Sushi in San Francisco

$40 for $70 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Tsunami Sushi Mission Bay

Tsunami Sushi Mission Bay

San Francisco

Warm and raw seafood bites, creative veggie rolls, and bento plates at a cozy, oak-lined sushi and sake bar

$70 $40

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Sushi Dinner for Two or Four at Arashi Sushi House (Up to 54% Off)

Arashi Sushi House

San Francisco

Sushi dinner includes miso soup, garlic edamame, tofu, sashimi, and one roll of choice per person

$53 $26

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Japanese Dinner, Lunch, or Crab Dinner for Two at 2G Japanese Brasserie (Up to 42% Off)

2G Japanese Brasserie

Civic Center

Izakaya-style restaurant serves fresh sushi, entrees such as chicken teriyaki and sake-marinated sea bass, and whole live crabs

$50 $29

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Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Sapoten Sushi Bar (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available

Sapoten Sushi Bar

San Francisco

Sushi rolls stuffed with tempura smoked salmon, spicy baby scallops, pineapple, mango, and avocado

$30 $15

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$29 for $45 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Live Sushi Bistro. Groupon Reservation Required.

Live Sushi Bistro

Soma

Salmon-wrapped scallops with garlic-butter dipping sauce are only the starting point as the chefs experiment with traditional sushi flavors

$45 $29

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$29 for $45 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Live Sushi Mission. Groupon Reservation Required.

Live Sushi Mission

San Francisco

Salmon-wrapped scallops with garlic-butter dipping sauce are only the starting point as the chefs experiment with traditional sushi flavors

$45 $29

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Sushi Taka: A User’s Guide

Build-Your-Own Maki | Signature Rolls | Creative Catering

Build-Your-Own Menu

  • Protein: chicken teriyaki, tuna, or unagi
  • Garnish: avocado, tobiko, kimchi, or marinated jalapeño
  • Sauce: mild miso, chili, or mayo

    Inside Tip: Though customizable rolls are the top seller, you can also opt for signature selections such as the miso sushi roll with salmon, tuna, fish cake, seaweed salad, and pickled radish.

    Vocab Lesson
    Kimchi: a spicy-and-sour mix of fermented veggies such as cabbage, radish, and cucumber that’s popular in Korea
    Tobiko: flying fish roe; its red-orange color and crunchy texture make it a popular garnish for sushi

    While You’re in the Neighborhood: After dinner, sip a drink while listening to a live DJ at EZ5 (684 Commerical Street).

600 Kearny St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Perhaps Frommer’s put it best when describing what sets Ace Wasabi's Rock-N-Roll Sushi apart “from the usual sushi spots around town,” citing “the unique combinations, the varied menu, and the young, hip atmosphere.” Indeed, this restaurant has stood out since 1995 thanks to inventive dishes that feature seasonal fish flown in from Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market. The tuna, scallops, crabs, and salmon are paired with accouterments such as maine lobster and Niman Ranch bacon bits. Nearly 40 maki rolls fill up the dinner menu––with options named after famous bands, movies, lingerie shops, and even Elvis¬¬––many of which can be wrapped in organic quinoa instead of sushi rice. No matter the selection, there’s something to complement its flavors on the drink menu, which includes six beers on tap, wines from around the globe, seven signature cocktails, and an extensive list of cold and hot sake. Not surprisingly, posters and album covers from rock-and-roll bands such as U2 and The Pretenders bedeck the walls, which are illuminated by studio lighting. Bottles of sake and candles line display cases, and an open sushi bar gives diners a chance to watch the masters at work.

3339 Steiner Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

Live Sushi Bar and Live Sushi Bistro blend tradition with innovation in the rice-wrapped fish arts at both welcoming restaurants. Both distinct locations share lunch, dinner, and drink menus, as well as experienced staff and sushi chefs who demonstrate their skills at a sushi bar outfitted with seats for dining spectators.

A Sampling of Sushi

  • Bergschneider Roll: barbecued eel and creamy avocado topped with salmon
  • Live Uni Hand Roll: sea urchin, shiso, and salmon roe with a quail egg
  • Live Scallop: served raw on a pillow of rice or tempura-fried with onions

Some Not-Sushi Options

  • Nabeyaki Ramen: savory broth brimming with tender noodles, shrimp tempura, grilled chicken, squid, and egg
  • Short Rib Teriyaki: grilled, marinated bone-in beef
  • Ankimo: steamed monkfish liver with an aromatic combination of ginger, onion, and tangy ponzu sauce

The Drinks

  • More than 25 sakes, including everything from delicate daiginjo to accessible nigori
  • Themed flights of three complementary sakes also offered
  • Three Japanese beers?Sapporo, Asahi Dry, and Kirin?wash down big meals
1 Gilbert St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Over the last five years, the chefs at Barracuda Japanese Restaurant have continually tinkered with their sushi, teriyaki, and noodle dishes, customizing the menu to fit each Barracuda location’s neighborhood and clientele. Using fresh fish and fruit sourced locally and sustainably whenever possible, the team crafts more than a dozen specialty rolls, including the Japanese Cowboy Roll, which matches crabmeat with mango, avocado, and thinly sliced Kobe beef. Staples such as chicken teriyaki rest side by side with more intricately prepared eats including pan-seared rib eye with mashed potatoes. Lit from underneath, the dining room’s dim orange walls surround potted plants and wooden tables that can accommodate groups of all sizes.

2251 Market St
San Francisco,
CA
US

After the sushi chefs at Yuubi Japanese Restaurant packed fresh scallops and salmon underneath a layer of tobiko and spicy mayo, they realized the seafood duo clung together not unlike star-crossed lovers and dubbed the roll Romeo & Juliet. The Shakespearean treat is one of nearly 30 fresh seafood rolls gracing the traditional Japanese eatery's menu. Aside from the fresh, quality seafood, Yuubi’s master chefs send tender beef short ribs, lamb chops, and asparagus-wrapped beef to the grill, and they deep-fry succulent chicken for the classic chicken katsu dish. Dessert offers up cross-cultural treats, such as mochi from Japan, crème brûlée from the French, and cheesecake from the moon.

501 Balboa St
San Francisco,
CA
US

A Tootsie Roll is known for its chewiness and cocoa flavor. But at Chin Sushi Bar and Restaurant, the Tootsie roll takes on a different form: a sushi roll in which crisp shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, and salmon lay snugly against one another. Or try the Joey roll—the miso-marinated tuna, unagi, and avocado combination has nothing to do with a baby kangaroo. Chin Sushi's chefs turn out such catchy-named specialty rolls—more than 30 in all—inside a brightly colored eatery whose walls are dotted with colorful landscape prints. Signature maki rolls also make an appearance on the extensive menu, as do dinner entrees such as pan-seared salmon, vegetable udon, and grilled chicken teriyaki.

4406 California St
San Francisco,
CA
US

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