52 "Japanese" Restaurants in San Francisco.
Niku Steakhouse in the Design District is one of the best - and most expensive - steakhouses in SF.
The Shota is one of the more expensive omakase spots in the city, but it’s absolutely worth the high price of admission.
Serious quality sushi, provided you're willing to pay. Akiko's Restaurant will even serve you up a baby barracuda.
Oma San Francisco Station in the Japan Center is an affordable entry into omakase.
Kaiyo is a Peruvian-Japanese place where you should go for one of the best meals in Cow Hollow.
Head to Robin in Hayes Valley for excellent omakase that doesn’t involve burning all your money.
Nojo is a great example of our favorite type of restaurant: excellent food and easy to get into.
Elephant Sushi in Russian Hill usually has a bit of a wait, so try to head there on the early side (they open at 6).
A safe house from spicy sauce in the Castro, Eiji is one of the best low-key sushi spots around.
Onsen is a Japanese restaurant attached to a communal bathhouse in the Tenderloin. And it’s definitely better than it sounds.
Serious sushi types rave about ICHI in Bernal Heights. We like the sushi, but the cooked food is really where it’s at.