Discover the Best Sushi in San Francisco

The OpenTable Team

With one of the largest Japan towns on the planet and a seafood-friendly location right on the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco is one of the top sushi cities in the world. When it comes to the best sushi in San Francisco, there are many contenders, and they are scatted throughout the city's many diverse neighborhoods. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You’ll find everything from Toyko-style sushi bars to high-end California fusion where sushi gets an innovative makeover—all vetted by the types of taste-makers who know the best spots around the city. Impress your friends and family and score a table.

Restaurants:Otoro Sushi, Morimoto - Napa, Mitama Japanese Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Japanese, Sushi
Neighborhoods:Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, Napa, Berkeley

Otoro Sushi

$$$$·Japanese·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
725 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating

This critically acclaimed Hayes Valley neighborhood gem is surprisingly close to downtown San Francisco and one of the places to get the best sushi in San Francisco before the near...

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95% recommended
Japanese in San Francisco Bay Area

Morimoto - Napa

$$$$·Japanese·
Napa
6,731 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating

Located in the town of Napa in the heart of Northern California's wine country, Morimoto is a great place to recharge the stomach and soul after a day out tasting in the vineyards...

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87% recommended
Most Booked in Wine Country
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Mitama Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Sushi·
Berkeley
124 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch

With a no-frills attitude and a chic modern setting right on College Avenue in Berkeley, Mitama Sushi is one of the top sushi eateries in the East Bay. The menu here focuses on top...

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86% recommended
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Akemi Berkeley

$$$$·Japanese·
Berkeley
347 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating

A trendy and stylish Japanese restaurant located in the upscale Solano Avenue area of Berkeley, Akemi has a menu based on farm-to-table offerings produced locally in Northern Calif...

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Late Night Find in East Bay

Kimono Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Benicia
605 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
  • Child Friendly

Specializing in Tappanyaki-style service, where an iron griddle is used to stir fry ingredients all together at high heat, Kimono Restaurant is located in the town of Benecia, in t...

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90% recommended
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Sanraku Metreon

$$$$·Sushi·
SOMA
387 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem

Serving some of the best sushi in San Francisco to eat after a day exploring downtown's museums, Sanraku Metreon is located right in the Yerba Buena Gardens complex across the stre...

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90% recommended
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Ozumo - San Francisco

$$$$·Japanese·
Financial District / Embarcadero
2,953 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Fit for Foodies

With sweeping views out over the San Francisco Bay from its Embarcadero area waterfront location and long sushi bar that seats 30 people, Ozumo is a popular afterwork place for top...

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92% recommended
Japanese in San Francisco
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Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown / Union Square
1,319 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions

With exposed brick walls and solid oak tables, Akiko's fits right in to its Financial District area's surroundings yet offers one of the most authentic Japanese experiences in the ...

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100% recommended
Best Overall in San Francisco Bay Area
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Yoshi's Oakland

$$$$·Japanese·
Oakland
6,887 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date

A centerpiece of the waterfront Jack London Square shopping and dining area in Oakland, Yoshi's is both a Japanese restaurant and a vibrant jazz club where both local and touring t...

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96% recommended
Hot Spot in San Francisco Bay Area

Okane

$$$$·Japanese·
SOMA
229 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual

Modeling itself after a traditional Japanese izakaya, a kind of casual pub where food is also served, Okane is a popular South of Market area (SoMa) hideaway for foodies in the kno...

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81% recommended
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Sushi Hon

$$$$·Sushi·
Mission District
276 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance

Located in the heart of the hip Mission District, Sushi Hon is a bustling neighborhood sushi joint with a strong local following. Enjoy a full selection of nigiri and sashimi here ...

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100% recommended

Eiko's

$$$$·Japanese·
Napa
1,272 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions

A fashionable addition to the formidable Napa dining scene, Eiko's features elegant design elements including paintings by a Buddhist Monk and Brazilian woodworking. With a live DJ...

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95% recommended
Hot Spot in Wine Country
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BlueFin Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
San Jose
587 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions

With a full Japanese menu that includes teriyaki, tempura, noodles, and much more, BlueFin is also one of the best bets in San Jose for enjoying fresh high-quality sushi in an upsc...

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89% recommended
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Sushi Kosho

$$$$·Sushi·
Sebastopol
207 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Healthy

Named after a popular citrusy condiment used often in Japanese food, Sushi Kosho is a sophisticated restaurant located in Sebastopol, in the heart of the Sonoma County wine country...

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83% recommended
Healthy in Wine Country

Sasa

$$$$·Japanese·
Walnut Creek
1,808 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions

Housed in a historic building that was once home to the Walnut Creek Meat Market, Sasa is an East Bay institution with a large outdoor patio and both a sake and a sushi bar. Finely...

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96% recommended
Japanese in San Francisco Bay Area
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Hashiri

$$$$·Japanese·
SOMA
186 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic

Our perspective is coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the restaurant’s description: Hashiri offers a culinary journey through authentic kaiseki and traditional edomae sushi...

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90% recommended
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KUSAKABE

$$$$·Sushi·
Financial District / Embarcadero
336 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance

Our perspective is coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the restaurant’s description: Kusakabe is a gourmet sushi experience in San Francisco that offers diners a delicious w...

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97% recommended
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