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Akiko's Sushi Bar and Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Union Square
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542A Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1227
+1 415-989-8218
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:30
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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I really loved this sushi little restaurant. Food was delicious and very well presented. I enjoyed the sashimi and nagiri dishes. The ambience is super nice and the service is efficient. Highly recommended!

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Thank lidiam1
Bethesda, Maryland
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

A colleague insisted that we go, so he was right. It was a small restaurant, 3 tables and three more at the sushi bar. But it was wonderful. The sushi chef was great at making us special samplers. Had to go back the next day again...

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Thank Kong C
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This place was fantastic. We ordered the chef's pick of nigiri and it was amazing. We also ordered the edamame and a spider roll and a bottle of wine. Everything was wonderful. The service was fantastic, all timed perfectly for an enjoyable evening!

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Thank Scorpiotraveler00
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We visited Akiko's on our last trip to San Francisco and loved it so much, we had to return, keeping our fingers crossed it hadn't gone downhill and it hasn't. Food was just as delicious, the only slight criticism, is that they don't always give you the exactly what is described on the menu, for example, the BBQ eel salad... More 

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Thank Cheesy30
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Negatives: Long wait (30mins) Please be aware there are only 4 tables: 2 X 4 people 2 X 2 people 3 bar stools That was the major downside in my opinion because large groups couldn't eat there. Many people turned away too as they weren't going to wait for a seat. Positives: Food was reasonably priced and nice Quick service... More 

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Thank Alana S
San Francisco, California
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We like to eat at this place before going to the theater, whether it be ACT, Custom Made, or SF Playhouse. The sushi and other dishes are excellent, and the service is friendly and quick.

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Thank bartoletti
New England
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139 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Eating late with the kids and this restaurant was near our hotel. Was a bit skeptical as it's a tiny place. But, the sushi was very good. The service was excellent and friendly. Accommodated a gluten allergy too. Glad we choose to eat here.

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Thank Far_and_Away_4Us
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I went there by doing a quick search on my iPhone. It was the closest of my location. I was really lucky. It is the best sushi I ever had no competition! It is true it is a small place. That make it ever more Japanese I would go again next time I am in San Francisco.

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Thank Elhajeb
New York
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Warm greeting, attentive service, innovative menu. By far the best Miso soup I've ever had (tough to make Miso soup a stand out). Unique rolls - not your typical menu.

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Thank Heather S
Houston, Texas
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

We were so excited. Someone had said we should go with the chef's choice. We like sashimi. The brought us 4 plates of different fish. It was too much. We had said we didn't want shrimp and were so excited to try the uni. Somehow we got the shrimp and never received the uni. We had three rice beers that... More 

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Thank Gloria M
Management response:

Hello There, you reviewed the wrong restaurant. There is another one with similar name. Our food is not expensive and we do not sell rice beer. Please double check. We are on 542 A Mason Street. SF CA 94102 Thank you!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 542A Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1227
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-989-8218

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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