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SFO, Highway 101, Terminal 3, Boarding Area F, Near Gate 71, South San Francisco, CA 94128
+1 650-821-0808
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Pearl City, Hawaii
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great sushi with fresh fish. Eat their every time I go to San Francisco. The assorted sushi and the soba noodles are my favorite.

Thank bminaai
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122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travel a lot and spend a lot of time in airports. The foods available in airports is generally not that great. BUT! SFO has some really good places to eat. Sankaku, now located in United Terminal 3, is a great place to stop in for a nice Japanese meal. I usually have the noodles and maybe a small order... More 

Thank isdn4u
Singapore, Singapore
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889 reviews
734 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 971 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Places like this are why Japanese chef 'unions' insist that eateries anywhere in the world that pretend to serve sushi must have chefs trained on sushi-making like in Japan. When I visited, the two sushi-makers were Vietnamese and Mexican; no wonder the sushi looked most unappetizing. The deluxe udon or soba (@ $16.62) was slightly better than $3 cup noodles,... More 

Thank Lam N
Nashville, Tennessee
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656 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The sushi was average but for an airport I was glad to be able to grab something before I got on a three hour flight where they don't serve you anything to eat. I also appreciated the gluten free soy sauce that was available, but you have to ask for it.

Thank fizzy1991
Pacific Northwest
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I don’t expect much from airport food but this place is just terrible. I had tempura and udon noodles. The shrimp tempura was tasteless, the udon noodles’ texture was weird and tasted like cardboard, the broth wasn’t good, was too salty, and it had way too much seaweed in it. The seaweed overpowered everything. It was also ridiculously overpriced.

Thank k8b51
Columbia, South Carolina
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161 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I was quite disappointed! For $15, I expected something to be authentic, just to discover my teriyaki bowl had plain white rice, hard frozen peas and carrots, and low grade chicken with a bit of sauce poured over the top of it. The most authentic part was the soy sauce! Will never choose this place again.

Thank SCNick1217
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Had a rainbow roll and a seaweed salad as a quick grab and go lunch before boarding. The seafood on the sushi taste dry, possibly fish that are defrosted from frozen. Favor wise is tasty, but definitely not on par with sushi that are obtained within Asia, especially Japan or Hong Kong.

Thank Helicraz
Morgan Hill, California
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236 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I realize rentals at SFO can be very very costly, but the prices here are totally ridiculous. Won't eat here again, regardless of how hungry we are.

Thank cabearcat
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I had the salmon bowl....yummmm! It was quite tasty and fresh. Great customer service also. Service was efficient, fast and friendly.

Thank Valerie T
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671 reviews
403 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

They served curry containing a raw chicken, once I complained to the lady at the cashier, she accused me of eating some of it. Seems this place has no food hygiene standards and have no knowledge of risk. After talking to a manager, I got a full refund. But the service is as disappointing as the food.

Thank winylake

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Fast food, Sushi, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: SFO, Highway 101, Terminal 3, Boarding Area F, Near Gate 71, South San Francisco, CA 94128
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 650-821-0808
  • This restaurant is at San Francisco Intl Airport (after security)
good quality eat in/carry on food

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?