Izakaya Hon

4.5
17 reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
The team that brought you several of SF’s most beloved sushi restaurants is excited to dive into Izakaya. With very few restaurants serving this fare in SF, Izakaya Hon is based offers the quality and service of Sushi Hon. Chef Jason from Sushi Hon/Sushi Ondo, with 15+ years of kaiseki experience in Japan, leads the menu design and he is joined by select staff from Hon. Order from the standard dinner menu or the late night bar menu. For drinks, you’ll find a full bar along with a diverse selection of Asian beers on tap. Izakaya Hon is an all-in-one destination, with amazing meals and great drinks in a cozy, live and communal setting that combines industrial and rustic.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 17 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Frankie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place with good food but difficult to have a conversation given the loud music.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Treated my 15 y/o sister to dinner, we were greeted very kindly, and the server was courteous and attentive all throughout our dinner. It wasn’t until my sister came back from the restroom with an uneasy and obviously distasteful face that things our thoughts shifted.

[Now, I don’t want to sound rude, but I didn’t catch his name.. I can only describe him: a short, bald man, wearing red/burgundy pants — who was working in the back — *had said inappropriate comments to her*.]

This was not okay, so I asked her to point out who it was that made her feel so uncomfortable — but we couldn’t spot him.

After she calmed down (not to mention, she did not want to be alone anywhere in the restaurant after the incident) we walked to the restroom to wash my hands, before eating as we always do, only to experience the same man walk out of the back room and say obscene things to me as I walked into the restroom.

I stopped, looked back, and with a serious tone told him to be more respectful of the restaurant’s patrons. I told him he should realize that with his words and actions, he had made both a minor and an adult feel absolutely uncomfortable.

I would highly suggest that this man is disciplined further in regards to how to better treat patrons of the restaurant. We could have left and taken our business elsewhere, but we decided we weren’t going to let a man like him ruin our night. I have to say — I doubt this was the first time he’s done or said anything like this to other women.

Thank you to the rest of the crew, chefs and all who were so kind, welcoming and respectful.

WP
WilliamP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The sushi was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience like no other - real Japanese food like you find in the good markets of Japan

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, really high quality food. Appreciate the visit. Menu is quite upscale but wide so everyone can find something for themselves

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vipNinaAnn
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was stupendous. the service was impeccable. will definitely be coming back!

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AL1822
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was on point, and service was great. They have mock tails too!

AV
vipAnnaV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We didn't have a good experience at this palce. Very poor food quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

They are just stating and it was busy, but lack of attentiveness to service. Very good food and great presentation, but took long to place orders, lack awareness of need for drinks, brought one wrong dish and two missed dishes.

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vipLeslieN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a last minute reservation here and were a little nervous since there weren’t many reviews, but the staff and food totally exceeded our expectations! Jeffrey (manager or owner?) was so kind, accommodating and helpful. The food was delicious! We had the Hokkaido Scallop bites and they were incredible! The Truffle Albacore Tuna Tataki was so flavorful and the Hamachi Kama was moist and yummy! The bartender was fun and personable and he made us awesome Negronis. We can’t wait to return!

CB
CouldBeEdith
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was incredible! Our server, Walter, was great as well. Will definitely be coming back for more!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Izakaya. We loved the tempura cauliflower, chicken skewers, been skewers and pork belly. Nice atmosphere, wonderful service. Interesting whisky cocktails.

RS
vipRobSF
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met with some friends here and was amazed by the energy this place gave off - maybe it was the decor, but when you enter, you can tell this is going to be a great place to hangout. We had a chance to speak to the manager, Jeffery, and found out it was their soft opening. The food selection was great and can't wait to see the menu get better. There was a ton of craft drinks available. Great place to hangout with friends - so glad they opened up in our neighborhood. We'll be back for sure.

CJ
vipCJhung
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The raw fish dishes were my favorite, but everything was delicious. The cocktails were insanely good, especially the Old Fashioned and I loved their sake selection. I'll definitely be coming back!

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Fleurpsie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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David
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exception service, a modern interior, and really food make this a must visit if you're in the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tuna tataki was a standout dish. All of our cocktails were delicious. I will be going back!

FAQs

Izakaya Hon is rated 4.5 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.