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115 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2129
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Ranked #1,025 of 5,012 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $35
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Union Square
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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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United States
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I went here for lunch. The service and food were ok. I have to agree with an earlier reviewer - the place needs a good scrubbing. Not what you would expect in a Japanese restaurant.

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San Francisco, California
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302 reviews 302 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

but food is more than decent, with fresh sushi and sashimi as well as Robata offered and served by friendly waitstaff. sit by the windows and watch the world go by during half-price happy hour

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Hudson Valley
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

THIS PLACE SUCKS! Our experience began with a very rude hostess. She had a bad attitude and was not welcoming at all. While we were waiting for our table I casually strolled over to the bar to see their selection of Sake which was nicely displayed. The hostess had a giant fit of rage over that, she was complaining and... More 

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West Hills, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Was in town on a last minute trip. had the night open so went to Hana Zen. Never again.Sat at the Sushi bar, it was like they had no clue what the protocol was, I've spent time in Japan and all over Asia and enjoyed the best Sushi in the US, this was quite simply terrible. Sushi Chef made me... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It's ok, not as I expected though. The food was ok but there are other better sushi restaurants around. The menu is limited, the service is good and the price is reasonable.

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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Very good happy hour, $4.00 wine and $3. Draft beer. Had the gyoza, crunchy California roll, spicy tuna and California roll, each entree was $4.00 during happy hour. Very tasty and filling. Staff were very nice , will go again

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very Average Sushi and Maki options. Price was a little high for the quality of the suhi. Great agedashi tofu though.

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Additional Information about Hana Zen

Address: 115 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2129
Phone Number: 415-421-2101
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 35 - 35
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

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