Ijji Sushi

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177 reviews
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Authentic Japanese dinning experience serving seasonal courses delicately prepared Omakase menu exclusively.
Menu items change frequently as we source fresh fish locally and globally.

Wednesday through Saturday dining times are 6:00pm and 8:30pm
Sunday dining times are 5:30pm and 8:00pm
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RC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service/excellent food

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Iiji exceeds all expectations every time. The best Omakase in the city.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Ijji with all my heart. Been to Japan many times, and grew up in SF. Ijji is the best sushi experience in San Francisco. THANKS IJJI.

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal Omakase experience at Ijji Sushi. Exquisitely delicious, fresh and authentic. I will certainly be back! 🍣🍣

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well worth it. Very accommodating for a large party in a limited seating venue.

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M
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

remember to put "prefer chef counter seat" when you reservation on opentable, or you will probably not get counter seating.
They offer two seating times 5:30 and 8:30 (not sure 5:30 pm..please check), for 8:30 seating, the door will not open until 8:15 pm, so dont arrive too early
parking is very very hard, we spent 20min and barely find a slot.

food is good, but it is weird to see they use wine glass for sake :)

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h
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

Ooph, crazy expensive for good/great, but not outstanding fish. And they make it in bulk right in front of you, then it sits for 30min waiting. Some of the fish was tough and chewy because it was torched like 3 times while the chef was just bored with nothing to do.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing omakase at Ijji Sushi. Chef Alex was the best. Highly recommend. One of my favorite omakases in the city.

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San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent omakase - attention to detail was exceptional. Emphasis on subtle, but rich flavor palette for the nigiri, as well as accompaniments. Golden Eye Snapper and Wild Cherry Salmon were incredibly delicious. Worth a return for future occasions.

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CP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good sushi place

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Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magical. We felt the care and attention to detail in every thoughtful dish.

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ST
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent traditional style sushi. Extremely knowledgeable and kind chef. Omakase menu changes often so always something new.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and very personal. Was so happy to spend my anniversary here

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VY
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. Amazing meal. Every course was perfect in every way. Exceptional service and incredible sake tasting. It’s one of the best meals I’ve ever had. I have an exceptionally well versed palette and I tried at least 3 things that I had never experienced before.

It’s super intimate and I recommend calling or asking for a counter seat as there are on my 7 seats available. You’ll be comfortably full when the tasting is done!

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MR
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ijji provided an outstanding and very personal omakase sushi experience. We were pleased to be seated at the sushi bar where the chef was able to talk us through the design and execution of each dish. The menu design, the food, and the experience were incredible, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to come visit again!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best omakase I’ve had!

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

普通です
まずくない
限りなく普通
寿司のシャリはやわらかすぎ
値段高すぎ。コスパ悪すぎ
日本の家庭料理に毛が生えた程度
刺青の外国人が握るのは不潔っぽいからやはりやめてほしいところ

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinning experience, a must try. Greatly impressed by everything Ijji had to offer. I have not had this style of dinning since my time in Japan.

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SW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are definitely going back so we can see what is offered in a different time of year.

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MK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful evening all around. We were seated at the chef's counter and were able to watch them prepare our food. It was a performance show, art show, and tasting experience. Pricey, though. We hope to go back soon.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi I have ever had. Hands down. Expensive but I DGAF!

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ST
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were hoping for more. Overall, we had an enjoyable dinner with good service at Ijji. The dishes were nicely presented. Many of the courses involved nicely cured fish, which we thought were very flavorable.

But the meal did not rank as highly for us when we compared it to other places in San Francisco for omakase. There is a lot of competition, and the $145 per person price point makes for a high hurdle. Everything was solid at Ijji, but nothing really stood out for us.

Perhaps the experience would have been different had the opportunity to sit at the sushi bar been available. Nonetheless, we were expecting to be more wow’d by the creations. The chef did present to us one of the dishes.

We were a bit disappointed by the sake pairing. We generally look for pairings to enhance the experiences of the food and the sake. For this evening, we didn’t get that wow feeling we were hoping to get.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible. Like your in Japan.

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We’ve been to many omakase places including the Tokyo hidden gems (we go there about once a year), and many in New York. The omakase was fair, service was quite bad, I don’t think they like working there. Just not good experience at all compared to all other authentic fresh omakase places at that price point.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ijji was a wonderful dining experience for my friend and I. All the fish and seafood served were super fresh and melt-in-your-mouth tender, contrasted with delightful pops of wasabi or some crunchy companion. The Miyazaki Wagyu Beef was seared to perfection and so delicious. The service was attentive, yet not intrusive at all. The chef explained every dish to us in detail and we appreciated it very much. I highly recommend Ijji and will be back!

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Sushi lovers are likely to be disappointed as only a 6-8 of the 19 courses are actually nigiri. Which is totally fine if the other courses make up for it. Sadly, the other courses are a bit of a letdown.

Also, the Sake pairing is not poured at the table...which is very odd for a restaurant of this caliber. They are brought to the table already in glass with a quick description.

It also seems that people at the sushi bar get a better experience. The pacing is better there and you get a better description.

At the tables, the pacing is a little staggered. And you have to ask for ginger with the nigiri.

Definitely better than average but hype exceeded the reality.

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N
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing omakase menu and intimate place - absolutely loved it!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I won't recommend this restaurant because of their sushis. The appetisers were even better than the sushis. Some of the sushis were over-flavored because there was too much sauce. The sushis tasted similar, and the only difference was the fish's texture. Especially the wagyu, which costed $16 per piece, was sooooo over-cooked, and too salty. It was terrible and did not worth the price at all. Another thing is about the tea. The tea was TASTELESS. I asked the server to remake it, and the new one was better but still had a very light taste. It was like drinking hot water. They should really make better tea choices. Lastly, the portion of the tasting menu was really small, and none of us felt full. I hope this place can be better in the future.

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San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best omakese and sushi experience in SF!

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely divine. Thank you to Ijji chefs and the staff for this absolutely remarkable experience. Can not wait until we go back.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience. Bring your food adventurer hat for this one. You won’t be disappointed.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere with timely service and a build up of courses. Out of the 19 bites, about 4 were memorable. Rice was not consistent with high quality nigiri. Good for visiting once, but repeating would not be sought after. Elegant and quiet, nice for a dinner date.

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GL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best sushi in San Francisco. Everything was amazing my girlfriend and I loved it!

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JK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service
Amazing food

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent. Ruins you for any other SF sushi places. Best of the best

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SS
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful sushi! We sat at the bar and saw all the precise, delicate work by our chef. The fish was all amazing!

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K
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. Highly recommend to anyone who loves sashimi and great Japanese food.

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WK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bar seating is the full experience and it'll let you see where the action happens. The chef cuts and prepares each dish in front of you and also presents each dish to make sure that you fully understood each bite. The tasting menu is also seasonal, just to make sure that you get the best bites each day.

The menu is also setup in a way where the flavor goes from light to heavy. The porportion is pretty good, but don't go there real hungry. It's all about the experience and the taste, not just about filling up your stomach. The restaurant acknowledge any food allergies and tries their best to accommodate them, but you have to let them know ahead of time so they can prepare a special menu. Very thoughtful and nice experience! Will definitely go there again and recommend to friends.

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NS
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was our second visit to IJJI, and the presentation and overall experience was far better two years ago. The quality of the fish is still quite high, which is the main reason my review is not even lower. But, the 15-20 course omakase is not inspired, no longer made by Japan-trained Sushi chefs, and does not engender the sense that I need to go back, particularly in a city that now has so many excellent sushi options. The owners have 3 sushi restaurants now, and the QC and controls appear to be less than necessary.

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RL
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and exceptional restaurant. An experience I will remember forever. Thanks for every bite and and excellent and exceptional service.

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