The 15 Best Sushi Restaurants in San Francisco

Whether dining on a casual Friday or celebrating an anniversary, people love to eat sushi. Thankfully, the City by the Bay boasts a wide variety of great sushi restaurants that serve the most popular staples like tuna and salmon sashimi. What makes San Francisco unique is how fresh the fish is, and how many exotic and vegan options they serve.

Check out 15 great sushi restaurants in our list below.

1. Daigo Sushi

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM (Closed: Tues)
Open During COVID for: Takeout, Delivery
Address: 2450 Clement St San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: (415) 386-8008

Most Popular Items:

Hamachi
Hamachi $5.00
$5.00
Tokyo Cowboy Maki
$20.00
Hamachi Toro
$6.50
Deep in the heart of the Richmond District is Daigo Sushi, known locally for its fresh and delicious fish. They offer a 12 piece omakase and their hamachi belly and hamachi shots are popular. Daigo Sushi is considered one of the best sushi restaurants in San Francisco, and for good reason.

2. Wako

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Price Range: $$$$ | Hours: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Closed: Mon)
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 211 Clement St San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: (415) 682-4875

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Wako is a great sushi restaurant for omakase in the Richmond District. They have a small and a long tasting menu (15 pieces) for any appetite, and the servers introduce exactly what you are eating. Their sashimi box is beautifully arranged and delicious, and make sure to try their miso soup too.

3. Ju-Ni

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Price Range: $$$$ | Hours: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Closed: Mon-Tues)
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 1335 Fulton St Ste 101 San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 655-9924

Most Popular Items:

The Omakase and chirashi bowls stand out here at the Michelin-rated Ju-Ni. The Ju-Ni bowl and the rest of their menu offers consistently fresh fish and some of the best sushi in San Francisco. The dishes are explained and presented perfectly, and Ju-Ni is a great option for a romantic date night.

4. Saru Sushi Bar

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Price Range: $$$ | Hours: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Outdoor seating, Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining
Address: 762 Valencia St San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 252-7825

Most Popular Items:

Hamachi
Hamachi $9.00
$9.00
Toro
Toro $16.00
$16.00
Popcorn Tuna
$10.00
Enjoy the small restaurant feel in Noe Valley at Saru Sushi Bar. The unagi melts in your mouth, and their sushi rolls are exceptional. The salmon omakase is also a popular option for patrons. All in all, it’s a neighborhood favorite to grab some fresh fish, and you can’t go wrong with any of their menu items.

5. Robin

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Price Range: $$$$ | Hours: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Closed: Mon-Wed)
Open During COVID for: Outdoor seating, Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining
Address: 620 Gough St San Francisco, CA 94102

Most Popular Items:

If you want to try a more contemporary twist on omakase, come try Robin on Gough Street. You can find your typical sashimi and nigiri, but be prepared to try dishes such as potato chip and caviar nigiri, and sesame noodles with shaved truffle. They do an especially good job with take out boxes.

6. Fenikkusu

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Price Range: | Hours: 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM (Closed: Sun)
Open During COVID for: Outdoor seating, Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining
Address: 1009 Guerrero St San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 923-8600

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Fenikkusu has created a fantastic outdoor dining experience in the Mission District to accommodate patrons during the pandemic. Some of their most popular menu items include their king mushroom appetizer, sashimi salad, and Chirashi. Locals in the Mission love dropping by and picking up an order of sashimi.

7. Cha-Ya

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Open During COVID for: Outdoor seating, Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining
Address: 609 Hayes St San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 864-1744

Most Popular Items:

Vegan Sushi
$9.00
Vegetable Tempura
$12.00
Cha-Ya sets itself apart from other Japanese restaurants with its all vegan/vegetarian menu. Yet don’t mistake their selection to mean meager portions - you can eat your fill with their udon noodles that’s packed with vegetables, tofu, and noodles. Cha-Ya does vegan food without compromising taste or flavor.

8. Hashiri

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Price Range: $$$$ | Hours: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM (Closed: Sun-Mon)
Open During COVID for: Outdoor seating, Takeout, Sit-down dining
Address: 4 Mint Plz San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 908-1919

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For a truly special Japanese omakase experience, try Sushi Hashiri in downtown near Westfield Center. The fish quality is top notch and the service and decor are truly memorable too. You can’t go wrong with their authentic omakase options, but be sure to try their fresh tuna and wagyu in particular.

9. Akiko’s Restaurant & Sushi

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Price Range: $$$ | Hours: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Takeout, Delivery, Curbside Pickup
Address: 431 Bush St San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 397-3218

Most Popular Items:

If you want sushi in a more casual and relaxed setting, come visit Akiko’s Restaurant. Though the menu isn’t overflowing with options, their selection of omakase and rolls still satisfy any craving. Akiko’s may be better suited for couples rather than large groups, as the restaurant is small and always packed.

10. Omakase

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Price Range: $$$$ | Hours: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM (Closed: Sun)
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 665 Townsend St San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 865-0633

Most Popular Items:

Every meal feels special at Omakase on Townsend Street. The omakase combines Japanese classics with unique items such as abalone and truffle chawanmushi. The portions may look small but every dish is presented well, and full of character and flavor. Their chefs also add to the experience with their explanations and comedic timing.

11. Kusakabe

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Price Range: $$$$ | Hours: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (Closed: Mon-Tues)
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 584 Washington St San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 757-0155

Most Popular Items:

Kusakabe’s 11 course omakase features dishes with tons of flavor that will quickly make you a repeat customer. Their seared pieces and soup with black cod are particularly crowd favorites. All their dishes are plated beautifully and their fish melts in your mouth. If it’s just two of you, aim to sit at the bar and enjoy conversation with the chef.

12. Sushi Yoshizumi

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Price Range: $$$$ | Hours: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Indoor dining
Address: 325 E 4th Ave San Mateo, CA 94401

Most Popular Items:

Just down the peninsula in San Mateo, Sushi Yoshizumi prepares their plates to be fresh, colorful and well proportioned. Their mackerels and otoro consistently meet rave reviews. And when you come for a meal, be prepared for a great tasting experience with their authentic omakase.

13. Tekka

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Price Range: $$$ | Hours: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (Closed: Sun)
Open During COVID for:
Address:537 Balboa St San Francisco, CA 94118

Most Popular Items:

Sashimi Combo
Sashimi Combo $49.00 (for two)
$49.00 (for two)
Hamachi Kama
$10.75
Eel Avocado Roll
$11.50
Tekka in the Richmond district is owned by a husband and wife. You’ll get the authentic touch as they run the restaurant and cook the food, if you’re able to get in. Tekka only has about 11 seats and 2 seatings a day. Their portions are delicious and generous - particularly their enormous nigiri. Tekka is not open on weekends, and remember to bring cash.

14. Sushi Zone

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Closed: Sun-Tues)
Open During COVID for: Outdoor seating, Delivery, Takeout, Sit-down dining
Address: 1815 Market St San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 621-1114

Most Popular Items:

Spicy Hamachi Roll
$11.75
Hawaiian Roll
$11.75
Sushi Zone is known locally for its great quality sashimi and fantastic service. Though the menu is simple and the restaurant is small and seats only about a dozen people, the food is fresh and worth the wait. Be prepared to bring cash as Sushi Zone is cash only.

15. Ryoko’s

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 619 Taylor St San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 775-1028

Most Popular Items:

Volcano Roll
$13.00
Dragon Roll
$18.00
Ryoko’s offers some of the best tempura shrimp in the city, and generous portions on their sushi. Their dishes are consistently fresh, and the restaurant has a fun ambiance if you like music. Ryoko’s is great for a date night or a night out to fulfill your sushi cravings, especially if they come late at night.