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“So so. Overpriced. Riding the Japanese whisky hype. ”
Review of NIHON

NIHON
Ranked #1,477 of 6,307 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Mission District
Cross street: 14th Street
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 handful library bottles but those were clearly for display and no single pours available. Food was OK.

Prices on the steep end of things even by SF standards. There are better options around.

Date of visit: June 2016
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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 $12 for a small light beer. That's totally overpriced. They have great selection of whiskey but it's not cheap. So just be carefull if you going there just for Happy Hours and choose your drinks carefully. The staff was a little bit too slow.

Date of visit: May 2016
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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 Whisky Lounge.

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed 4 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.

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank Kristan N
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Reviewed 20 November 2015

Compared to your other options in SF, Nihon has one of the better whiskey selections but pricing is outrageous... especially if you plan on drinking popular Japanese whiskeys or buying a bottle -- highly recommend googling prices and don't trust the bartenders. Food, both sashimi and grilled foods, are only ok.

Date of visit: November 2015
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Thank Pat C
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