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1290 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122 (Sunset)
(415) 753-6045
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Ranked #1,420 of 5,004 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Noodle Shop
Neighborhood: Sunset
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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English first
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I used to live in the area. This was my go to place for comfort food. I planned to go back, but I missed it by a month. Don't bother with Ebisu. When I went there it was nasty! Plenty of great restaurants nearby like: Gordos, Pacific Catch, Koo, and Pasquale's.

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New York City, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went there on a friend recommendation. It is across the street from the Golden Gate park. The ramen dishes are amazing. Don't miss it if in San Francisco. Sadly, it will close at the end of August. the owners seem to be retiring. Thank you for the wonderful meal.

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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124 reviews 124 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My brother is quite the culinary detective. He knows all the good places in SF to eat, and this was one of his top picks for sushi. It was busy, but not overly crowded, which was fabulous. We didn't have to wait long to be seated. My brother and his girlfriend love sushi. I had never in my life had... More 

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Ate at Hotei in early March 2014. Was surprised how small the place was. Loved the atmosphere. Was pleasantly surprised by the miso soup (never had it before). It was very good. Ordered the pot stickers which was also very good. They are well known for their sushi. If you're going to Hotei, be sure to check their hours of... More 

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Berkeley, California
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238 reviews 238 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I used to live in this neighborhood and loved Hotei, particularly their tsukimi udon. THe ika fry is also very good. One of the main draws of this place is that you can get sushi from Ebisu across the street (has the same owners) without fighting the huge crowds that flock there all the time. Last time I went was... More 

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Went there for work with my colleague who spent significant time in Japan. He loved Hotei's authentic vibe. We had the dish with chicken and eggs mixed in with rice and we both enjoyed it. Our waitress, from Japan, was a ton of fun, and you could tell that she really enjoyed her work and this helps elevate the score... More 

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Rhode Island
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110 reviews 110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We wanted a quick place for a light dinner, and found this. Pretty good sushi and veg Gyoza. Good service. Not sure if I would recommend going out of your way for this.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

Nice fresh ramen noodles and savory broth. Tempura was nice and light. Good option to fuel up before or after the science museum.

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San Antonio, TX
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95 reviews 95 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Great stop on the way to the Golden Gate Park. Had a roll and some yakisoba. Food tasted good and price was fairly reasonable for portion size. Didn't feel super authentic Japanese, but it was tasty.

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Seoul, South Korea
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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012 via mobile

Not very good but just O.K. Restaurant Katsdon was good but miso ramen was salty

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Address: 1290 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
Phone Number: (415) 753-6045
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Sunset
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Noodle Shop

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