True Sake SF

America's First Sake Store


True Sake is the first dedicated sake store outside of Japan. Opened on August 7th 2003, our store more closely resembles a "sake boutique" with dramatic backlit shelving units highlighting the beauty of Japanese sake bottles and labels. Heralded as one part sake museum, one part sake shrine, one part sake school, and one part sake fascination institution, national publications from Time and Newsweek to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have critically acclaimed True Sake as the "definitive" source for all things Nihonshu (sake).


The strength of our store rests not just in its beauty and design but rather with its amazing selection of imported-only Japanese sakes and its devotion to the proper conditioning and freshness of its inventory. It is not possible to obtain a larger or fresher selection of sake outside of Japan! Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the process of selecting sakes that are not just "recommended" but best fit your flavor profile. We specialize in explaining sake! That is our honor and duty and nobody does it better.


With well over 250 sakes in stock, True Sake specializes in premium sakes handcrafted in Japan. We have the largest selection of filtered and un-filtered brews, a large selection of "unique" (Koshu, Kijoshu, Taru, Kinpaku) and "New-World" (sparkling, low-alcohol) sakes, and a large selection of Nama (unpasteurized) seasonal sakes, making True Sake the source for any sake that fits your desires. And if True Sake does not stock your favorite brew we can special order it for you at any time.


True Sake represents the perfect combination of outstanding service and tremendous selection, and as we say at the store, "Come for the experience - Leave with True knowledge."


Store Hours

Monday - Thursday : 12pm - 7pm 
Friday - Saturday : 11am - 7pm 
Sunday : 11am - 6pm 

560 HAYES ST. (between Octavia and Laguna)
(415) 355-9555



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Phone No: (415) 355-9555

Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 7pm

Friday - Saturday: 11am - 7pm

Sunday: 11am - 6pm


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