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Yuubi Japanese Restaurant

69 reviews
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$30 and under
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Yuubi is a traditional Japanese restaurant that will wow you with many memorable dishes. If you are a sushi lover, choose from nearly 30 fresh seafood rolls. For example, the Romeo & Juliet roll is packed fresh scallops and salmon under a layer of tobiko and spicy mayo. Yuubi also offers fresh, high quality cooked seafood and delicious meats. Yuubi’s master chefs grill tender beef short ribs, lamb chops, and asparagus-wrapped beef, and succulent deep fired chicken is featured as the classic chicken katsu dish. Your meal can be paired with beer, wine or sake. Finish with a Japanese dessert like mochi from Japan, or a French crème brûlée or a decadent American cheesecake.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Japanese, Sushi, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(415) 386-2011
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
6th Avenue
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 69 People Are Saying
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4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent Sushi. very warm and kind service. A surprise "dine-in" menu that has some epic value.

I'll go back.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

The waiters don't give any breathing room. They don't understand that people like to have a break between ordering their drinks, appetizers and the main meal. The staff here comes every five seconds wanting to know if your ready to order. Makes for an unrelaxed, rushed feel.

vipcabgoesleft (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Sushi was fine. Service was mediocre - slow, didn't know the English translation of the fish on the specials board; didn't know anything about the sake on offer.
We will go elsewhere next time.

vipRockstar (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was on par with average Japanese restaurant. Had reservations for 5:30 on Sun night but really didn’t need them. Reasonable since 2 of us had entree combo, 3rd person had udon w/ tempura & the 4th had poke bowl w/ couple of nigiri. We shared CA roll w/ real crab (very good) & dragon roll (ok). My entree combo was steak teriyaki and tempura. I was disappointed w/ the one piece of shrimp that was small and skinny. The poke bowl didn’t come w/ rice. Servers were attentive and did keep our water glasses and teacups filled. We were able to spend a quiet evening (2 hrs plus) talking & catching up. We had a $25 Groupon as well. In the end, we ordered a spider roll. Only one end had the fried legs instead of both ends. I would go again if in the neighborhood, but parking can be challenging.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

Cibo ben al di sotto delle aspettative. Cibo mal cucinato. Riso del sushi colloso. Avocado dei rolls quasi scaduto.

Billyboy (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on October 16, 2017

Excellent gyoza. We had the pork katsu & beef teriyaki and both were good portions & delicious.

Msue (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 20, 2017

We had a great meal here! The red dragon roll was amazing! Everything we had was delicious. Service was spot on and friendly. Highly recommend this spot!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

Fantastic good and wonderful service

OpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

A bit dark and dreary inside but food was good

vipmikehs (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on June 25, 2017

We dined at Yuubi on a regular basis when they first opened a few years ago. The food
was quite good as well as being a good value for the quality and price. However, they made
changes menu a few years back which were not an improvement and we had not dined there
for a few years. We live in the neighborhood and had dinner last Sunday. Food not particularly
fresh or well prepared and definitely not good value. We went to another Japanese restaurant
last night near the Marina. What a difference fresh, well prepared food, great service, and
excellent value. Actually, paid a bit less person than at Yuubi. By the way, Yuubi was almost
empty at 6:30 PM while other restaurants on the street appeared to be busy.

LLSF (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 22, 2017

My husband and I tried this local sushi restaurant for our first time last week. We immediately saw friends, but we heard from family members who live close to the restaurant that it was a favorite spot of theirs. We sat at the bar. There was one TV with closed captioning and one larger screen with sound turned off. It was great to watch a game without the beer pub ambiance and noise, so it was easy to have a conversation. We enjoyed the Sashimi Set, and we delighted at the very generous slices of fresh fish that melted in your mouth. The appetizer of a bowl of plain edaname was perfectly satisfying with a couple of bowls of rice to accompany the sashimi. We would like to return to try the seafood soup and other luxurious looking treats. Looking forward to our next visit!

Abe1329 (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on April 1, 2017

While the outside of the restaurant made it seem like a joint leftover from the 1980s, once we stepped inside I could tell it was a nice place. Good and service were great. Will come back for sure!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 30, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. It was a quiet evening; excellent attentive wait staff; very accommodating. Food came quickly & my service of salmon was very generous.
Staff come by all the time with more tea & bring whatever you ask.
We highly recommend this spot for special events/ special occasions or just for an excellent dinner. They could accommodate a party of 10/15 with advance notice. There is also a sushi bar for single or those who prefer that area for dining.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 22, 2017

My favorite restaurant in San Francisco. Great food and a casual atmosphere.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2017

Love Yuubi! Ricky and Gloria are the best! Great food and service!

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on October 28, 2016

Sushi is great. Alcohol not good. Nice seating and

KingReagan (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 6, 2015

Anything red snapper was great

sf11foodie (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 26, 2015

Sashimi was fresh and well served, particularly the Ebi, scallops, and uni, all of which are difficult to get just right. Grilled octopus was tasty if slightly dry. The rolls were somewhat oversauced, even though we asked particularly for one that didn't have too much sauce, and the staff directed us to one that had "no sauce". Gee, I'm glad we didn't ask for one with lots of sauce!
Worth coming back to but not going to be a regular (weekly) place.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 16, 2014

Wasn't too impressed with the uni. The fish wasn't as fresh as I like. Prices were reasonable; however, they could a lot better with their cuts and choice of fish.

vipVickiO (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2014

I'm so glad there's a true, full-menu sushi restaurant in the neighborhood--finally! Sticky rice is essential for nigiri-style sushi and other neighborhood (6th Ave/Balboa) restaurants have ignored or foregone this tradition. Yuubi's menu includes traditional sushi offerings at their best, yet it is also eclectic, extensive and allows for custom orders ... all beautifully presented. While they offer many great sushi roll combinations (favored by Western palates), I go here because the promise of real, traditional-style, elegantly presented and fresh sushi house offerings is guaranteed.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 26, 2014

Went with a group of 5. Food for each came out a different times. The dishes were okay, not bad but not memorable. Presentation of each dish was nice. The wait service was excellent. Not busy, but it was a rainy weekday evening, which helped with parking.

vipGlobalTravelerNDiner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 8, 2014

This was my 2nd time dining here and both times we had good food and exceptional service. Our wait person had a smile and kept our water glasses filled all the time.

Nana (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2013

We wanted sushi in my daughter's neighborhood so after checking on Yelp, we thought we'd give Yuubi a try. We were delighted with the quality and originality of the sushi and we were surprised at the affordability. I had teriyaki salmon and it was perfectly prepared and came with miso soup and salad - what a tasty deal. The service was prompt and friendly. My only concern was that the restaurant itself lacked ambiance. The space was vacuous and cold and the tea and miso soup was already cold before we could finish it. Too bad because everything else about this restaurant was top notch!

vipFarahRama (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 22, 2013

With a diverse menu and friendly staff, this simple Japanese restaurant is nothing short of a neighborhood gem. We braved the peak hour traffic to cross town and were pleasantly surprised by the whole meal. Our Omakase sashimi platter was really great value and made it worth the drive! The funky rolls were good too, although nothing special given everyone has spicy mayo and aioli in their rolls nowadays.

Their customer service also earn some points with the complimentary valet service. Truly a neighborhood gem!

vipKylar (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 2, 2013

Been coming here since they opened and always have a good time. Sushi chefs know what they're doing and servers are attentive and on-point with recommendations. Do yourself a favor and take your girl/boyfriend, Friday night pre-party crew, family, whatever - you won't leave disappointed!

luv2eat (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2013

I had a good time; great food and service

vipGlobalTravelerNDiner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 2, 2013

This was our first time dining here. The food was decent but what impressed us the most was the service. Please keep up the good work as we will be back!

Victor (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on September 28, 2013

We went on a Saturday night. There was not that many people. They have a lot of interesting choice of sushi rolls which are good but not that special. The grill menu was good, like the shrimp grill. Price was reasonable. The location is really in a pretty quiet neighborhood.

vipNatalie (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 20, 2013

My girl friend just found out her guy was cheating on her, so I suggested we go to this restaurant to have a man hating dinner! The sake and food was good! Service was amazing and staff was very friendly. We closed the place down and staff never rushed us out! I will go back again soon!

luv2eat (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 3, 2013

Happy to be back anytime.
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