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Akikos Restaurant & Sushi Bar

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431 Bush St, btw Claude Ln & Mark Ln, San Francisco, CA 94108-3732 (Mark Ln and Cluade Ln)
+1 415-397-3218
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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Fri 17:00 - 21:30
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Calgary
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222 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Omakase at the sushi bar was superb: creative, excellent quality, friendly professional service. I sat next to 3 business men from Israel, one who was having sushi for the first time. It's gonna be hard for him to top this experience. Omakase at Akiko's is an expensive night out, especially if you can't make yourself stop. But it's very special.

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Thank JimBCalgary
Paris, France
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have enjoyed sushi nearly every evening during our trip and by far Akikos (Bush street!) has been the best. While more expensive than other restaurants, the quality was evident and worth it. Specialty rolls (grouper and toro) were melt in your mouth delicious with amazing topping (fried onion with ponzu). For a special night out, make a reservation and... More 

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Thank Stoneman2
Mill Valley, California
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95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have reviewed several of the top sushi places in town and each has it unique benefits. This place emphasizes sustainable and organic, not using overfished species, and the choices are mind-blowing. They show where each fish was caught and have them divided into two categories of Mild and Full Flavored Buttery. I was surprised to find the Hamachi in... More 

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Thank loveandpeace47
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great sushi in most likely the most US competitive market for such restaurants. Very efficient service; plus a chef going out of his way to discuss the food and the way to best enjoy it. A restaurant to revisit on a future trip.

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Thank ArnoldVDV
Brisbane
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We had a great sushi experience, the quality of the fish is excellent ! Stuff are friendly, chefs are very professional and the owner gave us free sake ! You must try it !! Totally worth it !!

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Thank ChiccoDellaGiovanna
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Made a reservation over the phone , two days ahead, just to find out on our visit that we were not listed for the desired date - listed on the date of our departure from the city. No regrets from the staff, no even an effort to accommodate or compensate for their mistake. Fairly unusual non-welcoming reception. Off my list.

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Thank Andrei P
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I am not a big sushi eater so this was impeccable, we had just about everything on the menu, very very fresh, very very flavorful, miso soup was good, the greens were so so. The nigiri was very very good.

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Thank Anurag A
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Mind blowing, sushi does not get better than this. Excellent selection of fish prepared with care and served with gentle guidence from staff.

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Thank Magnus S
Ames, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch. Say at the bar. Had the sashimi tasting and miso soup. Fish was very fresh, but not very interesting. I guess that I was expecting more from the "tasting" than plane old sashimi. Had to ask for the miso soup three times ... Chef was too busy trying to impress the guys sitting next... More 

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Thank Michael H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place is tiny but the sushi is delicious, you can tell the fish is very fresh, and it's mainly classic sushi, not a lot of crazy silly Americanized rolls. The eggplant appetizer was also very tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 Bush St, btw Claude Ln & Mark Ln, San Francisco, CA 94108-3732
    (Mark Ln and Cluade Ln)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-397-3218

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