Tekka Japanese Restaurant

$ $
537 Balboa St (7th)
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 221-8455
6:30pm - 9:00pm
6:30pm - 9:00pm
6:30pm - 9:00pm
6:30pm - 9:00pm
6:30pm - 10:00pm
6:30pm - 10:00pm



  • The sushi was incredibly delicious here. San Francisco's own jiro
  • Get there no later than 6 pm for the 7 pm seating. Stick with the sashimi and nigiri; hot plates were meh. Expect a 3-4 hr dinner. Cash Only.
  • Even if you get here early, watch as a single person ahead of you turns into 5, and you miss first seating after waiting an hour and a half.
  • Better get there early to get a seat
  • Fat ass nigiri. So good. Love everything about this place. First seating now at 7pm!
  • Negi/Hamachi roll, asparagus/ mushroom stirfry, eel, miso soup. They also have other specials they make that's not on the board.
  • Nope. Just don't. The comically large nigiri feels like a gimmicky bad joke. Good quality overall is not bad, but far from worth the hype and definitely not worth the wait.
  • Bring cash for . Their sushi is quite big (almost like a fish blanket). http://instagram.com/p/sglAz_Bs5G/
  • So excited!
  • Come early as it only seats 10 (or sometimes 11)! We arrived at 5:30 for the 7:30pm seating and we were already #9 and #10 in line!
  • Very large cuts of fish... Portion sizes are at least double what you get at other sushi joints. So take it easy with the ordering. And always ask for specials of the day or you may be missing out!
  • Be there and get in line. at least 30 min on weekdays. 8 counter seats and 3 table seats. No menu presented but only nigiri's are listed on the board. Sashimi combo is a must.
  • Seats 10. Usually 2 seatings a night...CASH ONLY!
  • Word to the wise: omakase chef's choice is available strictly by reservation only.
  • Hands down the best sushi. Beats any high end Japanese place. Definitely a hidden gem. Cash only. $18/pp minimum. 2 seatings: 7pm & 9pm.
  • sukoi!!!
  • the sashimi here is the best I'be ever had
  • Cash only - be prepared!
  • Two seatings - 7 and 9. Line up early!