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Date
Thu, 4/19
Time
7:30 PM
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Sanraku Metreon

4.4
267 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Healthy
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..
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
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Hours of operation


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

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

Dinner: F-Sa 4:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 369-6166
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 267 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
3.7
ambience
3.9
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on December 26, 2016

It was a decent place to stop for a quick bite. The restaurant is attached to a food court so it sort of isn't the best ambiance.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2016

Dinner before Rogue One. Hamachi Kama is the best ever. Never Frozen. Best sushi in the city.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2016

Great sushi. Wonderful friendly staff. Bought a movie ticket at Metreon and received free edamame appetizer!! Good fresh food. Helpful staff.

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2016

Two of us...food delivered about 12 minutes apart. Requested manager who took a long time to come out. He apologized awkwardly and didn't seem to really care.

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2016

Four of us met for a business lunch. We were seated right away because we had a reservation. The place was still busy at 1:45 pm so we had to wait for a server to give us water and take our order. The eatery started out noisy, but gradually became less so. The major fault was that the food orders did not all come out at the same time. Two of us got our orders, while the other two had to wait. Then a third order was served. As a courtesy, three of us waited for our friend to be served. Total wait time was perhaps 5 minutes. Orders should have been delivered to our table at the same time. The food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2016

Very yummy food and a great place for a two person lunch. Comfortable environment even though you're in the middle of a shopping center. Nice view of the grassy fields in Mission. Good value and fast service!

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3.0Dined on November 19, 2016

Chicken teriyaki didn't taste good and the meat was not juicy at all

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2016

Suprisingly, an authentic Japanese sushi restaurant in a mall with a fantastic selection and great-tasting sushi. The special sashimi menu is fantastic and great selection for the Omakase (chef's choice). Signed up for their frequent card as we'll be here often.

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2016

This is one of my favorite restaurants with the best Japanese dishes, both sushi and hot meals.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2016

I'm glad this is nearby our apartment. It's fast and tastey.

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2016

Good service and great food! Thanks for a great evening!

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2016

We had 6 family members from three locations (Florida, East Bay, and South Bay) gather in the city for a Saturday trip to SFMOMA. Sanraku Metreon is just a short walk away through Yerba Buena Gardens. We were quite early for our lunch reservation, and were seated shortly after they opened at 11:00 AM. It was quiet, the food was quite good, and the price most reasonable. We have eaten here before when we've come to SFMOMA and will certainly do so again.

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2016

Perfect spot for a quick break from conventions. It is easy to get to and the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2016

This is our go to sushi restaurant for 17 years!! That should speak for itself!

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2016

Still my go-to sushi restaurant. Sanraku's nasu ( eggplant) and the Sanraku tofu are delicious. It's been very good for a long time and I am glad Sanraku is in my work neighborhood.

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2.0Dined on August 25, 2016

I expect a higher entry bar for restaurants on Opentable. Their sushi selection was terrible and their sake prices overinflated, even for San Francisco.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2016

We have had numerous meals at Sanraku Metreon.

The food is always excellent and the service is very good. it is a good value. It is a very good neighborhood place.

Highly recommend it

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3.0Dined on August 6, 2016

The food was very good for a small sushi restaurant attached to a large mall. However, the service was not satisfactory at all. Our server was stealing our plates even before our food was done. I had literally grab her plates to move the left over food to our plates. She was keep asking if we were done. We couldn't enjoy our dinner in a relaxed setting. However, the food was not bad and the cost is not too bad for a sushi restaurant in SF.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2016

Quickly seated, great food, and excellent service, as always!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2016

Sanraku is a rare Japanese restaurant with Japanese chef. The food is authentic and good. You don't find many Japanese restaurant that is really Japanese in San Francisco.

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2.0Dined on June 22, 2016

They don't have fresh crab. They raised the prices and got rid of happy hour menu. Everything is pre sliced. Disappointing.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2016

We have been coming here for years! It is always great! Sushi is perfection, fresh and delicious. The agadashi tofu and gindara, are the best in the city!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2016

Great service, food was hot when it arrived and very tasty.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2016

Sanraku is the perfect place to grab a bite before a film or event at YBCA or the Metreon. Allow yourself one hour before the show and a pleasant meal and conversation can be had. Remember to make a reservation through OpenTable to guarantee seating with little to no waiting.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2016

It was true Japanese dishes and using good material for cocking.
The quantity was rather big for us ordinary Japanese people but
Maybe American's are OK.

The location is not so perfect place but just for ordinary business dinner,
it is reasonable and good taste for business entertainment.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2016

The sushi was good, but pricey.
Will come back again.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2016

Located inside the Metreon, the sushi itself was reasonably priced for the great quality of fish that they had that day. I did the omakase lunch sushi menu and was not left disappointed!
Would definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2016

go there for nigiri at the bar

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2.0Dined on March 8, 2016

It's located in the food court of a mall. We were very disappointed to find that out.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2016

It wasn't the easiest to find as it's in the mall. After they were able to get the table set up and we got up to get our menus it was an enjoyable experience. The server was great and the food was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2016

A good Japanese restaurant for a mall setting. Service could be better but the fish is fresh and the menu diverse. Some items were a little pricy but others were excellent value. Items from the kitchen came out lightning quick!

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2016

Really good variety of different sushi rolls to choose from. They also had good selections for set dinners and I enjoyed the salmon that I ordered. Overall, good meal for a decent price. Would be back again soon.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2016

Great food, quick service

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2016

The sushi was good, but the location was a bit odd. If the outside isn't open, it feels like you're almost eating in mall food court. Great place to get some casual sushi, but I probably wouldn't go there on a date or for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2016

I work really close and often pick up my lunch & dinner from here. I've been coming here for 11 years now and with the exception of one cashier a few years ago, the staff has been consistent and awesome!

I miss the Wednesday sweet ebi fry lunch. It paired well with the egg salad sauce. It was soooo good! I even got my coworker hooked on it and this would be our lunch almost every Wednesday. Any chance of bringing it back?

I do have one small complaint which is the prices have been going up & up and the rolls have been getting much smaller.

Just a heads up that when there's a convention at Moscone Center, the attendees all flock here for lunch.

The current staff there now (Eric, Misa, Julie, Hai-Chau, David, etc.) are superstars!

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2016

While the menu isn't particularly adventurous, there are the staple Japanese dishes and the quality/authenticity is higher than your "typical" Japanese restaurant (which tend to be a pseudo-Japanese generic "asian"). Above all however, the service is super-fast and the food is definitely worth the price, which is very reasonable. I have been here a couple of times, and it's now my go-to place in the city for a quick and reliable Japanese meal. They were also more than happy to accommodate a large party (14) without any issues where many restaurants will force you down the "special event" route.

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2016

The food was wonderful. The sesame chicken was unlike anything else by that name. Large tender pieces of white meat in a crunchy crust with an excellent sauce. The sushi rolls were quite good, as was the tempura - everything very lightly done and crisp. It is the only restaurant at the Metrion with table service, so much more relaxing than the food court.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2015

the sushi chefs here are top notch and it is rewarding to sit at their counter- this is an SF gem

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2015

A good meal overall, although nothing about the experience was outstanding or set Sanraku apart from other Japanese restaurants in the area. Can be a convenient location if you are coming out of a movie at the Metreon, but otherwise too much ambient noise and distractions for me.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2015

We made our reservation through Open Table, and were pleased that we did not have to wait for a table. The waiter was a bit stressed that one guest was late arriving (he was trying to drive across the Bay Bridge), but was very patient. Food was excellent, slightly pricey.

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