Seiya

4.5
554 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Modern twist on traditional Japanese cuisine. Using centuries old techniques to elevate the fresh fish and ingredients sourced from Japan and locally.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 554 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience , can’t wait to go back. Definitely recommend !!

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot! The crunchy California roll was especially good!

DB
DevonB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely our favorite sushi spot on the peninsula!

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vipMemorable
London
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in town. Consistently cheerful and accommodating service. A quiet spot for dinner, which is rare these days !

SC
SCresident
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most Excellent - service, chef's specials and the overall food!

JC
vipJesseC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Seiya!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Outdoor dining could have used more heaters but otherwise I’m glad they had the option. Our server was lovely. The food was quite pricey and the taste was average.

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vipBayeater
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Everybody ordered different items for themselves, which meant one of the party just ordered rolls… but the rolls didn’t come out until the very end and very slowly as well, which meant that person ended up waiting for their food while the rest of the table finished… otherwise food was good overall.

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vipBearware
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Mediocre food with horrible service. Sushi bar only as tables are spartan at best.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service with friendly knowledgeable staff. Food was great. My favorite was the hamachi carpaccio.

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Pathui
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality sushi! All the rolls my family ordered were fresh and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was welcoming, hospitable and attentive. Sushi was top notch with many selections flown in from Japan. Would high recommend.

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MiLe
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omakase is amazing and all the sushi is heavenly. Hiro san is unparalleled in the art of sushi.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality ingredients from Japan. Also love all the care the sushi chef puts into everything, including making his own soy sauce. Seiya is now my favorite go-to. I’m in San Jose, but they are worth the drive. It’s hard to eat anywhere else, once you’ve had high quality food and service like this. Love this place

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SanCarlos
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in San Carlos! Fresh fish, great preparation, lovely service.

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vipNZAA
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely intimate restaurant , great service. Knowledgeable server and good food.

BH
vipBobHellman
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best sushi on the Peninsula!

ME
vipMaryE
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Food was quite mediocre for the price. I had a great experience the first time but the second time around the food was just so.

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vipShaundaT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Based on all the positive reviews, I expected much better. Nothing special about this restaurant. The outdoor seating area provides zero ambience and shows that very little effort was used to put it together on a street filled with beautiful parklets.
I won't be going back.

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viptastygirl
San Francisco
109 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love Seiya.. I had been waiting to come back as my husband loves sushi..but I do not eat anything that basically is in the water.. I love their Kobe beef rolls, vegetable tempura. and veggie skewers. Unfortunately they are not serving any of those. They did have one beef special that was very pretty and a vegetable roll, both were tasty. My husband had some of the specials which were just works of art as well as nummy. I totally get it... they said they are understaffed.. Hoping to return soon.

MD
MarthaD
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seiya’s sushi, the best!!! I recently moved to So. Cal and can’t find anything eve close!!!
I came back for a weekend and HAD to visit Seiya!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Birthday celebration for my father. Food was good

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jmeabr
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Sushi was absolutely delicious. Disappointed that some menu items weren’t available. Timing to get food was mixed. Outdoor area not as quaint as indoor. Folks at next door’s restaurant’s patio were ver loud.

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catherinea
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the foods and the service. Fish was so fresh and buttery. Fish tacos were yummy. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and on point about her recommendations. Price is a little high.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

It seemed like they were understaffed. We had a reservation and they couldn’t empty the tables for 45 mins. Then they forgot multiple requests and orders took forever to arrive. Even the bill took forever. By the time we were done it had been a much longer dinner than we’d planned, and I started to understand why the previous patrons took longer to clear the table.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi!!

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DinerRC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Seiya disappointed us. First, the menu was on an app and each item was not described. We had to order "blind". Second, there were no real waiters to ask questions or get descriptions of various dishes, wines, or sake. Last, it is very expensive. Two small pieces of fish were $15.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi! Try the seasonal fish, the Barracuda was fun to try.

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SandroM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The food is amazing. My preferred sushi in the peninsula.

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vip4Real
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent sushi from a master. Everything is fresh and beautifully presented. Great service.

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ddberecaer
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The fish taco is the must-have one! Shrimp Tempura was also great, crispy yet not oily! Nargiri and Sashimi is above average.

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Disappointing
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I was a little skeptical when I arrived as the posted pictures did not reflect what I saw live. That all was eliminated by the service and the food. The creativity and freshness of the cuisine were amazing and the servers understood what made Seiya unique. They were able to make excellent recommendations and made the experience far from ordinary. This will be a staple for any trip made to the Bay Area. Well done Seiya, you have a loyal follower.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great sushi. Very fresh

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NicW
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding variety of seasonal fish directly from Japan. Expertly prepared by highly creative chef with Keen eye for detail. Some of the most authentic sushi I've had outside Japan.

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vipJonathanN
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood was super fresh, and the service was excellent! We love Seiya!

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Noona
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Very disappointed, we were very excited to finally able to dine in, we were regular for years. But tonight was a disaster, not sure what happened but we would have spent $150 or more that night for two, but at the end half of our order was not ever served due to some mistakes (the why - not explained to us) and of course we also ended up skipping desert that we look forward too. At the end, we were so sick of waiting for our food. Too bad, food was still good but we only get half of our order. I will not be returning anytime soon, what a turn off.

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Gwyatt
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent rolls, great fish quality

CT
CindyT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My team went and I made the reservation for them. They absolutely loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Only one waitress, one bus person and one cashier serve the whole dining room plus outdoor tables. Terrible service, waited more than 30mins. Try cancel the order, serve said already made, still need to wait another 10-15 mins to deliver.
Foods are over priced, 10 pieces sashimi cost $62. Uni sushi cost $11 each piece. Will not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, great food

FAQs

Seiya does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Seiya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 508-8888.

Seiya is rated 4.5 stars by 554 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.