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The 10 Best Japanese Restaurants in South San Francisco

Updated: March 13, 2021

Looking for the finest Japanese food in South San Francisco? To get you the ultimate list of the best Japanese restaurants, we analyzed the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours, making your decision easier than ever.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Kamu Sushi

Japanese
South San Francisco
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Amami San Sushi

Japanese
South San Francisco
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Izanami

Japanese · $11 avg. main dish
South San Francisco
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Tokyo Sushi & Bar

Japanese
South San Francisco
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Hanato Ramen

Asian
Daly City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Ichika Sushi House

Japanese
Brisbane
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Amami Sushi Bistro

Japanese
San Bruno
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Bashamichi Sushi

Japanese
Millbrae
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Sushi Kei

Japanese
Millbrae
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 3.5

Aji Ichi Japanese Restaurant

Japanese · $35 avg. main dish
San Bruno
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the right Japanese restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We used our Feastfox magic powers to analyze 3104661 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 28738 restaurants, and 1899 lists and articles from top sources like . Yes, we even looked at to pull this list together. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy Seattle’s hidden gems. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Sake and soba noodles


    When considering how to best enjoy your soba noodles, we would highlight how well a glass of Sake complements the dish as it brings out the true flavors of the dish.


  • Enjoy Wagu beef with Chenin Blanc

    For an elevated experience, pair your Wagu beef with Chenin Blanc. This combination works particularly well because this white wine fights the fattiness with acidity.


  • The perfect match for chicken yakitori

    When having chicken yakitori, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Assyrtiko, a popular white wine.

Parking in the area

Parking has always been a challenge in South San Francisco. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Japanese spot.

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