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Eiji

317 Sanchez St, San Francisco, CA 94114 (Castro)
415-558-8149
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Ranked #1,557 of 4,944 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Sushi, Vegetarian
Neighborhood: Castro
Most recent review
- Aug 23, 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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246 reviews 246 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

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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126 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Austin, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011 via mobile

Eiji is a quaint 20 person seat resaurant nestled in The Castro area. Definitely try there homemade tofu that is made right in front of you on a small Bunsen burner. The tofu sort of soup is served to eat immediately or you can add Benito, diakon, scallions, ginger and/or soy which is an amazing mixture of flavor and silky... More

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2009

Homemade tofu, miso and mochi balls. Enough said.

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