Modern Japanese cuisine & drinking house

Nomica is a fresh, contemporary take on Japanese cuisine, set in the vibrant Upper Market neighborhood of San Francisco. A sister to the highly awarded Sushi Ran in Sausalito, Nomica puts an urban twist on innovative Japanese food. Nomica’s name (Noe-Mission-Castro), a nod to our vibrant neighborhood, by happy coincidence, also means “drinking house” in Japanese. Our full bar features creative cocktails made with awamori, a traditional Okinawan spirit.


Monday - Saturday 5:30 - 11pm
Happy Hour in the lounge 5:30pm - 7pm (rotating drink specials)

Visit our sister restaurant, Sushi Ran in Sausalito.

Nomica Cocktails
Nomica Waitstaff


Japanese Whisky Dinner
Wednesday, Oct. 25 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, Nov. 1 - 6:30pm

Chef Hiroo and Nomica’s resident whisky expert Ross Katzenberg have teamed up to create an amazing dinner and whisky tasting.

This is a unique opportunity to learn about and taste some interesting and rare whisky’s from Nikka, Suntory, and Kikori

Over the course of dinner, Ross will pour seven different Japanese whisky’s and talk about their making, history, flavor and relationship to each other. He will also explore various styles of whisky service and presentation. This intimate dinner will be limited to 10 guests, and be held in the private dining room at Nomica.

Cost is $175 per person total – inclusive of taxes and gratuity. Reserve Tickets

Hiroo’s Thanksgiving dinner
Monday, November 20th until Saturday, November 25th

Chef Hiroo’s family dinner (featured nightly as our prix-fixe option) will transform to Hiroo’s Thanksgiving dinner for the whole week.

The same format of family style dishes broken up into four courses, but featuring thanksgiving classics, updated with Hiroo’s style.

Dishes such as:

Will be available nightly the week of Thanksgiving, our regular menu will still be available as well.

$75 per person, participation of the entire table is required (two ppl minimum)

Chef Hiroo
Nomica Lettuce cups