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₹₹ - ₹₹₹Japanese, Sushi,
1779 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3711
+1 415-552-4400
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good49%
  • Average22%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
29 Sep 2018
“Finest selection of whisky I've seen”
26 May 2017
“Know Your Stuff”
Japanese, Sushi, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1779 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3711
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

The "official" name is the Nihon Whiskey Bar (at least I believe so). So imagine my surprise at the quality of the sushi and the excellence in the preparation. The fish was incredible, the maki combinations excellent and the service was perfect. A must try...More

Thank bmanpennsylvania
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Whisky...wow! We were very impressed with the selection of whisky here. The special order cocktails were half price during happy hour which I highly recommend getting to as the price is a bit steeper than I would like. Warning...DO NOT waste your money on the...More

Thank Crystal K
Reviewed 22 January 2014

The food quality is really high. The sashimi was so tasty and the squid in its different varieties just great. Drinks menu was really original and had something for everyone. Waitress was ok, although could have had given more attention to having the right amount...More

Thank kqvick
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Amazing scotch selection. VERY good food, and lots of menu choices (a little on the expensive side, but totally worth it IMO). Nice room too.

Thank Cleophus
Reviewed 6 June 2013

Although I was unimpressed by it's outside appearance, inside is a cozy, energetic ambience. Downstairs is an energetic whiskey bar with more than 100 scotch and whiskeys. Upstairs along the balcony is a quieter setting for dining. most tables are for 2-4. Service was excellent....More

Thank mdgwind
Reviewed 6 April 2013

The interior is lovely and the whisky selection is overwhelming ( I wish they described the flavor of the whiskeys in the menu), and our server was super nice. It's a great place for drinks or maybe an appetizer, but the food was disappointingly average....More

Thank shesheetaperrita
Reviewed 6 February 2013

Great vibe and wonderful sushi--one of the best in SF! Great lounge music too and overall great options for vegetarians who don't eat seafood.

Thank Lola_Christina_SF
Reviewed 2 June 2012

Anytime I am in SF I try and get here for a meal. Everything I have had has been fantastic! Great atmosphere, and staff who know their scotches and Whisky.

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 31 May 2012

If you want to have deep conversations, don't go here. It's a small but very lively whisky lounge downstairs and restaurant upstairs. Food was brilliant. Really interesting menu and unique flavors. Would def go back!

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Reviewed 19 March 2010

Everything I've tried there is good!

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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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