Sasaki

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Sasaki is a counter only sushi restaurant, located in the quiet inner mission district.The beautifully crafted wood counter can accommodate up to twelve people. We offer one prix-fixe menu nightly created by chefs Masaki Sasaki.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome, thanks

J
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly fresh fish. Quite authentic. Squid had texture of raw shrimp and scallop had texture of raw fish. Mind blown about each piece of nigiri they served. Setting is nice and relaxing.

JD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An atmospheric, quiet and beautiful restaurant. Excellent food but, even more than that, an educational experience.

JR
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my happiest dreams I am eating at Sasaki every week. Every tiny bite seemed perfect, and by that I mean there were perfect textures and tastes, with tiny surprises of fermented salt or some other oh so NOT run of the mill flavor to delight. The tea we ordered was dreamy too, as was the Saki. I cant wait to do it again.

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fish was extremely fresh and delicious. Ambiance was lovely and intimate. Only disappointment was that the chef had lost his voice and couldn’t speak much to tell us about the bites. He is a true master though, and watching him cut & prepare the sashimi and nigiri was an unforgettable experience.

KT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best-valued omakase. With various insanely fresh 16 nigiris, I left the restaurant for heaven.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily the most authentic Japanese sushi course menu in the Bay Area. Chef Sasaki features rare and creative ingredients and an incredible attention to detail. Very special experience.

AL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The first time we went to Sasaki a couple years ago, it was ou

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I felt rushed. I was having a nice conversation and it felt as if the chef was mad at me all night

MA
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This omakase experience is next level. A must try for sushi lovers. Don’t be fooled because it doesn’t have any Michelin stars. The chef is super famous and has spearheaded many Michelin Star restaurants in the Bay.

JJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderfully traditional Omakase with a large sampling of nigiri. Chef Sasaki really makes it special if your there for a specific celebration. Very small 6person seating at 2 times only. Very intimate so fingers crossed you get good dining partners.

CD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was sublime.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the serious omakase experience in SF

S
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unassuming exterior leads into a beautifully spartan sushi counter. Welcome was warm and friendly. Lovely amuse and starter dishes. The progression of nigiri is somewhat unusual compared to many other omakase I've been to. Here, rather than having a build up of white fish leading up to the fatty fishes, chef groups the nigiri into three movements, each with their ebs and flows. The quality of the fish is outstanding, but the artistry comes from the rice. Chef uses differently seasoned rice for each movement, to match the type and cure of the fish.
Amazing sushi.

KS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef was amazing. Thank you!

MS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Sasaki made some mad tasty sushi for us. I truly enjoyed the range of fresh sashimi and nigiri. At $180/plate I can't go too often, but when I want to celebrate or splurge, this is the Omakase I have been dreaming of.

BJ
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want exquisite sushi prepared by an o.g. chef that knows what he's doing in a quiet and austere dinning space, do yourself a favor and add it to your list.

C
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have just enjoyed my Fourth Omakase Experience at Sasaki and I am already looking forward to my next reservation! Each time Chef Masa Sasaki presents an even more exquisite selection! I could write down the presentations BUT my desire is to focus on the reverent-like manner with which Chef prepares the courses; the beautiful flavors of each selection and the soul-soothing ambiance of Sasaki. I also appreciate the quiet and kind manner of the Serving Staff who are ever attentive to my needs without ever being intrusive.
I Thank You Chef Sasaki and Your Staff for being with us in San Francisco!

FC
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent meal. One of the better Omakase places in the Bay Area.

JT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fancy but not pretentious. Quiet, but comfortable enough to talk with the chef. The last five pieces were worth it. Room got a little too hot (it’s rare in SF, so they didn’t plan on it). I would go again for sure

JM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and very attentive staff.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most authentic Sushi in SF. Absolutely fantastic. Very friendly and attentive service.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi!

j
New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little spot with superb authentic Omakase. The venue is small (12 seats max) and very quiet. Great for 1:1 conversations with your spouse or business partner. Would highly recommend.

C
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Sasaki and his staff are a Blessing to us in San Francisco! I just had my second dinner last night and I cannot wait to go back again! The Omakase is pristine - the Ambiance is serene and it just does not get any better than having Chef Sasaki right in front of you! The servers are extremely attentive. I will return to Sasaki SF due to the quality of the food, the excellent service and the very peaceful environment. Bravo to you Chef Sasaki!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is as close to Tokyo as possible. Such a gem in SF!!!

KD
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sasaki is an incredible sushi restaurant... I would say best in SF. It rivals that of Kurumazushi in NYC. This is a high-end sushi bar with a set menu and a delicious collection of courses. Rice is special, and the fish cuts and treatment are really first-class. Highly recommended.

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place if you're looking for a top tier sushi experience. Went there for my birthday and thoroughly enjoyed every piece served.

NP
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very intimate small restaurant where you are served directly by the chef. Seating is along the bar where the chef prepares the food in front of you. Traditional Japanese omakase, very fresh and delicious.

D
New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time back at Sasaki and I must say, the experience was better than the first. Sasaki serves their fish in a traditional style which in opinion my does an exceptional job showcasing the flavors of the fish. The result is nigiri that tastes pure, unadulterated, and most importantly, delicious!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service not up to par to other restaurants charging less or the same price. Food was not great, none of the fish was very memorable to me.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, I like the atmosphere inside. The outside is a little misleading for those not familiar with the area but was presently surprised once I set foot inside.

M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pure delight every time. Precise service complements the sublime work of the master Sasaki, who loves what he does and does it very, very well.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great sushi. Some of the freshest I’ve had in The US. A bit pricey though.

c
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The people who work here are extremely nice and service was generally good, but the food itself was just not very good. Some of the sushi was slightly fishy, and the flavors were generally bland. I've had better sushi at shopping malls. I would not return even if the cost were drastically reduced.

m
Miami
113 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely fantastic experience. The sushi was the best and freshest I have ever tasted. Each nigiri was delicately and perfectly prepared and served and the service was spot on. Well worth the experience.

YI
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Great sushi dinner with great atmosphere.

Z
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience

JF
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice traditional omakase restaurant. At $180 per person, it's not cheap, but the food is quite good. I have the fortune of living in Japan and eating at some fantastic places and this compares favorably with all but the highest end in Japan.

Masa, the chef, rotates between two settings of six. He devotes all of his time during the entire meal to the six people that he is serving. His sous chef is busy prepping the meal for the next six that will come in after you. He is more traditional and not very talkative, but very open and approachable if spoken to.

The fish was all very high quality coming directly from the new fish market Toyosu which recently replaced the older Tsujiki fish market in Tokyo. The dishes were all good to great, with the uni and the salt water eel being particularly notable for me personally.

The sake and wine menu was a nicely curated selection and not overwhelming. Service was quite attentive and thoughtful.

D
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've dined here 5 times now and have loved it every time. Very special, intimate dining experience.