Ozumo - San Francisco
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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Our waitress was the best. Recommended the aged hakaissan sake and it was phenomenal
Delicious sashimi. Good choice of fresh fish
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.
The food was fabulous. The black cod especially fabulous. We loved the ambiance and the service was outstanding.
The food was very good and service from all was exceptional.
Omakase was outstanding! So much food!
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.
Amazing prix fixe, beautiful food and service
If I knew our waiters name I would give him 12 stars. Amazing all the way around!
Really nice experience which was the combination of an enthusiastic waiter and great food.
Server had attitude problem. The grilled food was overcooked like charcoal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Incredibly great service. Amazing dishes. Everyone went above and beyond. Great atmosphere!
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.
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.
It was great except it was super overpriced and we still weren’t full after the meal
Overpriced. Under delivered. Just not spectacular, esp. for the $200 bill for 2.
Let me start by saying that I am a local San Francisco native and worked in the area for years. This restaurant has seriously degraded, wasn't always that way. The food isn't all that good and the portions minuscule for the price. Invited 5 co-workers and all of them got the same measly small portions. C'mon Ozumo, a cod benton box for $28 and all I get is less than an appetizer. Won't be returning or recommending....
We dined during Restaurant Week when the 3-course dinner was advertised for $40/person. It was actually $65/person and not worth the price. The first course of yellowtail and avocado in ponzu sauce was tasty and the fish was fresh. The sushi set was average at best. My wife had the shiozake, which was OK but no rice was provided as part of the set menu. The dessert of matcha panacotta had no matcha taste but lots of roasted sesame on top, which is OK if you like sesame. We are small eaters, but the overall quantity was too little even for us.
Went for the restaurant week. Ordered a restaurant week special dinner, a Omakase dinner and a grill duck appetizer special for two of us. The food portion are so little. Sushi is small (much smaller than other upscale Japanese restaurant). Food quality is above average. Ambiance is nice with limited view to the bay and bridge through windows.
Very nice and fancy restaurant, however, quite overpriced for the quality you get (eg the Omakaze)
The sushi is perhaps the best in the city, and this meal was more of the same. We had a duck appetizer that was a daily special, and I mentioned to the waiter that it was "a little disappointing" (it was a little on the dry side), and the next thing I knew, the manager was coming by, and said they'd take it off the bill, which was above and beyond.
I do a lot of entertaining for work and I always bring people to Ozuma. The food and the service is always top rate. It’s a little pricey, but well worth it.
Service wasn’t great, but the sushi made up for it. Amazing sushi!
Food was great, service was miserable, waiter disappeared after 15 minutes.
The ambiance is outstanding. We sat by the window overlooking the Bay bridge which made for a great picture. The staff is very fast and professional. Sushi and food was tremendous. You must try the red bean icecream after dinner.... incredible!!! Thank you Uzumo staff for a great night out.
Ended up going here for New Year’s Eve and the food, the ambience and our waiter, Danny, were all great.
Came for NYE and had a great time. We were sat at he bar with a great view of the bridge. They didn't have a prix fixe menu like all the restaurants here did, which was nice. Food here is always amazing -- fresh & delicious! I was surprised that the kitchen still closed early (11pm) I would think for NYE, it would stay open longer. I was also hoping to ring in the new year at the bar so we could watch the fireworks but we were kinda rushed off to the lobby area where they gave us champagne. (Great except no view) We downed our champagne and rushed off outside to watch the fireworks & ring in the new year. They did have a geisha but she left before we could take more pictures. It was a great nite but would've been better if they did something more special to ring in the new year. The lobby was pretty empty and was expecting to be more people. The cocktails were something I would definitely come back for, especially the giddy geisha!!
Great for a nice dinner or special occasion
Nice food and friendly service although took a while for our drinks to arrive. Overall ambience is very nice but mixture of people dressed smart and others dressed down.
Food was phenomenal. Waitress who took our order was not helpful. As this was our first time there and the menu was unfamiliar to us, we needed to take our time. She said she had to take all of our order all at once because it was a high-volume night (New Year’s Eve). We understood the issue, but with a $300 bill, it would have been nice not to be rushed.
We went here for two family birthdays and were greeted warmly at the door by friendly and attentive staff. Our table was in a beautiful dining area centered by the sushi station. There is a full bar and extensive sake menu. We all enjoyed the whisky, sake and unique cocktails. My daughters loved the non alcoholic passion fruit drink. The brussel sprout appetizer and beet salad were flavorful. Our favorite main dishes included the Gindara (grilled black cod) and Tokyo Gyu (wagyu rib eye steak). I still dream about the choco-chan dessert which is a flourless chocolate cake with a matcha-ganache filling & matcha ice cream - such a perfect combination of flavors. We also had the house handcrafted ice cream which included 3 flavors that were all wonderful. I have also been to Ozumo for a large work lunch in a private room and would recommend that as well.