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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
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6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    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
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I have visited this restaurant about 4 times and I really think it's a gem. There are many options but the Raw Bar is definitely the way to go. The "taste of Ame sashimi bar" is what I would recommend because you get to try 5 of their raw bar dishes. Desserts are lovely and service is good. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
talula77London
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London
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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London
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I have visited this restaurant about 4 times and I really think it's a gem. There are many options but the Raw Bar is definitely the way to go. The "taste of Ame sashimi bar" is what I would recommend because you get to try 5 of their raw bar dishes. Desserts are lovely and service is good. I am... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Innovative and enjoyable to have a change from the standard steak/fish/duck/risotto menu offering around town (although they are on the menu too) - we were not disappointed with the raw bar - the sashimi and Chawan Mushi were excellent. It has a Michelin star but this is not the Michelin standard we'd expect to see in Europe but nevertheless it's... More 

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Genoa, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is the hotel restaurant of the St. Regis, and though we have stayed there, this is the first time we visited Ame. The interior is streamlined and depending where you sit, you can have a view of the chefs working in the open kitchen. We are usually not given to trying items from the raw bar, but we did... More 

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Oakland, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We wanted to take our out of town guest to someplace nice, fun and/or trendy in the city. Located in the St. Regis Hotel by the newly renovated SFMOMA, you're drawn into the modern lobby. We started with interesting cocktails at the Ame Bar in the lobby ($22 for a mediocre Manhattan) then were escorted to our table in the... More 

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Boca Raton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This restaurant was in our hotel and we had a nice comfortable dinner with our teens in the lounge bar side that we really enjoyed. I would definitely return… particularly loved the recommended Tempora Poke. Delicious. I’ll be craving that for some time.

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Meadow Vista, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I wanted this restaurant to be perfect. And it was, in some ways. It is beautiful, and really quite intimate for a hotel restaurant. The service was very, very good. But the food is missing the oomph it needs to be fabulous. We started with the special appetizer of fois gras on daikon radish with kumquat preserve. The fois Fraser... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had the signature Black Cod dish plus the special soft shell crab. Both are excellent. On a Sunday night, not crowded at all. Waiter was pleasant but not too attentive once a few tables were added. Focus is on the food, which was light in flavor not filling at all. Beignets for dessert was average. Worth another visit.

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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
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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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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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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
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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SoMa
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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