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Eiji

Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Restaurant$$$$
Mission Dolores, San Francisco
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  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongJuly 11, 2015
    Great service, great food! Don't forget to try the oboro tofu. Also, best ichigo-daifuku (strawberry mochi) outside of Japan! Order one when you get there because they sell out fast!
  • Frances J.
    Frances JamesDecember 1, 2014
    One of our favorite Japanese restaurants in the city. Sounds weird but they have great homemade tofu. Sushi is also creative and well-executed. Takes rezzies (rare for a sushi place around here)
  • Simon W.
    Simon WillisonAugust 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is a real hidden gem - it's pleasantly low key with really high quality food. Strawberry Mochi and the tofu are highlights. They also open for lunch with a tasty and filling $15 lunch menu.
  • Stephanie A.
    Stephanie AuSeptember 22, 2012
    The oboro tofu is made right when you order-! If the miso black cod or sardine sashimi is on the specials board--ORDER them. You won't regret it. Request mochi at the beginning because they run out.
  • SFGate
    SFGateFebruary 19, 2015
    Oboro tofu -- hot, custardy homemade tofu eaten with condiments -- is a standout dish at this tiny, soothing Japanese restaurant. Look to the specials for seasonal sushi and cooked fish offerings. Read more
  • Brodie O.
    Brodie OlmsteadNovember 27, 2016
    Consistently great sushi and tofu. Their strawberry mochi is out of this world. Super cozy spot with limited seating. Get here early or make a reservation.
  • Anastasia B.
    Anastasia BelozertsevaAugust 13, 2014
    Tiny authentic spot with delicious fish and extensive sake list. Definitely order your meal from the 'Specials' board for the best choices, you won't regret it. And call ahead to make reservations
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveJune 3, 2011
    Food blogger Sean Timberlake says, “The oboro tofu at Eiji in the Castro, is made on the spot in the restaurant. The texture is light and fluffy, exactly like eating fog, but it’s warming and soothing
  • David R.
    David RJuly 14, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Favorite sushi spot in SF. Authentic is the first word that comes to mind. Oboro tofu, fresh sushi, and strawberry mochi are the musts.
  • John R.
    John ReedMarch 30, 2015
    They have sushi in here which is a good thing because they almost have everything that I like about Japanese cuisine right on the bat. Great place to take someone for a date.
  • Sahil D.
    Sahil DesaiMay 14, 2016
    They weren't kidding about they Oboro tofu, it's absolutely delicious. Make sure to put a little Tamari sauce (pure soy sauce) in there.
  • Maggie P.
    Maggie ProcterMarch 26, 2015
    Great place for amazing food!! I have to say that we were so satisfied with the service and the food in here. The taste is really unique and we had a great time.
  • Carrie E.
    Carrie EdwardsApril 19, 2015
    Get the homemade desserts - strawberry Mochi was my favorite. Order it ahead of time with your reservation!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    authentic Japanese restaurant, I love the salmon skin roll and their sashimi. come earlier if you want the strawberry mochi, they always run out by the time I'm done with dinner!
  • Harold L.
    Harold LissMay 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Such fresh fish and fantastic tofu. Get Ankake tofu and any sashimi you like. Finish off with strawberry mochi. This place is a true gem!
  • Nico P.
    Nico PitneyJune 29, 2014
    Very good sushi. The service, kelp salad, and desserts were even better. Need to try the fresh tofu.
  • Walter B.
    Walter BourbeauMarch 22, 2015
    "The food being served here is so tempting to see. I love the food presentation. Also the interiors and the furniture are exquisite. Good job! "
  • Marissa C.
    Marissa CSeptember 10, 2016
    My favorite Japanese restaurant in the Mission-Castro area. Known for their tofu but also have some of the freshest 🍣 in town
  • Holger L.
    Holger LuedorfOctober 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Fantastic tofu, but also some great sushi. Go for the daily recommendations in the blackboard. We had top notch Ankimo, Sanma, Hirame, and a great eggplant dish. All Japanese staff btw.
  • Masha I.
    Masha IovevaJanuary 7, 2012
    The great homemade tofu made in a clay pot right there is wonderful, a whole new experience. And the black cod and eggplant are close seconds.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GoffeyJanuary 22, 2015
    Wow, that's some amazing Japanese - from the tea to the super fresh sashimi and house made tofu, everything was special.
  • Tacks F.
    Tacks FelicianoFebruary 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Strawberry Kochi, Tuna Belly Steak and any of the home made Tofu are to die for. Come hungry!
  • Alexandros V.
    Alexandros VJanuary 27, 2016
    I'm not a fan of sushi, yet I loved every single dish in this place. With about $45 per person you can get a decent dinner.
  • Max
    MaxOctober 8, 2015
    Home style Japanese with a nice mix of cooked dishes and sushi. The toro ribs were super tender.
  • John B.
    John BobeldykDecember 28, 2012
    Oboro tofu & ichigo mochi! Plus the osusume du jour is always great.
  • Garry T.
    Garry TanDecember 19, 2016
    The sushi is great and the roasted salmon is divine. Fresh uni too! Very authentic.
  • Pol G.
    Pol Gomà DeàsAugust 7, 2017
    Great sushi lunch menu including miss soup for $15.
  • Ting S.
    Ting SNovember 6, 2015
    Their homemade Tofu is soft and tender, fresh and delicious. Sushi here is good too.
  • Odile R.
    Odile RoujolDecember 22, 2016
    Tofu ! And great sashimi and sushi. Little restaurant like in Japan
    Upvoted Jan 25
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaAugust 3, 2014
    Definitely get the eggplant with walnut miso! Chef's choice sushi is super fresh.
  • Brook S.
    Brook ShelleyFebruary 25, 2017
    Delicious duck soba, ohitashi, and daily sashimi and nigiri. Cute spot
  • Elissa S.
    Elissa ShevinskyMay 1, 2013
    Amazing fresh homemade tofu with Japanese condiments
  • Timothy W.
    Timothy WangMarch 3, 2013
    The mochi and salmon sashimi was amazing. Specials here are worth checking out too
  • David D.
    David D.April 26, 2012
    The floral arrangements are beautiful. I know it's a cliché, but take a moment to appreciate the flowers.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MunroFebruary 22
    Outstanding tofu. Solid options for vegetarians and great spicy tuna to boot.
  • Jiafang J.
    Jiafang JiangFebruary 12, 2017
    Oboro tofu is one of a kind. Their toro and ikura are good too. Kindara is a bit too oily though.
  • Mayka M.
    Mayka MeiMay 27, 2012
    Try the Strawberry Mochi - This really was amazing, and totally worth Lawrence's hype. #dessert
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoltzJuly 3, 2017
    Great ambiance. Definitely get the oboro tofu and any one of the desserts.
  • Angie L.
    Angie LauApril 29, 2012
    Don't forget to order the strawberry mochi in advance. They make it here!! Delish!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanNovember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    here's the secret to getting the strawberry mochi dessert: order it when you make your reservations.
  • Fred S.
    Fred Stevens-SmithNovember 17, 2015
    Excellent sushi for reasonable prices. Best I've had in SF.
  • A G.
    A GJanuary 14, 2012
    Excellent nigiri! The quality is always top notch. The lunch special is a great value.
  • Shawn S.
    Shawn SprockettJanuary 15, 2017
    Amazing Gyoza and sushi. Intimate space with great service.
  • Hugo B.
    Hugo BarraApril 27, 2013
    Strawberry mochi, reserve it as soon as you get there because they run out!
  • m d.
    m dOctober 17, 2015
    Need to try Oboro Tofu. Various Japanese sake for relatively reasonable price.
  • Grace S.
    Grace S.March 31, 2014
    Ceviche roll, paper white fish sashimi, oboro tofu, strawberry mochi
  • Alex P.
    Alex PlutzerMay 31, 2016
    The strawberry mochi and ankake tofu are really special
  • Cara H.
    Cara HirschJanuary 5, 2013
    Any of the fresh tofu varieties are good. Fish portions are small.
  • Chong Han C.
    Chong Han ChuaMay 14, 2015
    I love the dashi base used in the nabes and soups
  • Kayo S.
    Kayo S.January 24, 2014
    Broiled miso marinated cod is highly recommended.
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