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Elephant Sushi Hayes Valley, San Francisco, CA

Elephant Sushi Hayes Valley

4.7
4.7
15 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Welcome to Elephant Sushi Hayes Valley. We specialize in craft sushi and friendly service. We offer traditional & modern maki, sashimi & cooked Japanese small plates in a warm and friendly environment. Try our omakase nigiri and flaming seabass.

We are in the heart of Hayes Valley, but just off the beaten path on Grove Street.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 400-4018

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Catering

    We are happy to cater your next event. Give us a call.

  • Private party facilities

    Looking to host a private event? Give us a call. We're happy to discuss what you're looking for and see if we're a good fit for the occasion.

  • Neighborhood

    Western Addition

  • Cross street

    We are located at the intersection of Grove and Gough Streets.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

What 15 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic fresh fish and amazing service from Anna. We’ve got a new favorite restaurant in San Francisco.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and great ambiance! Location is great too. Close to Hayes Street.
  4. G

    Goodmeals

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and decor! Elephant Sushi never disappoints.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for my friend’s birthday yesterday - everything from the service, ambiance and food was great. Very happy with the choice!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful sushi and wonderful drinks, can't wait to go again!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Delicious food. A great overall experience!
  8. J

    Jerri

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was wonderful and really creative, our waitress was fantastic and also so sweet, and we will be coming back for sure.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! So good went back the next day!
  10. JR

    JanR

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Weird experience. We had a reservation, but had to wait 25 minutes for a table anyway (with no explanation or apology). It's a really cool space, and I love how they decorated it, especially the murals & light fixtures. Service was friendly but slow. The sushi was weirdly too rich, with truffle oil and other oils all over everything. The one thing we had that I loved was the basil salmon nigiri, very unusual and delicious. The rolls were over-the-top and tasted good first bite, but after that it felt like a chore to finish. Quite expensive and very hip and loud -- too hip for me, maybe. We were the oldest people there. Would not return.

    Elephant Sushi Hayes ValleyResponded on June 11, 2022Hello Jan, Thank you for coming to dine with us!! Sorry you were not impressed. We definitely have our feet firmly in traditional sushi making but then we let the Head Chef Temka take the reigns and at times it becomes a little more than you would expect. We do have traditional rolls like Rainbow Roll and our sashimi is traditional with out toppings. We hope you come try us again. And of course we try to seat all reservations on time. Best to you.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was very disorganized, but I think it was due to being newly open. I will definitely go back and hope they have worked out the kinks. The food was amazing!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It’s a good place, not exceptional but good
  13. GB

    GizemB

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great. We tried 5 different dishes and everything was tasty and fresh! I am sure rest of the menu also great. They don’t have full bar but they have nice cocktails. Also keep in mind they don’t accept cash. Only one thing need to be improved. When you enter the restaurant you love the ambiance and decoration. But when you go to other part of restaurant you feel something missing of the ambiance. Since it is a new location I expect some nice decoration in the future.

    Elephant Sushi Hayes ValleyResponded on June 11, 2022Hi Gizem, thank you for loving us!! So good! yes the back is getting a great addition to the back wall soon. We did not want anything to take away from the handmade wallpaper so taking our time to see what can be added. Love that you agree :) Japanese are all about minimalist and the front is so not minimalist so taking our time.... Hope to see you back again soon xoxoxoxo

  14. R

    Reiliv

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! The freshest softest Salmon and Tuna I have ever had! great ambiance and drinks! If you are looking for affordable sushi thats not your place worth every penny though! will be my new go to place

    Elephant Sushi Hayes ValleyResponded on June 11, 2022Dear Reiliv, thank you so much for the 5 STARS and your wonderful review. Most of all thank you for loving us :) Come back soon :) xoxoxoxo

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy they opened a location in Hayes Valley!!!

    Elephant Sushi Hayes ValleyResponded on June 11, 2022Thank you!!! Come back soon xxoxoxo

FAQs

Elephant Sushi Hayes Valley is rated 4.7 stars by 15 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Elephant Sushi Hayes Valley

400 Grove St San Francisco, CA 94102-4303

Additional information

  • Cross street

    We are located at the intersection of Grove and Gough Streets.

  • Neighborhood

    Western Addition

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Additional

    Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (415) 400-4018

  • Catering

    We are happy to cater your next event. Give us a call.

  • Private party facilities

    Looking to host a private event? Give us a call. We're happy to discuss what you're looking for and see if we're a good fit for the occasion.

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