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ICHI Sushi + NI Bar
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Read about the Mission Bernal Merchants Association's work in promoting community and culture with +Erin Archuleta by San Francisco Small Business Week. #SFSBW2015  
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Thank you so much +Tastemade for listing us as one of the best sushi bars in SF! :)
Let’s rock and roll at these stellar spots that showcase pristine seafood, along with a deep lineup of over-the-top creations, well-filled and often fried. Masters slice and serve fresh fish to perch beautifully on nigiri at Ichi Sushi, Zushi Puzzle and Akiko’s Restaurant. And nothing feels more like Tokyo than the basement bar-like set-up of Ryoko’s, which pumps out beats and albacore into the wee hours.
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We're participating in +OpenTable's #100opentables! Enter to win omakase + drink pairings for two!
The experience of a lifetime awaits. For your chance to win an amazing meal with friends at one of the #100opentables visit www.100opentables.com
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Huge thanks to +Mise Magazine and Cassandra Landry for featuring Chef Tim in your article on on the subtlety of food!
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We can't wait to be at  #SFTaste  for +No Kid Hungry on March 26th! 
City View @ The Metreon. Nearly half of all children in the United States will be on food stamps at the some point in their life. Today, 1 in 4 children experience food insecurity and hunger in California alone. For each dollar raised by Taste of the Nation San Francisco, a child will have the ...
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Chef Erik had a great time talking Japanese pickling with +Sean Timberlake! Check out an at home recipe in the link:
Photo: Alanna Hale Japanese cuisine is perhaps my favorite, or at least certainly in my top three. If I were stranded on a desert island, I'd be just fine so long as there was ample seafood, rice paddies, and someone to turn it all into perfect sushi every day. Hands down our favorite sushi place in the city is ICHI Sushi, and its izakaya bar, NI, in the back. We've been fans since their early days, occupying a tiny and fairly charmless space tha...
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Huge congrats to Team ICHI + NI  — It's an honor to be named one of +Thrillist's Top 21 Sushi Bars in the United States! http://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/the-21-best-sushi-spots-in-america
Pick up your chopsticks, tuck in your napkin, and slurp down our picks for the best sushi spots across America.
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We are so proud that our very own Jorge Arciga is one of the secret weapons in the SF restaurant industry! His dedication and work ethic is essential to ICHI. Thank you +ZAGAT and Lauren Sloss! 
There's no doubt about it: our top chefs are truly some of the biggest celebrities in the Bay Area. But behind every big-name chef and hotter-than-hot restaurant there's a kick-ass team that makes things happen. These under-the-radar stars work hard, get the job done and usually don't get ...
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Thanks, #RestaurantUnstoppable  for talking #hospitality; #success; #failure, #community  and resources for people growing their own #restaurants. We also talk about how meaningful our relationships with #SOSH+OpenTable; +Dropbox; and +UpdateZen are in our day-to-day work!
  WOOT WOOT! First husband and wife interview! Erin and Tim Archuleta are the proprietors of ICHI Sushi + NI Bar as well as Ichi Kakiya. Since opening, ICHI Sushi was named one of American’s Top Restaurants in the Zagat 2013 guide and Zagat San Francisco Bay Area Guide 2013’s Top 20 Restaurants, has won...
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Big thanks to +Tasting Table and +Lauren Sloss for featuring our upcoming oyster bar in your Spring 2015 Preview!
From high-profile sophomore projects to brand-new burger joints, we're ready to bust out the stretchy pants for an epic season of eating. Pair that with some top-notch new bars, can't-miss food events and exciting new cookbooks, and springtime will be about set.
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Huge congrats to Riley Lagesen of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP! 
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3282 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94110
3282 Mission StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94110
(415) 525-4750ichisushi.com
$$$Sushi Restaurant, Asian Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Today 5:30 – 11:00 pm
Monday 5:30 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:30 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:30 – 11:00 pmSaturday 5:30 – 11:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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A sustainably-minded sushi bar and Izakaya in Bernal Heights/Outer Mission
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Compact, low-key Japanese joint serving seasonal menus of sushi accompanied by sake, wine or beer.- Google
"Definitely recommend going omakase and sitting at the sushi bar."
"The chef flavored most nigiri before serving so no soy sauce dipping needed."
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Austin Lau
3 weeks ago
Ichi is my favorite sushi bar in all of San Francisco. Sit at the sushi bar and order omikase, they'll ask how hungry you are/how many pieces you want and treat you to some amazing fish and tastes. Their sides (e.g. shishito peppers and okonomiyaki) are also great so don't pass those up. Definitely not cheap but I think the value is good given the quality of the fish. Seating is limited so Open Table reservations are the way to go unless you're ready to eat dinner before 6pm.
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Response from the owner - 2 weeks ago
Thanks so much, Austin! We truly appreciate it! (Shishitos are some of our faves, too :)
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Samantha Berg
a month ago
I came here on a Tuesday night with my parents. We had a 7:15 reservation, though we showed early at 7:00 and were seated right away. We ordered a few things a la carte and overall found the good to be quite good and reasonably priced. Miso asari clams - the ABSOLUTE WINNER of the night. This dish was AWESOME. It was listed on the 7x7 Big Eat list, and rightly so. It's the perfect combination of salty and meaty and savory. The broth on its own is fabulous, but the dish also came with plenty of clams and ground meat. I'd definitely order this again... in fact, I wanted to order more of it right then! Fried chicken wings - these were just ok. I'm a huge wing buff so I get excited about wings on any menu, but these were nothing super special. They did have a really interesting batter they were fried in with a consistency unlike anything else I've had, but at the end of the day, not an exciting dish. Spicy tuna roll - another winner for the night. This isn't your usual spicy tuna roll that's covered in mayo so you only get one flavor. This was pure tuna and you could taste each individual piece of the roll, whether it was the rice, the cucumber, the seaweed... each part was there and pure and delicious. Really highly recommend. Spicy yellowtail roll - not as good as the tuna, and not really what I was expecting. It seemed to have some kind of pepper relish or jelly on it, which I didn't enjoy. Ocean trout nigiri - came really high recommended by our server but also wasn't my favorite. There wasn't anything bad about it, but it wasn't as fatty tasting or delicious as I think salmon would have been. Mackarel nigiri - this one was really delicious, quite fishy, as mackarel should be, but still tasted very fresh. The scallion on top really balanced out the fish flavors and left a nice finish. Ice cream dessert - I loved the combination of the vanilla ice cream with the bean paste, it's a dessert that isn't overly sweet but gives a nice finish to the meal and I like the differing textures between the ice cream and the thicker bean paste. The crunchy things (not sure what they were) on top were a nice additional texture as well. Overall, the service was good, the food was good (though some better than others) and before tax/tip the whole thing came to about $75 - very reasonable. I'll definitely be back.
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Jen Chou
3 weeks ago
Extremely disappointed with Ichi! I have been dying to come here, and when my friends and I finally did, we were served several bland pieces of sushi. It came out to about $85 per person, since we declined the last couple of courses. It simply wasn't worth it to eat anymore! Our favorite dish was the steak tartare.
Diana C
7 months ago
Read and heard a lot about Ichi and finally got to try their omakase a few weeks ago. I guess I was expecting to go to cute, intimate, traditional sushi restaurant; rather, I ended up at an extremely modern and hip space with fun flow chart on the wall teaching rookies how to properly eat sushi. There were 3 stations in the restaurant – the sushi bar, the yakitori kitchen, and the bar bar. We sat at the sushi bar, highly recommend it because you not only get to watch the sushi chef in action, but also because you are right in the “kitchen” so pieces of sushi get served back to back with no wait! We had a total of about 15 pieces of sushi for a bill around $85. The sushi chef served whatever he felt was appropriate. We had a variety - shrimp, scallop, uni, saba, white fish, tuna, salmon, roe…everything was very fresh. The chef flavored most nigiri before serving so no soy sauce dipping needed. Ponzu sauce or lemon seemed to be our chef’s favorite choice as a lot of our nigiri was citrusy flavored. Aside from the loud music making it hard to carry a conversation without yelling at each other, it was overall a great dining experience.
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Denise Dang
4 weeks ago
Protip: Ni bar doesn't need reservations, but the bar has a limited sushi menu. Waited at the bar before our reservations so we decided to get drinks. There was only one cocktail on the menu, but the bartender was feeling creative, so he whipped something new up for us to try. Love the interaction with the staff! Came here to celebrate a friend's birthday dinner. We had a large group, so ended up making two reservations and sitting somewhat, nearby. Most of us has the omakse, which did not require the entire table to participate. This worked out perfectly, since there were a few who could not eat raw fish. The omakase was pay as you eat, so we got to enjoy a good amount, pausing here and there to fully enjoy the meal. The omakase was delicious! A great variety and very flavorful. Didn't need additional soy sauce or wasabi as the chefs season the nigiris already. The sake recommendations by the staff were also great! Overall meal was delicious and affordable. Will definitely be coming back again soon.
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Response from the owner - 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for the thoughtful review and for joining us!!
Howie Kiwata
2 months ago
Our experience was highly unfavorable. While the staff did provide great service, our server couldn't even pronounce most of the menu items, adding additional communication dialog asking her if she was referring to an item we correctly pronounced. The first dish we ordered was a selection of our sashimi choices mostly common items, the fish slices were smaller than most other establishments even though the prices were comparable. Some of slices seemed uneven, perhaps that being a telltale sign of the what would occur next. More experienced sushi chefs are trained to make precise cuts. When the dish arrived, were advised by our server that the sushi chef had discouraged using wasabi and soy sauce, citing that the chef had already flavored the sashimi. Big disaster! Either the sushi chef's highly inexperienced or does not understand the concept, imparting his own opinion on taste All of the six items in the selection was tasteless, with barely a trace of whatever the chef decided to add. There were four of us in our group, all experienced with Japanese venue and specially with sashimi, not the diluted fish with the added rice in sushi form. All were in unison that it was like eating fish pulled right from the ocean and simply the worst we each experienced. No flavor, just plain! Other items odered were nothing special, acepiable but just average that we could get any Japanses restaurant. So we decided to shut it down even though we were all still hungry. For this experience, we received a bill comparable to a normal sushi experience of about $40+ per person, We ended up going somewhere else for additional food. Maybe if you stuck to the sushi portions and other menu items, you might feel comfortable dining at Ichi Sushi, but, none of us would ever go there again. There are too many better choice for sushi in San Francisco.
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Ian Green
3 months ago
Sat in the bar area. It was nice but not the full menu. Everything was very nice although felt a bit overpriced.
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Courtney Chin
7 months ago
The omakase (chef's choice selection of dishes, mainly nigiri-style sushi) is the best I've had in the city. It's a bit pricey, but not for the quality of the fish and ingredients. I've spent more at other restaurants though. I'm glad that they now are in a larger location across the street with a bar in the back for waiting/ordering drinks & snacks. I knocked off a star though because the hostess was pretty spacey. I was told the wait would be 45 minutes. My friend and I were in the back bar waiting for an hour until I came up to the hostess, and she said "oh yes, you can still at the sushi bar now". Hmm, forgot about us?
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