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129 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Late-night Find

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In the heart of San Francisco is a true authentic Japanese experience. In a city where so many Japanese restaurants offer the usual sushi and tempura standards, YamaSho brings you a true experience of not just authentic Japanese cuisine, but also Japanese culture. From a Japanese restaurateur who really likes to sing, YamaSho makes you feel like you are guests in the cozy home of a talented native chef.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(415) 346-2222
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Our comfortable Banquet room loft is perfect for parties of up to 50 guests. This large private room overlooks the restaurant, sushi bar and also has it"s own restrooms. The room includes two large HD flat screens, and an audio system that can be utilized for karaoke, or for video or computer connected presentations.
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Private party contact
YamaSho: (415) 346-2222
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Cross street
Van Ness & Polk
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Parking details
A convenient parking garage is located just across the street at 1150 Post Street.
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Public transit
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YamaSho’s ten Karaoke Lounges are equipped with state of the art karaoke equipment, including large high Definition flat screens, dual microphones, individual climate control, sound-proofing, and offer a selection of over 120,000 songs in Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean and Spanish available at the touch of a button.
Banquet, Beer, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2016

Delicious small plates and sushi rolls. Great sake selection.

Molly (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2016

Great sushi. Good prices. Friendly staff. Easy to get to by public transportation.

AshleyK (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on July 22, 2016

First time dining here. The food was just ok, nothing special at all. The service was terrible and it took almost 2 hours to get in and out because of the slow service. Cleanliness of the restaurant was also not that great. Had to ask for a new menu because I got a pile of greasy rice in my lap when I opened mine 😟

IvyC (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on June 5, 2016

Perfectly acceptable meal. No complaints! ...which is great for a sushi place

snowman (Columbus)
3.0  Dined on May 20, 2016

The service was pretty terrible and the restaurant was almost empty. It seemed as though our party of three had multiple servers. We would ask for water from one, get checked on 10 minutes later by another server, still wondering where the water is-- this happened in several forms throughout our dinning experience. We did not receive the type of sushi we ordered but they brought something, so we decided just to eat it. Half of the sashimi seemed like it was thawing out from a frozen state. I would recommend that even if you are in the mood for sushi and this place is close to change what you are in the mood for or go somewhere else.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 23, 2016

YamaSho is a Japanese Karaoke hot spot. We go there mainly for the good Japanese food, but the Karaoke clientele is charming and entertaining, and always friendly. Service is great,
and it is on our hot list of great places to eat when we visit SF.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 9, 2016

Love this place. Great sushi.

vipRachelG (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 5, 2016

I held my birthday dinner here. We were looking to sake bomb and enjoy some sushi. The place was a little empty so that was a problem since we got a little loud. It was still pretty early and no one was really karaoke-ing yet, which was a bummer. Good food, fairly priced, close to other bars.. I enjoyed the experience.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

Great sushi for a good price! Large selection and good quality fish. Inside is nice and there is karaoke downstairs if you are into that! haha!

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2016

Went for sushi and karaoke, always a good time! Very accommodating staff for our changing party size.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 9, 2016

We came here for dinner before a movie Saturday night. When we sat down there were only a couple tables full. It was busy by the time we left. The service was horrible. We were constantly having different servers come to the table and the food took forever.

RBallardini (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 5, 2016

Though we were stuck and couldn't get to a preferred restaurant, Foreign Cinema, we met family here and had a decent time. The service was OK and the food, passable though not great.

SFTraveler (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2015

The restaurant came recommended by a man who lives in SF. The food was great, but the service was a little slow. Fortunately we had planned enough time that the service issue was not a problem.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2015

Service was atrocious - had to wait a very long time for a sushi order.

BeingBalanced (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 27, 2015

If you are looking for great food and excellent ambiance, this is a fun place.