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Otoro Sushi

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205 Oak St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5807 (Gough St.)
415-553-3986
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description: Otoro Sushi is a hidden gem in the Hayes Valley. Our sushi experts will go...
Otoro Sushi is a hidden gem in the Hayes Valley. Our sushi experts will go to great lengths to bring you the freshest ingredients to offer San Francisco Bay Area patrons Japan"s best traditional sushi and tapas. Otoro Sushi is perfect for small groups and also has a wonderful sake and wine selection.
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Good for:
Casual Dining

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fresh, delicious and cozy!

Otoro Sushi is now our "go-to" dinner place when we see a show at the SF Jazz Center -- and we see a lot as we are members. The staff is friendly and accommodating (the manager held our table for an extra 20 minutes when I called and said we had hit terrible traffic). The tempura is crispy and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Caryl831
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San Francisco, California
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  • Casual Dining
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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Otoro Sushi is now our "go-to" dinner place when we see a show at the SF Jazz Center -- and we see a lot as we are members. The staff is friendly and accommodating (the manager held our table for an extra 20 minutes when I called and said we had hit terrible traffic). The tempura is crispy and delicious,... More 

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Los Altos Hills
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

After a late arrival for a pre-show dinner, we were a little frazzled. Our waitress seated us immediately, asked if we would like anything to drink (yes!) and helped us select from an extensive menu. We had a fabulous variety including spicy tuna and a Dragon Roll to die for! So much fresher than our local (Penninsula) high quality sushi... More 

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El Granada, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I met the chefs daughter in Honolulu, She worked at an amazing place there and told me her pops was the master. I went straight there when I got home. She was right he's the man. Everything he made for us was perfect. Tasted just like the ocean. Arigato Sugai San....

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Honolulu
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83 reviews 83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We dined here on a recent trip to San Francisco, just before Thanksgiving. The place is hopping and be sure to make reservations because its very small with only a few tables and a sushi bar. We sampled the toro sushi and special rolls- the HIP HOP roll-very good. The salmon sushi was also very good, as was the scallops... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had a sushi lunch and enjoyed it. Costs are a bit higher than would be ideal (thus the 4 rather than 5 star rating) but fish was fresh and the rolls were very well done.

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Milan, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I highly recommend this restaurant! I have been here twice in my vacation! The price is reasonable and the quality is great!

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Cincinnati, OH
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A small place that was packed on Saturday night, even at 5:30PM. Got there a little late for a 5:00 reservation but they seated us anyway. Very fresh and well presented. It took a little while for the order to come even though we were the first customers to arrive. Within 10 minutes the place was packed and humming with... More 

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I went on a date night to Otoro. We got there a tad before our reservation but had to wait extra 15 min for our table. The place is tiny so plan for additional waiting. The menu selection looked OK but the food, fish quality was not that great. Unfortunately we did not experience friendly service so don't think I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice atmosphere, great sushi. Services could be a littler better. However I will go and eat there again.

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very good sushi. Interesting appetizers and and an intimate atmosphere make for a really nice experience and its moderately priced too

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 Oak St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5807
    (Gough St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: 415-553-3986

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 31
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Otoro Sushi is a hidden gem in the Hayes Valley. Our sushi experts will go to great lengths to bring you the freshest ingredients to offer San Francisco Bay Area patrons Japan"s best traditional sushi and tapas. Otoro Sushi is perfect for small groups and also has a wonderful sake and wine selection.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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