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Ame

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689 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (Third Street - Valet entrance is on Minna Street)
Montgomery is the closet BART Station
(415) 284-4040
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ame should aim for Terra

Recently we enjoyed Terra in St.Helena - and so we decided to visit Ame (same owners) after some time of not having been there. The reception desk was kind and helpful - as we requested a location with more privacy and not placed between some noisy tables. Neverthelss there is some absence of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Michael R
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Wiesbaden, Germany
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Came here for Christmas Day with my family. We are all picky and they blew us away. Wander into the St. Regis for after dinner drinks during the holidays. They decorate it BEAUTIFULLY. Everyone still talks about it and it's now MAY.Breakfast is also good. Drinks and bites at the bar don't disappoint either.

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Toronto, Ontario
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a very clever restaurant. It's in a hotel but we wouldn't downgrade it because of that. In some way's the plates have that austere pared-back Japanese aesthetic but the room is warm, small and sophisticated. We had a crudo special which was tai with olive oil and sea salt - exquisite and relying pretty much only on the... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Recently we enjoyed Terra in St.Helena - and so we decided to visit Ame (same owners) after some time of not having been there. The reception desk was kind and helpful - as we requested a location with more privacy and not placed between some noisy tables. Neverthelss there is some absence of great ambiance. Our waitor offered the menu... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We don't usually go for hotel restaurants but we were tired on arrival in San Francisco and it was the easy option. And it was a good option too. Great food and good service. We've marked it down slightly on ambiance and atmosphere - not that it was bad it just didn't quite have the buzz of the Boulevard restaurant... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The food at ame is exceptionally well prepared with fine attention to detail. The flavors are rich and multi layered. The fusion of different cuisines is impressive. I strongly recommend the tasting menu with wine pairing. The downside of ame is the service. It was ill paced, terse, and at times bordered on condescension. Our party of well educated foodies... More 

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New Mexico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Perfectly cooked noodles. Rich broth. Succulent pork belly. I am a Ramen aficionado and this is one of the best in the world! Really -- had ramen in Tokyo, L.A. and lots of other places.

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The food was ok. But service was great. The food was Asian cuisine but it seemed over priced to me. I wouldn't come back here again

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Tustin, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I found this restaurant to be “Excellent” based on the food and service received for the money. We chose this restaurant for a birthday party with eight people based on TA reviews, its inclusion in the Chronicle’s Top 100 Restaurant list and its Michelin star rating. It is situated in the St. Regis Hotel. We enjoy Asian cuisine so we... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I had a late business meeting at the St Regis in San Francisco that carried into dinner. Not knowing the area and where the nearest top restaurants were, we decided to just try Ame at the St Regis. What a pleasant surprise, the meat was excellent the flavor of the restaurant was Asian Fusion. The fish was fresh, the sushi... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Good service. Excellent food. Impressive wine menu. The restaurant is a little bit expensive (tasting menu) but it worth a visit. I recommend and will be back

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 689 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
    (Third Street - Valet entrance is on Minna Street)
  • Public Transportation: Montgomery is the closet BART Station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: (415) 284-4040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: Japanese, American, Seafood, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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

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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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