Sanraku Metreon

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Sushi
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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Key West
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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DR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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

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J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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L
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and the service was excellent. It wasn’t obvious from the reviews or the website that it was in the basement of Target. The wine was expensive for what it was. If the wine had been better quality or cheaper, then I would’ve marked it higher

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SF
San Francisco
138 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently great experience. Fresh food. Efficient, kind and accommodating staff who team well. My go to place when I am in the area. Great for sharing, or selecting your personal favorites. Highly recommend as always.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Very bad sushi rolls! Dealing with stomach issues, hope I dont get food posioning.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

slow service
nobody in charge who takes care of servers
poor working system

food is okay. if you don’t mind poor service, i recommend.

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RM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omakase sushi menu—10 pieces better than average nigiri (usually includes 2 additional complimentary special add-ins) for a very reasonable $55.00. Regular menu is a standard, but very well presented, Japanese restaurant menu (tempura, teriyaki, sushi, noodles). Good variety. Convenient for a quick meal before a movie at the Metreon. Short walk to the convention center, Golden Gate Theater, or Union Square. 20 minute walk or couple minutes BART ride to the Embarcadero in one direction, or Civic Center (Orpheum Theater, Symphony, Opera, Ballet).

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g
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Basically in a mall surrounded by fast food places not as advertised

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W
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Food is average at best.
Service is straight forward but not very friendly.
Prices are outrageous given the food is just okay.
A bottle of sake for over 100 bucks which you can buy for 20 at the grocery store...
5 bucks for a normal piece of sushi is just laughable.

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DF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The rolls were poorly rolled and fell apart. Low quality. The sashimi was good, but tiny portion for the cost. The fish (we purchased the chefs best selection Omakase) was high quality, but for the price we could have ordered the same dish a PAbu and gotten twice the fish. Our server had way too many tables and barely checked on us. Our drinks were served with barely any ice. Meh, won’t go back.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our server and the rolls were awesome!!!

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Tokyo
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

味は日本人としてもそこそこ以上に満足。到着日とかにいいかも。

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PR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and the service was outstanding.

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c
San Francisco
160 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sanraku is my favorite spot for lunch near my workplace. Love the sushi rolls; and their bento box offers choices of mains and sides. Service is always friendly and efficient. Tends to be extremely busy when there’s a huge convention at Moscone and service will slow a bit.

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DL
Central Coast
134 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Completely underwhelmed by this little lunch spot next to the food court. I specifically asked the waiter whether the“spicy salmon” was chopped and mixed with the sauce (as opposed to a single piece that had spicy sauce on top) and he said, no. Much to my surprise, it came out with salmon “mush” on top of the roll. Not cool. This is such a cheap way to serve sushi.

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DP
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly service. The food was very good and a great value for the money

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VK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was there with 7 other coworkers during a convention. The staff was very friendly and seated us quickly since we had a reservation. They brought our order fairly rapidly. The sushi was perfect; both the Omakase and the Deluxe platter we had. The saki recommended by the staff was perfect. I will return here for more meals when I am in San Francisco again.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The service left something to be desired. It seemed that they were understaffed

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AV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Cute cozy restaurant to catch inside Metreon before our movie.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service is usually good, but this time it was quite slow (and there weren’t too many customers). I’ll give them another chance though.

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JW
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Very good food. Ambiance leaves a bit to be desired. It’s a bit removed (a few stairs up) from inside a food court. The service was excellent and the food very well prepared.

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HW
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

With half of the restaurant open to the food hall below, it felt like I was eating beside a swimming pool.

Food was pretty good, service was patchy.

This is the kind of place you go, when you're hungry after work - not really a good spot for a nice evening out with friends.

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KM
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is truly a hidden gem, don't be fooled by walking through the food court, you'll pop out on the backside of excellent sushi. This quaint little place has amazing service, quality sashimi and you're denying yourself if you don't have the volcano roll. So cruise through the mall, look for the food court, then follow the signs to one of the best Sushi spots in San Fransico!!

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W
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Convenient location and surprisingly quiet and intimate with nice ambiance considering it is inside a food court area.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Bcause of its exellent food and atomosphere, we can always be relaxed and enjoy food and drink at your restaurant. We always visity your restaurant to enjoy a good lunch and dinner during our business trip in SF. Must place in SF, especially for Japanese.

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TI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food took an hour to receive, from order to food touching the table - 60 minutes. Two tables next to us who arrived after us received their food before us..? We were only a table of 4. The waiter’s excuse was the other tables said they were in a hurry. Hello? We were under equal time constraints.
Good food, awful service, plan to wait awhile.

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G
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eight of us had lunch at Sanraku yesterday and it was great. Service was prompt, efficient, and seamless. Food was good and ambience was very nice. Would definitely go back.

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ML
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Their food is very good quality and comparable to the Japanese food I've experienced in Tokyo.

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SF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great sushi and outstanding service as always. One of our favorite sushi places despite the Mall-like location.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicioso! Excellent food! I am a japanese food lover, I’ve got japanese food in any city I visit. To be honest this is one of the better I’ve got. The food is really delicious!

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ML
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic fresh Japanese food. Everything I've tried is good from sushi to cooked food to drinks!

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C
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cheaper option for sushi in SF outside of a happy hour. Decent rolls (10 pieces each).

A lot of “crab meat”.

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SF
San Francisco
139 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Our second time here, and not disappointed. Do not be put of with the location (adjacent to a food court). The food is excellent, despite the huge variety. Value is very good, and the service is very friendly. Incredibly convenient if you are any of the local museums or at YBC for a performance. My favorite so far is the cod!

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JH
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very comfortable. Excellent sushi

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AM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I loved the easy access from the West Moscone Center. Even though it is in the food court section, the restaurant sits above the central eating area and was surprisingly quiet. Our group enjoyed lunch with fresh sushi rolls and bento boxes. The seaweed salad with toasted sesame seeds was fabulous. I would definitely eat here again.

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