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Akiko's Sushi Bar and Restaurant

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542A Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1227
+1 415-989-8218
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  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
542A Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1227
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I hate to leave a bad review as the service was very good. We decided to grab sushi here based on so many excellent reviews but were very disappointed. Tuna roll was fatty and the kappa maki roll had a very fishy taste. While the...More

Thank 617tb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down some of the best sushi I’ve tried. The freshness and taste come through so well. Great menu selection. Pity I don’t live in San Francisco.

Thank scottyAuckland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although small and hard to get a table, we waited 15mins and it was well worth it. One of the best places for sushi, just be prepared the venue is very small

Thank FoodieOfTheYear
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thus teeny little sushi place seats only about 15/20 at any one time. Makes for quite an intimate setting. I stopped here for lunch and had some really great dishes including the Lion King Roll - the first time I have ever eaten baked sushi!

Thank df86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great choice if you're up for sushi. Excellent quality food on a really small but cozy place. Good service as well.

Thank JavierH75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really cozy place with wonderful service and great quality japan cousine. We enjoyed sake and gyoza was awesome!

Thank snarkySK
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

4 of us visited and had the best meal. The sushi was fresh and authentic, the salmon with veggies was to die for, the service was quick and attentive. It’s a very small place so reservations are recommended. Best experience! Not to be missed!

Thank OlgaGCritic411
Reviewed March 14, 2018

If you are in the Union Square area this is the place to go if you can get as seat. There are ~10 tables in the place. It is very small but the sushi is fantastic. I ordered the sushi boat. Basically they put on...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Came in expecting an Irish pub as the outdoor signage indicates, and was pleasantly surprised to find a top notch sushi restaurant. Travelling on business dining alone at the sushi counter feels slightly less pitiful. Ordered the chef sashimi plate, fried baby octopus, a la...More

Thank Jones888
Reviewed March 5, 2018

We went there for dinner and it was really great. Sushi were all handmade and with the most fresh fish, you can feel it in each bite. Service was pretty efficient. It is a small restaurant so I would recommend booking in advance as it...More

Thank bengold90
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 542A Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1227
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-989-8218
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