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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good sushi, reasonable prices

I took my kids here for the experience of taking sushi off of boats. It was fun and the sushi was good. My only complaint is that there was not a huge variety of sushi. I saw one spider roll and it was gone before it came around again, and I never saw another again. I did try four or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We found ourselves in Japantown and did not know where to go. Looked on Trip Advisor and found Isobune. As we walked in a couple was leaving, so I asked how it was - they told us it was terrific. So we sat down, and watched as a huge variety of sushi rolls floated by. Of our party of 3... More 

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Napa, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My wife and I have been going to Isobune for over 40 years, and I was saddened by our visit today. It has always been a place of memories and good feelings. The last time that I went there, they had raised the prices significantly, and the selection was not that great. Today March 30, I went there and the... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I took my kids here for the experience of taking sushi off of boats. It was fun and the sushi was good. My only complaint is that there was not a huge variety of sushi. I saw one spider roll and it was gone before it came around again, and I never saw another again. I did try four or... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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46 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Senior Contributor
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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241 reviews 241 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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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: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

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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