Shirasoni

4.3
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213 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Shirasoni Japanese Restaurant invites you to visit us for “a Unique dining experience.”

Here at Shirasoni Japanese Restaurant, we pride ourselves on providing excellent service, using the freshest of ingredients, and our delightfully entertaining authentic Japanese Teppanyaki and Sushi dinner shows while providing a fun, friendly, and family experience. Online reservations are for Teppanyaki dining only.
What 213 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.1
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4.1
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JG
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we always enjoy eating there it is a fun experience and the food is excellent

J
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

we had to leave because they did not have enough staff to cook for us so after a hour we left because no food was prepared.

TE
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Lively vibe. Chefs were very interactive.

JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Didn't appreciate being charged 18% for a service charge and then being asked for a tip that was the only disappointment.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

For my mom’s 72nd birthday

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jesus the cook was amazing he was so funny and was able to make us our food so fast! Thank you!!!!

k
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good meal , drinks, service.

CM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

CR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch there this past Saturday for my Dad's Birthday. We got there early but they sat us quickly. The service was so prompt! The portions are great, food is delicious, & our cook was gracious enough to give me extra rice for my Toddler. I will be back soon!

D
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Beware, party of 4 has an 18% service charge even with split checks. Chicken Teriyaki was dry and overcook, other than that it was decent food. Service has much room for improvement, had to ask for tea refills, soda refills. They take your order, bring your food and they are done unless you ask for something. I don't plan to go back due to the required 18% service charge.

LI
London
75 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was good but the restaurant might think about adding 1-2 more servers for the dinner rush. The Chef was talented and provided a great show for the kids/family at our table. The quality of the New York Steak and Filet Mignon were sub-par...grisly and chewy. I couldn't eat the meat. However, the scallops and shrimp were perfect as were the sides-rice, miso soup, salad, and veggies. For the price, the meat should have been better quality. Next time I'll skip the meat and irder the seafood. Overall, a good experience but during busy hours it gets incredibly loud in the restaurant because it's one big room with poor acoustics.

AH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Made reservations on Saturday night for 8PM. Arrived before 8 and waited until 8:25 to be seated. Finally got soup and salad at 9PM. Eating the main entre at 9:30. Bill for 4 people with no alcohol, $175. With built in 18% service fee. Then the bill asked for TIP ON TOP of that! We were here a few months ago before the price increases and the show at the table seemed to be better. We will be trying other options before coming back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Watching the chefs cook everything on the teppan (huge metal cooking surface) was a nice show, including some juggling of utensils and skilled manipulation of the cooking food.

Teppanyaki entrees are probably enough food for two meals each if you’re not starving when you come in, and I thoroughly enjoyed the Sukiyaki Steak.

One thing to note though is that all the cooking happening in the main dining room does seem to add some particulates into the air just as you’d expect. There are fume hoods over every cooking surface but despite that I could still see some “fog” looking from one end of the restaurant to the other as we left. May be something to consider if you are sensitive to that sort of thing.

KA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a great time celebrating my husband’s 60th birthday.

IF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 3 adults and 5 children under 9. The wait staff was great and very accommodating. The food was great and all the kids ate their meals. Fun experience for all.

P
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We had lunch there. It was not busy at all on a Saturday. It was irritating that everytime we needed something our waitress was sitting down across the restaurant. Are cook was great and are food was good.

k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food Quality not good. Sashimi was not fresh. Never go again.

L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks, food and service was exceptional. Highly recommend this restaurant. The atmosphere is inviting and my guests really enjoyed this outing.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really poor quality frozen food / charged as though it was fresh - poor inattentive service and thank god for the wonderful chef ! Should have saved my 300$ and stayed home - horrible waste

MB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

So far I have enjoyed Shirasoni's every time I have had the opportunity to eat there. I think many people are discouraged since Shirasoni has developed the policy to charge 18% gratuity for parties of four(4) or more. Most all restaurants do not charge that unless the party is 6 or more. I do not like it myself.

JP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the dinner and a show!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Not impressed with the “entertainment” at all but the food was GREAT!

F
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Food was good. Server was very attentive in the beginning and then disappeared for a while. Then she got busy and I had to flag her down to get the check and then take the check to the hostess stand. 25 minutes from end of dinner until we were able to leave.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and people. Skillful chef as well.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The server I had wasn’t up to my expectations. She didn’t refill our drinks and she didn’t even bring us out our food it was some other server. I didn’t appreciate it.

TJ
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The cook was okay. But LOVE THIS PLACE!
They were able to fit all of us. 10 people & had a great BIRTHDAY for my dad!

BO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for a special celebration. Food was very good and abundant. We all had a great time and very happily full of tasty things. Make sure you have the garlic fried rice and we shared spicy chicken, shrimp and steak.

RR
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Only issue was the wait for drinks or ordering an appetizer was over 20 min.

TS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have been to Shirasoni quite a few times. However our last visit had been a while ago so we decided to give it a try this weekend. Our chef was completely lackluster and barely interacted with us let alone doing any of the entertainment that other chef's have done such as tossing broccoli for the diners to catch and so forth. It was hugely disappointing as Shirasoni is very expensive.

The food itself was good, not great. Our waitress was excellent and definitely the best part of the experience.

Bottom line, if you want the show, go to the real deal - Benihana. If not, there are many better and less expensive Japanese restaurants.

MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time making a reservation and the people I bring along with me are always pleased with the service and food ... oh yeah and the DRINKS ☺️

AH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I learned that it’s not a place to go for a quiet dinner. Or at least a not so loud dinner. Much more laid back/informal than Benihana’s. Food was good and so was customer service. Okay for a happy hour treat but not a date.

G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent! Definitely will come back!

M
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great customer service and great food. Perfect place for gatherings.

VR
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was great! Hibachi performance was ok same as other places I’ve been. Great portion sizes with food especially for the price !

JM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time! It was really noise, but the food and chef skills made up for it.

k
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always great;and you can not beat the Happy Hourand The Warriors!

C
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great.

T
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great Teppenyaki experience. The food and entertainment factor are worth every penny.

s
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for Mother’s Day and she loved it! We had a party of 7 and they were able to accommodate, would suggest this for a family event or special occasion

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was amazing!

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