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$15 - $30
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Downtown San Francisco
0.3 miles from Market Street
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome service rendered and friendly. Overall we enjoyed the dinner. Luckily the portion were not huge. Love the sauce!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed May 12, 2022 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food! We were staying nearby and decided based on other reviews to check this restaurant out - and we are so glad we did! It's small but roomy, and we sat at the Bar top watching the Chef prepare the sushi/sashimi - the...fish was so fresh and tasty, this would have to be some of the best sashimi we have ever had. The other dishes we chose were edamame which was salted just right, and the tuna bomb sushi which was sensational. A cheeky glass of wine and a beer made the perfect match and we left delightfully sated and happy we found this gem!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed February 24, 2022 via mobile

This smaller friendly sushi 🍣 restaurant is perfectly located in the city….15 mins from the Palace Hotel. You will enjoy friendly staff, nice prices and super-tasty broad menus of sushi and sake. Keep up the great work, my wife and I will back again soon.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 3, 2022 via mobile

Decent enough, nothing to write home about. I am trying to remember now what it is I ordered there, and there are no memories. That's how middling the food was. Nice customer service, quick turnaround.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed December 10, 2021 via mobile

We were originally going to eat at Ryoko’s but found it crowded, loud, and decided it was not the atmosphere we were looking for. We notice Sakana walking back to the hotel and we were glad we did! It is a small sushi restaurant with...excellent food choices. I ordered sashimi and it was excellent. They have fried squid legs and they are amazing! Price was very reasonable for the food. Don’t get excited when you see the Asahi Beer sign in the window…they no longer serve Asahi.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed August 27, 2021

We had sushi, vegetable tempura, a salmon bowl - all really excellent. Restaurant is unpretentious, but excelllent.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

We enjoyed the sushi here. The quality was good. The Toro Sashimi could have been better. But overall good food, fast service.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 9, 2019 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my evening here. Food is very nice and the service efficient. Watching the two guys behind the Counter preparing the food felt very authentic.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2019

The sushi was OK although the wait staff was unfriendly. Plus the door was open and a group of people lingered right outside smoking which was unpleasant.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019

This small Japanese restaurant was just across the street from our hotel. It did not disappoint and the food was exactly as one expected it and with good service. The bill did not break the bank either.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

Very Expensive for super mediocre food. Is this the San Francisco way? The service was quick. The presentation was poor. Zero atmosphere. It’s a bit like eating in a school cafeteria with sushi some kid made for a project. I’ve never seen such small portions....The sashimi was like 4 slices of lox. Bring your wallet or grab a sandwich after like we did.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

Nothing fancy. Just great sushi at reasonable prices. The salmon was incredible. Very attentive service. Limited bar menu. Really enjoyed it.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

Amazing food. Fresh fish The only thing which need to be improved is they serve you in a too hurry way.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2019

Small intimate Japanese restaurant. Had vegetarian sushi for dinner - lovely subtle flavors. Very affordable. Would recommend highly.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 31, 2019

This small restaurant provided good service, good sushi, and a casual ambiance. We were fortunate that they were not completely crowded when we arrived, but they were always busy. We were not overjoyed with the tempura, but their California roll is one of the best...I have ever eaten.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Sakana is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5