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General Info
For over 21 years, Ace Wasabi has been the Marina's go-to for delicious modern Japanese cuisine. We embrace fun, fresh sushi and good times! Our Sushi Chefs hand-cut every piece with loving care and meticulous attention to detail. We pride ourselves in always serving the freshest fish available, buying from local markets, as well fish flown in from around the world.
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Fax: (415) 749-1873

TollFree: (855) 355-5157

Payment method
amex, master card, visa, discover, travelers checks, all major credit cards
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Northwest San Francisco, Marina District
Categories
Sushi Bars, Japanese Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

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Sunzilllaaa

05/29/2012

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We tried to make reservations for a

We tried to make reservations for a party of 14, and was told the kitchen couldnt accommodate that size of party. Ridiculous! Who turns down business?? So bad for large groups! Looking for a new place to go. Thanks

Pactrick

05/24/2011

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Happy hour

We had the BEST sushi happy hour last Friday night. My friends and I have been going there for a year now and I have to say, I've always had a great experience there.
I LOOOVE their Albacore Tuna tataki! Everything else we ordered was great, including the Scorpion roll. I was surprised that it only cost $27 each including tax and tip to fill us up.
Everyone there was really nice to us. Our waitress was sweet (we didn't sit at the sushi bar), always smiling and asking us if we needed anything. Atmosphere is casual but we didn't feel out of place wearing heels.
Overall, this is absolutely my favorite place to eat sushi in Marina.

lola2727

10/27/2008

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Great sushi restaurant

I have lived near this restaurant for years. It is the perfect place to meet up with the girls to catch up over a glass of wine and share some great sushi rolls. And, bingo night may sound cheesy but it is actually really fun. The only bad thing about this place is that it is really small so getting a table can be rough.

IrascibleChef

09/22/2008

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How Important is the waiter in your dining experience?

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This past Friday we had a new experience--Ugly that couldn't be covered up by the fantastic food, beer, and hot sake.

We didn't have to wait to be seated at 7:45PM which seemed odd, but a good thing at the time. But we were seated all-the-way-all-the-way in the back where it was hot and steamy.

We did wait for at least 15 minutes before anyone came by to ask if we wanted dinner. Our waiter smelled like smoke and looked a little disheveled, like he just rolled out of bed or something else. We ordered drinks and Tuna Tataki.

The drinks weren't brought out to the table until the Tuna Tataki was brought out-- It wasn't that busy for a Friday night. I have been there on nights where there are wall-to-wall people and never waited for a drink!
When the large Asahi beer, hot sake, edamame and Tataki were dropped off at the table the waiter didn't bother to take the rest of our order... No one checked back to see how we were doing--if they had they would have seen we were out of drinks and food--with no food on the way! I had to ask the Busboy to get our waiter. Patients dwindling!

We ordered more beer and hot sake and a series of rolls and sushi--very excited! Our excitement evaporating after 30 minutes went by--I got up to physically locate our waiter--I found him looking at this fancy new age Jukebox and he was surprised to see me.

Still it was a half an hour without a word or even visiting the table. The people I was with asked about our food order and like a deer in the headlights--it appeared that he forgot about our food. GREAT!

The sake arrived just barely warm--I sent it back! I didn't wait almost 45 minutes for hot sake to be just barely warm!

Again no one checked to see how we were doing, I couldn't taste a thing anyway! We needed more drinks, we needed more wasabi, we needed attention! We eventually needed the check and again NO ONE!

foodieSS4K

08/21/2008

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StreetSmart4Kids

Did you know this restaurant is teaming up with StreetSmart4kids? It?s actually really cool what they?re doing. SS4K is a nonprofit organization that helps underprivileged teens stay healthy, and they are running their ?Dine Out and Donate? campaign here (as well as approx. 70 other restaurants in SF) during October and early November. After having a fabulous dining experience, just fill out the donation form when paying (minimum donation $3). It?s a great and easy way to contribute to a worthy cause. Visit the StreetSmart4Kids website for more information.

thumpersmom

05/12/2008

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Server would have liked a better tip

We went there last week and, while it was decent sushi, it was not worth writing home about. Somewhat tasteless (needed a fair amount of wasabi to taste anything). Also, I was disappointed with our waiter. We are regular and fair tippers for service, which was decent here. However, as we were leaving he came up to us and asked if there was anything wrong with our meal, since we tipped lower than ""industry standard"". We tipped 15% on the pre-tax bill (which, according to everything I read, is standard). According to him that was too low. We go out to dinner (too) frequently, and have never had any server say this to us. Next time in that area we'll be going somewhere else.

cjudylopez

10/03/2007

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Our weekly getaway

Ace Wasabi has become our favorite weekly getaway, we cross the bay bridge into the city once a week to enjoy ace's wonderful experiance. We LOVE the food (scorpion roll, scallop tempura, lobster hand rolls, some kirin and some nigori), not to mention the wondeful staff. We have bonded with all the people here, everyone from the talented chefs, friendly servers and may i mention amazing management (Ms. Akiyo). I give them and A+ on customer service. May i also mention that my boyfriend never had and never wanted anything to do with sushi. After Ace Wasabi, he is hooked! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone!
-Claudia and Mike

artmaltman

07/12/2007

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Great sushi, Great FUN!

1. I am very picky about my sushi, and I think Ace Wasabi makes excellent sushi. Everything from plain sashimi to the complex and clever rolls are outstanding.
2. There is a definite social style here, which I LOVE, but, may or may not suit your mood or taste. The staff could easily be models, and they are friendly and fun and warm people. Their goal is to make sure everyone has a good time. This could be very tacky if done poorly, but it's done with creativity and genius, IMHO. That said, if you are not in the mood to be social, just hang in the back room where the bulk of the restaurant is. The front area is a mix of bar scene and tables for eating, mixing, drinking and socializing.
3. This place definitely attracts a very attractive, singles crowd. Frankly this is easily the best place I've seen in San Francisco for singles.
4. This place is addictive, so be careful!
Art

johow

03/07/2007

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Best in the city

this is the only place i go for sushi! awesome food and they even have bingo at 6:30pm every weekday and you can win $20 of free sushi! good location as well.

jsbill

01/22/2007

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Slimy Salmon, Frozen Sashimi, The Smell of Chlorine in the Air

Very Disappointing at best. Our shiro maguro sashimi was frozen, our smoked sake sushi was warm and slimy, the rock shrimp and calamari small plate was pasty and tasteless (served with soy as a dip? No imagination). Presentation is a big part of the sushi experience and there was no presentation. The rolls were poorly prepared and resembled something a toddler might have prepared. We watched our sushi chef make and remake some rolls, throwing parts of some away and dumping what remained on plates to serve.

We sat at the formica counter called a sushi bar on little wooden stools that were uncomfortable. We are convinced that the pungent aroma of chlorine bleach that burned our noses were merely a way to burn away our sense of smell to cover for the fact that the food was tasteless. The waiters were running back and forth behind us on the narrow passageway and we were continually bumped and prodded. There are dozens of sushi bars in SF to choose from that are good and even great. Do not waste your time or money on this one.

dirrty_d

11/16/2006

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MMMM Sushi....

Fresh sushi, creative rolls, good vibe. My girls and I were there one night, and had an entire side of the restaurant doing sake bombs with us. Rock 'n roll...

brianfisher

11/04/2006

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Why would anyone want to go here with so many better sushi places in SF

My best description of this place would be, go there if you want to hang out with ""fabulous people"" and get drunk, but definately don't go for the sushi. We waited an hour to get seated, the place was full post college ""20 somethings"" getting drunk on OK saki and average sushi, at best.
I think their success is due to location.

cheekybooty

08/07/2006

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Too loud, ok to good food

I finally (after living here 3 years!) got around to trying out this hyped up Marina venue last week. Was it everything I dreamed it would be? Not really, but a pleasant experience overall. Their poke was unique, with added almonds and mango, which I found delicious! The grilled hamachi didnt thrill me nearly as much just ok, and a little dry. I must also admit, I swooned over my waiter, Kyle (and Im not really the type to swoon over my waiter). Yes, he was hot, but the service was pretty good, too. The music was fun, but way to loud to have a comfortable conversation (a big negative for me).

jcase5

07/24/2006

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Love it!

I love, love, love, love it! I've had some things that I didn't love, but I've also found favorites like the Crunchy Sake Roll that are superb everytime. Twice I've sat at the sushi bar where the chefs are super friendly. Both times I've had the same crazy chef (I call him Fun Bobby-like from Friends)...he's kind of a nut, but if you're willing to let him be creative, he will make you some AMAZING rolls.

sushisucker

03/18/2006

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HOW CAN YOU RECOMMEND THIS PLACE!

I recently was here for dinner and sampled many of their sushi and sashimi offerings and I have to say that the fish is TASTELESS here. How can they pass for a prime sushi place and offer such inferior food. Trust me, don't come here expecting to have good food...tasteless and expensive.

jamaj79

03/03/2006

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Rocking place and always fun

So Ace is definitely a cool place to be seen. This place was still packed on a Thurs night after 10pm. Good food overall and service was pretty good too. All the waiters were drunk :) Definitely loud so be prepared to speak up when u want to talk to someone.

phrillz

06/05/2005

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Ace Wasabis...

i dont know what that last guy was talking about, service being bad and everything. The atmosphere may be loud but it brings everything alive in a sense. its not extremely mellow or anything and there is this back room for you to sit at if you want something more quiet. Serive was great when i went there, even had sake shots with the sushimen. Ordering sushi, depends on what your tastes are. Also everyone that i have taken to ace wasabis love it.

zeriyer

06/03/2005

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More of a scene than a restaurant

If you like a ton of marina kids in their best duds being loud and dropping sake bombs like there ain't no tomorrow, then this is the place for you. the crowd and wait are ridiculous for the food and the price. it's got good food and drinks to it's credit, but it's just not worth the time you spend waiting for a seat and then for the food. i'd say try it on a weekday when you don't have to deal with the crowds and you'll be better able to judge this place.

petecolling

05/22/2005

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Sushi Central

Fantastic place!! You come for the upbeat apmosphere and leave craving the amazing sushi.

wawil

05/09/2005

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Worst Japanese restaurant in town!

This may be the lamest sushi place I've ever been to. The waitstaff and the hostess had poor attitudes and seemed like spoiled college kids with no service experience whatsoever (Maybe Chili's isn't hiring). I'd say give it a miss! There are too many good sushi places in town to waste your time and money in a place like this.

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