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“Terrific sushi, simply incredible!!!! Maybe the best sushi in SF”

Akiko's Sushi Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #105 of 5,800 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Union Square
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Very hard to book, this restaurant is becoming so famous and successful.. Because the sushi served is at the highest level.. Hamachi, toro, shiro maguro are to die for. The sake's selection is fantastic, the service extremely friendly and professional!!

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

We came here on the first night of our honeymoon. The tuna in different grade options was fantastic and the salmon like butter. We live in a land-locked state and while we do eat sushi quite often this was definitely the most authentic we've had. We were in a little over our heads on what to order and the waitress seemed very irritated to advise. I would suggest this for experts, but maybe not for novice sushi goers.

Thank Abby B
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Brilliant little Sushi restaurant on the edge of China Town, San Francisco.

Not the cheapest but very reasonable and the food is unreal. Be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment - this is a small restaurant with limited seating in high demand!

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This is not a Japanese restaurant, full stop! We have been to Japan and eat Japanese food around the world. We can just tell from the first bite. It's all wrong, try to present a looks alike but not the real thing, far from it. We read the reviews on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a try. What a waste of time and money. The sushi and the entrees are eatable and that's about it. Sushi were painfully tiny, entrees were just not Japanese cooking. The prices were very experience for a place like this. I don't mind paying good price for good food but not for this. Friendly service but who go to a restaurant for the service. Don't go there if you want Japanese sushi annd food.

Thank Wei C
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Akiko's was recommend by the concierge at the hotel we were staying in. When we walked up, we looked in the window to see 4 tables and a couple seats at the sushi bar. We were a bit apprehensive, but we were pleasantly surprised. We did have to wait about 29 minutes to be seated, but it was definitely worth it! The staff was really attentive and the sushi was amazing! We ordered the edamame which was delicious. For our entree we ordered the disco roll (a bit of a kick), the dragon roll, and the lion king roll. Everything was fresh and yummy! I'm not sure if they take reservations, but if they do I would definitely call ahead to avoid any wait!

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