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Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine

Authentic sushi and innovative dishes, using organic/wild ingredients and sustainable fish. Together with 40+ hand-selected premium sakes, we invite you to dine in this elegant, sophisticated, neighborhood-friendly Michelin Guide and Zagat-rated restaurant.

Reservation Policy: Parties of 6+ require a credit card
-Entire party must be present to be seated
-If late to reservation past 10 minutes, we will make every effort to seat your party; however, during full capacity, late arrival parties will be placed on waitlist.
-Cancellations must be called in before 5:00PM, otherwise we reserve the right to collect $10/pp reservation deposit
*Please call us for any questions or concerns!
71 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
(71 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 71 reviews
5 stars
(30)
4 stars
(26)
3 stars
(7)
2 stars
(4)
1 star
(4)
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Ambiance 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(24)
  • fit for foodies(20)
  • romantic(9)
  • special occasion(6)
  • good for groups(3)
  • hot spot(2)
Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine Reviews List
Review 1 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/14/2015
 2006
Dined on 7/14/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 7/14/2015
 2006
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Review 2 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/15/2012
 2013
Dined on 12/15/2012
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/15/2012
 2013
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Review 3 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2014
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Brought the be and his 2kids 13&11..awesome ,unique ,and fresh. Wonderful overall . Something for everyone"
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2014
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Review 4 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2006
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2006
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Review 5 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/26/2015
 2006
Dined on 9/26/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Favorite sushi bar in San Francisco"
Dined on 9/26/2015
 2006
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Review 6 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great affordable Sushi

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/02/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/02/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The sushi was really great and everything was very affordable. Sushi dates can get so expensive, but for us it was a great deal. 4 good rolls, 6 pieces of nigiri and a large sake for $90. Very solid place. They put some south of the border twist on some sushi rolls as well (really fun mix) Go for a date or with a small group. Great music at a good volume (too loud or too quiet is unpleasant) Try their Spider Roll and fresh Walu if they have it, those were our favorite!"
Dined on 10/02/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 7 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

You have to try it.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/17/2015
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/21/2015
 2002
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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Review 9 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/18/2015
 2010
Dined on 9/18/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/18/2015
 2010
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Review 10 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/03/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/11/2015
 2005
Dined on 8/11/2015
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/11/2015
 2005
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Review 12 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/10/2015
 2007
Dined on 8/10/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/10/2015
 2007
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/30/2015
 2011
Dined on 7/30/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/30/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, late-night find
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Review 14 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/30/2015
 2003
Dined on 7/30/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/30/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/23/2015
 2003
Dined on 7/23/2015
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/23/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 16 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/21/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/21/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/21/2015
 2015
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Review 17 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/17/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/17/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/17/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 18 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

kiwi june 15

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Consistently good fish with great specials.
Waiter was attentive, knowledgeable, and engaging.
Chefs not too talkative -I'm used to ordering directly from chefs at sushi bar.
"
Dined on 6/25/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/08/2015
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/22/2012
 2012
Dined on 2/22/2012
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/22/2012
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/19/2015
 2010
Dined on 5/19/2015
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Good saki menu, but not much else. Portions are small. From the food to the atmosphere nothing is particularly special. Good food, certainly not great. Overall, not worth the expensive bill, better off just finding a cheaper hole in the wall spot or a place that's more impressive for the money."
Dined on 5/19/2015
 2010
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Review 22 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/20/2015
 2007
Dined on 5/20/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/20/2015
 2007
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Review 23 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2005
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2005
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Review 24 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/04/2015
 2014
Dined on 5/04/2015
 2014
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/04/2015
 2014
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Review 25 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/02/2015
 2009
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Review 26 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/30/2015
 2007
Dined on 4/30/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/30/2015
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I have been to Kiji several times.. the past 2 times were awful. The service was slow, inattentive and rude. The food used to be great and now it's not.
I won't go back here again, nor recommend it to anyone.
"
Dined on 4/23/2015
 2006
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Review 28 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/11/2015
 2015
Dined on 4/11/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/11/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/20/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 30 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/13/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/16/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 32 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Not what it used to be

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/13/2015
 2007
Dined on 4/13/2015
 2007
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Kiji used to be one of my favorite sushi bars in SF. However, the old chef is gone and the quality of the fish has gone down considerably. The rice was terrible--overly dry.
Do not recommend. Go elsewhere."
Dined on 4/13/2015
 2007
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Review 33 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Waiter forgot about us, twice

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food was great, but the service was terrible. Our waiter would bring out our dishes as they were prepared, but they forgot one of our dishes. It's one thing to forget about a dish, it's another to ignore a table for a good 20 minutes when we are just sitting around. After waiting around for an additional 20 minutes for them to prepare a single sushi roll, our waiter was still no where to be found. We eventually had to ask the hostess to look into our lost roll. Apparently our roll had just been sitting in the kitchen, and had gotten cold (we had a lightly friend roll). The waiter never acknowledged any of our troubles despite all of this, which is why I felt compelled to write this review."
Dined on 3/30/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 34 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We both got the omokase, letting them pick what was good- 5 nigiri selections, all amazing and I wouldn't have known to order them. You can't go wrong with the staff recommendations. Always a great meal!"
Dined on 3/21/2015
 2007
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Review 35 for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great sushi in the Mission

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Sat at the sushi bar and feasted on AmberJack, Butterfish, toro, salmon belly and Yellowtail belly and sweet shrimp. Started with Toro tartar which is served with Truffle oil and then did straight sushi for the rest of the dinner. The sushi is served minimalist style a la Jiro. Need I say more?"
Dined on 3/11/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Kiji Sushi Bar and Cuisine
Based on the average of (36) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
13 out of 17 recommend this product
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
2.7 / 3
Energetic