like charcoal.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a birthday celebration there. I had requested the table with the view of the Bay Bridge. The hostess greeted us, mentioning the birthday and showed us to our table. Beautiful view indeed. We decided to do the chefs menu which was $150 per person. We got to try each of their specialty items and more. It was a lot of food and it was done really well. Beautiful presentation! They even were able to accommodate a pretty significant food allergy for one person in our party and she felt very much included in the options presented. Our server was excellent.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I stopped by for lunch and the food is very good. Because of restaurant week they were very busy and it took a while for me to get my food which initially made me reconsider my choice. The staff and management were very apologetic for the delay and on their own accord offered to comp my meal. This awareness of the management completely reaffirmed my faith in this restaurant as they truly value your patronage. I will be going back again soon.

C
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

It was restaurant week here in San Francisco, and it's time to take advantage of some great deals from some of the top tier restaurants in the city. Ozumo is one of the great ones!

Working from the Two Embarcadero Center, Ozumo was a nice little walk away from the office. The SF Restaurant week included 2 courses. The first was a choice of Yasai (veggie) Gyoza or Karaage; and the second was Gyu (Beef) Bento or Mifune (sushi tray). I went with the Karaage and Bento, and it was amazing!

To start, the karaage (fried popcorn chicken) was crispy on the outside and the chicken was really moist and juicy. When the bento came, there were a few slices of medium rare steak, salad, tempura, rice, pickles and the portions were just right. The flavors were on point and it is totally worth coming back.

If there was a problem/complaint that I could bring up, is that the food took FOREVER. We were at the restaurant for almost 2 hours because of this. Also, it's not something that is too critical, but the people that ordered the Mifune, they got the sushi before the appetizer Gyoza. On top of that, they were waiting for the rest of the tables appetizers to come out. It felt poorly planed. It doesn't feel like the fault of the server either, as she would keep walking by with more water, and pouring out sake for the table and was wondering where the food was. Definitely a break in communications somewhere there.

All that being said, the restaurant is totally worth trying at least once. I plan on coming back in the future to share the flavors with friends and family that decide to come by and visit.

DS
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

They misadvertised the Restaurant Week meny as $40's and it was in the $60s range instead. We opted for a à la carte. Portions were small and while the scallops were good, the rolls were unremarkable. Server seemed disappointed that we weren't dining on an expense account. Fabulous sake recommendation, but I wasn't impressed with the food.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly great service. Amazing dishes. Everyone went above and beyond. Great atmosphere!

R
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent lunchtime experience. Restaurant Week menu was delicious and generously portioned. Service excellent, ambiance warm and lively, if a bit overly resonant and noisy (really the only notable negative). I would call the view “partially obstructed”, but nice enough. Otherwise, a solid 4.5 across the board.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Food was good. Not great. For $55 the sashimi platter was not great. Fish cut into very thick slabs which I don’t love.

Service was terrible. Ordered the edamame with garlic and soy. Didn’t get it. So asked about it. And they finally delivered the regular salted. When I asked the gal for what we ordered she said “but this was what was on the ticket” So had to ask again. Finally got it towards end of meal. Also ordered waters. We also had to ask for those and they arrived at the end.

I asked for more wasabi as just a tiny bit on the plate. They forgot to bring that too. So I asked again.

Overall we spent a lot of time looking to catch the eye of the waitress who didn’t like to look over. Strange as the restaurant wasn’t that busy.

She never even asked us if we had what we needed after the entree came. Strange because if you charge $55 for one very unimpressive entree I would think you’d try to make up for it with great service.

She was kind enough not to charge us for the edamame. Which is good as it was brought at the end.

I’ve been there a number of times and generally love this place. So hoping this was just an off day.

NM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

It was great except it was super overpriced and we still weren’t full after the meal

OT
New York Area
1 review