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19 Excellent Sushi Restaurants in San Francisco

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When the pandemic hit, many of San Francisco’s swankiest omakase joints shut down for the foreseeable future. After all, that kind of elegant, intimate, nigiri-by-nigiri dining experience isn’t exactly conducive to takeout. Still, many sushi spots — even some of the highest-end and most strictly traditional — have found a way to make a go of it in this new takeout- and delivery-only landscape: in many cases serving chirashi don, that decadent one-bowl meal wherein slices of raw fish are scattered over a bowl of sushi rice. For those who feel ready to dine outside at a restaurant, a few spots have even started offering al fresco omakase.

The good news is that SF is an equal-opportunity sushi town. Many of these restaurants are known for serving some of the Bay Area’s most pristine nigiri. But if your tastes run more toward fusion rolls that glisten with unagi sauce and Kewpie mayonnaise — well, there’s no shame in that, and there are several spots in the city that do a good job with those too. Here, then, are 19 great SF sushi spots — high-end and low, spread all over the city — that are open for takeout and delivery.

Note: Some restaurants are now opening up for indoor and outdoor dining. Please double-check restaurant dining status before visiting the restaurant; reservations are recommended.

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1. Daigo Sushi

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2450 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 386-8008
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Perhaps the most reliable sushi spot in the outer avenues, Daigo is a small, relatively low-key spot that’s known for its expertly prepared — and reasonably priced — nigiri. Call-in orders are preferred, but delivery is also available through all of the major third-party apps.

2. Ebisu Restaurant

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1283 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 566-1770
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The family-owned Sunset District standby is open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., and is offering contactless pickup on an extensive takeout menu that includes a range of both sushi and non-sushi bowls. Order online, or get delivery via Uber Eats.

3. Kaisen Don

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1939 Ocean Ave
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 859-9081
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You can get big trays of rolls at this relative newcomer on Ocean Avenue, but the restaurant’s main point of distinction is its wide selection of chirashi bowls — various assortments of sliced fish served over rice, in the perfect portion for the solo at-home sushi eater. Call in or order online for takeout, or get delivery via the third-party apps.

4. Wako

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211 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 682-4875
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The Michelin-starred Clement Street sushi restaurant is offering chirashi bowls and a big $100 “special omakase” set — plus assorted non-sushi bentos featuring cooked dishes like karaage and ginger pork. Order online for a la carte takeout orders for both lunch and dinner — and, for the more special omakase sets, pre-order in advance on Tock.

5. Ju-Ni

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1335 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 655-9924
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Geoffrey Lee’s Michelin-starred NoPa omakase spot is selling $39 chirashi bowls — one of the most beautiful versions in the city — plus beer, and cookies, from noon to 7 p.m. Order online for pickup, or make a reservation for an outdoor omakase experience.

6. Oma San Francisco Station

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1737 Post St #337
San Francisco, CA 94115

A small sushi counter located at the end of a hallway in the Japan Center mall, Oma is offering three takeout sushi bento options: a 10-piece nigiri set (essentially, an omakase meal packed to go), an eight-piece “mini omakase,” and an uni donburi. Order through the restaurant’s website and select a specific pickup time slot or make a reservation for indoor dining.

7. SaSa

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22 Peace Plaza suite 530
San Francisco, CA 94115
(628) 600-6945
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This Japantown spot is offering more or less its entire menu for takeout, including several different omakase sets and a takeout version of its most famous dish: its “mystery box,” now basically presented as a straightforward chirashi bowl ($38). All alcohol is 20 percent off. Order online or get delivery via DoorDash.

8. Saru Sushi Bar

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3856 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 400-4510
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The Noe Valley neighborhood favorite is accepting takeout orders and will deliver to customers within a two-mile radius. The fairly extensive to-go menu includes rolls, nigiri, and a few different omakase-style options. Order online or dine outdoors.

(Saru’s Russian Hill sister restaurant, Kinjo, has now reopened as a second Saru location with the same menu, also now open for takeout.)

9. Robin

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620 Gough St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 548-2429
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Chef Adam Tortosa's splashy, California-influenced omakase spot, which Eater SF critic Rachel Levin awarded three stars, stayed closed for the first few months of the pandemic, but it’s open for takeout now, offering an assortment of sushi boxes ($29–$84) mostly focused on cut rolls, with sashimi and a few extras like sesame truffle noodles added to the higher-end options. Order online. Indoor and outdoor reservations are now available.

10. Fenikkusu - Tapas and Omakase

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1009 Guerrero St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 923-8600

Prior to the pandemic, Fenikkusu was one of the hottest new restaurants in San Francisco — the rare Japanese restaurant in the city that does omakase-style sushi and izakaya small plates equally well. After a hiatus, the restaurant is now open for takeout, with an abbreviated menu that includes a to-go version of the chef’s signature $25 omakase, as well as small plates like oxtail soup and king oyster mushrooms stir-fried in miso butter. Call in or order delivery via Uber Eats or Postmates.

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11. Sushi Shio

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206 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 529-1030
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One of newest sushi spots in the Mission is open daily from noon to 2 p.m. and 5–8:30 p.m. It’s got several a la carte nigiri and maki options, a few different well-priced bowls (including a $25 lunch chirashi), and a $33 eight-piece omakase-style sushi tasting set. Limited reservations are available for indoor and outdoor dining. Order takeout online or get delivery via DoorDash.

12. Cha-Ya

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762 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 252-7825
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The city’s top destination for vegan sushi is open for takeout with a menu that’s mostly non-sushi items (including a couple of stir-fry meal kits), but it does offer an assortment of vegetable-laden maki rolls. Call in or order online. The restaurant also has a few tables on the sidewalk for outdoor dining.

13. Okoze Sushi

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1207 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 567-3397
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This Russian Hill standby is as good an option for skillfully prepared nigiri as it is for sauce-laden fusion rolls that still utilize high-quality fish. See the menu here and call in for takeout, or get delivery via Postmates.

14. Basa Seafood Express

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3064 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 550-2388
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This humble seafood market and counter-service spot is one of the most affordable restaurants in the Mission. The menu runs the gamut from clam chowder to fried shrimp and chips, but Basa also features reasonably priced sashimi and poke and often runs buy-one-get-one-free specials on its sushi rolls. Basa is currently open for takeout only, 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m. daily, except on Sundays when it closes at 4:30. Call in to order.

15. Sasaki

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2400 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 828-1912
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Chef Masa Sasaki presents beautiful edomae-style sushi in two nightly omakase offerings. The chef helped open Michelin-starred Maruya, and has worked at many restaurants throughout the Bay Area. Though dining at the beautiful indoor bar is not currently an option, outdoor dining is now available by reservation only.

16. Akiko’s Restaurant & Sushi Bar

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431 Bush St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 397-3218
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After shutting down for the first month of the COVID-19 crisis, Akiko’s is back open with a full takeout menu: an a la carte sushi selection, plus a few options for chirashi bowls or curated omakase dinner sets. Order online. Delivery within a two-mile radius of the restaurant is available for a flat $15 fee.

17. Omakase

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665 Townsend St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 865-0633
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This upscale, 14-seat sushi spot from co-owners Kash Feng and chef Jackson Yu earned a Michelin star for its Edomae-style sushi and hushed, intimate experience. It’s now taking pre-orders for takeout on Tock, as well as taking reservations for limited indoor dining. Offerings run the gamut from a $40 chirashi bowl and assorted donburi to a $180 uni and caviar package.

18. Yubu by The Shota

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115 Sansome St
San Francisco, CA 94104
(628) 224-2074
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The FiDi restaurant proper — one of the city’s swankier new omakase spots — is closed right now, but the Shota has pivoted to a takeout and delivery concept called Yubu by Shota. The focus: highly attractive chirashi bowls and a wide array of inari sushi (fish and rice tucked into tofu pockets). Order online.

19. The Grubbies Store No. 2

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123 2nd St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 757-0887
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The city’s standard bearer for stylish, sumptuous, cloth-wrapped chirashi bowls, the original Grubbies shop by the Embarcadero is closed during the shelter in place, but this second location is still doing takeout. Order online — from a $15 mini omakase to a $65 uni for two — at least 24 hours in advance. Free delivery is available ($50 minimum) for customers within a one-mile radius of the shop.

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1. Daigo Sushi

2450 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121

Perhaps the most reliable sushi spot in the outer avenues, Daigo is a small, relatively low-key spot that’s known for its expertly prepared — and reasonably priced — nigiri. Call-in orders are preferred, but delivery is also available through all of the major third-party apps.

2450 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121

2. Ebisu Restaurant

1283 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

The family-owned Sunset District standby is open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., and is offering contactless pickup on an extensive takeout menu that includes a range of both sushi and non-sushi bowls. Order online, or get delivery via Uber Eats.

1283 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122

3. Kaisen Don

1939 Ocean Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127

You can get big trays of rolls at this relative newcomer on Ocean Avenue, but the restaurant’s main point of distinction is its wide selection of chirashi bowls — various assortments of sliced fish served over rice, in the perfect portion for the solo at-home sushi eater. Call in or order online for takeout, or get delivery via the third-party apps.

1939 Ocean Ave
San Francisco, CA 94127

4. Wako

211 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

The Michelin-starred Clement Street sushi restaurant is offering chirashi bowls and a big $100 “special omakase” set — plus assorted non-sushi bentos featuring cooked dishes like karaage and ginger pork. Order online for a la carte takeout orders for both lunch and dinner — and, for the more special omakase sets, pre-order in advance on Tock.

211 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94118

5. Ju-Ni

1335 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Geoffrey Lee’s Michelin-starred NoPa omakase spot is selling $39 chirashi bowls — one of the most beautiful versions in the city — plus beer, and cookies, from noon to 7 p.m. Order online for pickup, or make a reservation for an outdoor omakase experience.

1335 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117

6. Oma San Francisco Station

1737 Post St #337, San Francisco, CA 94115

A small sushi counter located at the end of a hallway in the Japan Center mall, Oma is offering three takeout sushi bento options: a 10-piece nigiri set (essentially, an omakase meal packed to go), an eight-piece “mini omakase,” and an uni donburi. Order through the restaurant’s website and select a specific pickup time slot or make a reservation for indoor dining.

1737 Post St #337
San Francisco, CA 94115

7. SaSa

22 Peace Plaza suite 530, San Francisco, CA 94115

This Japantown spot is offering more or less its entire menu for takeout, including several different omakase sets and a takeout version of its most famous dish: its “mystery box,” now basically presented as a straightforward chirashi bowl ($38). All alcohol is 20 percent off. Order online or get delivery via DoorDash.

22 Peace Plaza suite 530
San Francisco, CA 94115

8. Saru Sushi Bar

3856 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114

The Noe Valley neighborhood favorite is accepting takeout orders and will deliver to customers within a two-mile radius. The fairly extensive to-go menu includes rolls, nigiri, and a few different omakase-style options. Order online or dine outdoors.

(Saru’s Russian Hill sister restaurant, Kinjo, has now reopened as a second Saru location with the same menu, also now open for takeout.)

3856 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94114

9. Robin

620 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Chef Adam Tortosa's splashy, California-influenced omakase spot, which Eater SF critic Rachel Levin awarded three stars, stayed closed for the first few months of the pandemic, but it’s open for takeout now, offering an assortment of sushi boxes ($29–$84) mostly focused on cut rolls, with sashimi and a few extras like sesame truffle noodles added to the higher-end options. Order online. Indoor and outdoor reservations are now available.

620 Gough St
San Francisco, CA 94102

10. Fenikkusu - Tapas and Omakase

1009 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Blue shrimp nigiri topped with pine nuts Luke Tsai

Prior to the pandemic, Fenikkusu was one of the hottest new restaurants in San Francisco — the rare Japanese restaurant in the city that does omakase-style sushi and izakaya small plates equally well. After a hiatus, the restaurant is now open for takeout, with an abbreviated menu that includes a to-go version of the chef’s signature $25 omakase, as well as small plates like oxtail soup and king oyster mushrooms stir-fried in miso butter. Call in or order delivery via Uber Eats or Postmates.

1009 Guerrero St
San Francisco, CA 94110

11. Sushi Shio

206 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103

One of newest sushi spots in the Mission is open daily from noon to 2 p.m. and 5–8:30 p.m. It’s got several a la carte nigiri and maki options, a few different well-priced bowls (including a $25 lunch chirashi), and a $33 eight-piece omakase-style sushi tasting set. Limited reservations are available for indoor and outdoor dining. Order takeout online or get delivery via DoorDash.

206 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103

12. Cha-Ya

762 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

The city’s top destination for vegan sushi is open for takeout with a menu that’s mostly non-sushi items (including a couple of stir-fry meal kits), but it does offer an assortment of vegetable-laden maki rolls. Call in or order online. The restaurant also has a few tables on the sidewalk for outdoor dining.

762 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

13. Okoze Sushi

1207 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94109

This Russian Hill standby is as good an option for skillfully prepared nigiri as it is for sauce-laden fusion rolls that still utilize high-quality fish. See the menu here and call in for takeout, or get delivery via Postmates.

1207 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94109

14. Basa Seafood Express

3064 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

This humble seafood market and counter-service spot is one of the most affordable restaurants in the Mission. The menu runs the gamut from clam chowder to fried shrimp and chips, but Basa also features reasonably priced sashimi and poke and often runs buy-one-get-one-free specials on its sushi rolls. Basa is currently open for takeout only, 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m. daily, except on Sundays when it closes at 4:30. Call in to order.

3064 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

15. Sasaki

2400 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Chef Masa Sasaki presents beautiful edomae-style sushi in two nightly omakase offerings. The chef helped open Michelin-starred Maruya, and has worked at many restaurants throughout the Bay Area. Though dining at the beautiful indoor bar is not currently an option, outdoor dining is now available by reservation only.

2400 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94110

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16. Akiko’s Restaurant & Sushi Bar

431 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108

After shutting down for the first month of the COVID-19 crisis, Akiko’s is back open with a full takeout menu: an a la carte sushi selection, plus a few options for chirashi bowls or curated omakase dinner sets. Order online. Delivery within a two-mile radius of the restaurant is available for a flat $15 fee.

431 Bush St
San Francisco, CA 94108

17. Omakase

665 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94103

This upscale, 14-seat sushi spot from co-owners Kash Feng and chef Jackson Yu earned a Michelin star for its Edomae-style sushi and hushed, intimate experience. It’s now taking pre-orders for takeout on Tock, as well as taking reservations for limited indoor dining. Offerings run the gamut from a $40 chirashi bowl and assorted donburi to a $180 uni and caviar package.

665 Townsend St
San Francisco, CA 94103

18. Yubu by The Shota

115 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA 94104

The FiDi restaurant proper — one of the city’s swankier new omakase spots — is closed right now, but the Shota has pivoted to a takeout and delivery concept called Yubu by Shota. The focus: highly attractive chirashi bowls and a wide array of inari sushi (fish and rice tucked into tofu pockets). Order online.

115 Sansome St
San Francisco, CA 94104

19. The Grubbies Store No. 2

123 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94105

The city’s standard bearer for stylish, sumptuous, cloth-wrapped chirashi bowls, the original Grubbies shop by the Embarcadero is closed during the shelter in place, but this second location is still doing takeout. Order online — from a $15 mini omakase to a $65 uni for two — at least 24 hours in advance. Free delivery is available ($50 minimum) for customers within a one-mile radius of the shop.

123 2nd St
San Francisco, CA 94105

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