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Maru Sushi

Union Square
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529 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3805
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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Good price & location

Bento set is recommended. Good price and taste good. Just a corner from union square. Sushi, miso, salmon, and roll. Very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Karana U
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  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bento set is recommended. Good price and taste good. Just a corner from union square. Sushi, miso, salmon, and roll. Very good.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was visiting SF with my family and we are quite critical about japanese food because we are japanese. Really enjoyed this place. We were staying in a hotel nearby and we saw this place. Really great food and very friendly staff. They were very quick with serving and enough staff walking around. Sashimi was very fresh. Especially the Hamachi... More 

Thank YUKI K
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The authentic kind of sushi looked really good, and the toro we had was good for the price for sure. The California rolls did however leave a little to be desired, at least the ones we had. Some of the sushi places in Japantown load you UP with those toppings and sauces, where Maru Sushi kind of felt like they... More 

Thank China_Dark
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I had just arrived in San Francisco and tried this for lunch. I ordered a chicken teriyaki meal and sadly the meat was very overcooked. Perhaps their sushi is far better but I would stay away from the chicken meals on their own.

Thank DingerzDM
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Most importantly, the food in this place is really good, and I've yet to have disappointing sushi. However, I do find that the restaurant, on entering, has a strange wiff to it, get past that and you'll have a lovely meal.I can totally recommend their Romeo & Juliet, Dragon, La Bamba rolls and the chicken Katsura is so delicious.

Thank Libbelule
McKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is my son's second go to sushi place. My sister doesn't care for seafood and although I enjoy it, 'raw' isn't a real draw to me. My son got 4 different kinds, I got the shrimp and vegetable tempura with rice and my sister got a ramen noodle bowl. The server actually rolled her eyes when I dare asked... More 

Thank Kelly F
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We have chosen this sushi place based on the good reviews on trip-advisor. Unfortunately the food was not so good... Service was quite ok and bill quite high. We do not recommend.

Thank Katka22
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I was left on my own for one night and got a sudden urge for sushi. I researched so many of the venues on TripAdvisor and it was difficult as there were so many to choose from. I was originally aiming for Akikos Restaurant and Sushi Bar based on their reviews and distance to travel between my hotel (Marriott Marquis... More 

Thank Brockers563
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

San Francisco has too many choices when it comes to Japanese restaurant. This restaurant is worth finding! It is located on Powell street just downhill from the Bush Street cable car stop. The sushi is fresh and tasty. the fried rice is moist and well flavored. The Bento Box is a great value. If you are in the neighborhood, give... More 

Thank Idaho5443
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

On a recent visit to what was my favorite city for many years - until I moved to Chicago....Wait! That needs some clarification. I may have moved but I'm still a Giants fan and a Niners fan. Back to sushi. Doing the airbnb thing near Union Square, I set out to find a nearby sushi place. The usual suspects were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 529 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3805
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: 415-393-9911

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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