Sushi Hunter

3.8
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150 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Welcome to the fabulous world of Sushi Hunter!!
We offer prompt table service, a full a la carte menu and a superb all-you-can-eat menu. We are famous for our all-you-can-eat menu which contains more than 60 made-to-order items: nigiri and maki sushi, appetizers, salads, and special sushi rolls.
We DO NOT have a buffet - all our items are hand-made and fresh to order. Our house signature dishes include chicken karaage, specialty rolls, and our fantastic gyoza.
We have an extensive 10-page menu with hundreds of sushi and sashimi items, traditional entrees, bento box, appetizers and salads. We have Japanese beer, sake, fine wines, and soft drinks...truly something for every palate.

Established since 2000, we are proud to say that we can offer the best value in great service and fantastic food.

We serve a community of diverse clientele with only one concept: ......"Eat, Drink and Be Happy"!!......




Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Saturday: 1:30 - 5:00pm
Sunday: 3:30 - 4:45pm

Dinner:
Monday to Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday to Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 291-9268
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Sushi Hunter offers restaurant buyouts for groups up to 60 people.
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Private party contact
Hanson Lau: (415) 291-9268
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Catering
We cater to any large or small parties for all your special occasions and events. Please let us know in advance your event details so that we may plan with you accordingly.
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Cross street
Union
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Public transit
Muni #41, 35, 39, 15, 30 and 45
Additional
Beer, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
3.4
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3.7
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was super slow. Pretty sure they forgot about us. Other visits have been better.

N
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing that this place is all you can eat. Incredible service and kind folks. They could charge $60 and easily it would be worth it. Best sushi around!

MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We went for dinner on a Friday evening. Sushi was average. Atmosphere extremely loud due to multiple tables with younger crowds having sake bombs banging at tables and yelling. Service was extremely slow too and to top it off, they automatically charged us an 18% tip (claiming we were a party of 6) when in fact we were 2. And after charging my credit card, they even removed the itemized receipt to try to get yet an extra tip... very sneaky! I guess it works with some big drinking parties but not with us. Very upsetting! Beware

L
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrific service, lackluster food, obnoxious guests

MP
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good quality for an all you can eat restaurant. Everything is made fresh to order.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

A decent All You Can Eat/Happy Hour deal makes this place attractive, though the rolls tend to be a reliant on the quantity of rice. Nigiri is the way to go for best value.

k
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Honestly worst sushi I have ever had. I’m not usually too picky about my sushi but this sushi made me feel sick and the waitress was extremely rude. The price is decent for San Francisco but the all you can eat menu is sparse and the food is even worse; despite how cheap it is this place is not worth it at all. I will never ever come back here.

U
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst sushi ever! Unfresh rice and fish! Bad costumer service! Felt sick after eating! Dnt waist your money!

EG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff there is very friendly and helpful.
I went with a friend and we tried the all you can eat. It`s $27.00 per person and they have a different Menu. The only thing I think I missed was the ginger because for AYCE option they do not offer ginger. I do recommend this place.
One thing I loved was that they tell you that you will be charged if you opt for the All You Can Eat (AYCE) and do not eat everything you request. Once you tell it to your client, they will think before they request.
Great place, good food and I really recommend it.

AR
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I definitely don’t recommend this place. Rude and slow service, poor food quality and they messed up with our orders and with the bill as they charged twice one of our cards. Stay away from this place and spend more wisely your money!

F
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good; not the place to go on a hot day.
Granted, hot days are rare in San Francisco, but without air conditioning, this little place was really uncomfortable. On a regular SF day, it'd probably be great. We had 2 rolls and a tempura; it wasn't exceptional, but it was fresh and tasty...and a good value. It's a small place, so it's also not a big, noisy sushi restaurant, which was great.

YY
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sushi Hunter has a great all-you-can-eat sushi menu. With a selection of cold appetizers, hot appetizers, sushi rolls and nigiri. We got dessert for an additional cost, which was delicious. The fried banana without ice cream was our pick, but I can see it being delicious with ice cream as well. Will return!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Went for all you can eat sushi, food was ok nothing special, way too much rice on each roll which made the rolls feel mushy. The soy sauce tasted watered down but service was good! We were welcomed into the building, seated fast and the waitress was friendly.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Poor service with large groups.

h
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ended up coming here while we were in San Francisco. Weird hours. They opened up at 1:30pm. We were the only ones sitting in the restaurant. It was embarrassingly empty. The food was creative and delicious. They had 3 nigiri made from 3 different fish roe and my favorite...tobiko.. flying fish roe.
It was good and if I were not visiting the city, I would eat there again

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I always go to Suchu Hunter for their good food, freindliness and price is quite reasonable.It is a casual restaurant and truly a neighborhood gem.

M
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Very good service, the food was alright.

ML
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All you can eat menu is amazing!! Fresh & delicious. Very impressed!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I really enjoyed Sushi Hunter. My friend and I were looking for something with good sushi and good drinks and this restaurant had great reviews. The meal itself was very good. They offered garlic edamame, which was very different but also delicious. The sushi options were very simple, nothing out of the ordinary from other sushi restaurants. I was expecting a wider variety, but the rolls we ordered were very good in the end so I can't complain. The drink menu was very limited though. 2 beer options, only house wine for red, 3 white wine options and a few bottles of Sake. A handful of beer options or adding another 2-3 wines to the list would definitely be a plus.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have walked by here many times, but this was my first time eating here. My dad and I had the all-you-can-eat dinner, which is not a buffet, but rather prepare-to-order. I thought maybe it would take a long time, but service was quite responsive and the food came out promptly. Food quality was excellent, fresh and tasty. Would come again.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Best all you can eat sushi anywhere.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Place smelled fishy when walking in. Fish was bland and flavorless, also a bit warm. Definitely not good sushi and I wouldn't go back.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I took my girls to Sushi Hunter before Beach Blanket Babylon. Although I would normally be looking for Italian food in the northbeach area, we wanted vegan options and something open before 5pm. I am glad Sushi Hunter was available. The location was clean, the prices were very reasonable and service was prompt and friendly. They also have two tv's- they had Sunday football games on which I liked. My only complaint was that I like to know all of my options when ordering. The server suggested the nigiri specials and I really should have asked for more details. The specials were fine but came cooked with skin on, not my favorite. I like fresh, uncooked nigiri. Also, the server brought the gyros that we did not order. So my suggestions are to the server; please ask more question, give more info, be specific. Overall, we were happy with our choice.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to this place on New Year's Day around 8pm. It wasn't crowded, but the ambiance was still nice. I could tell they can get busy. The sushi was amazing and the service was great.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

There are not many dish choices for All You Can Eat menu. The fish for nigiri sushi is not fresh enough. Fried food and salad are better. Drinks are not included. The meal is quite expensive.

BA
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience2

I wasn't expecting much based on the decor, but the service was very attentive and the food was excellent in presentation and taste.

BG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2016
Overall3food2service4ambience2

All you can eat sushi, sake and japanese food. Price is very reasonable. Some of the non-sushi dishes were excellent (e.g. Saba Shioyaki). The food is prepared to order. The sushi (nigiri and rolls) was merely ordinary.

WH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were going to the early Saturday evening performance of Beach Blanket Babylon and saw this restaurant online and decided to try it. It was quite good and we will likely be returning.

e
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great all you can eat sushi place that you order from a menu. Extremely nice service and the sushi was incredible. Highly recommend!

D
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2016
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I've been coming here for years and they've been great. Good sushi, great service, very friendly wait staff. But the last 2 times I've eaten here, the wait staff has been different and there's this head waitress who might even be the manager as she acts like it. She gets your food order and if you even pause to think about your next item, she motions you with her hand to "c'mon, just order". She rushes you, and sometimes she walks away as you're still talking. The last 2 visits I've had to tell her her to stop rushing us as we are thinking about our order. She absolutely ruins the dining experience. It will be awhile before I would think of considering going back. And if she is still there, I would walk out and go to Tony's instead.

ST
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great all-you-can-eat sushi! We couldn't stop eating.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2016
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Waited 15 minutes despite having a reservation. Before being seated a couple a head of us were seated at a table for 2. The only table left was a table for 4, before my party of 2 gets seated they couple seated ahead of us gets asked if they want the larger table. After they refuse we get seated. After being seated we are not helped for 20 minutes. Absolutely ridiculous.

S
New England
69 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Once again, OpenTable comes through. Looked through the listings in SF and liked the descriptions of this place. Walked over and while we were hesitant based on how the place looked from the outside, we went in and had a really great meal. They were helpful and very nice to us. Will go back for sure!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2016
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I use OpenTable all the time to find great restaurants in cities when I'm traveling. I read that this restaurant was good and that they have all you can eat sushi which I love! My husband and I met up with 2 of our friends and it was such terrible service. We opted for the all you can eat sushi. Our entire dinner lasted 3 hours and I asked 3 different times for a specific type of sushi (Masago) and still never received it. None of the specialty rolls were on the AYCE list and there was a ton of rice compared to the actual fish. We also did not receive several other rolls and nigiri throughout the evening. Maybe if you eat here on a Thursday at 5pm it might be a different story but I would not return here.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was just ok. Nothing special about their food. Not authentic Japanese food.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We loved the himachi sashimi in particular as well as the red dragon roll and spider roll. The service was excellent, the fish was fresh, tasty and generously portioned. We'd recommend and we will return when back in SF.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi hunter was great. The service in particular was incredible. The food was great did all you can eat and drink. I would recommend this to all.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Strongly not recommended. Poor offer, customer is the last one to take care of.

TF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FUN PLACE TO HAVE FRIEND DATES!! WE LOVE SUSHI HUNTER. KIND STAFF, THE FOOD IS GREAT.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the all you can eat sushi for $30 and it was great! Definitely worth the money. The fish was good quality and the rolls weren't too heavy on the rice (like most all you can eat places do). The appetizers were really good too (seaweed salad, miso soup and gyoza were bomb). I went around 3pm on a Sunday so it wasn't very busy and everything came out fairly quickly, considering it was all being made fresh to order. Overall great experience! I will be going back.