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317 Sanchez St, San Francisco, CA 94114
415-558-8149
Today
11:30 am - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Japanese food

It looks like a small Japanese restaurant one would find in a narrow street in Kyoto. Very few tables and, if going for a booking, be punctual or they might pass it on to the next in the line. The food is great - certainly one of the best Japanese restaurants I have eaten recently. I can only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Sao Paulo, SP
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99 reviews 99 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

It looks like a small Japanese restaurant one would find in a narrow street in Kyoto. Very few tables and, if going for a booking, be punctual or they might pass it on to the next in the line. The food is great - certainly one of the best Japanese restaurants I have eaten recently. I can only recommend it!

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was so good we went back the next night to eat there again. I love this place! We tried the house made tofu, fried eggplant and various types of sushi. It was all fantastic and so fresh. Lovely service as well. I only wish we had this place at home.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I lived in japan for 7 years and my boyfriend is Japanese. We absolutely loved this place. Small and very authentic. Home made tofu and oboro dofu were delicious. Grilled eggplant with miso paste was really good. Don't expect a heaping of food (sorry, this isn't Texas) and you need a delicate palate to appreciate Japanese food but if you... More 

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Pune, India
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It probably seats no more than 30 people at a time. But, it has a feel of a small, family, Japanese restaurant. Service- very quick and attentive. Food- very good- must try the black cod broiled in sake- hiso- excellent. The strawberry Mochi was delicious (tried to order an extra one and was told that they have a policy of... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner at Eiji with friends during a stay in SF. The place was recommended and booked by a regular visitor to Eiji. Despite this fact we started on the wrong foot: We were late and called just about the time of our initial booking. The waiter didn't accept our appology and wanted to give away our table. Nevertheless,... More 

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251 reviews 251 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Tiny local restaurant with a few tables. They did not want to take a phone reservation for a party of three but encouraged us to try as a walk in. We didn't mind a reasonable wait so we thought what the heck, we would still try. It was nice weather and night so a wait was not a big deal.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This place is a great place to go for a nice sushi dinner in a small relaxed traditional Japanese atmosphere. The food is stellar, they make their own tofu, which sounds odd to most, but all will love, either hot or cold. Do not come here if you like being a loud Sake bomb dropping, loudmouth. Do come here to... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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350 reviews 350 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Great tofu, so perfect, so tasty and so delicious. Sushi here is fresh, well served & excellent. Peaceful dining , an SF treat!

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San Francisco, CA
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182 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Love this place, love it to bits. The house made tofu is so delicious, comforting, silky, luscious and unique. I've been known to eat a bowl all my myself, and the sushi rolls are so good, as is the menu. Come here, meet and eat the amazing tofu, and enjoy!

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yellowknife
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107 reviews 107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

We ordered the house made tofu because of another patron's suggestion and weren't disappointed: it came in it's own cruet of types, freshly made by the waitress with an assortment of 6 toppings to add ourselves. The sushi was good but the seaweed salad is what I'll remember about the experience!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 317 Sanchez St, San Francisco, CA 94114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighborhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: 415-558-8149

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sushi, Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart, the Castro is a neighborhood welcome to everyone. As one of the first predominantly LGBT neighborhoods in the United States and currently its largest, it remains one of the epicenters of activism in the nation. Grand theaters and glitzy shops now compete with bars and fashionable eateries for attention, drawing visitors from around the world to the bright rainbow flag acting as its beacon.
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