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Tanuki Restaurant

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4419 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118-1212
+1 415-752-5740
17:00 - 22:15
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 22:15
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Sebastopol, California
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135 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Always nice to have good restaurants that are walking distance from home. Also really handy to the bus 1 California. Now the restaurant .. Great variety of Japanese dishes depending on what you want. Wonderful list of rolls, small plates that have great names and tasty food, noodles dishes, combo plates, tempura, sukiyaki, etc .. I prefer the dinners that... More 

Thank Dorothy J
Woodinville, WA
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229 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Enjoyed great variety of sushi, prompt service, neighborhood atmosphere. If you are more about the food, this is a good place! And price was good.

Thank carrieul
US Virgin Islands
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2014

Been visiting for years whenever I see family in SF as is in walking distance of home. Hands down the freshest, most inventive sushi one can get. these guys must create this stuff in their dreams. Last visit got the coolest special which was actually "moving" after the chef fired the rice threads on top (was it the "magic dragon"?)Super... More 

2 Thank geckogal00820
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

I've been eating here for years and it is always consistently good! Great value and service. Sushi, sashimi, cooked entrees, salads (the noodle salad is my favorite!). The Clement Street neighborhood is a great shopping experience.

2 Thank pleb1
San Francisco, California
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365 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

This is a busy little Japanese restaurant located a block away from the busy Clement St. It is next door to a laundromat which is the same owner as Tanuki's. Parking can be challenging as meters operated until 6p.m. and there is somewhat limited street parking. Trick is to go their as early as possible to avoid the crowds as... More 

Thank karenpammy2016
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2012

Fantastic sushi! As something of a "foodie," and very very picky with regard to sushi and shashimi, Tanuki's is without question the best and freshest I've had in the U.S. From Boston to NYC, Houston to Chicago, and LA to Miami, this place is hands down, tops. Fresh tasty creative morsels, artfully prepared and presented. Very special unusual creations are... More 

Thank Perry B
Scottsdale, AZ
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2012

When it comes to dining in San Francisco, the best places to eat are those small neighborhood restaurants. On my recent visit to San Francisco, my sister, two of my aunts, and I dined at Tanuki Sushi Bar/Restaurant. This was a great find. It is located on the south side of California street, between 5th and 6th Avenues in the... More 

Thank MMasumoto
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2011

This is a nice neighborhood sushi joint. It's consistently good and the staff is always friendly.

Thank dgrumm
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2008

Big portion!

Thank pikoriina
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Reviewed 4 April 2008

Good home-style Japanese food and sushi in the Richmond district. Very generous portions.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12
Sushi, Japanese
Restaurant features
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4419 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118-1212
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-752-5740

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?