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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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Today
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:30
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Clovis, New Mexico
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89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to japan and tgis place was awesome! Small place but HUGE on taste and textures! Excellent fresh sushi with very nice choices! Lion king roll delicious! The San Francisco roll was awesome and the udon noodles were a treat! GREAT SUSHI!!!!

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Thank Danny L
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102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

4 Tables for 12 people in total, 3 spots at the bar and I would consider myself lucky if I was 1 of them. Great variety of Sushi, fresh and very tasty! Good service and good wine as well. You probably need to be lucky if you can find a table, but definitely give it a try!

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Thank Richard V
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to eat here on a Friday night. We had already looked the place up and saw that there were only four tables so we were ready for a wait. The wait list is comprised of a piece of paper on a clipboard that you personally write your name on, it was the first note showing off Akiko's laid... More 

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Thank Katie C
fort lauderdale
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The sushi was very good and the rolls were unique. However, considering the restaurant has 4 tables, the wait staff should be a little more with the program. It's a good thing we were not in a hurry and are very laid back because we had to deal with items forgotten, reorders, and a waitress with very little brain cells.... More 

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Thank pcphelan
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I can only talk about the sushi bar. We did not eat in the restaurant. I have nothing but praise for the sushi bar. It exemplifies everything I value in one: very fresh fish, an interesting variety, deft preparation, a little banter with the itamae. We had saba, some exquisite baby squid as well served as nigiri with a sliver... More 

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Thank James T
Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This place is in our top5 of fantastic places to eat - try the chefs choice and wash it down with a delicious glass of rose. It's on the pricey side, but so worth it!

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Thank Michelle K
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This place has the freshest sushi Options I've ever had. It's tiny but so worth the wait if there is one. Happy hour is excellent. Fast and efficient and friendly people. Will be back! (Gluten free soy!)

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Thank lesliecO6595TW
Oudenaarde, Belgium
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Good atmosphere, friendly staff and great food! Ask the staff for a mix of their food so you csn discover what they have to offer!

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Thank woutervg
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Small bar with a couple tables but absolutely awesome fresh sushi! I would recommend it to everybody who loves sushi but don't like busy restaurants. This is a quite place with a great atmosphere.

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Thank Marie M
Canada
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Order the SUMO roll!!!!!! And their daily specials are also surprising. Fresh and less conventional. I am always drawn back to Akiko--it's all I talk about when I'm enroute to SF. It is super tiny so expect a wait. I can't even find a website for them. There are two restaurants named Akiko. This is on Mason and it's close... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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