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Maru Sushi

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529 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3805
415-393-9911
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic, handmade sushi

I dropped into Maru as I was walking up Powell St and thought it looked like a nice place. The decor is clean and there's a nice atmosphere. I was greeted warmly by the staff and seated at the sushi bar where I made conversation with one of the chefs. Once my sushi was prepared the chef... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Chris S
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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very accesible if you are walking near by the Union Square. The sushi was so fresh and savory, I loved it! The service was very good and the tuna tartare was EXCELLENT!! I wanted to go back to have more sushi!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I dropped into Maru as I was walking up Powell St and thought it looked like a nice place. The decor is clean and there's a nice atmosphere. I was greeted warmly by the staff and seated at the sushi bar where I made conversation with one of the chefs. Once my sushi was prepared the chef handed it to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you go by the restaurant you could never tell how great the food would be! We were looking for a place to eat after walking all Union Square and search on the TripAdvisor app until we came along with this amazing sushi place. Its cozy, relaxing, and very accesible. The food is so great! We tried the Tai Tartare... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Great food, friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere, free wifi, all round winner!! We had the dragon roll, fried California roll and teriyaki chicken, with a side of green salad, everything was great

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This sushi place, in the Union square area was excellent. It's very small and quaint and the sushi we had was exceptional. We had the dungeness crab, and it was over the top delicious. If you like sushi, don't miss going to this place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Right around the corner from the Marriott Union Square. Good, solid sushi. Staff was pleasant and efficient. Reasonable sushi prices. Would certainly eat here again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

During our last couple of visits to San Francisco, we've always thought about visiting this place when we've walked past it. This time, we did so and really enjoyed its ambiance and dining fare.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

If you are around Union Square, this restaurant is an excellent choice. It is quite big, but during lunch time it gets crowded easily and service is may take longer. I would suggest avoiding 12:00 to 13:30 to get better service. They have great sushi options, including Toro and spicy Bonito with garlic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This place is squarely on the tourist track. If it weren't I bet it would get higher reviews. Good quality sushi and some interesting takes on rolls. I usually dine solo here while in SF for work. I sit at the bar and almost always get some creative surprise from the sushi chef. Solid choice!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Maru Sushi is a very good Japanese resturant near Union Square. It has very good sushi and sashimi but has more elaborate Japanese dishes. I was by myself on a business trip and felt comfortable and welcome at the shush bar. I also was there when they had very good Pacific Northwest oysters, yum! This place is good for a... More 

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Additional Information about Maru Sushi

Address: 529 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3805
Phone Number: 415-393-9911
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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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
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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