Ame

★★★★★
Famed husband-and-wife team Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani bring their sophisticated touch to the St. Regis Hotel's uber-chic eatery.
  • 689 Mission St

    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Cross street: Third Street

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  • 415-284-4040

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Dinner at Ame inside the St. RegisHotel in San Francisco was magnificent. Taking into account that we did not have reservations yet were still seated in under 30 minutes, the wait was reasonable for a Saturday night. \r
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★★★★★

Dinner at Ame inside the St. RegisHotel in San Francisco was magnificent. Taking into account that we did not have reservations yet were still seated in under 30 minutes, the wait was reasonable for a Saturday night. \r
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When you walk in the clean and refined decor immediately portends the simple elegant food that follows. The chefs use of Japanese ingredients and techniques lends a unique twist the the standard California nuevo style. The tuna tartare

3
★★★★★

When you walk in the clean and refined decor immediately portends the simple elegant food that follows. The chefs use of Japanese ingredients and techniques lends a unique twist the the standard California nuevo style. The tuna tartare

Pros: Tuna tartare, black cod

Cons: Desserts

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The atmosphere was very nice, and the service was perfect. The food, however, was not the highlight of the visit. The items were filled with too many different ingredients. Scallops with chilies and grapefruit did not mix right for me. The

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★★★★★

The atmosphere was very nice, and the service was perfect. The food, however, was not the highlight of the visit. The items were filled with too many different ingredients. Scallops with chilies and grapefruit did not mix right for me. The

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Sure, the hotel is glamorous but this restaurant just doesn't cut the mustard. Bland sushi, weak cocktails, cheap-seeming in an inexplicable way despite the upscale hotel surrounding it. If you want to spend $200 to find out for yourself,

3
★★★★★

Sure, the hotel is glamorous but this restaurant just doesn't cut the mustard. Bland sushi, weak cocktails, cheap-seeming in an inexplicable way despite the upscale hotel surrounding it. If you want to spend $200 to find out for yourself,

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We came for lunch and Ame did not disappoint! The restaurant is upscale but not very pretentious. Needless to say, it was expensive so I would suggest lunch over dinner since most of the same dishes are served for lunch at a fraction of

3
★★★★★

We came for lunch and Ame did not disappoint! The restaurant is upscale but not very pretentious. Needless to say, it was expensive so I would suggest lunch over dinner since most of the same dishes are served for lunch at a fraction of

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My sweetie brought me here to celebrate our secret anniversary. From our first course to the last, I was supremely satisfied. The cracker jack dessert was a kick--very appropriate for our occasion. I love the stark look of the place--no

3
★★★★★

My sweetie brought me here to celebrate our secret anniversary. From our first course to the last, I was supremely satisfied. The cracker jack dessert was a kick--very appropriate for our occasion. I love the stark look of the place--no

Pros: Easy valet parking.

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I consider myself a fairly well-acquainted diner within SF so I was really keen to check out Ame as I had heard fairly good comments from a couple of friends. The St. Regis is, of course, well-heeled and caters to a fairly well-to-do

3
★★★★★

I consider myself a fairly well-acquainted diner within SF so I was really keen to check out Ame as I had heard fairly good comments from a couple of friends. The St. Regis is, of course, well-heeled and caters to a fairly well-to-do

Pros: Artful presentation, Adventurous menu

Cons: Stiff interior, Overpriced

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I had the pleasure of dining here recently and liked it so much, I came back the next night. I had the "Taste of Ame" sampler both nights and both times, I was truly impressed. The sashimi was the best I have ever had, and I have had my

3
★★★★★

I had the pleasure of dining here recently and liked it so much, I came back the next night. I had the "Taste of Ame" sampler both nights and both times, I was truly impressed. The sashimi was the best I have ever had, and I have had my

Pros: The food and the staff

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I was fortunate to dine with an intelligent and crafty gentleman who allowed Chef Hiro Sone to create for us his signature "Taste of Ame." Each course was elegantly prepared, incredibly fresh, and beautifully presented on perfectly chosen

3
★★★★★

I was fortunate to dine with an intelligent and crafty gentleman who allowed Chef Hiro Sone to create for us his signature "Taste of Ame." Each course was elegantly prepared, incredibly fresh, and beautifully presented on perfectly chosen

Pros: If you're serious about sake, this is it! Elegant, quality dining experience!

Cons: Bozos on cell phones...but they're everywhere, aren't they?

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We went soon after they openned and were completely dissapointed. We sat at the "Sushi" bar. What a joke..sushi..lol. We had the tuna sampler (prepared 3 ways or something). Was lame..and $$. We also had some cod..in miso I believe.

3
★★★★★

We went soon after they openned and were completely dissapointed. We sat at the "Sushi" bar. What a joke..sushi..lol. We had the tuna sampler (prepared 3 ways or something). Was lame..and $$. We also had some cod..in miso I believe.

Pros: Can't really think of any

Cons: Just about everything

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Maybe sushi is not the best thing for one to eat these days but I still love it. I had the most delicate fish dishes here. I think this is the best San Francisco has to offer as it most certainly is the most fresh and skilled.\r
I would

3
★★★★★

Maybe sushi is not the best thing for one to eat these days but I still love it. I had the most delicate fish dishes here. I think this is the best San Francisco has to offer as it most certainly is the most fresh and skilled.\r
I would

Pros: Exquisite sushi.

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Well my reservation was for 7pm on a Friday night and they were slightly delayed which was fine with me because my partner and I just went to the lounge and enjoyed a couple of cocktails with there lovely bartenders. The bar was cool and

3
★★★★★

Well my reservation was for 7pm on a Friday night and they were slightly delayed which was fine with me because my partner and I just went to the lounge and enjoyed a couple of cocktails with there lovely bartenders. The bar was cool and

Pros: great bar, great barstaff great waitstaff

Cons: stupid host from Charlie Trotters

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We just ate there for my birthday, the service was good (very nice people), the atmosphere was pleasant (surprisingly quiet given it's on a main street), but the quality of the food was highly variable. The sashimi dish was excellent -

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★★★★★

We just ate there for my birthday, the service was good (very nice people), the atmosphere was pleasant (surprisingly quiet given it's on a main street), but the quality of the food was highly variable. The sashimi dish was excellent -

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The service was good and very impressive dining experiences. I would definitely recommend this if you are going out for an anniversary dinner or dating someone special. It was a little bit pricy but it was worth it. Don't forget to try

3
★★★★★

The service was good and very impressive dining experiences. I would definitely recommend this if you are going out for an anniversary dinner or dating someone special. It was a little bit pricy but it was worth it. Don't forget to try

Pros: Very good table service; large wine selection; very good appetitizers

Cons: pricy

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They really know what they are doing here! The food was great and so was the service. It's expensive but I would go back.

3
★★★★★

They really know what they are doing here! The food was great and so was the service. It's expensive but I would go back.

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A sophisticated and humble menu served with class, Ame's understated style makes the St. Regis feel like a million bucks. California cuisine that respects Asian elements are well-portioned; a lean wine list compliments. There isn't a bad

3
★★★★★

A sophisticated and humble menu served with class, Ame's understated style makes the St. Regis feel like a million bucks. California cuisine that respects Asian elements are well-portioned; a lean wine list compliments. There isn't a bad

Pros: Service, Open Kitchen, "Wine Wall"

Cons: Parking, Large Parties

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I'm very surprised to see people recommending this restaurant. I recently went there for the first time for my friend birthday. Although our server was nice, her service was lousy (she brought sparkling water when we ordered still and

3
★★★★★

I'm very surprised to see people recommending this restaurant. I recently went there for the first time for my friend birthday. Although our server was nice, her service was lousy (she brought sparkling water when we ordered still and

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I've eaten at Ame three times and have enjoyed each of my visits. The only draw back for me is the oddness of eating Italian and Japanese food during the same dinner. During my recent visit I had the tasting menu and was served excellent

3
★★★★★

I've eaten at Ame three times and have enjoyed each of my visits. The only draw back for me is the oddness of eating Italian and Japanese food during the same dinner. During my recent visit I had the tasting menu and was served excellent

Pros: Food, Service

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We were there on a Sunday night. The cuttlefish noodles were not fresh and the salmon eggs were so fishy that I couldn't make myself swallow them. The sea urchin was fresh and sweet, and the wine list was interesting and well priced.

3
★★★★★

We were there on a Sunday night. The cuttlefish noodles were not fresh and the salmon eggs were so fishy that I couldn't make myself swallow them. The sea urchin was fresh and sweet, and the wine list was interesting and well priced.

Pros: Good wine list

Cons: Raw seafood not fresh, Needs better service

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I was there in late January for a birthday dinner. The waiter had warned us about the small size plates and he wasn't kidding! We stated with the white bean soup, my guest enjoyed it, I thought it was tasteless. We both had fish dishes, he

3
★★★★★

I was there in late January for a birthday dinner. The waiter had warned us about the small size plates and he wasn't kidding! We stated with the white bean soup, my guest enjoyed it, I thought it was tasteless. We both had fish dishes, he

Pros: great ambience

Cons: portion size too smal

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Great food, good service from the waiter, lovely decor & fantastic wine list. The only negative aspect was the rude Maitre D' or manager (not quite sure of his position).. look dude, I know you may have come from Chalie Trotter but that

3
★★★★★

Great food, good service from the waiter, lovely decor & fantastic wine list. The only negative aspect was the rude Maitre D' or manager (not quite sure of his position).. look dude, I know you may have come from Chalie Trotter but that

Pros: Food, Wine list, Decor

Cons: maitre d., can be tough to spot, from the street

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Danish Modern meets contemporary Japan interior is well executed. Could walk by the street entrance, only my glimpse of the cool floating wine rack tipped me off. "Out" of San Pellegrino water, substituted Badoit - not really the same.

3
★★★★★

Danish Modern meets contemporary Japan interior is well executed. Could walk by the street entrance, only my glimpse of the cool floating wine rack tipped me off. "Out" of San Pellegrino water, substituted Badoit - not really the same.

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loved this place. quiet, great service with superb food and nice atmosphere. If you have money go there !!

3
★★★★★

loved this place. quiet, great service with superb food and nice atmosphere. If you have money go there !!

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The food, decor, wine, and service are always great. For seafood, this is the place to go. I recommend to all my friends who love seafood. I would order 3 or 4 small dishes instead of ordering a main course, so you can try their many

3
★★★★★

The food, decor, wine, and service are always great. For seafood, this is the place to go. I recommend to all my friends who love seafood. I would order 3 or 4 small dishes instead of ordering a main course, so you can try their many

Pros: Food, Service, Decor

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Entrees were great (beef cheeks, scallops, etc.). I went a week after opening, so the ambience might be better now with more people going. Service ruined it. My wine took a while to come up & upon asking, I received a snappy remark from

3
★★★★★

Entrees were great (beef cheeks, scallops, etc.). I went a week after opening, so the ambience might be better now with more people going. Service ruined it. My wine took a while to come up & upon asking, I received a snappy remark from

Pros: Beef cheeks

Cons: Service

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From the moment I called the hostess couldn't be nicer...'oh you need a reservation for tomorrow night...we are full but will do our best to accomodate you' not a hint of sarcasim in her voice which can be common for such a 'hot'

3
★★★★★

From the moment I called the hostess couldn't be nicer...'oh you need a reservation for tomorrow night...we are full but will do our best to accomodate you' not a hint of sarcasim in her voice which can be common for such a 'hot'

Pros: Service, Food, Ambience

Cons: Dessert Menu strange

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Wow. The food was amazing. The freshest seafood, prepared in some of the most innovative ways I've seen in a while. I had the oyters fricasse appetizer and the black cod for my entre. The oysters were amazing - delicious beurre blanc and

3
★★★★★

Wow. The food was amazing. The freshest seafood, prepared in some of the most innovative ways I've seen in a while. I had the oyters fricasse appetizer and the black cod for my entre. The oysters were amazing - delicious beurre blanc and

Pros: amazing seafood, sashami, cool decor

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i had an awful experience here. though the food is quite good, the service is so bad that it just doesnt even out. perhaps my experience was a fluke, but it included inedible items of food and the need to repeat simple requests. further,

3
★★★★★

i had an awful experience here. though the food is quite good, the service is so bad that it just doesnt even out. perhaps my experience was a fluke, but it included inedible items of food and the need to repeat simple requests. further,

Pros: Very attractive space

Cons: Terrible service

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No waiting to get the seat. I ordered "Tuna Five" first. On that dish, the middle one is the best one with the hint of yuzu, one of Japanese citrus. It was refereshing to have sashimi without using soy sauce. Then, "Chawan-mushi", the egg

3
★★★★★

No waiting to get the seat. I ordered "Tuna Five" first. On that dish, the middle one is the best one with the hint of yuzu, one of Japanese citrus. It was refereshing to have sashimi without using soy sauce. Then, "Chawan-mushi", the egg

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This is one of the top 20 restaurants in the city. The blend of italian, french, japanese food with a local organic california flair just works. The Fricasse of Miyagi oysters, Leeks and Mushrooms was one of the best dishes i have ever

3
★★★★★

This is one of the top 20 restaurants in the city. The blend of italian, french, japanese food with a local organic california flair just works. The Fricasse of Miyagi oysters, Leeks and Mushrooms was one of the best dishes i have ever

Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere

Cons: Design too modern, Design too modern

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Hi,
Just read the review titled "needs lots of work" and was wondering if we ate at the same restaurant. I too ate there last night on the 21st. We had a 7:30pm reservation and were immediately seated. The restaurant is goregeous and I

3
★★★★★

Hi,
Just read the review titled "needs lots of work" and was wondering if we ate at the same restaurant. I too ate there last night on the 21st. We had a 7:30pm reservation and were immediately seated. The restaurant is goregeous and I

Pros: service , uniqueness

Cons: price

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It's one of those places where the swanky atmosphere makes management think they don't have to train their staff particularly well. Many small mistakes. Not terribly personal. Mediocre service. Food was average to good. This place

3
★★★★★

It's one of those places where the swanky atmosphere makes management think they don't have to train their staff particularly well. Many small mistakes. Not terribly personal. Mediocre service. Food was average to good. This place

Pros: grand space, good cocktails

Cons: mediocre service, poor value, loud

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Definitely a "must" in San Francisco. The menu and the food are imaginative and very well done. The dessert menu needs work as there are too many "cold" items on a menu served during winter??? Service didn't match the restaurant as it was

3
★★★★★

Definitely a "must" in San Francisco. The menu and the food are imaginative and very well done. The dessert menu needs work as there are too many "cold" items on a menu served during winter??? Service didn't match the restaurant as it was

Pros: Decor, Food, Ambience

Cons: Wait staff, Amateur-ish, Cold

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I came right as this place opened and thus it was not crowded but I expect that it will be soon because the food was absolutely delicious. Not cheap but absolutely worth the price. When you taste the food, you know why you're paying a

3
★★★★★

I came right as this place opened and thus it was not crowded but I expect that it will be soon because the food was absolutely delicious. Not cheap but absolutely worth the price. When you taste the food, you know why you're paying a

Pros: Open for lunch, Fun cocktails

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So I am a big fan of Terra, so I was excited to see that they were opening something in the city. I went to Ame and all I have to say is WOW! First of all, the lounge is BEAUTIFUL! And the restaurant, again beautiful, very unique design.

3
★★★★★

So I am a big fan of Terra, so I was excited to see that they were opening something in the city. I went to Ame and all I have to say is WOW! First of all, the lounge is BEAUTIFUL! And the restaurant, again beautiful, very unique design.

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We went to Ame for dinner and we were completely blown away! We didn't have a reservation so we were offered a seat at the sashimi bar. It looks like a sushi bar at first, but its not sushi at all, you are given the full menu! Our service

3
★★★★★

We went to Ame for dinner and we were completely blown away! We didn't have a reservation so we were offered a seat at the sashimi bar. It looks like a sushi bar at first, but its not sushi at all, you are given the full menu! Our service

Pros: Sashimi bar, Food, Service

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My girlfriend and I had lunch at Ame the other day. We had a great time! Our server was very friendly and accomodating even though we didn't know much about wine or sashimi. He helped us pick out the right dishes to suit our needs and

3
★★★★★

My girlfriend and I had lunch at Ame the other day. We had a great time! Our server was very friendly and accomodating even though we didn't know much about wine or sashimi. He helped us pick out the right dishes to suit our needs and

Pros: Great food, Exotic cuisine, Superb service

Cons: I suggest VALET!

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I have never seen such an awsome display of combining classic european food with japanese flair
service is seemles and the room is stunning
koodos

3
★★★★★

I have never seen such an awsome display of combining classic european food with japanese flair
service is seemles and the room is stunning
koodos

Pros: great food, great room, great service

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The decor is beautiful, with the dark woods and sleek lines. The food inventive but not inspiring. I eat out often and have been more impressed by other places. It is definitely very expensive, and too pay so much for a meal, I like to be

3
★★★★★

The decor is beautiful, with the dark woods and sleek lines. The food inventive but not inspiring. I eat out often and have been more impressed by other places. It is definitely very expensive, and too pay so much for a meal, I like to be

Pros: Ambiance, Wonderful service

Cons: Very expensive, Food so-so

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Ame bears the hallmarks of a great hotel restaurant: diligent service, luxurious decor, and a varied menu guaranteed to appeal to business travelers and local foodies. From appetizers to entrees, offerings run the gamut from Asian fusion…

 

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