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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: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 162
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food, Great Ambience, Extremely Busy

They provide very delicious & fresh sushi. It took me 1 hour to que but its all worth with the taste of the food, the ambience & the service. Will come back here again for sure in my next visit to SF

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
NiaKurniaDarmawan
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They provide very delicious & fresh sushi. It took me 1 hour to que but its all worth with the taste of the food, the ambience & the service. Will come back here again for sure in my next visit to SF

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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended by a friend and we arrived around 8 and waited for almost an hour to be seated. If you are super hungry, please don't come as it will be a long queue. To be fair, it worth the wait and we ordered the chicken teriyaki and it was very good. Juicy and love the spicy sauce. We ordered... More 

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Thank Dindin-13
Henderson, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We went to Ryoko on a Friday night about 8:30 and the line was up the steps and out the door. Even so, the wait was only about 20 minutes and well worth it. We were seated at the sushi bar. Our waitress was also the hostess. In most cases that's a recipe for disaster but she pulled it off... More 

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Thank Randy W
Europe
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

This sushi bar is recommended not just online but also by hotel concierges around the area. There are no reservations so you simply go and put your name on a list. If you have time you can grab an apero in the area and come back. If not there are countless other options nearby. That being said the food and... More 

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Thank Frank M
Turlock, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

This place deserves its $ price category. The line out front is for those seeking cheap, day-old fish and sushi rolls that barely feed one person. Strangely, the service was quite nice, and even the chef was apologetic and professional about the "it smells <too much> like fish..." Sashimi. But, seriously, there's better sushi served in the suburbs and even... More 

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Thank BOB O
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

This place was recommended by the lovely barman at The Rotunda in NM. And we are sooooo glad he did. We were 9 and 10th in line for the 6 p.m. opening and the line formed quickly behind us - a line - usually ALWAYS a good sign. We sat at the bar and the service was friendly and nice.... More 

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Thank M. A. G
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Overrated,the Sushi was nice but I've had better in Copenhagen for half the price,and Copenhagen is really expensive,the worst part of the whole experience was when the waiter said I hadn't left enough money for the tips,Disgusting

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1 Thank lindsay b
Woodstock, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The high light of our trip to CA. Just wonderful food and ambiance Don't miss it if you can go there.

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1 Thank Andrew P
Irvine, California
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59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This place was well worth the wait. Packed late night but service was quick and the food was incredible. You will get points for atmosphere here. Definitely a unique spot.

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Thank CinCali
Monterey
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80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Expect to wait 20 minutes as there is always a line after 6pm. The food is inventive, the portions are not large enough to share (salads, appetizers). Order a few rolls and share them. The cost is reasonable.

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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, Asian
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?