Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Fish was very good quality. Portions not very filling but that's ok.
Superb sushi, simple and elegant place, great location.
Amazing Restaurant. Entire staff was awesome. Our server was outstanding, he made great recommendations and he put on a symphony of sushi.
This is a fabulous is restaurant. IF you can:
1. Ignore staff that is inattentive.
2. Overlook a wait staff and host who show little knowledge of the menu.
3. Accept a fast food vibe.
In short, the back of the house is been sabotaged by the front of the house.
I keep coming back for the super fresh food and amazing service.
Great setting, can be a bit loud right at lunch time but the food is simply amazing with great service!
Best nigiri in town! Uni is awesome
This is a quaint little spot that serves really fresh food and offers an Omakase option as well. For the quality, the price is well worth it. Very unique flavors. Seating is limited and it can get crowded. Reservations recommended. Great for business meetings for a date night.
What an absolute overrated restaurant. From the rushed service to the acceptable-to-fair food — I won’t be back. For a $500 tab, I would expect my expectations to have been exceeded in at least one category but nothing less can be said about the current chef or management of Akikos.
Absolute mediocre experience with an inflated price tag coasting off previous management. Our waitress could barely pronounce the fish we were eating as she rushed to get the introduction over with. Our sommelier couldn’t even be hassled to show us the bottle we were drinking. The only thing more tasteless than the sushi we were eating was the incessant drum and bass background music filling the dining room.
We all have our favorites and claim these are the best in the city. San Francisco has many great sushi restaurants, but Akiko's stands above most. The quality and freshness of their fish is the number one reason why I love coming to Akiko's, and their style of dish completes the experience. This may not be the easiest place to get into, but well worth the wait when you do.
Wonderfully cut fish!
A little pricey but delicious and inventive.
outstanding, as close to tokyo as you can get. really delicious, nouveau style nigiri but not straying too far from traditional fish
Quality is mediocre for the price you pay. One of the fishes was way too "fishy", although I usually handle the taste pretty well on other fishes. The service was a bit too slow for a Wednesday night. Our server wasn't very attentive to what we needed and interrupted our conversations when we didn't ask for him. He kept coming back only to touch our chopsticks to rearrange it. Now that I think about it, it may not have been very sanitary for him to do that. Took away our soy sauce/ginger plates because we didn't "need" them for the round of fishes we ordered. He didn't even ask if we would be ordering more after that. Overall, I'd say his service downgraded our experience at this restaurant and we will probably not be coming back.
Sushi lovers must have the omikase tasting menu!
Don't get me wrong, the sushi is good, but I think there are better/cheaper place to get. Not worth the price tag.
I’ve been coming here every time I’m in San Francisco for the last several years. It’s the best!
Perfect. No really perfect.
Good food, small dishes at extremely high price without great service
Great sashimi- super fresh
Up scale sushi bar close to Union plaza, small bar seating and more on the back. Sushi and sashimi are very good quality for the fish a bit less for the rice, but i am picky and it is nicely executed. Sake menu is great and sommelier knowledgeable.The service is a bit cold and quiet slow. I would recommend if you want to spend a lot of cash. There are fine one star Michelin restaurants in the neighborhood with better quality/enjoyment/cost. I had 12 sushi, 3 sashimi, 2 glass of nice sake and a bottle of sparkling water for $200 without tip... probably the most expensive sushi place I ever visited... I think the chain SUGARFISH does better in term of taste and I pay $60 for omekaze and a few dollars for sake, a real bargain.
High points: good selection of fish for sushi and nigiri. Appreciated being able to try the variety of different uni from Hokkaido. And an excellent hamachi kama.
But overall, the space is not very comfortable — we were seated in the front near the window, with hungry, waiting guests just milling around us.
great choice of food and various ingredient
so much choice on the card that an helpfull team is always welcome to make the right choice
Delicious fresh fish with delicious drinks. Great spot!
Excellent omakase. Very inventive and luxurious offerings. Exceeded expectations.
Really creative & unusual sushi at the height of freshness. Attentive service. Tiny space but totally outstanding.
Wonderful and very fresh Nagiri and Raw sushi bar selection. However, you get very little for the price and we left somewhat hungry after quite a substantial bill. That being said all of the food we had was amazing and so fresh
Top notch! Freshest fish in the Bay Area. Fantastic service, excellent food! The waitress really knows what to recommend.
Can’t go wrong here. Was our 4th time dining here and will continue.
The attentiveness and knowledge of the servers was wonderful. The food even more so. Not particular budget-friendly but also worth the splurge if you can afford it. Will definitely be returning the next time I have something to celebrate!
Excellent food, service and environment. Highly recommended
Always a joy to eat here. Fresh ingredients expertly prepared and served.
Amazing food! Just let the chef choose for you! Service was friendly and effective. Had a great time.
They are almost perfect.
Over the Top best Sushi experience ever. Recommend the Chef’s Choice, it was Amazing.
Akiko’s is an amazing restaurant if you’re looking for omakase style dining. While the prices are pretty high, the quality of the fish is incomparable. Skip everything and focus on the nigiri - the selection and craftsmanship is to die for!
Also - the sake collection is top notch.
Great sushi. But don’t expect the great service from servers.