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Sushi Ondo

4.6
92 reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Sushi Ondo is a culinary delight created by Chef Jason Shimizu.

This unique take on the classic Japanese robatayaki and kobachi(japanese tapas) has been modernized by Shimizu as a celebration of top-class sashimi, kobachi, and grilled meats from the robata.

Sushi Ondo features the finest locally and globally sourced seafood flown in from Japan’s Toyosu Market accented by its signature selection Japanese Wagyu. 

Located in the heart of South of Market, Sushi Ondo is the ideal setting for any memorable experience.

Hope everyone stays safe and see you soon.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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 92 People Are Saying
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4.7
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Elina
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lackluster experience. No big problems but just was expecting more. Host was fun.

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vipjkichikawa
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite sushi spots in the city! Simply a hidden gem with a focus on the sushi and food. The omakase is actually a great value and is what I usually order when I'm there. The staff is wonderful and service is always the best. I highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy the food! Every bite is unique and delicious, can’t wait to dine again.

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vipMark
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the parklet/booths - very nice ambiance for a summer night. Food was great - a bit slow to come but quality was excellent. Sashimi was fresh and amazing.

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Annie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, incredibly fresh sushi. Lovely staff as well.

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vipTinaCantina
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delectable fish with incredible service for an extremely reasonable price. It’s my absolute favorite spot in the city.

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vipRachG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! The fish was super fresh, expansive menu, and just great, attentive service. Recommend the sashimi platter and the crab risotto!

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Omakase
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience. Great food and great customer service.
Wife and I went with the Omasake and it everything that came out was unbelievable.

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vipRussellL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent Sevice, delicious food and accommodating staff. Highly recommended

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ChetR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife and I ordered Omakase. The food was awesome, but I was disappointed in the ratio of sushi to hot dishes. I was hoping for more sushi and less hot dishes.

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vipAEEE
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Sashimi and nigiri was amazing! Great sake selection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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vipEmigra
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

good spot. interesting food. was expensive
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LoriB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. And their outdoor parklet was perfect even with the light rain we had that night. Felt very safe. The staff was super accommodating even with my mom's food allergies. Would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was mid

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vipAvoid
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food was really boring. Nigiri was really plain, though the fish was fresh. I was hoping for a better experience with the sushi.

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MichelleC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Valentine's Day dinner here. Food was really delicious! Service was great, very attentive and the omakase meal was very smooth. Cute outdoor seating with individual little huts outside to protect from the rain, heat lamps, and string lights. We got the uni supplement and it seemed a bit overpriced for the amount. Would def want to go back to try their regular omakase.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great we loved the food. Great service

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Mdale
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi experience highly recommend

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vipAaronS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an amazing dinner with Chef Jason and the staff @ Sushi Ondo.

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vipFelicia
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the stay at home order in place, I knew I wanted my last outdoor meal of 2020 to be omakase. I saw Sushi Ondo had built a parklet with heatlamps so I took my sister for dinner. Everything about our dining experience was wonderful, it's very impressive how well they replicated omakase and fine-dining outdoors. Service was extremely friendly, every dish and piece of nigiri was delicious (my sister ordered herself two supplement plates it was that good) and despite the restaurant being in a sketchy neighborhood, we had no issues with parking or street folks during our meal. Thank you to our waiter and the entire Sushi Ondo crew for a memorable last meal, we cannot wait to return in the new year!

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best sushi I have ever had!!! The fish just melts in your mouth.

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vipJackW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, absolutely incredible. Try the tasting menu!

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vipKellyN
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food, wonderful service. By far the best sushi experience both my fiancé and I have ever had

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vipeatingoutismylife
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't say enough good things about this team. Service is personalized but very professional. Fish is AMAZING - super fresh, perfect flavor balance of rolls, interesting umami in everything. LOVE the outdoor dining parklet they just opened as well. Thanks much team Ondo!!

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vipcasualreviewer
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ambiance and service were great. Sushi was disappointing given how good their other restaurant Sushi Hon is. For the price I’d always choose sushi Hon over here

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vipERG3
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable quality sushi. Chef Jason is a master of his art. You will not be disappointed.

Sushi Ondo
Responded on 26 February 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review, and our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

They seated us at a shared table on Valentine's day. Without telling us that they were going to do that when we booked. Who wants to have a date sitting closer to other people next to you than you are sitting to your own date?

Also I have loved every Korean meal I have had until sushi ondo. The sushi is great but the Korean food is terrible

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vipYalek
San Francisco
177 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Saw 4.8 points out of 5 on the Opentable. We tried this restaurant in the SOMA. Unfortunately, the dinner was underwhelming. First, we had a the scallop ceviche, spicy edamame and gyoza for appetizers. The scallop ceviche is too strong lemon acid even the scallop is fresh. The spicy edamame is overcooked. It lost the bite texture in the mouth. The gyoza is deep fried. It is ok but the gyoza is bland. We have no idea what is in the gyoza.
For the entrees, we had the sweet potato noodle with shrimp, seafood pancake besides the nigiri. The nigiri are good. However, the potato noodle is very boring. The shrimp has no flavor. Since they advertised as a Japanese restaurant. We had the seafood pancake before in Japan. Mimminashi in Napa can make the authentic Japanese style seafood pancake. The pancake should be filled with cabbage, seafood, teriyaki sauce and mayonnaise. The cake should be light and fluffy. Unfortunately, the pancake at Ondo is very cake like. I asked my Korean friend whether it is Korean style. She said it is too cake like even for Korean standard. Thus, the pancake is neither Korean nor Japanese. It is just another disappointment.
The sake is decent but it is not as more than $30 while the restaurant charged it for $95.

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vipJohnnie
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi Ondo is great. The quality and detail put into it is just refreshing. I go there at least once every time I visit SF.

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Serena
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best omakase experience we've ever had. Every single item was off-the-chart delicious. The service was impeccable and they happily accommodated our request to be finished in time to make our theater performance. This will be our go-to place when coming to SF.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Omakase experience at the sushi bar was really special. Every piece of fish was amazing and the chef's explanations really helped us appreciate what we were eating even more. The restaurant interior is clean and modern. Service was very attentive without being interruptive. Would return again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and a really nice calm environment.

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vipnybuddy
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

One of the best sushi omakaze experience in San Francisco. Few major positives:

1) . Quality of sushi was outstanding. Seasoning was perfect, temperature of sushi was perfect, balance between fish and rice was great. Many fish were well aged, delectable.

2) Service was prompt and great. Team understood what it means to be served "together" . rather than one server dumping food across the table, two servers each stepped behind us and served at same time with explanation that followed

3) Sake menu was extensive, although my wife couldn't drink, so we settled for a beer . ......


So why only 4 stars instead of 5?

1) While sushi was great, portions were extremely small. I don't know if it attributes to sushi chef's small hands, but size of sushi was smaller than even in Japan. Yes i agree that cheap sushi places in US hands you like grenade size megasushi (which isn't appropriate), but even for Japan standard, the size of each sushi was tiny. I had to order 6 additional pieces to fill my hunger

2) in-between appetizers that accompany tasting menu (omakaze) was underwhelming. The first "appi" was more like a korean bone broth soup, but had 1 tiny piece of meat, with very dull seasoning. second appi was also underwhelming. only the 3rd one . ( tuna dish) was worth anything.

3) While using restroom, i saw that sushi for non-counter folks were being made by someone hidden from the view. It would have been nice to actually see which chef is making what. That's the point of omakaze and i think this place missed that.


overall, very delicious, would revisit, but given price point, would need to book 2nd dinner for filling purpose.

Sushi Ondo
Responded on 26 February 2020

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Chef Jason was really knowledgeable and was easy to talk to. Wasn’t pretentious, just good food and not here to break your bank. The only minus was the soup that came from the kitchen was lukewarm and the mochi that was in it was still cold when I bit into it. Otherwise everything was great!

Sushi Ondo
Responded on 26 February 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review, and our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote.

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vipChristinaM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff are friendly and the food was incredible! It is pricey (we paid $200 for 2 with tip) but if you are really into sushi nothing here will disappoint. The A5 Wagyu was ridiculously good

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vipKellyN
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! High quality you can taste, excellent sake pairing, very nice and attentive service, an all-round wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful omakase! Thank you chefJason and jay for making my experience an amazing one!! Many thanks!! Highly recommend it!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Jason and all the staff were awesome

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vipJohnnie
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Been here two times in one week and if I lived in San Francisco, I'd be here at least once a week. The sushi bar counter experience is definitely a must.

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You can order delivery directly from Sushi Ondo using the Order Online button. Sushi Ondo also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 757-0026.

Sushi Ondo is rated 4.6 stars by 92 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.