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About Sanraku Metreon

Sanraku Metreon is tucked into Yerba Buena Gardens, located inside the Metreon in SOMA, just a short walk from several of SF's best museums, the Moscone Center, Imax and other movies. We serve only the freshest fish, with a great selection of traditional sushi and cooked dishes in our very complete and imaginative menu. Diners' favorites include: sesame chicken, oyster shooters, whole grilled squid with our memorable sauce, salmon salad, tender and flavorful harami skewers, the lunchtime bento box. We are pleased to serve our Vegetarian Sushi to our non-fish eating diners.
Come treat yourself to the Sanraku Metreon dining experience in our newly remodeled space. Our chefs and friendly staff await you..

101 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese, Seafood

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Daily 11:00am-4:00pm

Dinner: Su-Th 4:00pm-9:00pm

Dinner: F-Sa 4:00pm-10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(415) 369-6166

Website:
http://www.sanraku.com/sanraku.html

Sanraku Metreon Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

3.9

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (11)
Casual (8)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
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Authentic (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Business Meals (3)
Fun (3)
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Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Healthy (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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Good for Birthdays (1)
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People Watching (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Ask for Eric - he's a fantastic and friendly waiter.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The poor service really undercuts the very good cuisine. We were rushed: the male waiter
interrupted conversations to clear plates when others were still eating. The service truly needs
to be improved with regard for its diners. We had reservations, the place was not filled and we were in and out within one hour. I would recommend this restaurant only for its convenience to SFMOMA and Yerba Buena evening performances. Otherwise I would not.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The bus boy kept coming by to grab dishes before we were done. Felt rushed and even the waiter at one point tried clearing dishes but we were not finished. Then he brought the check before asking if we wanted anything else.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I like this place. The food is pretty good, but not tying to be more than it is. Just good, better than most food at a really good price.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Fresh fish! Lots of specials! Special rolls and preparations!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Okay place in a convenient location. Don't order a starter and a main at the same time or they'll bring your main Within minutes of bringing your starter.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We shared the sesame chicken meal and a California roll. The California roll was fantastic, as it tasted very fresh! Sesame chicken is our favorite!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 25, 2017

In a mall type food court. Satisfactory, but unremarkable sushi.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great service and fresh sushi! Everyone is attentive.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

If you're staying at the Marriott Marquis on Mission Street, this should be one of your first dining choices! Great food and atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Nice sushi. Service was tentative but very friendly and responsive. Sushi was very expensive for this casual place, but it was very good.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 14, 2017

It was overall decent. I guess I expected more. The squid appetizer was awesome though

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 (London)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Informal sushi place. Good but non remarkable food at reasonable prices.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This is a really bad Sushi restaurant in a food court

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 26, 2017

A quick lunch here between classes/meetings at the Moscone West Convention Center.
This was the second time in 2 days that I ate at this establishment.
The Curry Udon was rich and bold..... very good.
The Nigiri was fresh and the Shiitaki Roll had great taste.
Service was good and attentive. I finished in plenty of time for my next meeting.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 26, 2017

One of the best dining options available at the Metreon.
The fish is fresh, the rolls are tasty.
I ordered the Tekka Don, a Maguro Nigiri. Hamachi Nigiri and a Shiitaki Roll. All were very good.
Service is attentive.
I recommend this restaurant if you are in the area... at the Moscone Convention Center or to see a movie playing at the Metreon.

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 (London)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Nice Japanese restaurant, good food, drinks and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Great place right before a movie. Fast friendly service. Good sushi

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Surprisingly good sushi for a mall sushi joint. They had a great selection of fishes, including multiple toros (tuna, hamachi, salmon). The tuna was really good, a beautiful fresh piece of fish with a dark red color. That one had a nice little drop of mustard ontop which rounded it out. Hot food was solid too - agedashi tofu was delicious, the sauce was really rich and erupting with umame flavor. The broiled cod was melt in your mouth and rich. I'd definitely come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Great Japanese food at a good price. Catered for meat eaters, sea food lovers and the vegetarians in our group.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Went there with colleagues. Most, if not all sushi rolls were sauce-laden to the point where one couldn't really taste anything else and honestly couldn't tell if the fish used was even fresh (or maybe that was the point?). Staff members were inattentive/slow and a bit rude... except when it came time to pay, as they then wouldn't stop buzzing around our table once they had given us the check. Really wasn't expecting this restaurant to be located at the end of a shopping mall food court and I guess because of that, please keep your expectations LOW. Definitely not worth a 2nd visit for me.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Fresh fish. I enjoyed the sashimi. Mediocre sake. Steak teriyaki was overcooked. The waiter was not able to describe the sakes.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Reminds me of a typical "everyday" sushi restaurant in Tokyo. Very good sushi with traditional Japanese style service. Good attention to detail with the food. Very fresh wakame with that nice crunch and the miso soup green opinion were cut fresh. No frills or over the top ambiance.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

The food is so-so. Not worth it. Service is okay.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

It is a casual, easygoing place. We had sushi, sashimi, gyoza, agedashi tofu and hot sake. All good and I'd rate the food 8/10 (nothing wrong, just not spectacular enough to merit a 10). The ambience is fine - for a food court restaurant it is quite inviting (again, 8/10). The service was ok (7/10), again nothing bad but we had to get the attention of the staff a couple of times to be able to order. Overall, nice. This was my second time meeting friends for dinner and I'd go there again.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 11, 2017

I've eaten here a few times now with the same friend. Food is fresh, presented well and tastes great. They have a variety of Sake's on hand for those who want to stray from the House Sake. Service is fast & efficient, always with a smile.

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Food was just ok. Server was busy socializing and was not attentive at all. She basically took our order and never returned. A different staff member filled water glasses and offered assistance. Would not return.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We did not expect the restaurant to be within a food court, but were very pleased with the entire experience. Our server was kind and attentive. Sushi fresh and tasty.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2017

As always, the plates are all delicious, teriyaki esp.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Surprise find in DTSF! Sushi/sashimi quality was absolutely outstanding! It's kind of old and tucked away inside the Metreon but what they put out as far as raw seafood and sushi rice was top notch. One sign of good sushi, the rice was premium short grain and nigiri rice size was Japanese standard, not huge mouthful pieces. So if you don't want fancy prices with fancy settings but fresh, "oishi" sushi, Sanraku is there for you...

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Hitomi was wonderful. We always enjoy coming to Sanraku. However, tonight's experience was great. Hitomi was very friendly and attentive. She made us feel very welcome.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Apparently a popular restaurant, but the food wasn't up to a convenience store in Japan. The misoshiro alone was not too bad except it was lukewarm. Tonkatsu not even close.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Popular. Busy. Okay for Dim Sum
Food was good. Enjoyed it

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Good food, fresh fish, what else can one ask for? Please keep in mind that this place is packed and the tables are placed very tight so the noise level could be a bit high at times.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Best Japanese restaurant for sea food sourced from Japan in the Bay Area. Prepared by chefs trained in Japan.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2017

My favorite dish to order is the salmon salad the dressing is delicious and it comes with seaweed!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Good option to fast food in the Metreon complex. Fresh and good Japanese with good service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Great Sushi & Sashimi with seafood directly imported from Japan. If you like Japanese seafood this is the place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Had the dinner before the movie. The fish is surprisingly fresh. The price is pretty reasonable as a Japanese restaurant. The space between tables is ample and we could keep the conversation. I think this is the best option among all the food venues nearby the Meteron.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 6, 2017

It's inside the mall! Hard to find and parking is in a garage across the street. Not very inviting but restaurant itself was very clean, great sushi and attentive but busy wait staff. I would not go back there only because there are so many other choices but for the value... Great dinner!.

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