Sanraku Metreon

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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..
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D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

staff was very courteous and food was tasty! Thanks!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Service was slow

K
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful and delicious experience at Sanraku. From the first moment the service was attentive, friendly, and very efficient. It was not overly busy so i am not sure what the noise level would be like if the space was packed, but there were still a good number of diners, and we could have a conversation without shouting. The food was excellent, the hot tea free of charge, and the room was cozy on a cold night.

SL
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Was located in a food court and it was hard to find, but the food was good.

AK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Disappointed that our Salmon collar (both orders) was not cooked. We let our server know and asked to remove one of them from our bill but she did not. She didn't seem to care that much.

SF
San Francisco
146 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good as always. Service was not as good as always. Maybe it was just on off evening.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feel like back to Tokyo. The food, service, the beer.....a quick two hours dinning in Japan.
It is good for daily dinning, a date or dinning with friend.

C
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty sushi, we enjoyed the chef special, tempura, cucumber salad, wine and mochi black bean and mango - all delicious, modest price for SF and highly recommend.

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, good value, ok ambience, a bit abrupt of the service (I guess they want to turn over the tables quickly)

AS
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner with my 9 year old. The Omakase Sushi was nice but took a while to prepare. But the staff were upfront about it and helpful throughout. Recommended.

WS
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tasty sushi, gyoza and gomae. Great after a movie at the Metreon or Westfield.

DH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sanraku has been around for some time and very nostalgic for me. Food is still great and friendly staff. I definitely will be coming back.

c
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The service is confused, but not unfriendly (we received the wrong item twice, but they quickly replaced). They need help with their wine selections (as in, they need wine selections).

RK
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and staff are always exceptionally friendly, fast, professional, and accommodating. Love their dishes and especially their fresh fish. Always a pleasure to dine here.

a
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food is okay but overprice.

OT
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Very reliable.

LJ
Hawaii
54 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sanraku is my restaurant of choice when I am at the Metreon.
Great food and service.

LJ
Hawaii
54 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sanraku is my top choice when dining at the Metreon.

GR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the price, the best sushi in town, and I should know as I have been living in Japan for the last 39 years. I think is can easily say that I have eaten a lot of sushi. I don't typically go to Japanese restaurants in the States, but I have been back to Sanraku Metreon several times now. The junmai daiginjo sake lineup is also excellent. If you have had sushi in the Ginza, you will appreciate the sushi here. I also enjoy chatting in Japanese with the staff behind the counter. Highly recommended.

f
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had an unusually mediocre dinner @ Sanraku/Metreon. Tempura was bland. Sesame chicken was overcooked, dry. Service was perfunctory. They can (and sometimes do) better. Inconsistency is death.

LM
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great early dinner. Fantastic!

c
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sanraku was great. As a Japanese, I always look for a good authentic Sushi restaurant and Sanraku is one of the best with a reasonable price. Highly recommended. The only issue is that they close a bit early.

L
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It is in the mall, so a bit noisy. Fish was good enough, especially Kasugodai was great. We hoped they had more appetizer options.

R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I would recommend Sanraku for a good, quick and convenient place to eat prior to a show at Yerba Buena. Staff were very friendly

WS
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi and super accommodating staff. Can't wait to go back! :-)

BS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, outstanding value. We loved it!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

アメリカの和食としては十分及第点です。味は日本と遜色なくサービスもにほんの女性が気が利いた対応です。サンフランシスコの和食ではナイスです。

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MT
Atlanta
56 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decent sushi, nothing special. Super nice staff but they were busy, and our sushi took a long time to be made. With all the great places in SF I’d suggest trying some where else first

FV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service could be improved a lot. Location is okay.

SS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Friendly staff, reasonably priced good food in.a convenient location. Casual atmosphere. Perfect place to meet up with friends.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Not particularly impressed with Sashimi. The pieces don’t taste fresh.

HC
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience2

I had fish bones in my negihama roll!!! The spicy tuna wasn't spicy and the amberjack tasted VERY fishy. The wine tasted bad. Not at all what I expected as I have eaten here before and liked it very much.

The waiter was stressed, it looked like he was the only one around-- when I told him about the fish bones-- he merely shrugged and said he could do nothing. Service was slow.

Instead of a nice quiet, calm restaurant- be aware this restaurant is in a food court near a multi screen cinemas.

There are much better places in San Francisco SOMA area to have dinner-- go somewhere else and skip this place

KN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Sanraku most times when we are attending a play or movie downtown. The service is excellent, the people friendly and the food is fantastic.

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super Preis Leistung und besonders aufmerksamer Service! Top! Immer wieder gerne!

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PG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious good and great service. Love the tofu dish they make that has a sweet coating on the tofu and a creamy center. Delicious. And the salmon is always delicious. But I miss the bento box specials they used to have during the week. The ones on the menu don’t have good options.

DR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was slow but sushi was great. A bit hard to find if you haven’t been there before

J
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The salmon here was hands down delicious. Everything else... not so much. It's inside a "mall" and thought that if it were on OpenTable it must be good! I gave it a 3 out of 5... the 3 was for service and the salmon. Nothing else.

m
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was very attentive throughout our dinner. We had poke bowl and omakase plate, which were both excellent. As this place is attached to the movie theater, we couldn't enjoy calm atmosphere we typically expect from a sushi restaurant.

L
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, fresh fish--enjoyable, delicious, and quick.
Love going there and look forward to going back.

OT
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We like to eat at Sanraku before catching a movie at the Metreon. Very friendly staff, excellent rolls, great combination dinners. Fast service, we are never late to the movies.