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1779 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3711
+1 415-552-4400
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good47%
  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
26 May 2017
“Know Your Stuff”
15 Mar 2017
“Great Whiskey/Scotch Bar”
Japanese, Sushi, Pub
$$ - $$$
1779 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3711
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I know my Whisky. That being said, it still took me over 10 minutes to peruse the best Whisky collection in San Francisco. I see people eating here, and my advice would be: grab a drink first and enjoy the lounge. You may never make...More

Thank FBIAgent
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I went to Nihon to meet a friend/business acquaintance for a drink. I am by no means a whisky drinker so upon arriving I felt a bit disappointed & unsure of what to order. To my surprise the bartenders were extremely knowledgeable about all types...More

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed 19 February 2017

If you happen to like whiskey or scotch, this should be on your "must visit" list when in San Fransisco. Walking in you will notice an entire wall filled with whiskey and scotches from all over the world. While it can be a little overwhelming,...More

Thank Staff61
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately paying more than you should has become a way of life in San Francisco. Somehow Nihon takes that proposition to an entirely different level. As many of the other reviews indicate, Nihon is wildly overpriced, with bottles of Sake starting at $80 (and soaring...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Good atmosphere, cool bar and whiskey display. Great people watching place. The service was ok and so was the food but overall it's eye wateringly over-priced!

Thank helentr
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This lounge is situated in a not so popular area of San Fran (a couple of blocks away from Tenderloin). The place is quite cool with a large selection of whiskeys and other drinks. Food was good, even though the service left much to be...More

Thank Gilbert C
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Visited after hearing about this place from friends. Full name was Nihon Whisky Lounge but I think it's s little confused between food or whisky. The whisky range was definitely good by typical bar standards. However expect only the typical popular selections. They had a...More

Thank SometimesFlyer
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We went there with friends because they have pretty good happy hours deals. They have some meals and drinks on happy hour discount what is a pretty good deal. We didn't know that the beer is not included in HH and we ended up paying...More

Thank id M
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

The best whisky selection in West US for sure! Got to taste Lonach 43!!! Although to taste Lonach 43 cost $70 (it was not listed on the menu) but it was worth every penny! I think it's good to eat first and go to Nihon...More

Thank MrsHMeyer
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, two levels, awesome whiskey display and certain yummy items, but the maki were lackluster and the service was slow.

Thank Kristan N
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 1:30 AM
5:30 PM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1779 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3711
    (14th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-552-4400
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