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About Ozumo - San Francisco

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.

161 Steuart Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

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

Cross Street:
Mission Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 882-1333

Website:
http://www.ozumosanfrancisco.com/

Entertainment:
Live DJ

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.

Parking Details:
Valet available for both Lunch and Dinner.

Executive Chef:
Jason Shimizu

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

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!

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Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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Starts: January 10, 2018

Ends: March 31, 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 5:30PM-6:00PM

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Sun 5:30PM - 9:00PM

Mon 8:00PM - 9:00PM

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Private Dining

Private Kotatsu Room (capacity 12 people), Private Sake Tasting Room (capacity 10 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.

Ozumo - San Francisco Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Good for a Date (16)
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Business Meals (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Romantic (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Authentic (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Healthy (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Waterfront (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Fun (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Scenic View (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
People Watching (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Cozy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Casual (1)
Vegan (1)
Great Beer (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Their flashship roll, the Ozuma Roll was very delicious. My only grip is that it is expensive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Super friendly and helpful staff, very nice food. Fish was extremely fresh. Highly recommended!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Ozumo is still one of my favorite Japanese restaurants in San Francisco.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 16, 2018

I felt compelled to write a review because so many of the reviews I read before going were not positive. I chose to go anyway due to the convenience next to my hotel and the idea that happy hour would make it better if the food and service were sub par. I had the complete opposite experience. I sat at the bar and ordered sushi rolls and wine. The bartenders were extremely friendly and helpful on the menu, not just one bartender but all. Then the food came and it was delicious. Probably the best California roll I have ever have. I decided to continue with some pork ribs and more wine, excellent choice. I had such a great experience that I went again late-in the week with a co-worker. We had a table this time and had the same great experience. Attentive service, accommodating to gluten free and substitution requests. If you are on the fence, try it out.

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Had great service and wonderful food at Ozumo. Highly recommend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

A beautiful restaurant that serves good (not great) sushi and sashimi. It’s a bit pricey for the tiny portions, which would be okay if the food was top quality. Our server was rather inattentive, and had a habit of ignoring our attempts to get his attention. Another problem is the noise level. The place was very full, but that doesn’t have to mean a 100 decibel atmosphere.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Ozumo has always been a restaurant we go to for special occasions since it is pricey for our budget. Everything was delicious (and we love their Gindara) except for the Zen dessert which was aesthetically beautiful but did not work for our palette. The mochi dessert was excellent. You can skip their ice creams---too subtle in flavor. The restaurant now attracts the young, wealthy techies which creates a different atmosphere---young people who can casually choose the tasting menu for dinner and sake and drop $250. easily . Not our peeps. But I'm glad the restaurant is doing well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had to ask for them to move us to a decent table and service was patchy - we love your food and always used to come back for nostalgia reasons but maybe not next time - such a shame

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Service as always was poor and the food for the portion size is very expensive but it is delicious

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Came in a group of 4 for ramen on a rainy day. Food is and has always been stellar; however the service was slow as it sometimes is at lunch. For the price you expect more attention from the staff- took 15 minutes to order and 15-20 minutes to receive our beers. Recommend sitting at the bar if you want to keep lunch to close to an hour- took 1.5 for just ramen and 2 beers.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I was rather disappointed. The service lagged slightly (had to wait for tea and for requested additional wasabi), the tables were just a tad too close together to have a good conversation, the sushi pieces were not particularly generous and they tried too hard with the miso soup. The wait staff was friendly, though, and the atmosphere is impressive.

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 (London)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The sake selection is one of the best in the Bay Area, complimentary to the excellent food and friendly service. I visit Ozumo every time I’m in San Francisco and Ozumo never disappoints.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Three stars is a poor review because there are so many great places to eat. Service was excellent. Food was sub par. Ordered new year special skewers 3 meat, tempura and sea bass. Portions were super tiny and cooking was nothing great and not even good. San Francisco street food is better than this place. Will NEVER EVER return. Pricey on top of everything.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was my first time here and we were very excited and ordered a lot of items. We didn't get a chance to do the tasting menu. Maybe I'll be back to try that, I doubt it though. Overall, I thought all of the food was good and fresh, but not exceptional. For the price that I am paying I am expecting exceptional food. I actually went to eat at Yuzuki the next night and enjoyed the quality of food there more.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Spider roll seems to have been sitting there for 1/2 a day. Sushi not so fresh.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Subpar. Not worth the price tag

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Average food, good ambiance but way too expensive. Not worth it. Spent over $200 and left the place still feeling hungry.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Bad service, cold soup, appetizer forgotten, total disarray, bad bad experience that costs over $400

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We got our appetizers timely, our rolls timely and then had to wait a long time for an entree

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The service was horrendous , waiter didn’t pay any attention and brought entree before appetizer and drinks. Edamame was uncooked. Calamari two ways was chewy and unbeatable .
We go to many sushi or Japanese restaurants all over the Bay Area this was by far one of the worst and will never be back, for the quality of the food and service is overly expensive and totally not worth it!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This was by far one of the best sushi/ Japanese restaurants I've been to, and I've been to many. They score a 10 in every category. The food was AMAZING! It was pricy but worth every penny.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food is consistently quite good. Waiters are consistently substandard. Not the level of service one expects from a true Japanese restaurant.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Attentive staff, fast service, noise level in the dining room allow for good conversation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Slow and innatentive service was a major detriment to the evening. The initial drink order took 15 minutes at which time we were told the bar could not make one of the requested cocktails. When the order was finally delivered 10 minutes later a white wine was brought instead of red. The waiter then asked if we wanted appetizers, which we had ordered with the initial drink order. This was typical of the service throughout the evening. We ordered one of the 4 listed specials only to be told later that it was not available. How does a restaurant list a special that is not in stock for a 7:00 pm reservation? The final order of sushi was brought to the table so long after we finished the main courses that we had forgotten we ordered it. Ozumo is priced at the high end of the market. Bad service and lack of coordination between servers & bar, and services & kitchen is really not acceptable for a restaurant of this level. The dinner service was a mess. The food was good; the miso black cod was excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Delicious food but quite pricey for portion size.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

One of top 3 japanese restaurants in the city.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Ozumo has continued to raise their prices while producing average sushi. I still like the place because of where it is, but don't go there with the expectation that you will have a complete experience unless you are ready to open up your wallet.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Insane prices: $26.00 for one piece of uni? I admit I should have asked the price, but I foolishly assumed it would be something not completely absurd. 5 pieces of sushi and a small roll: $150 with tax & tip for one person. Nuts!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Ozumo was exceptional! The location, service, and food is top-notch. I will definitely be back, the place is absolutely beautiful and delicious!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great as always!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was great! From the time we walked in to when we left was friendly excellent service. The food was great. Our waitress was very helpful and sweet. The manager felt like we’ve know each other for years. Will definitely be coming back again and again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We enjoyed the creative menu and excellent service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a great time. We had a late reservation so that may have been a factor I in our server. He wasn't bad...he just seemed a little disinterested. Did not tell us about specials or ask if we wanted to hear them. The food was amazing! And beautiful! The bar is a bit loud but the dining room is more subdued.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Authentic, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Every dish is very well prepared. I know Ozumo for few years now and I never was disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very good food and service but wow this place has gotten really expensive - not sure if it represents good value anymore.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I took my 6 year old child for a nice sushi lunch. Everything was fine until he ate his second piece of nigiri

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food and experience. A table at the front entrance seems more fun. It doesn't carry out to the back. But don't let this stop you from exploring the restaurant

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Well very expensive for little return. What I spent that night for two people on top of a parking ticket at $84 I could of entertained at least five more folks at other sushi places.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

New experience . Food was great . Ambiance peaceful .

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Meh, with all the good reviews I was expecting more.

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