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Ryoko Restaurant & Bar

619 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1020 (Downtown)
415-775-1028
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Ranked #104 of 4,949 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I loved the food here. We had to wait for 40 minutes to get a table but the food was totally worth the wait. I highly recommend everyone to try this place out.

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Varese
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I'm a sushi fan but I would not call myself an expert, but for my taste this is one of the best japanese restaurant I've tried in San Francisco. I was there with a couple of friends, and we ordered a mix of appetizers, mizo and makis. All were fresh, prepared at the moment, and really tasteful. The final surprise... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Great food, quality and price outstanding, the space in limitated, so you need to wait for a table, but if you want to eat japanise food in San Francisco suggest to try this restaurant.

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Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Sit at the bar. Great selection of fish. Great sushi. The chefs all call out welcome in Japanese when people come in. Good sake selection. No reservations so go early or be prepared to wait.

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Gunnison, Colorado
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114 reviews 114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I really liked this place. It looks shady from the outside but then you walk down the stairs to a basement level restaurants that falls somewhere between a dive bar, speakeasy, and a sushi bar. Dark – kind of seedy – kind of charming. Maybe an old house converted. It would be romantic but they pack people in pretty tightly.... More

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Oslo, Norway
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were a party of 6 and had the private room in the back (highly recommended for larger groups!). We had great service and were served excellent and creative dishes at a nice pace for two hours. Great wine prices! This place has a long line out the front door. Write down your name on the waiting list and take... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Yes, we waited an hour for a table for 4 at 9pm, but it was so worth the wait! Super fresh fish, best sushi we have all had! Make a point to visit if your in town!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had a great late night dinner at Ryoko while staying in San Francisco. Service was great and the meal was delicious. Looks like this place is popular with the locals which is always a good sign. It was nice to have a breather from all the tourists as well.

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Houston
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119 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Really, really enjoyed this place. Cool atmosphere, great staff, everything we ate was very, very good. Just an all around win...i'll be back next time i'm in SF. A very well run establishment with dishes that do not disappoint. That's all we ever really want, right???

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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great sushi! Love sitting at the sushi bar and talking with the staff. Go early or be prepared to wait. It is a local favorite. We went there twice this visit.

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