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Osaka Sushi

The Castro
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460 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2020
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Not the best

Wanted to like this place but didn't. Sushi rolls were enormous and managed to be both insipid and actively unappealing. Samson Teriyaki was ok and the miso reminded me how much I dislike fishy water.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
London, United Kingdom
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Berkeley, California
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62 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Lunch on Sunday was a disaster. The place was empty and we soon learned why. Sushi was the worst I have ever had. OIngredients did not taste fresh or good. This was followed by a chicken teriaki dinner (even though it was lunch time) that came on a sizzling hot metal plate on a wooden underplate...the food was piping hot,... More 

Thank 784michael
London, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Wanted to like this place but didn't. Sushi rolls were enormous and managed to be both insipid and actively unappealing. Samson Teriyaki was ok and the miso reminded me how much I dislike fishy water.

Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The Sushi chef here knows his craft. The rolls are done to perfection and the quality is top notch. This place has a great happy hour with sushi at unbeatable prices.

Thank Jeffrey F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Met a friend for lunch here one day and was totally thrilled that I now have an easy, inexpensive lunch spot for sushi close to home. They have several choices on their menu for lunch options. From sushi standards to special rolls as well as teriyaki, tempura, or noodles. All prepared fresh and served promptly. The day we went the... More 

Thank Arias55
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Excellence remains with Osaka on Castro street. Fresh uni is delicious. Soft-shell crab is a crispy delicate starter. The sad thing is that we can no longer sit at the sushi bar.

Thank Nikolas L
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Stopped in for a quick lunch on a Sunday at it was pleasant as usual. Had a delicious Bento box were you can choose the items in the box. Teriyaki chicken was tasty, Gyoza yummy and the avocado and salmon sushi fresh. I have come to Osaka Sushi a number or times for lunch and dinner and it does not... More 

Thank Karl H
London, United Kingdom
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852 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

The food here is good and the dishes are of a consistently high quality. It's not going to win Michelin stars, but it is tasty and good and sensibly priced.

Thank Neil R
Houston, Texas
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71 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Some years ago, Osaka Sushi in the Castro was justifiably busy. The sushi, while not inspired on the level of, say, Sushi Ran in Sausalito, was fresh and the chefs behind the sushi counter exuberantly friendly. At "Happy Hour" last night, the place resembled a morgue. The sushi was limp and tasteless (except for the Uni), although the Happy Hour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Osaka Sushi has been one of my regular drop in places for lunch whenever I visit San Francisco. Service can be variable, but the food is always first class and also good value for money. I usually take a mixed Sashimi plate

Thank Shavasti
San Francisco, California
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125 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This is a regular stop for me. Food is good, service is good and prices are fair. Get a seat by the window for some good people watching!

Thank ElMatador_sf

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 460 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2020
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighborhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: 415-255-8828

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Castro

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The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart, the Castro is a neighborhood welcome to everyone. As one of the first predominantly LGBT neighborhoods in the United States and currently its largest, it remains one of the epicenters of activism in the nation. Grand theaters and glitzy shops now compete with bars and fashionable eateries for attention, drawing visitors from around the world to the bright rainbow flag acting as its beacon.
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