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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great sushi, worth waiting

This place was recommended by one of the guys at our hotel just down the street. It is a bit hidden, there was an hour + wait, and it is not the nicest neighborhood after dark, but totally worth it for the great quality sushi. When you get there, head down the stairs to the reception area and put... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
DJshohan
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended by one of the guys at our hotel just down the street. It is a bit hidden, there was an hour + wait, and it is not the nicest neighborhood after dark, but totally worth it for the great quality sushi. When you get there, head down the stairs to the reception area and put your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were brought here 20 minutes before opening at 6:00 and the line was already there on a Sunday night. The place is deceptively large, and unlike most Japanese restaurants - no Japanese-ness to it really, more like an ex-jazz haunt which it really may have been. But the sushi is spot on - we had a sashimi dinner and... More 

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nj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great sushi and sashimi near Union square. Fish was fresh. Be prepared to wait for over 30 minutes during peak hours. Please note that the restaurant did not offer take out. We had uni from Japan. They were fresh but didn't taste as good as those California unis.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This super popular sushi restaurant offers a wide selection of creative rolls. Very fresh and flavorful. The serving size is generally 6 pieces instead of the usual 8 on a specialty roll. Other than that, this place is great! Delicious every time. Show up at 6pm, (Opening) or you will stand in line. It gets quite busy after that.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Myself and two other friends went on a Wednesday night because several locals told us to go there. First of all, we waited 2 hours for a table. I totally understand waiting for good food, so I was ok with it. When we sat down, it took the server 20 minutes to even glance at us. I asked her if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Our concierge recommended this place when we asked about dinner options in the union sq. area and we are glad we went. It only opens at 6pm, but often will be full by 7pm according to our host. We got there early, but there were only a few other people in line so it was unnecessary. The food was fantastic,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great place to get a late night sushi dinner. They are usually open till 2am and they play house music in the background. If you want stimulus come here, if you want a quiet place to eat, dont come here! And the sushi is not half bad :) I would give it a 7.5 to 8 out of 10 stars.

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We went at 10pm on a Tuesday with an hour wait. It was well worth it! It's downstairs, hole in the wall kind of place, with a lot of mirrors, and can be confusing after a few of their delicious Mai Tais. We ordered all of their available sashimi specials, (you knew they were fresh because when they were out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Our lineup time of 45 mins was worth it. Small place, chill ambiance and fast service. Lot of different sake choice. Will return for sure :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Was able to get great tasting sushi rolls, the server initially tried to sell us on the "fake" North American style rolls. Were able to get great Sashimi, but at a price. I wish the Sashimi was a little cheaper. Also the rolls were great especially some of the spicy ones, not sure if we missed it or there was... More 

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Additional Information about Ryoko Restaurant & Bar

Address: 619 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1020
Phone Number: 415-775-1028
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
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
Average Prices: USD 8
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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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 8
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
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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