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Isobune Sushi

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1737 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3628
415-563-1030
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Doing business
Reservations

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  • 20
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent quality sushi and great prices.

We decided to stop in here during the afternoon of New Year's Eve. Although it was busy, the wait was only 10 minutes or so and it was worth it. The little boats were a charming change from the usual kaitenzushi conveyor belts and the quality of the sushi was wonderful. I would have liked a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
FionaYB
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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  • Doing business
  • Reservations
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We decided to stop in here during the afternoon of New Year's Eve. Although it was busy, the wait was only 10 minutes or so and it was worth it. The little boats were a charming change from the usual kaitenzushi conveyor belts and the quality of the sushi was wonderful. I would have liked a little more variety but... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Popped in here on a whim for a late afternoon bite with my family and friends. The only problem with this place is that you will be tempted to eat more than you really need to because it is so darn enticing! Fresh, fun and not really all that expensive. Loved it!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Lovely little sushi place in the heart of Japan town. Unlike the big chains your sushi is served on little boats going around a tiny river. The sushi itself is amazing- so much better than what we get in Scotland. If we go back to San Francisco I wouldn't hesitate to come back here.

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Indio, California
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30 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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240 reviews 240 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1737 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3628
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Japantown
  • Neighborhood: Japantown
  • Phone Number: 415-563-1030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?