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Ryoko Restaurant & Bar

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619 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1020
415-775-1028
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6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Most definitely be back!

I loved this place from the second we walked in!... the small downstairs location had a happening ambiance, a laid back vibe, was filled with an eclectic crowd, a DJ that delivered great music and friendly, knowledgeable staff. The sushi was very fresh and absolutely fantastic, offering a variety... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
maze56
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Canada
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I loved this place from the second we walked in!... the small downstairs location had a happening ambiance, a laid back vibe, was filled with an eclectic crowd, a DJ that delivered great music and friendly, knowledgeable staff. The sushi was very fresh and absolutely fantastic, offering a variety of go-to standards as well as options for the more adventurous... More 

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Toronto
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I don’t have sushi very often so I can’t say too much here. Our hotel recommended this place and overall, I enjoyed the experience. Although we had a bit of a wait to get it (which seems standard), the ambience of the restaurant was good. The pricing seemed OK. My friend, who is more of a sushi expert than me,... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The place is a little bit crowded but it is wothr the waiting. It is not very obvious that you have to write your name to a list that they have, but once you do the line gets really fast and they are very helpful and considerate. The sushi is fresh and they have a large variety of fish from... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Long time that I did get such good experience in Sushi Bar. Everything was perfect: food and service. I had sushi and sashimis at the bar... Fresh fishes from Japan... Just perfect. And sake selection was also exceptionnal... One of my bestvexperience out of Japan!!! Queue can be long!!!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Locals were lined up before the restaurant opened, so we knew it had to be good. Boy were we right. The ambiance was laid back but everyone was having a good time. The hot sake was good but the sushi is by far the best I've had. Fresh and tasteful. My mouth was in heaven for a whole hour. VeryGOOD!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A colleague and I needed a place to grab dinner after 11PM in down town SF. Our hotel bar tender recommended this place, and when we arrived, we had some second thoughts. The place is a literal hole in the wall. It's in an old building, with an old sign. A bouncer (I'm not sure why they need one) greets... More 

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Omaha
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We are here for a conference and wanted to grab sushi. This place was top rated on Yelp, so we hiked over here from the conference. It was well worth it! All of the staff yells greetings as you enter. The restaurant is about six steps down from street level. It is kind of a hole in the wall, but... More 

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Recife, PE
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Most japenese restaurante in town are expensive. Try the Ryoko if you are looking for great quality sushi with a fair price. It opens until 2a.m.

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The reviews here and on Yelp always crack me up. Yes, there is a line and it can be a long line. Yes, it's still sushi that is served, nothing more. But, it is amazingly fresh and well prepared and the servers and fun and friendly. Atmosphere is good with good music while you wait. This time, I waited 25... More 

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California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We arrived at about 9pm and there was about a half hour wait on a Wednesday night. Being on a mini vacation - we enjoyed the hip vibe the crowd brought. If I lived here and just wanted dinner on a work night - I wouldn't be please with the crowd or the wait! The salmon sushi was very fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 619 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1020
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 415-775-1028

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?