Wako Japanese Restaurant
The seating capacity is 22 guests at a seating. We cannot accept reservation more than 4 guests.
It was a wonderful experience!! The food presentation was outstanding and the food was delicious!
By far, the best Japanese restaurant I have ever had in San Francisco. Excellent food quality, attentive service and cozy setting. Very pleasant experience and satisfied.
Was traveling from LA and wanted to try a nice Michelin Omakase. After doing some research, came across this place. The service and staff were amazing, however the food left much to be desired. I’ve had better sushi at random local places in LA that didn’t cost close to 135$ pp. The best thing on the menu was the dessert. To be honest, I’m not even sure how they are Michelin rated. Maybe the menu they had when the critics came in was way better than what they served us but I was disappointed and felt a bit ripped off when we left. I would hate this review to ruin their business in anyway but if you’re charging close to 150$ pp, you really need to step your game up.
Tomo is the best!! Love him and everything about that fantastic evening.
Had the $135 tasting menu. Not the best sushi I had in SF. But the food was good overall as is the service. Good value for the price.
Very authentic Japanese dining. Feel guilty of indulging ourselves. What the hack, it's a Birthday dinner, once a year!
Had our engagement here and lovely as always!!
Great service, friendly chef
Amazing omakase experience with wonderful service. We’ll be back!
Outstanding dinner. Really a special occasion for us. Definitely with return!
Had the omakase #2 and it was really good. Would definitely cine back.
This review is 7 stars! Everything was first class. The omakase sushi selection literally melted in our mouths. Are ya salivating yet? :)
Highly recommend sitting at the counter to experience artistry at its best!
I have been explore Omakase in San Francisco, and choose this one to celebrate my birthday. I have to say the whole environment is not that noise and the chef Tomo (I don’t know if I spell right or not haha) is full of energy has smile on face all the time, so friendly and I will defiantly go back not only for special date. The food is over the value of what it is on the price tag!
Could be the best sushi in San Francisco
Fantastic dinner. If you are looking for a quality, true sushi experience make sure to stop by Wako. Their Omakase is fantastic, fresh and quality ingredients. Simple, clean and amazing flavors. MUST TRY!
What a hidden gem on Clement Street. Fantastic sushi, solid tasting menu, great atmosphere, friendly and personable staff. It was a night to remember and we will be going back! Highly recommend!
Excellent service, delicious sushi, we had a great time
Fantastic! It’s expensive, but you only live once. We had the less expensive omakase prim fixe, and it was great. The tuna was to die for. Would highly recommend this to folks interested in celebrating a special occasion.
love these guys!!
Excellent service. Fresh ingredients and delicious food.
Honestly this last dining experience with Wako was such a disappointment! I used to love love love Wako when it first opened and have recommended it to so many friends.
The restaurant has drastically increased its price, which is not a major concern to us if the quality and service meet expectation. Unfortunately other than most of the nigiri, The hot dishes and desserts have became nothing but blanded taste. Sooooo disappointing as I have always looked forward to their creative hot dishes and the pannocotta dessert. This time the hot dishes were extremely fishy, pannocotta was nothing but a few pieces of fruits topped with lime shavings...barely any mouse on bottom.
Service, the tallest Chinese waitress was just too tired of her job. She has been with the restaurant since it begun. Not once she made us feel welcome. This time was even worse. She brought our dessert and said:”someone’s birthday?” We said “yes”. She the quickly sprinkled some birthday sparkles, said “happy birthday” then walked away like wind. OMG!!!! If it was sooo much of an obligation for you to say a heartless congrats...please don’t do it to ruined our mood!!!
One nice thing worth mention was there’s a Japanese waitress, we think she is new, and has always carried a very sweet smile each time she came to our table. Which was pleasant.
Value....totally not worth it like it used to be. $360 without any drinks for 2 with this type of service, and not so wow food, not worth it!
If you are looking for some of the best and varied fish in SF this is your omakase spot
The price is high but good fish is expensive
There are so many omakase places in the city - I highly recommend this one if you’re interested in just sushi - there was no sashimi offered although you can add it on
The service is quiet, attentive yet subdued - sit at the bar of course - the sake pairings were hit and miss so I’d recommend you do your own pairings or get a bottle
This is a lovely low key and neighborhoody kind of high end experience
This is the kind of place to go when you’re tired of the ordinary. No ala carte here!! All meals are picked and prepared by thoughtful sushi chefs. Each course was both memorable and incredible. A serious don’t miss in San Francisco.
Cane here for Anniversary. Very disappointed. Very small thin pieces of raw fish over rice. Many of the pieces served were inexpensive fish. The Mackeral had a fishy taste. Money spend Not worth the value.
Quality fish but no creativity....just nigiri sushi. In my opinion not what you look for in omakase
One of the best dining experiences of my life! Every detail was thought of, and every dish is unforgettable.
Great, innovative sashimi. Lovely service. Beautiful atmosphere.
The Sushi is very good there. A great experience of Omakase. I hope the service there could be more patient. The restaurant is very small, so you can clearly hear people talking who are sitting around you. And tables are set closed.
Since it's a Michellin one star restaurant, so I set my expectation too high for Omakase before I went there. I would still recommend it for friends, because the food there is great, and creative. But I would say there is still some space between great and outstanding.
Wako had amazing fish that was traditionally prepared. The ambience and service added to the omakase; the entire experience was zen and so enjoyable.
We had the $130 omakase and a $85 bottle of sake that was great!
The service and food was good, perfect for special occasion like birthday or small friends gathering!
We had an outstanding dining experience. Better then expected.
Amazing sushi! I highly recommend getting the menu #2 for $135. This is a special place and it's not cheap but sitting at the sushi bar and hearing the chef explain every piece of fish is spectacular. Plush the sushi melts in your mouth amazing. I highly recommend this place and we plan on returning soon with my father in law who also enjoys great sushi.
Wako serves the best omakase in SF. The selections are thoughtful, fresh and beautifully presented. The service is attentive but not over-bearing. The menu is very well balanced between traditional and modern. If there is anything I would suggest it would be that the recorded music be selected to provide a better match for the setting. Music notwithstanding, Wako is a world-class destination for impeccable Japanese cuisine that is fit for Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.
A truly incredible dining experience with some of the most humble chefs, freshest seafood, and beautiful cultural immersion
Went there with 2 other friends for birthday celebration. We ordered the $135 omasake. Food was good by not wowed. Service was subpar for a Michelin Star Restaurant. The lady didn’t even look into our eyes when she talked to us. We had to ask someone else what food she was mumbling when she put it down.
My husband and I were not impressed with the food. A lot of things seemed pre-made. The dishes were not memorable whatsoever. Some of the flavors were just not good. For the price we paid, we left feeling very disappointed. Service was great, but sadly we won’t be returning. Ebisu across the park is not as fancy but the food is SO much better.
Great staff, attentive, excellent food, dont feel rushed
Absolutely fabulous. Excellent service without being pretentious, and scrumptious food all around. Like others, I’d recommend sitting at the bar, but the tables are nice too. Not cheap, but very worth the splurge.
Awesome omakase. Non-sushi items were a pleasant surprise -- so good! We also ordered a couple sushi items a la carte. Everything was done very well and the service was great. Next time I will definitely opt for sushi bar seating.
Food taste so so nothing special in comparison to other fine dining Japanese omakase