Ozumo - San Francisco

4.7
2984 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
We requires proof of vaccination for indoor dining. ID must match the name on both documents. Parties must be complete in order to be seated.

Dinner: Daily 5pm - closing
Lunch: Friday-Sunday 12p-3p
Happy Hour*: Monday-Friday 4p-6:30p
*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 20 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2984 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Mi cumpleaños y me habían dicho que era bueno,pero no fue así 😓

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Rebarocks
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is exquisite. Even the miso soup and agedashi tofu had layered & nuanced flavors. The sushi was fresh, and maki rolls were light & not packed full of rice, & not topped with sweet sauces.
You must try the Hokkaido seaweed salad. We couldn’t stop eating. The waiter, who was actually Japanese, made an excellent sake suggestion & when I told him the type of sake I liked, he steered me to the perfect selection. It’s more expensive than most sushi restaurants but after eating there you understand why.
Perfect for a special occasion.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
246 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ozumo is great but a tad overpriced for the food and drinks they actually deliver. We tried the sake flights which were delicious but there were only 3 servings in each flight ($20 and $36 resp.). We ordered three rolls and a fried chicken appetizer. The rolls were okay but I would have preferred more sauce and bigger rolls for the price. The Yu Yake Maki roll was quite dry and little too sour for my taste = not worth $20.
Our server was very nice and the service overall was great. We had a table on the Embarcadero side (outdoors) which was okay, not cold (they have good heaters) but it was loud. Maybe sitting on the Steuart St side is better.

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vipTony
San Francisco
107 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've gone to Ozumo many times over the years. It's always been a great place, but it seemed to have slipped a bit when we went last year. We decided to take out of town guests hoping that it had gotten its grove back and happy to say that it did. We ordered a variety of appetizers, as well as mains, as well as sushi, and all of them were well prepared. The kitchen was on top of their game. The service was paced perfectly, so we never felt rushed, even on a Friday night. Corkage of $40 is a bit over the top. Overall it was an extremely enjoyable dinner.

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Kclaxto
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious aesthetic food! Beautiful restaurant! Loved it!

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LARA
New England
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places

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VivSan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, fresh fish; beautiful creations, great service.

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Romy
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The server was not helpful or interested, When we asked for recommendation, we were pointed to all the most expensive items on the menu.

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MaryK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 3 and one person was late. The Host and hostess were gracious and allowed 2 of us to sit while they watched for the missing person. We were attended too as soon as we sat. Servers were also gracious and answered all our questions succinctly. All of our food choices were beautifully prepared and delicious.
At first bite, we all knew that we'd return to Ozumo often.

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vipElRa
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great experience!

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vipDelightful
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great dinner last night. Everything was delicious - from cocktails to dessert!

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LexiGC100
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service! Food was delicious. Thank you all, so MUCH!

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LadyWiggtorious
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ozumo came as a high recommendation for a sushi establishment on the waterfront. While we we pleased with our service. Sushi item were nearly inedible with how much wasabi/horseradish was applied. I personally had to pick off most of the wasabi to make it “edible”. The entire rice was covered in wasabi. I was highly disappointed so was my boyfriend. As it made us cut our dinner short since our palette was shot was wasabi. I can’t emphasize enough on the wasabi.

We, however, had a great sake recommendation and spoiled ourselves with a $250 bottle of sake. Overall, would we come back? Nope. No fault to the server, your service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond 5 star

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vipAnonEats
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Controlled environment?

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vipARAE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from the whole staff, our waiter Jimmy was so kind and accommodating! Delicious food and outstanding overall experience!

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JeniC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our wait staff made the experience all the better!

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vipSteveP
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was bland and had no flavor. Disappointing as it was so good in the past. Excellent service however.

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Derek
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality sushi. On the expensive side, but worth the price for a special occasion.

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vipDiana
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Excellent fresh fish - sashimi was fabulous! Ambiance was great - warm heat lamps and great views of the Bay Bridge.
Drinks were good, but expensive, and they didn't arrive until part way through the meal. Our waiter kept forgetting to bring soy sauce, and one of our appetizers got missed.
For the huge price tag, I expect a more consistent level of service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were amazing, food was so nicely presented like a piece of art felt bad eating but didn't want it to go to waste. Amazing place to take a date. Pricey but for the experience worth it.

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Luis
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was FANTASTIC!!!

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vipChloe
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Food took way too long. Service was very poor and unprofessional. Even though we ordered all the sushi rolls at the same time they were served separately 15 min apart. I am not going back. 2 people we needed up paying $360 for this. Yes, doesn’t worth!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Insulting how Ozumi charges for minuscule sized sushi .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Staff were so kind and attentive!

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vipFabulousFoodie58
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this restaurant. The food is exceptional and so fresh.The service is impeccable and highly attentive and I really enjoy the ambiance.

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vipJF007
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not like it used to be

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vipJuliet
London
21 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at this restaurant. The food is amazing although a bit pricey. A fun and delicious treat!

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vipSD67
London
4 reviews