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Akiko's Sushi Bar and Restaurant

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Union Square
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542A Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1227
+1 415-989-8218
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We stumbled upon this place almost by accident. We almost walked by, especially since we had an issue opening up the door. The restaurant is tiny- only 4 tables and a small bar to sit at as you watch the chef prepare your sushi. You have to walk in to another building to use the bathroom- but that's just a... More 

Thank Kevin J
Susanville, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Was staying at Marines Memorial hotel panda this is right around the corner. Not crowded at 5:30. Excellent sushi rolls.

Thank Eileen S
Manassas, Virginia
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312 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Don't let the size of this place fool you. The dining area is really small, with just a few tables but the food is absolutely outstanding. The sushi is high quality and extremely fresh. I sat at the bar and watched them make it. I had the ten piece sampler that was brought out in a nice presentation and was... More 

Thank Yorkiemom19
Atlanta, GA
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604 reviews
427 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

This restaurant is great, it is a neighborhood place. There are only 13 seats in the restaurant so come early to get a seat. The sushi is super fresh at a great price. The service is quick, so you are in and out for lunch.

Thank DaisyDot24
New York City, New York
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

I made a reservation online for one person for lunch. On arrival I was told the only seats available were at the bar, my reservation would not be honored. The sushi was of very small quantity and not great quality. The server--the bartender--was uninterested in helping me since I wasn't drinking. Definitely not worth the money or time.

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Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

This has to be one of the best sushi places I have found. Its very small inside and sometimes depending on the time of day you may have to wait on the steps.. But its well worth it. We sat at the bar that has 3 seats and the chef recommend the roll. I had that plus the sampler. Both... More 

Thank Ray R
Toronto, Canada
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114 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

This place is tiny - like 13 seats I think, with a sign-up sheet outside to reserve your place in line. We ordered basic sushi (12-piece nigiri and a mix of rolls). The nigiri was pretty basic, (2 x 6 varieties - maguro, bincho maguro, salmon, butterfish & I don't remember), but the fish quality was quite good. Same thing... More 

Thank Asterix135
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Very small but cosy place. I sat behind the sushi bar and talked to the chef who was explaining various food. The sushi was one of the best I have eaten.

Thank Lucy B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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65 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Small place but not small food. Every thing we tasted was good and nice. Very recommended for good sushi and sashimi. We had three of the rolls, unagi sushi and tuna sashimi. As stated all good

Thank MrFiodie
Charlotte, North Carolina
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133 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

I came across Akiko Sushi Bar when I was searching for the "best sushi in San Francisco" before my trip to the Bay Area. A local magazine recommended it that highly. I was not disappointed and discovered some very interesting sashimi and nigiri that I would not have been able to find at my neighborhood sushi bar. Black sea bream,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Union Square
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