In the heart of San Francisco is a true authentic Japanese experience. YamaSho brings you a true experience of not just authentic Japanese cuisine, but also Japanese culture.

Established by a Japanese restaurateur who also really enjoys karaoke, YamaSho makes you feel like you are guests in the cozy home of a talented native chef.


YamaSho, named for the proprietor, Shogo Yamada, a seasoned sushi master who built his reputation in San Francisco Japan-town for the last 20+ years, is a dream realized.


YamaSho Japanese Restaurant is a delight for the senses.


From the moment you walk into YamaSho, your eyes are treated to warm colors bathed in soft inviting lighting, soaring high ceilings, exposed brick walls, a cozy sushi bar, a massive mezzanine with a private banquet room, including a large deluxe karaoke lounge.


On the lower level you will find an additional nine karaoke lounges that are themed to look like Tokyo, San Francisco, Osaka, New York, Hokkaido, and more.


Guests can enjoy menu items and beverages in any of the ten karaoke lounges.

Adorning the walls are many paintings by Hiroko Yamada which add to the authentic flavor of YamaSho.


To give his beloved San Francisco a place where his guests can feel at home, enjoy an entertaining night of karaoke, while sampling a variety of Izakaya unique Japanese dishes, was always Shogo vision.

Due to COVID-19, we are open for TAKE-OUT ONLY

but we have to temporarily close KARAOKE ROOM & DINING ROOM.

Tuesday - Saturday:

11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Sunday and Monday:


We welcome you to YamaSho !