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“Great Sushi” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hana Zen

Hana Zen
115 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2129 (Union Square)
415-421-2101
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Ranked #1,024 of 4,525 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $35
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Union Square
Cross street: Ellis St.
Transit: BART, MUNI, Streetcar, Cable car - Powell Station
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I would go back. Fresh fish from Japan, and plating was beautiful. I had the bento box, with sushi and rice and salmon, but had wished I had only gotten sushi.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kenilworth, England, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Union Square Sushi”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We chose this restaurant because we wanted to try Japanese food served in an authentic way.
I am not an experienced Sushi eater so I can't compare Hana Zen with others but if this is your first time, I would not go here first.
Staff were a little offish and not at all helpful in helping us to select food as Sushi novices. We selected two different 'set meals' to get a choice but it turned into a disaster, which was really unfortunate.
Overall, the food was well presented and tasted OK but if the staff had taken just a little time to assist us (they were in no way busy), the experience would probably have scored higher. Service counts for so much Hana Zen.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Yummy and great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Great food, and wonderful food.
My wife and I came here after a day long wine tour in the Napa Valley.
We were both very happy with the quality of the food and could not fault the service - not over the top bit we were never waiting or wanting for anything.
I loved the entire meal and would recommend this place to all.

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Walnut Grove, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Right off Union Square great sushi!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Authentic Japanese sushi and yes many Japanese eating here !
Typical menu with complete yakitori selections as well.
Friendly staff and master chef from Japan.
I am very pleased with this spot.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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cleveland, OH
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Yummy and convenient if you are staying in union square area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We went here tired , and just wanting a place close by. We were pleasantly surprised that it was actually one of our better meals in SF, and they were all good. The hamachi Kama, chicken meatball yakitori and 49ers roll were all fresh and delicious. Service was good, and they were able to promptly seat us on a Friday night despite the concierge at our hotel being unable to get us a reservation.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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