HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.
If you like, we’ll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.
Is this your restaurant? Claim this listing

Wasabi Bistro

20 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem (28)
  • Fit for Foodies (21)
  • Good for Groups (20)

Similar Restaurants


Wasabi Bistro in San Francisco is an upscale sushi restaurant that serves elegant, artistic dishes featuring classic Asian cuisine flavors. This restaurant provides guests with food that looks as wonderful as it tastes at lunch, happy hour and dinner. The menus at Wasabi Bistro are filled with sushi and sashimi dishes sure to please seafood lovers, as well as vegetarian options prepared with the same level of culinary expertise.

At lunch, diners will find combo meals featuring teriyaki chicken or beef, vegetable tempura and California roll. Wasabi Bistro patrons can also enjoy miso salmon and spicy tuna. At dinner, the menu features chef’s specials such as seared yellowtail with daikon sauce and a complete menu of vegetarian rolls.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Japanese, Sushi
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation

Lunch: Daily 11:30am-4:oopm
Dinner: Daily 4:00pm-11:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(415) 701-0082
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
18th Street
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 20 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.6based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
5.0Dined on February 15, 2014

Our server, ALLEN, was fabulous! He made our evening out really special. Thanks for the great dining experience!

4.0Dined on February 1, 2014

Solid service, good food, and at a decent price? Yes please. Would recommend, and would return.

2.0Dined on February 1, 2014

Not once during our meal did the wait staff ask how our meal was or refresh our tea. "Attitude"

2.0Dined on January 20, 2014

The food at Wasabi Lounge was great but the service was horrible. My entree came way before my wife's and a several minutes before the appetizer!!! It was slow and quiet in the restaurant, almost no patrons and this happened. I had been looking forward to eating there for a long time but the service will forever keep me at bay.

2.0Dined on January 4, 2014

Cool, kitchy atmosphere, but the food is way too expensive. This is always a last resort of sorts for us when looking for sushi (basically when everything else is booked) because the rolls are overpriced for what they are. This visit sealed the coffin as the service was horrendous even though nobody else was in the restaurant. Oh right--and they added an automatic 18% gratuity for a group of 6.

I'm done with Wasabi Bistro.

2.0Dined on December 16, 2013

Food was amazing!!! Service was bad, they did not ask to take drink order till almost 20 minutes after we were seated. Would understand if busy, but they only three tables at that point. Reason, "had important things to take care of in back"? Last time I checked the customer was the important thing. Also forgot to bring desert menu before bringing bill even after requesting it. Overall amazing food!! Just don't expect great or even good service.

2.0Dined on October 11, 2013

Honestly, the server ruined our experience. Never took our drink order; in fact he walked away just as we were going to order our beverages following our meal selection. You can image the look of shock on our faces when he simply walked away without even asking if we wanted something to drink. The server never stopped by our table again the rest of our visit. The restaurant was half occupied during our reservation (8:00 PM.) It was other staff who swooped in to deliver our food and sweep away our empty plates, without uttering but three words. We felt ignored and disrespected. The front host delivered and processed our check. The food was descent and portion sizes were generous. The general ambience and decor are warm and nice.

5.0Dined on July 25, 2013

Excellent service. Great food. Too much flashy decor. Very loud in the evening. Quieter in the early evening & afternoon.

2.0Dined on July 25, 2013

happy hour pricing on drinks and excellent list of food items is really terrific...especially for those of us who can't seem to eat enough sushi. however, you get what you pay for. The quality of the food is "meh". Plus, the day we went there was only 1 sushi chef and we were 8 people and there were other tables needing to be served. On arrival at 5 I informed the waiter we needed to leave by 6 to attend a movie-more than enough time in just about any sushi place to have a relaxed meal. some of us were served by 5:40. Some didn't receive any of the items ordered until 6! And none of it was worth being aggravated about.

4.0Dined on July 15, 2013

The food is very fresh and beautifully presented. The dishes are very unique, unlike most other Japanese restaurants. Our waitress was excellent, very attentive with great advise.

4.0Dined on June 29, 2013

Wasabi Bistro is a savior!! During Pride 2013, we luckily scored a minute reservation when our original restaurant had to close due to a power outage. Being a pride veteran but a Wasabi virgin, Wasabi managed the insanity of pride amazingly well and better than most I've seen. Servers and the host (I believe the manager) were fabulously positive and helpful throughout our meal. Food is great tasting and not overly 'Americanized'. They have a very large sake selection too! If you are in the Casto and want some great sushi, definitely try Wasabi!

3.0Dined on June 28, 2013

We have been to Wasabi 3 to 4 times. The first couple of times the food seemed really good. This time, the fish was too oily and the tempura not very crisp. The food was OK but not outstanding. However, this may just have been our selection and other things on the menu may have been better. Also, for those who like wine with dinner (as opposed to beer or sake or plum wine), Wasabi does not have a standard wine list.

5.0Dined on June 22, 2013

The quality of fish used here is top notch! All of the appetizers we tried were hits. Highly recommended if you are looking for sushi in the Castro.

5.0Dined on June 21, 2013

Wasabi Bistro serves delicious, inventive Japanese food -- a large selection of rolls, sushi an sashimi, tempura and skewers. Everything we ordered was delicious and the service was prompt and personal, despite the fact that the place was packed on a Friday night. Be sure to order the bacon wrapped shrimp and a couple of their rolls. Beer, wine and sake are available and there are booths and tables. All the staff were extremely pleasant and professional. Highly recommended!

3.0Dined on June 21, 2013

Good service and pretty good selection of sushi. This is good if you have time to spare, not so great if you're in a rush.

2.0Dined on April 14, 2013

love the people who work there. My extended family.

5.0Dined on April 7, 2013

Superior service, which is important in a sushi restaurant where the waiters have multiple orders from a table. The sushi was superb, including the hard-to-succeed items.

4.0Dined on April 6, 2013

Great food, service, ambiance and price.

4.0Dined on February 14, 2013

This is a new neighborhood restaurant. We were very impressed with the quality of the food, the taste, the presentation and freshness. The atmosphere is nice and the service is very good. We will be back.

2.0Dined on January 17, 2013

The host was rude and not very personable - wait staff was much better, but the experience and the front door set the whole tone...