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Isobune Sushi

1737 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3628 (Japantown)
415-563-1030
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Ranked #856 of 4,944 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Japantown
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Pleasant Hill, California
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204 reviews 204 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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386 reviews 386 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
320 helpful votes 320 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
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14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 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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Paso Robles
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67 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This place has changed since we first visited around 15 years ago. The dishes of sushi float on a moat in front of you and you choose the sushi that you want (and you can also order items). But we noticed that some items floated around and around the entire time that we were there. The sushi that we had... More

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Athens, Greece
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90 reviews 90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

Stayed four days in San Francisco and had dinner @ Isobune almost everyday 😜 the sushi is out of this world, the chefs are so friendly, if you like great sushi then do not hesitate, fly there immediately

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

We had a crazy lunch. Amazing fish and very good service. If you love japanese food you can't miss this restaurant

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