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Kippu Japanese Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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1707 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3208
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Monterey County, California
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I walked across the street from the hotel I am staying at for a bite to eat. The waitress came right up and took my drink order. They brought out miso soup and a small green salad that was "on the house, the waitress said." They were both really tasty! The beer I ordered was ice cold as was the... More 

Granville, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant was recommended by my hotel nearby as the best. Figured if there was any place to get awesome sushi it was here. It was good. It may even be the best in the Japanese part of SF. But it was not better than what I can get here in landlocked central Ohio.

Thank michaelrM5717MD
Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The sushi roll that is served in flames is delicious. And the sushi was great (unagi, uni, Suzuki and Toro we tried).

Thank Guille W
Sacramento, CA
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten here twice. Both times I would describe the food as average to good, the sake terrible, but with good & efficient service. This place suited our needs as a large group this past weekend, but it is not very special. The rolls were better than the box dinners. The tempura was actually nice. I doubt I will return... More 

Thank LoriKSacto
Hoboken, New Jersey
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357 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was very accommodating and friendly as I arrived after main lunch hour. The menu is a broad range of Japanese specialities. I had the sushi which good for the price point, which is very reasonable at this restaurant. The bento boxes are similar to the fast food places, I experienced in Tokyo and for a fast lunch and range... More 

Thank StellaHobo
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Had a plate with Beef Teriyaki, few basic sushi rolls and tempura. Wife had few different sushi rolls. Everything was super good and tasty, miso soup was on the house and tasted eexcellllent! Service was good and fast, foods came also pretty fast. I was pleased about prices aswell. Wife didnt complain anything either so total 5/5! 😊🍽

Thank Juha K
San Francisco
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Killing time around Japantown and feeling a bit peckish... I came across this little gem. Even though the lunch hour was "over", their "specials sign" drew me in. Chicken Bento Box for $6.50... I was pleasantly greeted by the server. The restaurant is small and tidy but immaculate. Only one other diner when I arrived, but i did hear them... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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452 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Salmon nigiri shushing was pretty good but the ikura was not as good as we get in West Palm Beach. The restaurant offered tempura and other Japanese dishes

Thank Robert H
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225 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

It's a nice restaurant in Japantown. The sushi/sashimi was excellent. The service was great. It's a small restaurant with limited seating.

Thank Michael Y
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

After beeing ignored at Benihana we went to Kippu. The service was quick and very nice. The food was freshly made and very tastful. Have lunch here if you are visiting Japan town!

Thank Anne-Mari G

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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 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1707 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3208
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 415-346-1212

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