Sasaki

4.3
152 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Sasaki is located in the quiet inner mission district. We now serve dinner at sushi counter. We offer one prix-fixe menu$120 per person (NOT able to accommodate gluten-free or soy-free diets), nightly created by chef Masaki Sasaki. Your table will be reserved for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Please bring a proof of full vaccination and Gov.I.D.

We will charge $25 per person if you cancel your reservation within 24 hours or arrive more than 15 minutes late of your reservation time, or if you change the number of your party.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 152 people are saying
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cyan
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was disappointed by the service and I feel I had too high of expectation for food so I feel a bit disappointed for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Chef and staff was not nice. Serve so fast and rush.

JL
JenniferL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

MB
MontBianca
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of Sasaki is amazing and feels supremely authentic. We loved the "down low" vibe, with no sign outside, looking like nothing going on, but the secret is on the inside. Might as well check your passport because entering Sasaki is tantamount to setting foot in Japan. One caveat; if you were thinking of skipping lunch, don't. Sasaki portion is not intended to make a lumberjack happy. lol

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CraigT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food tasted amazing and the sake selection was excellent. The only real concern is that we prefer Omakase to be a bit slower paced and with 4 pieces coming out at a time we could have been finished with all of the food in ~25 minutes.

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RyanN
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

While the food was great and the service was friendly, this was not worth the large price tag at all. When we arrived, we weren't even sure we were at the right place. It was empty and there was storage boxes everywhere. We sat in cheap patio seats / tables in between to make shift walls with just exposed wood panels. For a $250 / person (after wine) dinner, the ambiance felt more like a quick service restaurant.

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Vlplea69
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sasaki never disappoints!! This was our third time there and everything was up to expectation. Umimasu (ocean trout) was the highlight of the night with a hint of smoky flavor from the sauce was amazing. Totally changed our view of the fish.

TC
TrishaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sasaki helped me transplant back to a visit to Tokyo with a simple aesthetic, quiet and peaceful and intimate delivery of the Omkase tasting menu, and outstanding food.

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Cromulent
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delightful omakase despite the abridged menu. The handrolls (uni and tuna) were some of the best I've ever eaten. I will definitely return once they resume full service.

LL
LucasL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Omakase for less than $100? Yes please. Great food and great service. Deducted one star for ambiance because it wasn’t a “piece by piece at the bar” experience due to Covid. Instead, 4 pieces came out at a time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal omakase. One of the best sushi experiences I've had in my life. Excellent service. All my compliments to the chef!

BB
BrandonB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only table service currently. Everything else was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wish the sushi bar was open! Food is insane!

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Dianne
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as usual

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CHLA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I was disappointed with the Omakase selection. The fish was good but nothing surprising. Not one piece of fish or dish wowed me. I was excited for the Uni Handroll but that was just so so. I tasted mostly wasabi and not Uni.

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Vlplea69
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful meal celebrating birthday. It was our second time at the restaurant. The lineup of the fish selection this time was perfect for us. It seemed to get better and better as the course progressed. Name a few; different mackerels, Japanese uni hand roll, chu toro, fresh taco were all so amazing. We were very happy by the end of the meal. Definitely will be back in the future.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Very authentic Japanese omakase experience. Will do again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sasaki is a wondrous hole in the wall, nestled in a small community. As soon as you step inside, it’s as if you enter a whole different world. The ambience is quiet and zen-like. I could truly feel the serious passion that the chef puts into the artwork of his food and restaurant.

This is the very first omakase that my boyfriend and I have ever been to, and it will definitely be one I hope to return to several times.

The service was phenomenal. Our server - unfortunately, I cannot remember her name - was sweet and attentive. She named and explained everything she set out in front of us. In addition, she offered some suggestions at the end that we also found delightful.

We could immediately taste the quality of the food brought to us. Each bite was interesting and we did our best to really get a feel for all the flavors and how well the ingredients blended together. Please note, wasabi is used! However, ever since visiting Sasaki, I find myself reaching for wasabi to add to my sashimi. I believe that Sasaki had an real effect on my tastebuds, opening me up to try different things that I would not have done before.

At the end of it all, we were given a small parting gift. This meant the world to me, and I appreciated it from the bottom of my heart.

The place is definitely worth your money. From the amazing quality of food to the phenomenal service, I thank Sasaki and I hope to visit very soon!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

In the Before-Times, Sasaki was one of our very favorite restaurants. We could confidently recommend it to anyone knowing they would have their mind blown by the quality of food and intimate service style.

Now it’s a different story. The cheap and uncomfortable outdoor tables they put indoors, the now-limited menu, and the mad rush they put diners through is not what one would expected for a high priced omakase-style restaurant.

Food is now presented in three small plates served in rapid succession, so for the $85 per person price, diners are in and out of the restaurant in 35 minutes- a far cry from the lingering experiences of before. I’m not sure the chef has kept his spot in line at the fish mart either: a couple of the (smaller?) pieces of fish did not seem to be of the same freshness or quality I remember from my many times to Sasaki before.

If you’re into spending $400 for 3 people for an appetizer-amount worth of so-so sushi in an institutional setting, Sasaki is your place. But if you are looking for a beautiful experience and/or if you remember the old Sasaki, look elsewhere.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

It was a birthday dinner. To start I’ll say the quality of the sushi was quite good. No complaints there.

Chairs and tables were uncomfortable wrought iron patio tables that had been brought inside as the sushi bar wasn’t open yet due to covid.

We felt very rushed through this experience. All four courses were sent out within 45 minutes-an hour of arriving. The dessert course was sent before our server asked if we wanted additional nigiri. At this price and quality level, the experience should be paced better, especially given that the restaurant knew it was a special occasion.

We were happy to order the “additional nigiri”, but would have appreciated pricing being mentioned either verbally or on the menu. No mention was made at all, and we were surprised that from the base $170 for two people plus a btl of corkage $40, became a meal that was well over $500 with a few pieces of additional nigiri. We probably would have ordered those anyway as we were celebrating, but it would have been nice to know ahead of time as the prices were significantly above what we expected (and we order Hokkaido Uni, etc, at many similar restaurants, so we do know it is expensive, but this was even more than we’ve seen elsewhere).

The dining experience would have been made better with a few earlier courses to prolong the meal— or by serving the nigiri piece by piece rather than four at a time. For $250 a head it should be a little less brisk than it was.

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SFoodie
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautifully presented. Delicious. Great quality. A gem!

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Maks
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic sushi. Sat outside and enjoyed a beautiful sunset.

YW
YuanW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place. This is the second time visit. My fav restaurant in SF

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SushiEatwe
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! The food is unbelievably good

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mirugai
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gem in the city. To me, the best edomae sushi in the Bay Area. It suits my taste perfectly at least. :) The rice is a particularly perfect match in my opinion for the more back-of-the-palate neta like akami and kanpachi. Service is perfect. Drink menu is thoughtful---whatever else you like, I recommend starting with a glass of Premium Malts to whet the appetite.

If you are looking for simple, delicious sushi then this would be my top recommendation in the area!

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vipsushisnob
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sushi was good, not mind-blowing. Server misread our dietary restrictions text message (mixed up unagi for uni) and subbed the uni we were looking forward to eating out of our meal, so we ended up having to pay more just to get it. Despite the hiccups we still enjoyed our time and food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server, the cleanliness, and the excellent service!

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AmandaB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi omakase. We will be back! Best meal I’ve had in ages.

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Pamela
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a beautiful evening from start to finish. Every piece of nigiri on the prix fixe omakase menu was seasoned to perfection. By the end, we were so satisfied with the meal and the wonderful service we did not want it to end.

Out of everything the Spanish Mackerel, the Fatty Tuna, and the Scallop were the top contenders. We can't wait until we can return!

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Chavela
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so appreciative of Sasaki having outdoor dining. Yes, there is a change from the ambiance of sitting at the counter but the exquisite cuisine and the quiet, kind and respectful manner of the staff are unchanged. The omakase was delicious and plentiful with a lovely champagne selection. It was warm , comfortable and safe. Thank you Chef and all of your staff for providing these wonderful experiences for us San Franciscans!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were so friendly thank you for accommodating me

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DavideD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't do a lot of reviews, but this place is outstanding. One of the top sushi restaurants in the city. Without a shed of doubt.

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Bpham
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for a bday dinner for four during pandemic. Service and food was exceptional!

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AEWong
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining, 5 2seater tables set up. 3 on one side, 2 on the other. Shaded.
Serving “Amuse” omakase $80/person
All bottles 20% off
Keeping Sasaki San’s high standard.
Good vibe, Harrison is partly closed so not much cars passing by.

JK
vipJarK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and wonderful service, albeit a bit pricey from what you get.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First omakase experience after Covid. Great service great food.

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Yoko
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed the experience. Fish was fresh, staff was very nice and attentive. We will definitely go back.

PS
vipPhilipS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a terrific restaurant and one of the very top sushi restaurants in San Francisco!

KT
vipKoiisterT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best Toro temaki handrolls as usual! Now Master Sasaki is offering outdoor seating for less formal edomae omakase dinner.

FAQs

Sasaki is rated 4.3 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.