ICHI Sushi
Sophisticated Japanese seafood staple
Sushi · Bernal Heights · $$$
The Zagat Review
4.4
Food
4.0
Decor
4.3
Service
 
"Go with the omakase and prepare to be amazed" at this Bernal Heights Japanese, which takes "fabulous" rolls and sashimi to "a new level" while also providing "delectable" cooked dishes, sakes and shochu cocktails; the "sushi bar is where it's at" for watching the "well-trained chefs" , and while it gets "pricey" , the contemporary space also has happy-hour specials.
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hours Open Today · 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Monday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
location 3369 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA phone +1 415-525-4750 website www.ichisushi.com directions Get Directions
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Takeout
Zagat Mentions of ICHI Sushi
Google Reviews
4.2
(186)
Freshest sushi in the land! No need for added soy sauce or tamari because every bite you eat is perfected to taste amazing. We ordered a round of different sushi pieces then some salads and then rolls and hot dishes. The favorite of the night was the barracuda which had a Smokey yet subtle flavorings. Then we taught over the beef or blacken cod being better. I voted for the blacken cod, it had a delicate buttery taste after being marinated for 5 days. The dry crisp sake paired perfectly with all of our sushi and salad dishes. You can see from the photos I didn’t get the sesame paste vegetable dish or cod dish quick enough for a photo because it was so good.
Nathalie Defrenne · December 28, 2017
The food and drink were good, but over priced. The seating was uncomfortable and cramped. Service was average to slow, depending on which member of our party was being served.
Teresa Manzella · April 3, 2018
Omakase is okay by SF's very very low bar, but really expensive. I spent $550 + tip in here for omakase and hugely overpriced sake for 3 people including me, and I was more hungry and more annoyed when I left than when I came in. I rarely drop $200 a head on food and when I do I don't want part of the experience to be some smug white dude with a sashimi knife lecturing me on the origin of every tiny okay-ish bite of nigiri sushi that he's handing me. Back in the day, I spent a decade eating genuinely good, and genuine, Japanese food in Phoenix, made by actual Japanese chefs. I've had more still-twitching spiny lobster sashimi than I can count. I've looked at live tanks of shrimp, plate-sized abalone, scallop, and a half dozen kinds of crab, all at once from the same seat. I've been served live uni and fresh grated actual wasabi. I've seen a dining companion's amaebi jump into her lap. I've had snapper nigiri prepared three ways at one sitting. Regularly. I've had such, such good scraped toro made into rolls and nigiri. I've had chicken karaage that was made with actual dark meat and served with a bowl of rice topped with soybeans and a little pickled daikon. I've had the chef say as I walked in the door, "We have another Tai head for you today!" In absolutely every case this food, which you absolutely can not find in San Francisco, was reasonably priced, very, very tasty, and ... Japanese. And why? Among other reasons, because Phoenix, humble car-centric rectangularly sprawled Phoenix, is 6 hours east by refrigerated truck from Los Angeles, which is where the fresh seafood comes from, whatever kind of seafood it is. I sure as hell *never* spent $200/head on any extravagance my friends and I indulged at my Japanese dining spots in the Valley of the Sun -- but if I had, it would have been righteous and *special*. Before you think "well, Phoenix is just this cheap suburban heat hell," let's consider that Honolulu provides the exact same quality Japanese dining experience, at basically the same price, with still more options, and never mind the vastness of options in LA. God, why does San Francisco have to be like this? I lived there for 5+ years and am so happy to be out. The naive, overpaid, gullible gourmands who think they're foodies do nothing but encourage SF's mediocre and grotesquely overpriced yuppie-hipster restaurant scene. Meanwhile, the genuinely interesting family-owned and/or hole-in-the-wall restaurants just get rolled over. But, keep on with those 5 star reviews. You're getting what you ask for, and deserve.
Joseph Hall · March 22, 2018