14 years ago
There are seveeral Japanese restaurants in SF that has the self serivice type - they have a boat or train with dishes of sushi or goodies rotating around. You pick whatever you want and pay based on the size/type of the dish.
Usually go to Floating Sushi Boat, 700 Grant, Ave. Price there is fairly reasonable, and decently OK quality sushi. Kids will enjoy that. It is a good walking distance to Union Square, and the family can do some shopping en route there.
Also you should try JapanTown. It is a mall with lots of Japanese stores and restaurants. Just going there is fun. It is located at Geary and Laguna. You can go to Union Square and take Bus 2, 3, or 4.
7 years ago
For travelers it's best to just go to Japantown SF. The entire block and the Kintetsu Mall provides a vast array of Japanese cuisine. More importantly, they also cater to Japanese customers. As for sushi? There are extraordinary spots for sushi in SF. Some are renown for their sustainable seafood trade. Others are just sheer authentic. But in the end, San Francisco is one of the largest markets for restaurant, not just in America, but the world. Enjoy your visit to San Francisco. And don't miss out on the SF crab!
14 years ago
if you are traveling... make sure to get a GPS (if you have kids its really easy) you can find a resturant in a matter of seconds!!