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1737 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3628 (Japantown)
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Ranked #766 of 5,041 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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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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236 reviews 236 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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
157 helpful votes 157 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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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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