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“Beyond overpriced ”
Review of NIHON

NIHON
Ranked #1,457 of 5,962 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 17 December 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately paying more than you should has become a way of life in San Francisco. Somehow Nihon takes that proposition to an entirely different level. As many of the other reviews indicate, Nihon is wildly overpriced, with bottles of Sake starting at $80 (and soaring from there) and most of their whisky "tastes" in the $20-$40 range. The food, while actually reasonably priced compared to the alcohol, is only slightly above average, and does not even come close to making the high overall cost, along with their pompous bartenders worth it.

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Good atmosphere, cool bar and whiskey display. Great people watching place. The service was ok and so was the food but overall it's eye wateringly over-priced!

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Reviewed 22 June 2016

This lounge is situated in a not so popular area of San Fran (a couple of blocks away from Tenderloin). The place is quite cool with a large selection of whiskeys and other drinks. Food was good, even though the service left much to be desired. Even though its expected to have music in a whisky bar, I felt that it was too loud and made it difficult to have proper conversations on the table.

Thank Gilbert C
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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.

Thank SometimesFlyer
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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.

Thank id M
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