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Akiko's Sushi Bar and Restaurant

542A Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1227
+1 415-989-8218
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
542A Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1227
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This tiny sushi restaurant reminds me of exactly what you find all over Japan. Little family run restaurants with just a few tables (often a line outside here since no reservations). Very good food -- high quality and well prepared for a reasonable price. Also,...More

1  Thank lostinchina99
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We stumbled upon this place as we were just walking around trying to find a spot for lunch. Only one other table was occupied when we arrived. We were on the tail end of the lunch service. The restaurant is extremely small,but the food and...More

Thank Dv9mrsm
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This is a tiny place I found a year ago. Had great sushi then and came back again when arriving to San Francisco. It still is one of the best sushi places. Usually there's a wait as it is a tiny place- but it worth...More

Thank MrFiodie
Reviewed 7 January 2017

My wife and I were in the mood for sushi so after checking around realized that Akiko's was a block away from our hotel. When we arrived we were surprised at how small the place was. I believe that there were only 6 tables. We...More

Thank Ron M
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This place is further evidence that "small is beautiful"! The best way to enjoy this place is to put your meal in the hands of the sushi artist with a twelve piece sushi and let him do his magic with the fishes of the day....More

Thank fred200099
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The restaurant was right across the street from our hotel. The reviews looked favorable so we decided to try it. We went for lunch and were the first of the lunch crowd. It was January 2 so many people were still on holiday so getting...More

Thank Hoverbutton74
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The place is small and so quiet, the service is pretty fast and friendly. Also, the fresh fish is well used to make great sushi.

Thank Pierre6425618
Reviewed 30 December 2016

My wife and I dined at this restaurant while visiting the West Coast back in early Nov, 2016, and had a relatively nice evening. The food was good and the service was fine, though a bit abrupt. Sushi was high quality, and the prices were...More

Thank Stephen S
Management response:Responded 17 March 2017

Hello there, we are so sorry we could not be reached for some reason. Please call us again during our business hours. We will try our best to resolve the issue. Please call us again at 415-989-8218

Reviewed 28 December 2016

I ate here on back-to-back days in June. I never do that, but this place was worth it. Very small - like 8 tables - but has been around forever apparently. Incredible sushi. Please go.

Thank Justin M
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This was my third dinner at this tiny place near Union Square. Friendly service and melt-in-your-mouth sushi. Beautiful presentation. .And real ginger! A small but adequate selection of sake. Best to reserve since it seats only 12 people at table, a few more at the...More

Thank Susan D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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