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“Good alternative to Sushidai” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yamazaki

Yamazaki
Ranked #5 of 7,798 Restaurants in Chuo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
San Francisco, California
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good alternative to Sushidai”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

I tried both places in the same week. The wait was shorter at Yamazaki and it was a bit cheaper as well. There was less monitoring of the line, which could have been a hassle (luckily the people around us were honest and didn't try to go ahead of us). There are more menu options here than Sushidai. We ordered the 10 piece omakase. It was really good, but it lacked the more unique fish. Also, the tuna wasn't as fantastic as Sushidai. Don't get me wrong, it was good but just not as great. The sushi is served all at once on a platter, so you have to wait till the whole thing is prepared. Not a big deal, but just a note. Overall, it's better than some if the other places nearby, but in my opinion not as great as Sushidai. I recommend Yamakazi if you want a shorter wait.

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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  • French first
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  • Indonesian first
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London
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876 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 824 helpful votes
“Sushi for breakfast!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

As per previous reviews ... look out for this perfect sushi restaurant sat immediately in the middle of the two restaurants on the Tour Route. Why would you line up for over an hour as part of their slow drip feed entry programme, when you can easily go sit down in Yamazaki ... safely, comfortably ... and enjoy some of the best, freshest sushi we've ever tasted. There are many affordable taster options to choose from ... all accompanied by a bowl of soup, a cup of green tea and a smile. Never had sushi for breakfast before ... but it was delicious. Food of that quality delivered at a reasonable price. Try them!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brussels, Belgium
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Not bad but prices are high for the quality”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Is difficult to rate it because what I took was like 4 out of 5 if we talk quality. My boyfriend on the other side had a menu with a couple of pieces of very fresh sushi, other acceptable and 2 very bad.
Considering that we waited in line 1h
, that the bill was 9500 ¥ without ordering too much and that they were in a hurry to close so we felt pressed to finish...I rate it average...maybe less:(

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Prophetstown, Illinois
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166 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Perfect place for sashimi/sushi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

We had the same experience many of the reviewers have had. After visiting the tuna auction we knew we wanted sushi for breakfast. The wait at the two competitors on each side was 2 to 4 hours! My husband would never wait that long for a meal - never. Having read the reviews regarding Yamazaki we knew that was where we were to head. It was not crowded and we got right in. It is the best kept secret in the area. The owners were so accommodating, they did not push anything and took lots of time preparing a perfect platter of the freshest fish we had ever had. An elderly woman continually filled our tea and we felt like celebrities. They were so kind and welcoming. This place deserve every bit of praise it gets and I wish I lived next door.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Oh my that was simply Amazing.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Seen the line for Sushi Dai (3-hours). Walk down the alley and found Yamazaki -Trip Advisor sticker on the window. No crowds & walk right in with a family of four. The sushi chef was young and entertaining. The service was friendly and accommodating. But it was the fresh sushi that we came for and oh my was it simply amazing!!!

Visited March 2014
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