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Murasaki Sushi Bar - 21 Reviews - 211 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118, San Francisco, CA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (415) 668-7317

Murasaki Sushi Bar

211 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118 (at at Third Ave.)
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 668-7317
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Murasaki Sushi Bar - San Francisco, CA
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Chef murasaki is excellent. Sushi and sashimi are in their best quality. We always go there for a treat.


Citysearch got it wrong. The people who rated this place must not know good sushi. The sushi was poor and the service was bad. It's such a small spot with few customers that it...

stay away 2/12/2008

there is a reason why this guy has been in business for 28 years, and this place is always empty. i've tried it 4x now (mainly as a last resort because every other sushi place was booked) ... sushi is never fresh, kitchen food is inconsistent, & service is a joke. i can be somewhat empathetic to the language barrier (since i'm asian,) but the waitress has NEVER gotten an order right, and it does get extremely annoying after awhile. for the ridiculous price of their food, there are SO many other mediocre places you could go in this town. Pros: they're japanese Cons: sushi, kitchen food, service more

Chef murasaki is excellent. Sushi and sashimi... 11/3/2007

Chef murasaki is excellent. Sushi and sashimi are in their best quality. We always go there for a treat. more

Chef murasaki is excellent. Sushi and sashimi... 11/3/2007

WinnieWP Provided by Partner
Chef murasaki is excellent. Sushi and sashimi are in their best quality. We always go there for a treat. more

Secret sushi -- best on Clement Street 2/9/2007

What to expect: Classic and traditional Tokyo-style sushi. Pros: authentic sushi Cons: small, plain decor, parking on Clement more

Tiny restaurant. Big taste. 2/8/2007

I've eaten at smaller sushi places, but this place has some of the best sushi anywhere. And the traditional japanese food is delicious, too. more

Fantastic traditional sushi from a small neighborhood restaurant 1/31/2007

This restaurant is all about the taste of the food, and it?s excellent. At first glance, Murasaki might look like just another local Clement street restaurant, but it is so much more. The Tokyo-trained chef uses high quality, fresh ingredients, and the dishes are delicious. Pros: Best sushi and tasty cooked dishes Cons: Simple, but comfortable, atmosphere -- this restaurant is all about the food more

Super delicious sushi and Japanese food 1/31/2007

Great sushi from a small restaurant. The chef is from Japan and always has quality ingredients, so the sushi is delightful. This is a great place for people who love genuine sushi and don?t need trendy experience. Be sure to check out the posted special items, which include many traditional Japanese cooked dishes. Busy on weekends but usually not crowded on weeknights. Try going Sunday through Thursday for a relaxed experience. Pros: Best sushi in the Richmond Cons: Plain decor, occasionally slow service (but worth the wait) more

very good traditional sushi restaurant 9/22/2005

very good sushi, sashimi place. not a lot of hype, not a lot of service; but, the food is very traditional, very good and the place is comfortable. if you think ""california roll"" is sushi, this might not be the place for you. mush try for sushi/sashimi lover. Pros: open late hours, fresh sashimi, traditional food Cons: parking more

Have to find out on my own - it is the BEST! 8/8/2005

Read all the postings here and asked around, decided to make a trip and taste for myself; there is no doubt in my mind, this place has the best and freshest sushi in the Bay Area. If you are into traditional, good, no-gimmick sushi, this is it; sometimes people are spoiled by going to some second/third tier sushi places run by non-japanese (who does not even know the art of sushi) and they would consider those places as good sushi. Saw the sushi certificate on the wall and watched the cutting style - I was just impressed. Do not expect good services since this is a very small place, just go there for the quality sushi! Try their crab salad, and the lobster shabu shabu (not on the menu, and it's damn good!) Pros: Freshness, Quality, Varieties Cons: Services more

a true traditional sushi place 7/12/2005

Real advice from an advid outgoing sushi eater. This is one of the best places to eat sushi. People who gave this place bad reviews are probably more into fusion sushi, don't know great sushi, and expect the wrong things from a mom & pop shop. This is a traditional sushi place so you will get great sushi with a variety of nigiri but a not a large selection. This is a given at ALL traditional sushi places. Since this is a mom & pop shop expect the speed to vary since the staff is limited. I am a person fusterated with people who don't know what to look in good sushi places. I have eaten at over 30-40 sushi stores in CA and japan. This is place is my #2 place. Its #1 in San Francisco. Pros: great sushi Cons: limited size of staff, limited seating more

The Best 6/1/2005

It's not glitzy, but this joint consistently delivers the best Sushi in the city. I always get whatever he recommends and it's always phenomenal. Get the wood mushroom w/clams, Uni, Maguro. more

Sushi for people who don't know sushi 5/30/2005

Citysearch got it wrong. The people who rated this place must not know good sushi. The sushi was poor and the service was bad. It's such a small spot with few customers that it boggles the mind that it should take an hour to finish getting our food. The salmon teriyaki was dry, the rolls were tough, the sashimi was mediocre at best. The only bright spot was the seaweed salad but you have to really suck to jack up a salad. If you want to be disappointed in both the service and food, this is your place. This is one of the worst sushi joints in the city. more

BEST of the best sushi 2/1/2005

Spent over 2 years finding good sushi restaurants in Bay Area - this is ""IT"". All my friends (and my 3 year old) love the food here! Pros: fresh sushi, friendly, clean, specials (e.g. lobster) Cons: limited space, finding parking, not open for lunch more

Close Your Eyes- Just like Japan 6/29/2004

Murasaki serves up some of the most authentic sushi in the city. No frills here so forget the 4 eyed caterpillar roll or the wasabi-infused triple decker yellowtail handroll. This place is bare bones, traditional sushi and it kicks ass. The rice is cooked to perfection and the fish is as fresh as it gets. Haven't had a bad experience here yet. Definitely a bit on the pricey side but if you want a treat, you won't be disappointed. Pros: Fresh Fish, Great Service more

Best sushi. Ever. 6/7/2004

One of three restaurants I always choose for a special meal -- yes, anniversary or birthday requests, etc. Although there are more fashionable, far more expensive, you name it ... I leave it to the fabulous sushi-master to serve me whatever he likes that day. I have never been disappointed. And I'm picky. (also wonderful for non-special occasions AND take-out, if you just have to get home) Pros: Unbelievable sushi more

Iron Chef class 8/12/2003

I don't know if this will work for anyone who's not a regular, but I usually don't bother with the menu at this place. I let Sasaki-san work his magic with whatever ingredients are best that day and he never fails to amaze me. Amazing sashimi creations with lots of surprises. Pros: Variety, Intimate, Fresh Cons: Limited capacity more

Fresh 4/14/2003

Murasaki is hands down, the best sushi bar in town. The owner/sushi chef is extraordinary and doesn't recommend let alone serve anything that he doesn't deem fresh. Sake selection is very good as well. What puts this place over the top are their hours. Sushi this good at 11:30 PM? Awesome baby! Pros: fresh fish, owner, hours more

best sushi this side of the Pacific 4/5/2003

Japan Airlines crews, embassy staff and expatriate Japanese company employees can't all be wrong - this is the best sushi restaurant this side of the Pacific! The classical varieties of sushi and sashimi is offered at an unusually high level of quality - freshness, texture of rice, proportions, even the angle of the cut (not surprising since Chef Sasaki trained for seven years at some of Tokyo's finest restaurants). But if you leave the menu to him, he will offer an extraordinary experience of sushi and mouth-watering small seasonal dishes the likes of which I have not seen except in Japan (phoning ahead helps). Some of us would prefer to keep this island of culinary delight a secret ... but what the heck, the more people sampling such fare, the higher the level of Japanese food will rise in our fair city. Pros: chef's select menu!!!, saba ..., uni ... Cons: parking more

Good Sushi 1/24/2003

This place has possibly the best sushi in town next to Kiss Sushi in J town. I also like the friendly service and the relax atmosphere. This place frequented by Japanese and other asians which is always a good sign. more

Ahh... 12/15/2002

Five words would express it all: I would kill for this Uni! Pros: exceptional food, great service more
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  • Born and trained in Japan, the owner-chef prepares authentic sushi rolls, including tempura, eel, yellow tail and more.

  • 4/21/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 12:00 PM
  • Payments:

    Visa, American Express, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Northwest, Inner Richmond