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Wako Japanese Restaurant

4.8
4.8
707 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
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. Minimum charge of $60 per person.

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.

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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Omakase

    $250.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Wako offers a special Valentine's Day Omakase. The price is $250 per person. Drinks are excluded. Reservation will be opened on January 24. Two seating available: 5:30 pm or 8:15 pm. Please let us know of any allergies or special requests. We are unable to accommodate vegetarian or vegan diet that does not include raw fish. We also do not offer soy-free option. The reservation is non-refundable; however, you can transfer it to another party. 18% service charge will be added. Thank you for supporting our staff.

What 707 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Japanese

  • San Francisco

    Japanese

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  1. CH

    CheriH

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fresh and unique dishes. Enjoy every dishes. We will be back. Thank you.
  2. JL

    JensenL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Small portion with excellent presentation Fresh ingredients
  3. c

    cnicwhite

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so perfect! The ambiance was busy but not too busy. Perfect for what we were looking for — like not too silent, sometimes good omakase places are like that. This was lively but comfortable and we got lots of good service and attention. The food was exceptional and one of the more affordable Omakases out there in S.F. will be back
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best sushi in sf
  5. TD

    TDubz510

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Stunning food and wonderful experience at the counter! Already looking forward to a return trip.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so pleasant! The chef was so kind and all the wait staff were just so attentive and communicative. Gosh quality was superior! Will definitely be back!
  7. GG

    GourmandGuy

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food service and experience top notch. Good table spacing for privacy. Only complaint - bright lighting.
  8. GD

    GabrielD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic sushi tasting. Beautiful range of high quality fish.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been there at least 10 times in past years. We always enjoy their total service and excellent sushi.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing !!!! Can’t wait to go back
  11. j

    jessicac

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    I wrote a review on Yelp, but in summary — the sushi was not anything exceptional for the price, and the service was unfriendly and they rushed us out.
  12. 2

    2myfriend

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi I have ever had in my entire life, up till now. Given that this was my first omakase experience, the price point was not as scary as other places but the quality and the service that I have received was still stellar. I was not completely full after the omakase so I ordered additional food but the quality and the services were so good that I did not mind spending more money there.
  13. v

    vinguyen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was really good and the fish was super fresh. Overall a great experience and intimate experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite sushi restaurant in SF. We visited Wako for our wedding anniversary and the experience was amazing as always. I had the sushi tasting menu and every single piece was phenomenal.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great~ we enjoy watching our food assembled~ highly recommended~
  16. O

    Omsfoodie

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Order the sushi Omakase and add some of the warm dishes. great food!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about this place. Almost cried at the end because it was so good and will definitely be returning.
  18. HB

    HayleyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience, we love omakase and this is our new favorite place. Unique, high quality fish, creative pairings, amazing intimate environment but not stuffy or too fancy.
  19. DP

    DavidP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing sushi! great ambience
  20. F

    Fynn

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant had a great ambiance and the food was delicious. If you get a bar seat the chefs creating the sushi in front of you is a beautiful addition.
  21. TB

    TaylorB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wako is always an amazing experience! Will continue to return
  22. n

    nomnomnom

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi I've had in the Bay area. We went for an anniversary celebration, and it was perfect.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food in unimposing but classy place
  24. F

    Flyguy2592

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite omakase restaurant in town. The team is professional and efficient yet very welcoming. The team behind the sushi counter is extremely knowledgeable and treated us like part of the family. Highly recommend this spot.
  25. RC

    ReneC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tasting menu is fantastic! And dessert is not to be missed.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Slightly disappointed considering this has 1 Michelin star. From service to food quality and flavor, they leave much to be desired unfortunately.
  27. BZ

    BrettZ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I found my new favorite sushi place in San Francisco. Amazing! Thank you.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We arrived right on time for our 7:15 reservation and was seated immediately. We ordered beer and sake to start and then gazed over the menu. I knew I was going to order the omakase but I took a look at the other options. My 10 piece omakase was amazing. Fresh, flavorful, nothing was overpowering or “fishy” and probably some of the best sushi I’ve had in the states. My friend ordered a few things he felt comfortable eating because we weren’t sure what would come in the omakase. They served us simultaneously so neither of us watched each other eat which was amazing. Our drinks never emptied and our empty plates didn’t sit very long either. The timing of both our meals was impeccable. I have nothing bad to say about this place! Arigato Itamae Tomo & staff!
  29. RG

    RickG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely experience for my wife’s birthday. The food was absolutely delightful, and the service was lovely. I am highly recommending Wako to my loved ones and friends. Thank you!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every piece of fish we had was incredibly fresh and wonderfully seasoned. Definitely my new go to sushi spot in SF.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An unparalleled attention to detail coupled with extraordinary culinary prowess results in a dining experience par excellence!
  32. d

    dandadan

    Mexico City

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The food volume is significantly small and the service is no good because everybody is not necessarily hospitalized.
  33. J

    Jonathanh

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Definitely a wonderful experience in a more quiet neighborhood, the menu is great for all sushi or nigiri but you can also have some cold or hot appetizers. Reservations only
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it, will be back!
  35. N

    Nana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    best sushi ive had so far! only qualm is that some of the nigiri pieces in the 10 piece sampling were a little heavy on the wasabi
  36. QM

    QuentinM

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    We did the sushi tasing. The food is delicious, but the value is not quite there, due to small quantities and expensive prices. Going to a one Michelin star restaurant, you'd expect not to leave the place hungry. We did other omekase in SF with better value.
  37. D

    Dorian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Delicious sushi! We did the 10-course tasting menu, all the fish tasted incredibly fresh and flavorful and all the dishes were very well put together.
  38. J

    Julia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Massively overpriced for what you get. Dinner time 75 minutes, left hungry, paid just under $400. Not the dining experience you would expect at a Michelin Star rated restaurant in terms of atmosphere, creativity, amount of food and service.
  39. JG

    JuanG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great time in Wako. The sushi tasting menu was great.
  40. CA

    ChAb

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi. Less pieces than usual omakse but great taste!

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Wako Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 707 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.
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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