Ozumo - San Francisco

4.6
2772 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Currently we are offering To-Go options only.
Monday - Sunday: 4-9pm


Typical Services:
Dinner: Daily 4pm - close
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm
Happy Hour*: Daily 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
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
  • Diner temperature check required
What 2772 people are saying
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vipYummy
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and beautifully presented food! Conscientious and friendly staff!

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Swaraj
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Japanese restaurants we've been to

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Restaurant is doing a great job managing the Covid regulations. They have outfitted their exterior to accommodate guests and have done a good job at it. I really enjoyed the food and drinks, they truly were outstanding and delicious. However, the service from our server was not what I expected considering the reviews about the restaurant. Very little effort was put into recommending items from the menu after multiple mentions we were not from the area and had never been to the restaurant. I strongly believe the food, and ambiance are critical parts of the dining out experience but the service is what makes or breaks the experience.

DS
vipDebraS
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and professional service
Delicious Food
Beautiful view
Wonderful ambience and evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Our server was super nice and helpful (:

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 7th Wedding anniversary here and it was awesome with the lights of the Bay Bridge beaming on my wife’s beautiful smile, I knew I was in heaven

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good, this is my second time come.

DG
vipDavidG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Ozumo. Service staff were very friendly. Outdoor dining was warm and everyone was practicing safe dining standards.

Food was amazing! And they had a great sake selection.

Thank you Kristan for giving us a table with a view!

We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visit San Francisco at least once a year and never fail to eat here. COVID has brought about some changes and the cozy and intimate dinner with the sushi chefs at the bar is not an option at the moment and the menu is somewhat restricted to only the most popular and awesome dishes. Had a great dinner there last night and tried a fantastic new recommended sake - Kokuryu sake. A trip to San Francisco has to include a visit to Ozumo. Another memorable meal. See you soon and hopefully, you will still have some of that limited Kokuryu.

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vipNS72
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ozumo is consistently one of the best sushi restaurants in San Francisco. Their sashimi is always fresh and flavorful, and their rolls & nigiri are creative and delicious. The Bucho roll is a personal favorite. While we have not had a chance to eat at Ozumo as often as we would have liked during this crazy pandemic, I was glad to see that the food has remained outstanding.

If there is one (minor) criticism I would level at the restaurant, it is their front desk experience. The guy who checked us in was lackadaisical to the point of almost being asleep, and it took us over 10 minutes to get to our table despite the fact that we were the only party checking in at the time.

Other than this, the experience was amazing and I can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. It was aaaaaoooowesome.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

i thought its overpriced and overstated- the food taste ok, nothing impressive. Will not spend my money here again.

NY
vipNYtransplant
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fresh, interesting preparation and good selection. Great staff at the table and in the kitchen. Only criticism is that cooked fish and seafood were a little overdone.

KH
KimH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views of the bay bridge outside. Waiter was friendly and knowledgeable and service was great. Would come back again

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vipJenjade
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch overlooking the water. Safely outdoors, friendly & attentive staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Ambiance was nice although we dined outside so it doesn’t matter too much. The food was only okay. Sushi felt a bit “flat”. SF Restaurants in general can’t match the taste and quality of restaurants in LA. Service was a bit slow but I think they had less staff with COVID - not a problem with me. Overall, I don’t feel like this restaurant was anything special it was just “okay”. Would I come back? Probably not.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Enough said.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food

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Jane
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Service and atmosphere are good. However, pricing and food quality are bad. Over priced and ramen is really oily and very salty. Nothing special about food here and totally over priced.

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leahf
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a special occasion! Their outdoor dining on the embarcadero side has great views of the bridge and had excellent service during Covid.

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AnthonyU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic !!
Great quality and completely
Delicious !!
The price was a bit out of our range that we would usually pay for a sushi lunch , however , it was our 17th wedding anniversary and it was the first time we went out to eat publicly at a restaurant since the COVID 19 Pandemic - so it was very special and totally worth it.

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vipNMNM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best toro & amberjack. Been coming here for over 10 years. Still one of my favs

JP
JasminP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and drinks! Miso soup, fish, sushi were all very fresh and tasty! Lychee martini is soooo good!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Live music was great. Went for restaurant week. Drinks are pricey

JS
JohnS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

From walking in the restaurant to paying. Really bad service, never again I will eat at Ozumo.

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JGlez
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was good. We were expecting more of an authentic Japanese but I would say Ozumo is more of a Japanese-American restaurant. Everything was good. Portions were substantial, and we felt safe eating inside since they have taken all the needed distancing measures. We would come back for more wagyu steak and the cocktails were good as well.

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vipStanS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Nice restaurant but could be better for the prices they charge.
Nigiri are small and fish is not that good.

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LWdiner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Quality of the food is high. Outside service, which is required now, is slow. It’s also colder on the west side of Embarcadero.

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vipKivs
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service and the food is outstanding! Beautiful view of the bay bridge! We will be back soon.

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vipIvan
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great dining and service. Giddy Geisha is divine.

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SusanC
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious and beautifully presented. We all commented on the freshness and beauty of our rolls and sushi. We enjoyed cocktails and sake (our server made some excellent recommendations). It was a wonderful night out and I can't wait to go again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outdoor dining experience. The views of the bay bridge are stunning. Service is excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing!

HJ
HamedJ
San Francisco
1 review