Discover the Best Sushi in San Francisco

With one of the largest Japan towns on the planet and a seafood-friendly location right on the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco is one of the top sushi cities in the world. When it comes to the best sushi in San Francisco, there are many contenders, and they are scatted throughout the city's many diverse neighborhoods. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You’ll find everything from Toyko-style sushi bars to high-end California fusion where sushi gets an innovative makeover—all vetted by the types of taste-makers who know the best spots around the city. Impress your friends and family and score a table.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Otoro Sushi, Morimoto - Napa, Akemi Berkeley
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Japanese
Neighborhoods:Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, Napa, Berkeley
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Otoro Sushi

$$$$·Japanese·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
793 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies

This critically acclaimed Hayes Valley neighborhood gem is surprisingly close to downtown San Francisco and one of the places to get the best sushi in San Francisco before the nearby opera or symphony...

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Japanese in San Francisco Bay Area

Morimoto - Napa

$$$$·Japanese·
Napa
6,966 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings

Located in the town of Napa in the heart of Northern California's wine country, Morimoto is a great place to recharge the stomach and soul after a day out tasting in the vineyards. Besides a full sele...

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Group Bookings in Wine Country

Akemi Berkeley

$$$$·Japanese·
Berkeley
373 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fit for Foodies

A trendy and stylish Japanese restaurant located in the upscale Solano Avenue area of Berkeley, Akemi has a menu based on farm-to-table offerings produced locally in Northern California. Beyond a full...

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Kimono Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Benicia
605 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Group Bookings
  • Child-Friendly

Specializing in Tappanyaki-style service, where an iron griddle is used to stir fry ingredients all together at high heat, Kimono Restaurant is located in the town of Benecia, in the North Bay area. S...

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Sanraku Metreon

$$$$·Sushi·
SOMA
384 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem

Serving some of the best sushi in San Francisco to eat after a day exploring downtown's museums, Sanraku Metreon is located right in the Yerba Buena Gardens complex across the street from the San Fran...

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Ozumo - San Francisco

$$$$·Japanese·
Financial District / Embarcadero
3,015 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Special Occasion

With sweeping views out over the San Francisco Bay from its Embarcadero area waterfront location and long sushi bar that seats 30 people, Ozumo is a popular afterwork place for top-notch sushi and ama...

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Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown / Union Square
1,321 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion

With exposed brick walls and solid oak tables, Akiko's fits right in to its Financial District area's surroundings yet offers one of the most authentic Japanese experiences in the city. That's because...

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Romance in San Francisco Bay Area
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Yoshi's Oakland

$$$$·Japanese·
Oakland
6,778 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date

A centerpiece of the waterfront Jack London Square shopping and dining area in Oakland, Yoshi's is both a Japanese restaurant and a vibrant jazz club where both local and touring talent let loose nigh...

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Hot Spot in East Bay

Okane

$$$$·Japanese·
SOMA
246 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem

Modeling itself after a traditional Japanese izakaya, a kind of casual pub where food is also served, Okane is a popular South of Market area (SoMa) hideaway for foodies in the know. Besides a full su...

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Sushi Hon

$$$$·Sushi·
Mission District
323 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance

Located in the heart of the hip Mission District, Sushi Hon is a bustling neighborhood sushi joint with a strong local following. Enjoy a full selection of nigiri and sashimi here as a live DJ spins j...

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Eiko's

$$$$·Japanese·
Napa
1,436 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

A fashionable addition to the formidable Napa dining scene, Eiko's features elegant design elements including paintings by a Buddhist Monk and Brazilian woodworking. With a live DJ on weekend nights, ...

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BlueFin Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
San Jose
582 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

With a full Japanese menu that includes teriyaki, tempura, noodles, and much more, BlueFin is also one of the best bets in San Jose for enjoying fresh high-quality sushi in an upscale environment. Bes...

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Sushi Kosho

$$$$·Sushi·
Sebastopol
240 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic

Named after a popular citrusy condiment used often in Japanese food, Sushi Kosho is a sophisticated restaurant located in Sebastopol, in the heart of the Sonoma County wine country. Utilizing locally ...

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Sasa

$$$$·Japanese·
Walnut Creek
1,862 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

Housed in a historic building that was once home to the Walnut Creek Meat Market, Sasa is an East Bay institution with a large outdoor patio and both a sake and a sushi bar. Finely prepared nigiri and...

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Hashiri

$$$$·Japanese·
SOMA
187 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic

Our perspective is coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the restaurant’s description: Hashiri offers a culinary journey through authentic kaiseki and traditional edomae sushi. Our fish is privat...

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KUSAKABE

$$$$·Sushi·
Financial District / Embarcadero
342 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance

Our perspective is coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the restaurant’s description: Kusakabe is a gourmet sushi experience in San Francisco that offers diners a delicious way to taste a style ...

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Yoji Sushi House Forest Hill

$$$$·Sushi·
Forest Hill / West Portal
15 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic

Located in the mostly residential Forest Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, Yoji Sushi Bar is a small traditional Japanese restaurant that focuses on fresh local sushi. Look for a wide variety of dif...

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