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Hotei

1290 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122 (Sunset)
(415) 753-6045
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Ranked #1,521 of 4,944 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Noodle Shop
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: Sunset
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English first
New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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219 reviews 219 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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
77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Senior Reviewer
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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New Hampshire
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82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

When visiting family in The Sunset, we always eat at or take out from Hotei. Always fresh, always friendly, always tasty. With something for everyone.

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