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Sato Omakase, San Francisco, CA
Award-winning

Sato Omakase

4.7
4.7
203 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi
***Sato Omakase is offering TASTING MENU ONLY***
An invitation to our limited tranquil Omakase Sushi Bar area. Immerse yourself into an intimate experience with the chef and the exclusive drink service. Omakase begins at 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, and at 8:00pm.
- Omakase Bar seatings are where you can directly interact with the chefs in action right in front,
- Omakase Table seatings are cozy tables against wall where you are offered with the full omakase dishes and drinks.

If you have allergies or dietary restrictions, please kindly let us know ahead of time. We will do our best to accommodate.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 851-8830
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Private party facilities
    A buy-out is available upon request. Contact us at Satoomakasesf@gmail.com
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Tenderloin
  • Cross street
    Hemlock Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Chef's Table, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Sato Omakase at Sushi Bar

    Multiple dates available
    Our utmost invitation to a tranquil omakase bar with an intimate experience with a chef and the exclusive beverage service. It offers a series of appetizers, sushi nigiris, zensai, soup and dessert. *This is a prix-fixe tasting menu-only dinner. **Please kindly advise us of any allergies and dietary restrictions.
  • Sato Omakase at Table

    Multiple dates available
    Our utmost invitation to a tranquil omakase dining room with the exclusive beverage service. Enjoy watching our chefs working from all tables. It offers a series of appetizers, sushi nigiris, zensais, soup and dessert. *This is a prix-fixe tasting menu-only dinner. **Please kindly advise us of any allergies and dietary restrictions.

What 203 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Sushi

  • San Francisco

    Good for special occasions

203 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing tasting menu and equally amazing staff. Cannot recommend enough!

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  2. sherry

    New Mexico

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi in San Francisco. Everyone is so welcoming and helpful. Every dish is an experience you do not want to miss.

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  3. btff

    Chicago

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you want one of the best experiences of food, service and overall ambience, please make a point of visiting Sato Omakase. The amount of preparation and passion the Chef puts into each 'course' is outstanding. I "lucked" into finding Sato Omakase a couple of months ago. Now it's my go-to place for special occasions. Highly recommended.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for the Omakase experience. It was amazing and I’m looking forward to coming back. I loved that they had a separate room formt be main restaurant for the Omakase diners. The food and service was exceptional. We had a host guide us through the evening’s meal. Waters were constantly being refilled and finished plates were removed timely. Our host recommended great sakes to complement our meal. The only thing I wished they had was a sake pairing. I like to have different sakes during my meal. It’s harder to try different ones in glass sizes. I’ve tried a lot of Omakases and this ranks up there in my top 3. The food was all delicious. My favorites surprisingly were the shima aji, lean tuna that melted in my mouth, the salmon, and the uni nigiri. The panna cotta dessert was great too. My husband ordered the uni bowl supplement and loved it. I didn’t have room for the supplements but wished I did. Highly recommend any sushi lover to dine here.

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  5. WarrenN

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent. The chef and hosts were very engaging. I would highly recommend.

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  6. IcedSoyLatte

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding. Our sushi chef, Youg was gracious and extremely knowledgeable about all the dishes. All hosts were attentive, friendly and pleasant. All courses were elegant, elevated, thoughtful. It was our first omakase and it did not disappoint! Neighborhood is a bit rough and plan ahead to find parking!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The overall service and food made this a night to remember!

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  8. Pegs

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service! Beautiful restaurant and the vibes are immaculate! Such a great date spot or a special occasions place. The staff were so friendly and the food was phenomenal! Each fish tasted so buttery and fresh! Will definitely come back!

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  9. btff

    Chicago

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another outstanding experience with the team (Alan, Chef Yung, etc.) The food quality is excellent, but the presentation and service really make the whole evening worthwhile.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best omakase place in the Bay Area in my opinion!

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  11. cccc

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there with my date and overall the experience was nice but it was a little pricey for what you get.

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  12. KershiaC

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner experience! Chefs and staff elevated already deliciously prepared bites!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An incredible Michelin recommended experience. Every bite was incredibly flavorful, and service was impeccable. Chef is very knowledgeable about the dishes he serves. Definitely make sure you have a filling lunch beforehand though.

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  14. KimM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best omakase experiences. The chef and servers were very welcoming, kind and hospitable. Highly recommend!

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  15. btff

    Chicago

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came in with some fairly high expectations based on the reviews I saw on OpenTable. Well - they were well earned but didn’t convey how amazing this experience would be. From the Chef Song to our Alan, everything was perfect. If I were a Michelin reviewer, it would have hit two stars. What a remarkable combination of food, service and ambience. I was having such an amazing time I didn’t mind being late for a concert later (my fault for not wanting to leave) - this was absolutely a top ten dinner experience.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great , but food was not amazing. Two sets of nigiri and three dishes (miso, ceviche, and other one). Very expensive for What serves. Nothing more then ok. If you seat on the table the okakase will come from the Kitchen, not from de chef sushiman.

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  17. DavidM

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alan and team served a great dinner. We will go back.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time there great food amazing staff!!! We will be back

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  19. LaceyP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for my birthday dinner. Everthing was oustanding.

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  20. Spreener

    Raleigh

    105 reviews

    3.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Sat at bar for omasake then one person moved me into other area only to be switched back. For the money and average service - it’s just not worth it especially with so many other great options in SFO. Disappointed and luckily used OpenTable rewards points to lessen the blow.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I wanted to like this spot, but the service and ambiance really made the difference. The chef came out after being 30 minutes late. The servers did not pay attention to a lot of the customers. The noise level was very loud due to a table behind the sushi bar. However, the sushi and dishes were amazing. If you’re looking for an intimate date night, this place may not be the one.

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  22. JulianO

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dining experiences I’ve had. True attention to detail.

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  23. carolw

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first time at Sato Ommakasr and it was a wonderful experience. Everything was delicious and service was great! We loved it!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My 10 year old is a huge sushi fan. As a very special treat, I took him to Sato’s on a trip to SF. The staff was amazing! I’m super grateful to them. They made his experience very special. The food was insanely good. I would highly recommend!

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  25. AlliC

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was professional, sushi was good but expected. Standard fish, geared towards TikTok and Instagram with caviar and gold leaf. Less interaction with chefs than I am used to with onakase restaurants- chefs were also Chinese, not Japanese.

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  26. Happy

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent from start to finish. The uni bowl is decadent and delicious, and a highlight of our meal. Service was excellent. The music is loud, given the setting. We, and other guests, had to ask the chef to repeat himself several times because of the high volume.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, great food, and the service was fantastic

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  28. Baloo

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been there already twice, and looking forward to the next time. Food is amazing, not to go to often because the menu does not change much, but every time has been memorable

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every bite was delicious. Standouts for me were the fatty tuna and ocean trout. Pro tip - add the sake pairing and skip the A5 wagyu. While delicious, it’s closer to a beef stew.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great experience. Enjoyed the food, and service. Great time and will go back.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    First of all, the service is poor, the server memorized his speech about the dish and pour out all his words in 5-10 seconds. Second, the sake cup smell like an old towel. We asked for replacement and it smell lesser but it’s still smell bad. I wouldn’t go back there as the ambiance isn’t right. I don’t think you will need a reservation at all, no customers. Overall, I will take my money to try on a better fine dining experience. Not this one period.

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  32. KiefferUSA

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic presentation stellar service and the food was the best quality mostly imported from Japan. I’ll be back again soon.

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  33. FathiS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible. Will 100% return.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most amazing sushi/sake experience either of us ever had. It was more like immersive art. I was looking for something special for my fiancé’s birthday, and we were beyond happy with this choice. Expensive, yes, it isn’t something I can afford to do every day. But it was well worth the splurge.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem in SF. Definitely worth for special occasions. Hosts and chefs are all very welcoming! Food was all amazing! Will definitely come back!

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  36. Tdawg

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here for our anniversary dinner and had a splendid evening. We had the Omakase menu and thought the appetizer dishes were phenomenal. The next 5 nigiri pieces were ok. Was slightly a bit surprised that they did not live up the appetizers. The lobster was amazing. The next 5 nigiri were better than the first set. Both Uni dishes were absolutely amazing. Very well done. The Owan was a perfect way to end the meal. Dessert was really special with the blending of eastern and western. The service was the best we ever had and the ambiance is nice and quiet. Overall, it is really pricey for the value of the food, but you are paying for the service and ambiance as well. I definitely recommend Sato for a special occasion. If you do not want to get the omakase, you can dine at the front of the restaurant which is also very nice. The cocktails here are awesome! I would come here to sit at the bar and refresh with an innovative yet delicious cocktail!

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  37. Bramaham

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the food, alcohol pairings, and friendly service!

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  38. 1147

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Merci Merci! This dining experience was amazing! Starting with the service regarding seating options - the menu - quality of the food product - the Chef's presentation ....everything was excellent!!!! cannot wait to come back!!! It was worth every penny!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute delicacy. Just a thrill ride of flavors and visuals

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  40. JakobD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this restaurant. Lovely food and superb service

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FAQs

Sato Omakase is rated 4.7 stars by 203 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Sato Omakase

1117 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Hemlock Street
  • Neighborhood
    Tenderloin
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Additional
    Chef's Table, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (415) 851-8830
  • Private party facilities
    A buy-out is available upon request. Contact us at Satoomakasesf@gmail.com
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