Sanraku Metreon

4.5
387 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi

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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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vipChio
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner at Sanraku last night.
Their chirashi sushi was so delicious. All the sashimi were so fresh, especially kanpachi, kinmedai and salmon tasted like a gold!
We recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for delicious Japanese food. Also their servers were nice and attentive.

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vipSandy
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch. Food is very good and quick serving food.

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Ayako
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drink( Suigei 1.8 L), atmosphere were all good. Hitomi was a great fun waitress!

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vipJacques
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Consistently great sushi and Japanese food. Try the tempura, it's always cooked perfectly. The dragon roll is maybe the best we've had. Conveniently located for pre- or post-movie dining and other Yerba Buena/Metreon activities.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Food was fresh

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barbarad
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It's mall sushi, but actually REALLY good, fresh fish.

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vipGoldenL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was fresh. Good experience. I’d go back.

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AndreC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken Teriyaki was amazing, slightly dissapointed that I could not get anything but shrimp tempura, I wanted them teriyaki prawns and would have paid for it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very fresh and high quality fish selection. The staff are super attentive and accommodating, and I always leave satisfied. It’s my go to sushi spot in the city.

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Densuke
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

staff was very courteous and food was tasty! Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Service was slow

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vipKaybee
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.

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SteveL
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.

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vipAmyK
San Francisco
8 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.

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vipSFAE
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipChristine
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.

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Shm123
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)

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AzlanS
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.

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WonderfulSushi
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DonnaH
San Francisco
5 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.

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vipcbw1
San Francisco
48 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).

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RonK
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.

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vipandyh
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food is okay but overprice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Very reliable.

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vipLJSMileR
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.

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vipLJSMileR
Hawaii
54 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sanraku is my top choice when dining at the Metreon.

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GordonR
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.

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flyingdogsf
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.

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

Had a great early dinner. Fantastic!

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cupoftea
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.

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Lily
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.

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Rednerro
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

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

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

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BarbaraS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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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vipMeliT
Atlanta
62 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

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FVF8
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service could be improved a lot. Location is okay.

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SoSoDosa
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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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

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Sanraku Metreon is rated 4.5 stars by 387 OpenTable diners.

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