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Akikos Restaurant & Sushi Bar

431 Bush Street, btw Claude Ln & Mark Ln, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Chinatown)
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Ranked #345 of 4,918 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Cross street: Mark Ln and Cluade Ln
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90% Recommend
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Newark, Delaware
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

While in San Francisco, my husband and I recently had dinner at Akikos. The first thing you need to know is that there is no signage outside the restaurant (it's like a hidden gem!). We made reservations which seem like a must given how few tables the restaurant had. I will say that it was a cool night out, but... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I highly recommend the lunch set specials. The salmon teriyaki with 4 piece sashimi is a great deal for this quality and for SF. No sign outside the door so just go uphill from the subway sandwich shop

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Melt in your mouth fish! Had the spicy tuna, a vegetarian roll and the 49ers roll. 49ers was unbelievable. The fish could melt in your mouth it was so fresh. Watching the chefs put so much care into everything the prepare is wonderful. My bf will now order something more than chicken teriyaki at a sushi restaurant! Definitely not a... More

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Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This place was highly rated and I really wanted sushi in San Francisco, so we went here for dinner. Although I'm from the Midwest, I've had my fair share of sushi, good and bad, from small divey places to upscale trendy restaurants. The service was very good, our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. The place has a trendy feel,... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

After reading positive several reviews of this place, I spent around 25 mins walking around various blocks trying to find it. You see, it doesn't actually have an external sign, therefore it's very difficult to locate when you're new to the city. My partner had noticed some chopsticks in a window and upon entering, we were relieved to have found... More

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I should have remembered the last time I went to Akiko, and asked them why they didn’t have a sign outside. The sushi chef said, “We don’t want tourists coming in here, ordering a California Roll. Why sell a tourist a sushi roll for $10 when we can get locals to pay $70-80 for a real sushi meal?” That’s a... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We sat at the sushi bar and left all the choices to the chef. Had a wonderful kaleidoscope of flavors and seafood. It was excellent.

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San Francisco, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Seriously the best and freshest fish I have ever had. The service was excellent and attentive without being annoying. However, this place should definitely be saved for special occasions because it's pretty expensive. You do get what you pay for. The salmon sashimi literally melted in my mouth. And I have never had better scallops anywhere else!

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Absolutely wonderful! You will never want to eat sushi anywhere else after trying this. Fresh beyond belief, and the service was perfect.

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Baar, Switzerland
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

You may find bigger sushi places in San Francisco. You may find trendier sushi places in San Francisco. You may find hipper restaurants. You will not find a better place with THE FRESHEST sushi and the nicest staff in town. Ask the waiter, Allen, for recommendations and sit back and enjoy. It's not inexpensive, but well worth the price.

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