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Maruya

Maruya

Sushi Restaurant$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
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  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 6, 2014
    Pristine omakase is the name of the game at this tiny sushi spot, which boasts the talents of longtime local great Masaki Sasaki. Expect a Japanese-style sushi experience at Japanese-style prices.
  • Reserve
    ReserveJuly 15, 2016
    Beautifully presented in classic Edomae style, sushi at Maruya is incredibly fresh, brushed with a modest amount of soy sauce, and offered as a chef’s choice tasting menu or a la carte. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterDecember 4, 2014
    Pristine, omakase-style sushi isn't the easiest thing to find in SF, but this spot delivers with beautifully presented, painstakingly sourced fish served in the traditional style. Read more
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    Winson WongFebruary 5, 2015
    The omakase here is amazing. Mix of sushi, soup, salad, hot food and dessert, it's really authentic. Service is attentive and professional. Sushi is really fresh and tasty. Just the way it should be.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 21, 2014
    Last Fall, chef Masaki Sasaki opened Maruya in The Mission with limited seating and a traditional sushi menu upon which fish is only available according to seasonality. Read more
  • Shoko Y.
    Shoko YanagisawaNovember 3, 2013
    Real authentic sushi place. I'm Japanese and felt at home. Great service and perfect sushi! Not all tables are reservable through OpenTable. Call the restaurant for more options.
  • Ashley M.heart icon on user image
    Ashley MowreyJuly 5, 2015
    I came here the week they opened and they had their original sushi chefs. With those chefs this place was magic. I went recently & w/ the new chefs, the ambiance is different and quality has waned.
  • Christina M.heart icon on user image
    Omakase was great w fresh fish. It was the closest meal I've had to eating in Japan. felt traditional and very good. Green tea tiramisu was good but almost savory- tasted like cream cheese + matcha
  • Amanda S.heart icon on user image
    Amanda SAugust 7, 2014
    Officially my fave sushi joint in SF. Beats out Yasuda and rivals Nakazawa and Sasabune in NYC, omakase-speaking. Get the Masa Hide Omakase and indulge.
  • Omer Z.heart icon on user image
    Omer ZachJuly 30, 2014
    The nigiri was definitely the highlight of the $85 omakase, so it seems like the $40 sushi course might be a better deal. You can't go wrong either way though.
  • Holger L.heart icon on user image
    Holger LüdorfNovember 9, 2013
    Sit at the bar and do the sushi/sashimi Omakase. I think it now serves the best sushi in town. Also, the oyster stout is nice!
  • Jennifer Y.
    Jennifer YipOctober 16, 2014
    the maruya omakase comes with hot dishes, soup, sashimi, and nigiri. good variety if that's what you're looking for. this place is also run by japanese hosts, waiters, and chefs!
  • Dianne d.
    Dianne deGuzmanNovember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Do yourself a favor, sit at the bar and let them drive. The food is top notch and they offer a proper, elevated sushi experience I've yet to find anywhere else in San Francisco.
  • Fred S.heart icon on user image
    Fred Stevens-SmithAugust 14, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Chefs omakase is mindblowing. An experience I will never forget. Just the right balance of whimsy and craftsmanship. Was empty when we sat down at 530. Excellent service.
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    ChristianaDecember 12, 2018
    Everything here is amazing. Omikaze, sashimi set, sake and service! Had an a perfect dinner date.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 10, 2014
    It's small and pricey, as these places tend to be, but it's an elegant respite from the sometimes noisy local restaurant scene. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiMarch 10, 2014
    Sit at the bar, duh. Must haves: uni, live botan ebi, gindara, toro, shiro ebi.
  • Annaheart icon on user image
    AnnaOctober 12, 2015
    My first sushi restaurant in SF, so I can't judge but having had sushi in Asia I must say Maruya is very very good, but quite forgettable. Slow service.
  • Randall D.
    Randall DaviesMay 6, 2014
    Incredible. Taste, presentation, service and attention to detail. Sit at the bar for sure and appreciate how pure this place is!
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HOctober 27, 2013
    one of the best sushi meals I've had in SF. enjoyed masa's course though next time I'd do all nigiri
  • Grace C.
    Grace ChenJanuary 11, 2014
    The chef preorders the fish from the Tsukiji market in Tokyo. It's like I'm in Japan again with a hot towel and tea.
  • Joe I.heart icon on user image
    Joe IulianoMarch 26, 2014
    Amazing selection of exotic fish straight from the Tsukuji fish market. A must for sushi connoisseurs
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiMarch 17, 2015
    Sit at the bar and get omakase until you can't eat anymore
  • Fred S.heart icon on user image
    Fred Stevens-SmithOctober 6, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Omakase. Honestly, if you think this is anything other than sublime sushi you should just stick to the Whole Foods sushi counter.
  • Andrea F.heart icon on user image
    Andrea FalconeOctober 24, 2015
    Omakase menu is fantastic and the green tea tiramisu is amazing!
  • Randall D.
    Randall DaviesNovember 5, 2013
    Now my favorite sushi bar in San Francisco. Chef Masa-San could be a disciple of Jiro...
  • Amy
    AmyJanuary 16, 2014
    Try the omakase and order extra Ebodai and Uni. It's worth it.
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰February 6, 2015
    Michelin star (1) sushi resto in the Mission. Prepare to drop 💰
  • Matt V.
    Matt Van HornNovember 3, 2013
    Get the Masa's corse. At the end ask for a toro nigiri to end the night. Bliss.
  • Veronica K.heart icon on user image
    Veronica KohFebruary 4, 2016
    if you want to have authentic japanese sushi, perfect place
  • Kidhackheart icon on user image
    KidhackApril 16, 2016
    Came here for Valentine's Day and a majority of the omakase focused on micro bite appetizers where were mostly boring. Fish that proceeded it was just ok.
  • Carla K.
    Carla KApril 27, 2014
    Probably the best sushi I've had in a while. Highly recommended.
  • cindy h.
    cindy hoJuly 16, 2017
    If you just want sushi, don't come here. Overly complicated omakase full of okay side dishes that don't interest presented too preciously. I prefer omakase to be mostly fish. Not worth the price.
  • Jeffrey Z.heart icon on user image
    Jeffrey ZhaoOctober 24, 2015
    fish was really fresh, definitely get the omakase
  • Liz W.
    Liz WendelOctober 26, 2013
    Fried fig in broth, unusual and delicious.
  • T Z.heart icon on user image
    T ZJuly 15, 2018
    good uni and tuna. omakase meh overall though
  • Vivian W.heart icon on user image
    Vivian WangJuly 5, 2015
    really enjoyed our sushi omakase
  • Will S.heart icon on user image
    Will Stevens-SmithApril 25, 2019
    Mind blowing sushi. Would go again, and again, and again.
  • Omer Z.heart icon on user image
    Omer ZachJune 19, 2015
    Prices are way way way up since 2014. You're not leaving here without spending over $100.
  • hugo l.heart icon on user image
    hugo liuJanuary 8, 2014
    This Omakase could be named Stairway to Heaven.
  • Frances J.
    Frances JamesDecember 1, 2014
    Upscale, expensive Japanese - good but not amazing for the price
  • Avner S.heart icon on user image
    Avner ShiloJuly 8, 2016
    Omakase was amazing
  • Mark D.heart icon on user image
    Mark DanielFebruary 26, 2015
    Top notch omakase.
  • Khalizzyheart icon on user image
    KhalizzyDecember 11, 2016
    The gold snapper is gold
  • Sydney M.heart icon on user image
    Sydney MMarch 16, 2018
    Sushi omakase 👌🏼
  • Zivago L.
    Zivago LeeOctober 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great Tokyo style sushi!
  • Shannon D. F.
    Shannon D. FoxJune 8, 2014
    Omakase is a must
  • M.G. S.
    M.G. SieglerNovember 17, 2013
    Omakase. Very fresh.
  • Chris 🍻 M.
    Chris 🍻 MakarskyOctober 17, 2013
    open bar doesn't mean what it should
  • Pei 👻 W.heart icon on user image
    Pei 👻 WenJune 7, 2016
    For the same price, I would venture out to other places that offer way better omasake experiences.
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