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Wako Japanese Restaurant

4.8
4.8
589 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese

At Wako we believe cooking with seasonality and the Japanese tradition in mind is our utmost priority. We strive to create visually striking dishes and serve our customers with confidence. We procure from carefully selected purveyors; our most basic ingredients straight from Japan, and locally source seafood and produce as much as possible. We welcome you to relax and enjoy this melding of Japanese and California cuisines, which the name of our restaurant represents.

The seating capacity is 20 guests at a seating. We cannot accept reservation more than 4 guests.

Reservation is available for the next 14 days.

Please let our servers know of any allergies or special requests.  We are also unable to accommodate vegetarian or vegan diet that does not include raw fish. We have limited items with soy-free options.

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Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:15 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 682-4875

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tomoharu Nakamura

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond District

  • Cross street

    3rd Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 589 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Japanese

  • San Francisco

    Fit for Foodies

  • San Francisco

    Japanese

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  1. CK

    CKM56MONKEY

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very pleasant dining experience with fresh ingredients and subtle innovations not experienced at other omakase restaurants. Staff was friendly and was able to answer any questions. Great dining experience with great price

  2. BR

    BlakeR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I literally ordered everything. It was all truly delicious

  3. m

    maryl

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was impeccable . My husband and I had the sushi tasting and we were very impressed with the presentation . The sushi was so good!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was quite possibly one of my favorite meals I’ve ever had, could actually be THE favorite meal I’ve ever had. We ordered the Chef’s Tasting Menu and it did not disappoint. Every piece was crafted with so much love. The chef was so friendly and personable. I will be recommending this restaurant to friends and family for years to come.

  5. LF

    LisaF

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just like being in Japan!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, great service.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    High quality sushi. Enough said!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    incredible.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tomo was phenomenal! Waitresses provided excellent Sake recommendations! Fantastic experience!

  11. BY

    BrianY

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    expensive but worth it to do the chef tasting. wow, really amazing. And each pieces was described perfectly by chef and he was very friendly. We ordered a bit extra and it was not too expensive to do so. Tried some interesting things and loved every second of it.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My fiancé and I have worked in multiple Michelin starred restaurants in the city and after years of talking about wanting to dine at Wako, we finally booked a reservation 2-3 weeks out. Super glad we did it because it was one of the best dining experiences we’ve had in a long time. Entire staff was welcoming, friendly and hospitable. The quality of the food was exceptional: fresh, balanced, clean, and beautifully presented. Left incredibly happy and cannot wait to come back soon.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wako is simply the best sushi in San Francisco.

  14. AC

    AlyssaC

    Central Coast

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food was high quality but I felt the portions were small for the price.

  15. B

    Bailee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything here is outstanding. It’s an intimate setting perfect for birthdays or anniversaries. It’s definitely worth the price. Definitely the best sushi I’ve ever had.

  16. RB

    RickB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service all around - Jalapeño marinated tuna was awesome. Cant wait to come back and try more things from their menu.

  17. YR

    YunahR

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Not less than excellence is my experience at Wako. You will not find any better sushi. Tomo-San is a master sushi maker and you won’t be disappointed.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked for our anniversary, the meal was excellent and our chef took great care of us at the sushi counter. While the meal was pricey it was worth every dollar for this once a year dining experience.

  19. C

    Carlic

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Great food, feels very traditional. Average service.

  20. CL

    ChrisL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tomo is a fantastic chef and host. Every visit is a delightful and thoughtful culinary experience (we always do tasting/omokase) and the sushi is smack yo mama good. This place is my favorite.

  21. SS

    ShaneSep

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Each dish was a Phenomenal expression of the fish apart of it. Everything was perfect: extremely fresh, lots of complex, complementary flavors, new flavors that I've never experienced (for example monkfish liver). This is a must try. It will cost you a lot if you are planning on leaving full, though.

  22. JW

    JustinW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best sushi in San Francisco for a high quality purist experience.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Extremely high quality food. Great atmosphere and service. Portions may be small so order accordingly. Highly recommend!

  24. m

    middlemarch

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    first rate Japanese restaurant, probably the best in the Bay Area

  25. PA

    PaloAlto

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Reservation was made for 3 for a birthday celebration to be seated at the counter. Checking in at the restaurant, we were very disappointed to find out that they had no knowledge of this request. We had been here before when they offered the Omakase menu; but this was no longer available. Food was still good; but disappointed with the service

  26. JG

    JadeGal2

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A small modest store front from the outside but once you enter you're in a space that belies it's exquisiteness in ambiance, level of service, quality and creativity of the food. The background music is a complement to the atmosphere not overwhelming or intrusive. Service was attentive and pace at which the food is served is efficient not hurried. Definitely would return for another dinner.

  27. YW

    YukikoW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the best Sushi and Japanese food restaurant. I am very very impressed!!!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderfully intimate space with spectacular omakase.

  29. MM

    MichaelM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience and hope to be back soon! Thank you

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Incredible experience, blew other sf options out of the water

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing we will definitely be back.

  32. j

    johnb

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    incredible food, service and ambience. Jin was enthusiastic, informative, and engaged to make our experience memorable. He even remembered us from previous visits pre-covid. amazing food, amazing people

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Clean, fresh food prepared after you order, very pleasant staff, small restaurant, not expensive if you consider what you get.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5

    Extremely Poor service. I have dined in some of the best restaurants in the world and this was in the top two of the worst service I have ever experienced.

  35. JB

    JennaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was amazing and the food was absolutely delicious!

  36. DC

    DillonC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sushi chef was amazing and knowledgeable! Extremely friendly and made great conversation!

  37. b

    bp95

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best sushi I've ever eaten. Highly recommend to anyone.

  38. CC

    CCTL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Great service but the sushi didn't wow me for the price.

  39. Y

    Yanela

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommended! Great value and super fresh, mist from Japan and even Spain!!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Anniversary

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Wako Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 589 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Wako Japanese Restaurant

211 Clement Street San Francisco, CA 94118

Additional information

  • Cross street

    3rd Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:15 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tomoharu Nakamura

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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