Certain restaurants are known for their expertise at turning out signature foods really well. They've pinned down the ingredients, mastered the process, and gained a strong following as a result. San Francisco has had much success cultivating great restaurants and creating a substantial market for Sushi. Locals can't get enough of the city's excellent food, and you'll often find them, along with eager tourists, at popular Ebisu or at Grandeho's Kamekyo, a major player in the field. Make sure you see what all the fuss is about!

Although it's a small place, and waits are inevitable, this Japanese restaurant creates some of the city's best sushi. The quality of food is impeccable, and the friendly waitstaff are happy to explain the menu's offerings. Cooked dishes are...  Read More

Noe Valley
Hamano Sushi

At this trendy Japanese restaurant, you'll be mesmerized by both the cuisine and the beautiful interior. A blonde-wood sushi bar serves as a gathering spot for folks who want to glimpse the sushi-making process, and a dining room accommodates...  Read More

Nob Hill

Cuisine leaps to the forefront of this restaurant's appeal, thanks to raw and cooked options that, without exception, deliver on flavor, presentation, and preparation. Diners can choose from teriyaki, donburi, and tempura dishes and then pair...  Read More

Kabuto Sushi

This spirited Japanese sushi bar thrives on the quality of its fish and the variety offered to customers. Affordable maki, nigiri, and sashimi are beautifully prepared and presented, as much a visual delight as a gustatory one. Guests are also...  Read More


Clean-lined, airy, and brightened by original artwork, this small restaurant serves top-quality sushi. Servers easily cater to fans and to newbies who aren't quite as well-informed. They'll even recommend the best sakes for the foods you choose....  Read More

Cole Valley

City veteran Ebisu has been serving some of San Francisco's best sushi for two decades now. Although a menu is provided, it's best to sit at the sushi bar and let the chef serve you his off-the-menu favorites. Fashioned from impeccably fresh...  Read More

Ace Wasabi's Rock 'n' Roll Sushi

For good times and great sushi, head to Ace Wasabi's, where you'll find a happening crowd and a diverse menu, including appetizers, salads, and seafood cooked and uncooked. Innovative sushi rolls are a specialty, as indicated by the Flying...  Read More


Beautifully dressed in granite and pale wood, this enticing restaurant is a magnet for local professionals. Not only do they relish its fabulous sushi, but they also appreciate a creative approach to traditional Japanese fare. Artfully presented...  Read More