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One Ferry Building Number 45, San Francisco, CA 94105-1521
(415) 834-0344
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10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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Amazing Salmon Chowder

We decided to join the queue and purchase lunch at the deli counter. The salmon chowder was hot and extremely tasty, the best I have ever had. My daughter chose the combination plate salad which she watched being freshly prepared. We also shared a dungeness crab croquette, which was very ' meaty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
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English first
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We decided to join the queue and purchase lunch at the deli counter. The salmon chowder was hot and extremely tasty, the best I have ever had. My daughter chose the combination plate salad which she watched being freshly prepared. We also shared a dungeness crab croquette, which was very ' meaty' and satisfying. Followed by 2 cold speciality teas.The... More 

Thank Pippin03
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

One of the few if not the only "Delica's" not in Japan. Kind of a Japanese version of a Deli with delicious take out lunches made with care and the finest ingredients. So tasty and healthy, well-designed and the owners support non-profits so commendations to the management of this fine, reasonably priced eating establishment.

Thank Terry A
San Francisco, California
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120 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Having lived in San Francisco for 9 years, I have been to Delica many times. Their Bento Boxes are delicious! The green been salad is something I love to eat along with the meet rice and one other salad. The Ferry Building is wildly popular because there are so many delicious options. Plan on a crowd and taking your Bento... More 

Thank Lynette A
Morro Bay, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We have a place in Oakland and consider it worth it to take BART or the Ferry to Delica just for the Wasabi Potato Salad. This place is often very busy, but the line moves quickly and if you can score a bench outside, it's a good day. Containers of food can be taken anywhere, though. Everything else we've ever... More 

Thank Steven W
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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290 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We popped into here while wandering around the Ferry Building and working up an appetite with everything offer in there. There wasn't a great deal left as it was late in the day but we were tempted anyway. We had pork escalope, minced chicken balls and potato croquettes amongst a couple of other things. It was absolutely delicious and only... More 

Thank Nidgehammer
Brisbane, Australia
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Food was very different from what I am used to in Australia. It was tasty and my husband enjoyed it but not to my liking. Service was below par and I had difficulty getting a proper explanation of items from the staff. I was very surprised that a tip was still required for this type of to-go venue. Difficult to... More 

Thank Leesa F
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224 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My husband and I were about to take a ferry to Sausalito. We entered the Ferry Building to find a plethora of quick, high-quality eateries. We chose Delica based on what we saw guests eating! There is an open-kitchen where you can see the staff working diligently. We had smoked salmon sushi, a crab cake, and tempura vegetables. It cost... More 

Thank Miley2007
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Sushi didn't have any taste so we had to dip it in soy sauce. On the other hand rice rolls with shrimps and crab were good, and the best was miss soup. The price is too high for such combination.

Thank krzyk
Twain Harte, California
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This place is good for a quick lunch and got very busy while we were there. It's cafeteria-style, so you have to choose quickly without knowing exactly what you are getting. We tried 4 different items which were all fine, and the salmon chowder was outstanding!

Thank SusanSJB
Los Angeles, California
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

They offer very traditional Japanese home-style dishes as well as more contemporary menus. Yeah, some dishes are a bit pricey for this kind of casual place but it's in the ferry building! I tried here when they first opened 10+ years ago, then visited a couple of times, and recently I ate tons of foods and had lots of wines/sake... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: One Ferry Building Number 45, San Francisco, CA 94105-1521
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: (415) 834-0344

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese


Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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