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Sanraku Japanese Restaurant

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704 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 771-0803
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome Japanese!

Best Japanese food I've had in awhile. The place is a family-friendly place that also seems to attract all sorts of different people from business types to artists. The food is reasonably priced for the location and is so fresh and good. YUM!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Best Japanese food I've had in awhile. The place is a family-friendly place that also seems to attract all sorts of different people from business types to artists. The food is reasonably priced for the location and is so fresh and good. YUM!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Awesome Japanese at the heart of SF. The sushi was fantastic, and great service. A bit expensive but worth it. You should reserve a seat since it seemed to be full all the time we were in SF. Highly recommended!

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were looking for a different restaurant which happened to be closed (open for dinner only) and found Sanraku instead. The atmosphere was very calm and enjoyable (no TV's all over the place). The food was excellent and the sushi Chef's were very friendly and quick. This was my 70th Birthday celebration and I was totally satisfied and happy when... More 

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london, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Really excellent Japanese food in a small informal setting. You can pay a lot more in SF and not receive such good food. The sushi was good and the tempura excellent. I made a reservation then lost the email response, so I requested confirmation. The staff were very helpful. I would recommend making a reservation - otherwise, be prepared to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Luckily we were turned away from here a couple of nights ago due to too many bookings. That was a blessing in disguise. We went to a much much better and cheaper Japanese restaurant around the corner, Sakana. We wanted to see what all the hype was about so we returned to sanraku only to be greeted by a rude... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We're certainly partial to Japanese food and my husband has visited Japan on business trips so has a good idea of the benchmark there and elsewhere. Sanraku is definitely up with the best even though it is a relatively small establishment which made it very welcoming. We tried Sushi, Sashimi as well as the Teriyaki Beef and all were of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We do not eat sushi but like other types of Japanese so we decided to try Sanraku after the picky eater in our party grabbed a burger. We all got lunch boxes with very crispy chicken. The sides, edamame, gyoza and California rolls, were all very good. The edamame had to be taken out of the pods which my husband... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

When traveling, I think you can overdo the search for the perfect restaurant for every meal. (Or maybe that's just me) Sanraku may or may not be on the list of "must visit" places, but I'm really glad we gave it a try. Don't get me wrong, it gets good reviews. I just think it might be easy to overlook.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Recommended by our hotel concierge. 4-6 blocks from Union Square. Arrived without reservation (4 of us). Restaurant was fully booked but manager arranged a table to squeeze us onto. Excellent food. We only had veggie options (veg sushi, tofu, soba, udon - but note that the sauces and broths have fish stock) and they were all a very high standard.... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very good sushis. Small place, nice to sit at the bar and watch them rolling the sushis. Good service, a little rush.... They brought the salad and the miso soup at the same time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 704 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: (415) 771-0803

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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