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About Wasabi Bistro
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.
San Francisco, CA 94114
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:30am-4:oopm
Dinner: Daily 4:00pm-11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Wasabi Bistro Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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