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Nara Sushi

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1515 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3606
415-567-1515
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good sushi

The sushi rolls were very good, too bad we didn't understand what many of the other menu items were, as not all of them had pictures. The service was very fast and efficient. Overall a nice and not so pricey experience. When you're looking to get some sushi for dinner and you're on a budget, this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
Tiberius S
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Terrific food, beautiful presentation and excellent service! Our server even brought, with no prompting on our part, a different brand saké that was much better suited to the sashimi. Overall a terrific experience, with my only (very minor) complaint being that the music played a little too loudly for my taste.

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Bucharest, Romania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The sushi rolls were very good, too bad we didn't understand what many of the other menu items were, as not all of them had pictures. The service was very fast and efficient. Overall a nice and not so pricey experience. When you're looking to get some sushi for dinner and you're on a budget, this place is the right... More 

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Bangkok
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have eaten here a few times liking a menu that offered a small meal for a fair price, under 15 dollars. I was disappointed in the manner in which a taste concern was handled at the restaurant. Admittedly I am not a sushi expert, but when sushi (raw fish) does not taste fresh I would expect more concern from... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Price value here at this place was really good and the sushi was high quality. Staff was super friendly. We were seated at the bar where we could actually watch how the sushi was being prepared for us. Would recommend to people to go there, however the atmosphere is not the nicest...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My husband and I enjoy sushi very much and didn't want to return to ny without having sushi her in san francisco- we rode the trolley to the end at van Ness walked down the hill and was delighted to have one the best sushi lunches ever - the fish was delish - and simply amazing - the rice was... More 

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Køge, Roskilde, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very delicious food! My brother and I was looking for some sushi in San Francisco, which got us to Nara Sushi. At our time in San Francisco we stayed at hotel hilton, and we didn't want to eat on the hotel. So we decided to eat on Nara Sushi, which was our best decision ever. Fantastic service, and fantastic food!... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We had a nice mix of dishes, the fish is fresh and plentiful -representing generous portions. Sushimi combo, two rolls -spicy salmon and 'cherry blossom' with seaweed and cucumber salad -a nice, fresh meal!

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Really a good experience! my girlfriend and I eat in this restaurant, good service, really fresh salmon and tuna, and generous portion of food. A good deal for a sushi in the heart of San Francisco.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Ryoko's was my go-to for sushi in the Lower Nob, but that may have all changed with the discovery of Nara. Unlike Ryoko's, you can get a seat in a blink, even at 8pm on a Friday night. I wrote my name on the host's white board in the front of the restaurant behind 3 other people, but two seats... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We found Nara Sushi on Trip Advisor and were so happy with the food and the hours that we went there several times during our stay in SF. Our first visit was later in the evening after arriving at our hotel from the airport. Other visits for lunch. Portions are very generous, the fish is fresh, the service is friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1515 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: 415-567-1515

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
  • Cuisine: Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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