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Hana Zen

115 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2129
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Ranked #770 of 4,936 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $35 - $35
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ellis St.
Transit: BART, MUNI, Streetcar, Cable car - Powell Station
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122 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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Date | Rating
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Forget the food, which was quite OK. The traumatic experience was that, about 4 ft apart from our table, there was a big plastic box where dirty dishes were loudly dropped before being collected and brought to the back. See pic attached. To complete the experience, an awful smell of chlorine was coming from the back of the restaurant. The... More

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We chose this restaurant while walking near the Hilton SF. The service was very good as well as the quality of the food. I could go back again without hesitation.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We have just finished dinner here. Really very good. Excellent in fact. Bacon wrapped salmon yakitori was a revelation! Salmon nigiri fresh, smooth & almost 'buttery', bed teriyaki good but veggies a bit cold. Overall though a great place with tasty food & generous serves of wine!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Excellent portion sizes for sushi with good taste. Fellow co-workers ordered other items off menu including lava rock meals and all prepared to perfection. Dessert was fair but think we over indulged in our main course. View of Alcatraz and Golden Great Bridge excellent. Great service.

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Have been here a couple of times and enjoyed. Once sat at the sushi bar and once at a table. Service is very good and typical of Japanese restaurants. I particularly like the yakitori here. Very well prepared. The sushi was also very good. Properly prepared though the slices of fish on the sushi were on the small side. Pricey... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Came here for the first time and it was good had the lemon-hi cocktail and chirashi sushi which was pretty good and fresh. Had the ginger creme brulee as well The yakitori was on the menu but they didn't have it that day. It wasn't anything out of the ordinary.

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We went for dinner and thought it was quite expensive given the food quality. It was generally OK but since we just tried the other two Japanese restaurants in the neighborhood, we all thought that we could find similar quality of food with a lot cheaper prices at other restaurants.

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Foster City, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

great sushi and very reasonable portions at this place! the garlic pork yakitori is great (the beef filet one is good but not amazing and has larger chunks of meat -- more than we needed!) we got 2 specialty rolls, 1 california, and 1 avocado, and it was more than enough food for the 2 of us, and delicious!

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new york
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

So many long lines at all of the restaurants. Walked by Hana Zen and they handed me a coupon. Took a look inside. No line - got seated right away. Beautiful design of restaurant, looks right on the bay. Saw the seals that had separated from the larger group. View of Alcatraz. Service was great. Food was good.

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Missouri City, Missouri
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I ordered sushi rolls and Nigiri. The fish for the Nigiri was good, but the rice was so mushy it made the rice take away the taste of the fish. I have never had rice that was this terrible. The spicy tuna rolls were also very difficult to eat. The texture of the minced tuna was just strange. Combine that... More

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