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“One of favorite SF lunch spots”

Sanraku Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #62 of 5,645 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“One of favorite SF lunch spots”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

I love going for lunch here for the great value lunch box. I've been for dinner and had the combination dinner and sushi too.

Love this place!

  • Visited December 2013
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“Excellent Japanese restaurant!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Loved the vegetarian sushi and the healthy udon. Vegetarian/vegan friendly, big portions. Very busy but great service.

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Athens, Greece
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The definition of "value for money"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

We were searching for a Japanese restaurant near Union Square that wouldn't demand a bank loan, yet offer some decent fresh sushi. Sanraku happened to be a mere 200m away, had a 4.5 out of 5 Tripadvisor rating and moderate cost. So we chose to go, without booking. The place is not big, so we stood kind of lucky to find a table for 4 right away.

Their sushi is delicious and the cost is a joke for the quality. Their set menus that cost ~25$ include a miso soup, steamed rice, 6 pc of California maki and a main dish of your choice. Wish we had spotted it earlier than during our last evening in SF.

  • Visited December 2013
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Austin, Texas, United States
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Japanese food, wonderful service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

While staying near Union Square, my wife and I went looking for Japanese food for dinner. There are no shortage of well-regarded small Japanese restaurants in the area, but we're not fans of sushi (though we both love sashimi) and every place we went into seemed to have grilled foods on their menu only as an afterthought. Sanraku, however, had a very appetizing menu for hot dishes in addition to their substantial sushi menu, and so we popped on in. And not a moment too soon, as the small place was quickly filled with a line out the door - obviously a popular spot. I was in the mood for some fine sake, and Sanraku had a substantial sake menu. The waitress was very helpful in narrowing the choices to my taste, and even offered to let me taste a couple before deciding. Yummy. She also explained the overflowing-glass-in-a-box service, which I had never seen before: good luck! My wife and I both chose teriyaki beef, which was grilled to perfection and served with miso and salad. For just $4 more we had a combo with a sashimi plate that had both white and red tuna. The fish was so fresh, tender and flavorful - fabulous. Throughout our dinner the service was impeccable: friendly, attentive, unobtrusive - this despite a very busy restaurant. Two waitresses attended to us, but they seemed to have one mind, and traded off duties seamlessly. We visit San Francisco every year on business, and I think we'll be sure to revisit Sanraku every time.

  • Visited December 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very Good Sushi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

Good sushi, will definitely do it again. We went on a Sunday at 5:30pm and got the last available table. It gets very busy, so be patient for food.

We loved the Shrimp Tempura and Green Tea with brown rice taste, kept us nice in warm in the chilly San Francisco area.

  • Visited December 2013
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