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Sashimi Tasting - Sushi Sato, San Francisco, CA

Sushi Sato

4.6
4.6
72 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Japanese Restaurant with Full Drink Bar, offering cocktails from award-winning bartenders, a wide selection of wines, sakes from house sommelier.

Enjoy sashimi, sushi, exclusive sushi tastings, or immerse yourself with 7-course chef's tasting as well as a variety of a la carte dishes.

+At our party-ready whiskey bar seatings, you can order the full menu from a la carte to tastings, and enjoy the award-winning bartender in action, right in front of you.

++From our custom made table side, you can have the full bar beverages as well as the food menus.

+++If you are ready to take a further step to the true Omakase experience, we recommend you to make a reservation at our sister restaurant at 'Sato Omakase', our limited tranquil Sushi Bar area next door, or kindly inquire within for available seatings.

***In compliance with SF's health order, we required proof of vaccination and photo ID to dine indoors.***

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 851-8830

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alex Kim

  • Private party facilities

    Please drop us a line at contact@sushisatosf.com for restaurant buy-outs.Thank you!

  • Neighborhood

    Tenderloin

  • Cross street

    Polk Street.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 72 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Fit for Foodies

  • San Francisco

    Fit for Foodies

  • San Francisco

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great find! When you want to treat yourself to a good meal and quality service, I highly recommend! Their cocktails are also very tasty. Went here for a date with my partner of 4 years and we really enjoyed ourselves.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having lived in Japan for years, I found Sushi Sato to remind me of ‘home’. Fantastic meal, service and experience altogether. Oishi-des!
  3. A

    Adam

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was very good, but the service was kind of funky... It was fast service, but it was irrationally too fast. For example, before I even I sat down, I was immediately asked if I was ready to order a drink without having a chance to look at the menu and even before my date arrived. At first, I shrugged this silly gesture off without much thought, but then, not even 20 seconds after, I get asked by a different person and immediately after I sat down whether or not I am ready to order my drink. I still hadn't seen the drink list yet. Then, when I opened the drink menu to the 1st page, I was asked again and had to repeat myself, again... Finally, I started flipping through the book-sized drink menu which consisted of many different options, and only after reaching the 2nd or 3rd page, I was asked again. After repeating myself, over and over again that I needed more time to look, I was asked again like 15 seconds after... At this point, I was getting frustrated and my date still hadn't arrived yet. Of course, I got asked repeatedly nearly every minute after that, and immediately after my date arrived and as soon as he sat down, they asked him the same thing. He gave the same response that I did (initially) and then I could tell, he was getting annoyed because they were pestering us too much. This was such a turnoff, especially given how expensive the place was. On a completely different note, the food menu was very complicated and our waitress did not even offer to help explain the menu. She did ask if we had any questions, but of course, without giving us enough time to even really glance at the menu. Also, both my date and I felt like the food was overpriced for the value. In conclusion, I don't think either of us will be coming back. The bar did look large and they had many choices for drinks, but after that annoying service, neither of us care to go back there.
  4. MS

    MaeganS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely 5 star experience! We had the 8-piece tasting with the drink flight. I made reservations to sit at the Whiskey Bar and the bartender was well versed on all things SATO! We also took a tour of each dining space in hope to book private parties. Thank you - Fantastic!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was simply unexpectedly great
  6. KM

    KenM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It’s kind of a confusing restaurant. On one hand their food is refined & well executed, high end ingredients and presentation is beautiful. But then you have to listen to this loud rock music ….to me it ruins the ambiance and prevents it from being a high end restaurant. I say high egg because it’s not cheap by any means. Expensive and small portions. Service: they mean well but it’s intrusive. Food maybe refined but the service needs more training, for instance, when the table is engaged in conversation it’s not good to interrupt it to ask what we want to drink. Stuff like that happened numerous times. One last thing I didn’t care for was the nigiri presentation. You are charged premium price and the product is great - but they dress the shoyu and wasabi in the kitchen. They don’t provide customers with their own shoyu and wasabi. I don’t like it at all. If I’m paying premium price for sushi, provide me so I can add the amount of shoyu & wasabi. Tuna & amberjack carpaccio, uni toro boat, seared scallops, miso crab risotto, negihama roll, negitiro roll, sake roll ,otoro, uni, kanpachi, Japanese bruschetta….pretty much ordered everything on the menu. That’s my other complaint - felt the menu was small, probably because each dish is complicated with multiple ingredients and takes time. If I return probably sit at the bar, order cocktails and have appetizers, not a dinner.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was delicious, service was great but the menu was a little hard to navigate and the plates could be more shareable
  8. a

    ashnc27

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really great experience! Our favorite was the blue fin Akami and even ordered more. Really nice staff. The only critique would be it took a little longer to get my martini and we finished dinner super fast because it came out so fast haha
  9. OE

    OceanE

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Consistently awesome food and service.
  10. KS

    KellyS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    I got severe food poisioning. Will not be back. Overpriced.
  11. SN

    SandyN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Extremely rude, very hard to deal with, business partner had a allergic reaction to the food.
  12. AK

    AndreaK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious meal. I took my 9 year old (who loves Sushi) with me to celebrate my birthday and we had an extraordinary experience. Our server and everyone else who helped us during the evening were so nice and accommodating and made my son feel welcome. The tasting menu was amazing and I appreciate how our server checked in with us as it progressed to make sure we still wanted the supplement or whether we wanted to add anything.
  13. PL

    PatriciaL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    recommended by a friend. had the sushi sampler but next time will try the omakase.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional treat for any special occasion. We had an excellent experience; and that’s before mentioning the exquisite food.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was hot and miss. The uni toro truffle bowl Was Excellent. Sushi and Sashimi so so
  16. l

    luisincrespo

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the tasting menu and everything was so fresh and delicious! The service is great. The staff is very friendly and always willing to answer any questions you might have about the menu. The ambiance of the place is very nice.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. Stoped in town lucky enough to grab a table. Was a great experience.
  18. PC

    PeterC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, many choices, unique and fun. Cocktails are amazing, we had to try another each. Will be returning soon.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, excellent service!
  20. A

    Ayar

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had the tasting menu. Sushi and specialty cocktail were excellent, other dishes were very good, risotto was not good. Large noisy group did not make the atmosphere as nice as we would have wanted
  21. BC

    BlessieC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi in SF! Highly recommend! As close to Japan as you can get
  22. CG

    ChristinaG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff makes this place so special. They were so friendly and kind! And the food is incredible. Every dish was superb! We will definitely be back!
  23. DI

    DonI

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Evident attention to detail throughout, from furnishings to lighting and bar utensils. Service is purveyed to a high standard, as a first visit it was unbeknownst to us that there is absolutely no visual connection with food preparation. Anyone with a developed repertoire of Japanese food experience knows the importance of immediacy of preparation, serving and consumption. The exquisite attention to detail in preparation of Japanese cuisine should be readily visible to enhance the dining experience overall.
  24. C

    Cata

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing experience. The food was exquisite and the ambiance and service were impeccable. Looking forward to going back!
  25. SC

    SimonC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Like so many things in SF overpriced and not the best quality. Sushi rolls all tasted the same. Chopped Toro was a waste of money.
  26. JH

    JenniferH

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best sushi place in SF. Hands down. Fresh, fresh, fresh! Phenomenal service, excellent sake list. Just fabulous.
  27. m

    mchan

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fiona the waitress was amazing! Everything we ordered was delicious, came out at a good speed, and we left full. I 100% would go again. The ambiance, service, and food was delicious
  28. LE

    LEVIK

    Miami

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very dedicated team serving a fresh and delicious food. Great for small gathering.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    The sushi and the special cocktail were impressive. I rate this as one of the top culinary experiences I've had. The sushi equals or exceeds what is served at well-established Tokyo restaurants that I've been to. The speed of the service left something to be desired. I look forward to a return visit as soon as I can.
  30. SR

    SimonR

    Liverpool

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully presented sushi and sashimi chef selections. Very attentive service and great ambience
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible dining experience. The staff is exceptional and it’s the best sushi I’ve found in the city. Will be coming again!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Food nowhere what we expected for the price we paid for a meal for two (USD400). Risottos were way over cooked and the sushi rice was cold. Real disappointment!
  33. HF

    HelenF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were blown away by the menu offerings, so different from other sushi restaurants! We had the eggplant, uni rice bowl, red crab pearls, risotto, scallops and black cod. Each was special and delicious in it's own way, The three of us had a taste of all six dishes and all want to come back to try other items. Even though we were already full, we couldn't resist trying a dessert, The yuzu panna cotta was heavenly, light, tasty, with the surprise of a little ground red beans on the bottom and sprinkled with crispy rice on the top. Each bite had all the textures and flavors. Every dish was well thought out and beautifully presented. We will be coming back for more.
  34. MF

    MelanieF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Was disappointed. Very very slow service, and extremely overpriced. It took 1.5 hours to deliver 5 pieces of sushi. 4 of us split an appetizer, was given only 5 pieces of sushi, 1 cocktail each and it was $500. Could’ve gone to a proper posh sushi place for that.
  35. LR

    LRS12

    Isle of Man

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Food was good but service was superrrrr slow and awkward. We were hungry and it took 30 min for our first course to arrive. Very odd clientele (and we constantly dine out in SF) and the restaurant smelled slightly of sewage, which was noticeable as soon as we walked in. I don’t think I’d return.
  36. MS

    MattS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. The tasting menu is completely worth it the perfect amount of food the Waygu might have been the best food that I have ever eaten in my life
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was the best I’ve ever received in any restaurant in the country. The attention to detail is unmatched. The food was uniquely beautifully presented. The flavor combinations and quality of the food is truly exceptional.
  38. JK

    JodiK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding gourmet Japanese cuisine. Cocktails were unique and tasty. Mocktails are made for a refined palate. Beautifully curated wine & sake list. I'll be dreaming of the crab miso risotto & fatty tuna uni truffle bowl for months.
  39. SF

    SFbased

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    works equally well for a date as it does a boys dinner.
  40. y

    yumyum

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Food was great! The only hiccup was that the food came out before our cocktails did...it was a Friday night, so I'm sure the bar was backed up but would expect that the service order would be figured out at this price point. Would still come in for food next time though!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

Sushi Sato is rated 4.6 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Sushi Sato

1122 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Polk Street.

  • Neighborhood

    Tenderloin

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alex Kim

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 851-8830

  • Private party facilities

    Please drop us a line at contact@sushisatosf.com for restaurant buy-outs.Thank you!

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