Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine

★★★★☆
  • 1009 Guerrero St

    San Francisco, CA 94110

    Cross street: at 22nd St.

    Map & Directions
  • 415-282-0400

About Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine

Hours
Mon.-Thu. 5:30-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5:30-10:30 p.m.

Food

Food
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This place is very simple and traditional, but their service and food quality is like no other place. The California rolls and sashimi are so delicious. The fish is fresh and has this zing to it I cannot describe.

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★★★★☆

This place is very simple and traditional, but their service and food quality is like no other place. The California rolls and sashimi are so delicious. The fish is fresh and has this zing to it I cannot describe.

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We ate here last week, heard if was good from a friend. It was about half full when we sat down at the sushi bar, we figured it would be a mellow dinner, as it was Tuesday at 7PM. The sushi chef seemed a bit overwhelmed already, and we ended up ordering from the waitress, even though we wanted sushi and were at the sushi bar, the chef did not seem interested at all in taking orders or answering questions (pretty curt to my one question, so I figured I'd leave him alone). A couple more people came in, then he started yelling at people as they walked in the front door that they couldn't eat, even though there were empty tables. It was soo rude! Ended up they had a reservation, and the waitress sat them. The chef was in a complete tizzy, and we waited over half an hour for our sushi. The chef yelled at the waitresses a couple more times not to seat anyone without a reservation. That is one thing in a back kitchen, but this was over our heads and into the seating area! Everyone was a bit taken back at his public behavior. He got visibly exasperated and angry when he couldn't find things, even threw an empty sauce container accross the prep area! The food was fantastic, and we would have loved to order more, but didn't want to wait all night, and witness rude chef. Too bad, I hope he isn't permanent!

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★★★☆☆

We ate here last week, heard if was good from a friend. It was about half full when we sat down at the sushi bar, we figured it would be a mellow dinner, as it was Tuesday at 7PM. The sushi chef seemed a bit overwhelmed already, and we ended up ordering from the waitress, even though we wanted sushi and were at the sushi bar, the chef did not seem interested at all in taking orders or answering questions (pretty curt to my one question, so I figured I'd leave him alone). A couple more people came in, then he started yelling at people as they walked in the front door that they couldn't eat, even though there were empty tables. It was soo rude! Ended up they had a reservation, and the waitress sat them. The chef was in a complete tizzy, and we waited over half an hour for our sushi. The chef yelled at the waitresses a couple more times not to seat anyone without a reservation. That is one thing in a back kitchen, but this was over our heads and into the seating area! Everyone was a bit taken back at his public behavior. He got visibly exasperated and angry when he couldn't find things, even threw an empty sauce container accross the prep area! The food was fantastic, and we would have loved to order more, but didn't want to wait all night, and witness rude chef. Too bad, I hope he isn't permanent!

Pros: Yummy sushi

Cons: Rude shushi chef

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I have been there three times and when I got food-borne illnesses I decided never to stop by again.
The sushi chef yelled at me when I asked him where my food was, even though I had waited for over one hour. I tried to speak japanese with him but he is clearly not japanese, and his english is poor so I think he didn't understand what our wishes.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been there three times and when I got food-borne illnesses I decided never to stop by again.
The sushi chef yelled at me when I asked him where my food was, even though I had waited for over one hour. I tried to speak japanese with him but he is clearly not japanese, and his english is poor so I think he didn't understand what our wishes.

Pros: nice decorations

Cons: I don't eat decorations

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Amazing, fantastic, fabulous....the food and the decor are great, Eddy and Yukio are fantastic, they really know their fish. It is always very fresh and melts in your mouth. Presentation is impeccable. I agree with the other reviews, service is not always what it should be, try the bar but do not let that stop you from eating there. The staff is always friendly just a lack of attention to details. I love Kiji, one of my favorite restaurant in town!

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★★★★★

Amazing, fantastic, fabulous....the food and the decor are great, Eddy and Yukio are fantastic, they really know their fish. It is always very fresh and melts in your mouth. Presentation is impeccable. I agree with the other reviews, service is not always what it should be, try the bar but do not let that stop you from eating there. The staff is always friendly just a lack of attention to details. I love Kiji, one of my favorite restaurant in town!

Pros: Food quality, chefs and decor

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This place has the best sushi I've found anywhere.Whereas other places serve pre-packaged and frozen stuff, this place makes many of their items in-house such as the home-made sea eel which has a melt in your mouth buttery flavor, and the house cured mackeral which was smooth and flavorful with a tinge of brininess which I haven's seen duplicated elsewhere, and the rolled omelet or tamago which many chefs are judged upon. Their fish quality is always superb and dishes are executed with skill and style. This is a new restaurant. Their service can be disorganized and kitchen items can be over cooked but judging by the quality of their sushi, the hip yet unpretentious decor, and the music bossatronica, this place show great promise!

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★★★★★

This place has the best sushi I've found anywhere.Whereas other places serve pre-packaged and frozen stuff, this place makes many of their items in-house such as the home-made sea eel which has a melt in your mouth buttery flavor, and the house cured mackeral which was smooth and flavorful with a tinge of brininess which I haven's seen duplicated elsewhere, and the rolled omelet or tamago which many chefs are judged upon. Their fish quality is always superb and dishes are executed with skill and style. This is a new restaurant. Their service can be disorganized and kitchen items can be over cooked but judging by the quality of their sushi, the hip yet unpretentious decor, and the music bossatronica, this place show great promise!

Pros: sushi, ambience

Cons: food can be over-cooked, service can be slow

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After living in Japan for 3 years and trying most of the sushi eateries in kyoto area, I must say that this place comes most close to the taste I've had in Japan. The sushi rice is seasoned and textured as found in Japan and crafted by true sushi chefs unlike most other hip joints in the city. The decor is crisp and elegant as well as the music-electronica, and quality of food matches very well. The service was attentive and fast the 3 times I've been there. All and all, if you're looking for authentic sushi served in hip neighborly atmosphere, and at reasonable prices, I highly recommend this restaurant.

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★★★★★

After living in Japan for 3 years and trying most of the sushi eateries in kyoto area, I must say that this place comes most close to the taste I've had in Japan. The sushi rice is seasoned and textured as found in Japan and crafted by true sushi chefs unlike most other hip joints in the city. The decor is crisp and elegant as well as the music-electronica, and quality of food matches very well. The service was attentive and fast the 3 times I've been there. All and all, if you're looking for authentic sushi served in hip neighborly atmosphere, and at reasonable prices, I highly recommend this restaurant.

Pros: food, ambience, sake

Cons: none

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The cozy interior, comprised of several small rooms, boasts mint-green walls, burnished wood floors and dropped red beaded lights. A line of back-lit sake bottles sits behind the gleaming sushi bar up front, while…

 

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