Top Five Sushi Spots in San Francisco

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Some people say that good Sushi is hard to find.  Not the case in San Francisco!  This city is a mecca for fresh, inventive, and tasty sushi. Authenticity describes it best.  From the simplicity of a small organic sushi restaurant to the larger scale of the most inventive sushi restaurants, San Francisco has it all.  Here are the top five sushi spots this city has to offer.

1 Ozumo

Ozumo is quite the scene.  Dress to impress, and enjoy some of the most tasty sushi, sashimi, and vegetable rolls this city has to offer.  Every dish is artfully presented.  Located near the Embarcadero with a stunning view of the water, Ozumo is a hot sushi spot not to be missed.

161 Steuart St
(between Howard St & Mission St)
San Francisco, CA 94105

(415) 882-1333

2 Ki

Ki is SOMA’s latest fun spot for Japanese food, situated inside of Temple Night Club.  Futuristic twists, back-lit walls, and Geisha pop art fill the room with a club-like atmosphere.  Ki serves both fresh and sushi skewers.  The Pacific Rim Roll is a show-stopper for sure, and the varied menu ensures something for everyone.

540 Howard St
(between 1st St & James Lick Fwy)
San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: SOMA

3 Minako

Don’t mind the urban chaos outside; Minako is a charming and cozy Japanese restaurant inside the heart of Mission.  Organic sushi, hand-written menus, and small tables are all part of Minako’s charm.  The infamous spicy tuna roll will surely make an impression.

2154 Mission St
(between 18th St & Clarion Aly)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Mission

(415) 864-1888

4 Morimoto

The iconic Morimoto always requires advance notice, but if you’re headed up to Napa, then Morimoto is a must.  A legendary chef, stunning décor, and phenomenal Japanese food are Morimoto’s forte.  Touted as the best sushi in the bay area, signature dishes include Sashimi with five sauces and Table-Side Yellow Tail Buri Bop.

610 Main St
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 252-1600

5 Hamano

This quaint spot in Noe Valley is always busy, yet somehow manages to accommodate everyone who walks into the door.  Sushi is delicious and reasonably priced.  The small bar seating is the place to be.   Specials are posted behind the counter and sushi chefs are a marvel to watch.

1332 Castro St
(between 24th St & Jersey St)
San Francisco, CA 94114

(415) 826-0825

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