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Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar, San Francisco, CA

Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar

4.9
4.9
1351 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
We are currently offering exciting prefix menus: 
Lunch Omakase: 4 seasonal composed courses (i.e., toro, wagyu, black truffle, Kaluga caviar included) with 7 pieces of our premium nigiri and dessert ($120 per person)
Dinner Omakase: 7 seasonal composed courses (i.e., toro, wagyu, black truffle, Kaluga caviar included) with 10 pieces of our premium nigiri and dessert ($250 per person)
We regret that we are no longer offering an la carte menu at this time.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Creative Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 397-3218

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Cross Street

    Kearny St. and Grant St.

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,351 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food this good should be illegal.
  2. CN

    CyndyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing sushi and Omakase experience. Lots of attention to detail and presentation. Quality ingredients.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the finest meals of my life.
  4. AF

    AtlFoodEnthusiast

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Omakase lunch. Each course was in itself a work of art. The nigiri was fantastic and the rice was spot on. You have the ability to add a few extra pieces at the end and the uni was truly remarkable.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Worth every penny.
  6. MG

    MG3000

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing experience at Akiko's . Highly recommended...can't wait to go in again soon.
  7. b

    bharri

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had one of our most memorable (and expensive) meals ever at Akiko. After having trouble finding the restaurant (there’s no sign on the street), we stepped into a quiet and upscale dining experience that was as equally beautiful as it was delicious. We were blown away by the omakase tasting menu and even got chills several times while enjoying the amazing dishes. The drinks added up quickly so I would recommend skipping to keep costs down.
  8. WR

    WilliamR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch date
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yum so good
  10. NW

    NicolasW

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food here. Very attentive staff too
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Look forward to visiting Lee’s new location
  12. DJ

    DJR2

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My lunch at Akiko’s was nothing short of spectacular! Every dish packed full of harmonious flavor, and every bite of sushi fresh and unique. The sushi Chef’s were charming and attentive, and the entire service was on point. I’ll be back!
  13. HK

    HowardK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Allen is the best and the food was magnificent. Skip Jack tuna!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comida deliciosa!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish! My go to for fresh and inventive sushi
  16. JN

    JasonN

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Love coming here any chance I get!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch experience!
  18. J

    Janek

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s just wow place. Amazing food. Just can’t imagine better sushi experience.
  19. EP

    ElliotP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible omakase! Service, sake pairings, everything was delicious and unique.
  20. PD

    PhilD

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Clean and nice space. Elevated service level. A very elegant experience and food was beautiful to look at and delicious flavor. Omakase only for now. I will be back again soon and looking forward to when they expand the menu to a la carte.
  21. CC

    CarolC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent restaurant. I went for an omakase lunch at the sushi counter which I recommend as each piece of sushi is made fresh. High quality lunch and reasonably priced for the food you're getting. I went alone and it was still a fun experience for me at the counter, speaking to Shin and learning about when the fish came from, his background etc. He is friendly and easy to talk to. He is a chef from Kyoto and definitely knows how to prepare a delicious meal!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and excellent service. Very expensive.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was excellent and the food/sushi was next-level.
  24. SF

    SaratogaFoodie

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the omakase dinner at the counter. Perfectly seasoned and prepared fresh fish.
  25. KC

    KimberlyC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was amazing. Would definitely recommend!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, that was amazing experience. Everything was so delicious.
  27. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Friendly staff. An artfully crafted dinner. It was delicious.
  28. NB

    NickB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Akiko’s again after 2.5 years of pandemic. Last visit was in Dec 2019. Still an amazing experience, maybe even better this time than previous trip. Enjoyed their omakase offering on both occasions. Each piece is unique and the fish quality is best-of-the-best. Seven prepared dishes, followed by 10 or 11 nigiri. The toro speaks for itself, but the cherry blossom snapper and cherry smoked trout were also among many of the highlights. The uni was top notch, got to try both long and short spined, incredible to compare the different profiles. Allen was our server and he did a great job walking us through each dish, suggesting an amazing new sake to try. They only offer the omakase right now, but have a few a la carte options to try at the end if you want to go back to anything from the omakase nigiri list or sample something new. I love the atmosphere of this place. Small, quiet, and comfortable. We will be back again hopefully much sooner!
  29. O

    Oscar

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Their ingredients were great and matched with the price tag. However, the skill of their chef was subpar. Almost feel like they were wasting their ingredient. The appetizers had too much seasoning and it was hard to taste the original flavors of the ingredient. The sushi rice was very sticky and destroyed the whole nigiri experience. They definitely need to work on the rice if they really want to be a top-tier Japanese restaurant in the area.
  30. M

    Matthew

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Way too overpriced. Much better options for much less in the city
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent omakase meal and great suggestions on sake pairings. The service was outstanding. We would definitely return.
  32. HK

    HeatherK

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Just go. The toro on toast with caviar was the BEST piece of sushi I have had in my entire life. If I could I would come here every month.
  33. KS

    KarenS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing omakase meal! Tried some different types of seafood nigiri for the first time, and it all was great. The experience was so good. I only wish I had known that dinner was not a la carte; not that the food wasn't excellent, however, but the price was a bit of a shocker, as I was paying for three. Nevertheless, very friendly servers who explained each dish in detail and made the meal even more interesting.
  34. MI

    MITnerdette

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took a new hire to dinner at Akiko’s. The food and the service were top-notch. The new omakase dinner menu has a lot of variety. Individual dishes were perfectly timed works of art. Highly recommend.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It was one of the best meals of my life. Amazing.
  36. A

    Akcush

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was a little hard to find but it’s super small and intimate. I took my sister here for her birthday while visiting out of town. The omakase experience was incredible. You can tell the chef’s put a lot of thought into the courses they’ve created here. It was an amazing experience and would love to return next time we’re in town.
  37. G

    Globaltraveler91

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was sublime and service was warm and welcoming.
  38. MG

    MikeG

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Omakase was simply exceptional. Inventive and beautifully elevated takes on Japanese dishes, and the sushi was on par with Tokyo - which I never thought I'd find.
  39. GG

    GoodyGAST

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every course was outstanding, and zeroing in on one I liked the best was difficult, but I picked one, and you will have your own best of the best. Lovely gourmet chef and restaurant professionals.
  40. DC

    DavidC

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, fresh, and creative. Impeccable, friendly service and relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend! Will return.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 1351 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar

431 Bush Street San Francisco, CA 94108

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Kearny St. and Grant St.

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Creative Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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