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1737 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3628 (Japantown)
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Ranked #846 of 5,012 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Neighborhood: Japantown
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
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Indio, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We went with our grand kids. They love sushi and could break the bank with eating this even at 8 and 11. They enjoy the boats because they can see what they are getting rather than trying to figure it out from a menu. Fresh food and they used their math skills to figure out how much they ate costs... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Recommended by our hotel concierge. Isobune is a great little sushi boat restaurant. It's a conveyor belt/boat style place. Very affordable. Biggest downside (like with any of these sushi restaurants) is that food isn't labeled so you have to guess and strike out occasionally.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were staying nearby and this place was on our doorstep. Although small the quick turn around of customers meant that there was always a free spot. The dishes are presented on little boats which circle the centre of the room. Grab the sushi while you can! They were all really tasty, a fun eating experience

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Pleasant Hill, California
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221 reviews 221 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

While walking one day I discovered this restaurant in Japan town and had to come back. Loved the boats floating by with sushi plates of your choice. The freshest fish I've had and wonderful creative concoctions! Can't wait to go back again soon.

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Tracy, California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have been coming here for decades! I’ve seen the “low reviews” which is fine, but to me, has always served very good sushi. Growing up, my parents brought me here for special occasions from graduating from “boot camp to the police academy!” The place is always crowded and everyone is seated in an oblong circle. Seating is usually “shoulder... More 

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Having had sushi at the Sushi Bune in San Fran over 20 years ago, I felt it was imperative that we take our kids to one during our visit, as two of the three are sushi fans. We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and went because of the reviews and because of the ease of parking and amenities, as... More 

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Ventura, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This restaurant will float you boat! Diners sit around a central sushi-making area. The sushi selections go around on a little river on wooden boats. You grab the ones you want. The color of the plate determines the price. The only negative for me was not knowing which ones to try. Happy hour has half price wine and beer.

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Reno, Nevada
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529 reviews 529 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
363 helpful votes 363 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

The sushi floats by on boats. You may also ask your waitress for a special order as well. The portions were ore generous than I usually see. Try the deep fried avocado. It's wonderful.

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

never having seen a floating conveyor system for sushi before, i thought it would be fun to try with my family. however, the food was a real let down. the edemame was dry and flavourless; the tempura rolls tasted mostly of grease and the cream cheese in the tuna roll was kinda revolting to be honest. so after a few... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The cuts of sashimi were thicker than most places I go, and the staff was friendly and attentive. Soft shell crab and unagi were excellent!

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Additional Information about Isobune Sushi

Address: 1737 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3628
Phone Number: 415-563-1030
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Japantown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Japanese

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