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Taraval Okazu YA Restaurant

1735 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116-2308 (Sunset)
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Ranked #1,939 of 4,950 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: Sunset
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Neighborhood: Sunset
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Lexington, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

From the edamame (dry) to the shrimp (flavorless) to the salmon roe (over-ripe), the food was at best mediocre. Perhaps an off night for the establishment? Still, the table faced the kitchen operations, which were none too tidy and certainly unappetizing. An unfortunate experience.

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Oxford, Ohio
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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed in Sunset District for the weekend and did not think we could have good sushi. Just by chance we found this place and it was really wonderful. It was very busy and the waiters were all very attentive making sure everyone was taken care of. Food was great and reasonable price. It is not a fancy place but... More

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san francisco
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277 reviews 277 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Excellent restaurant in the Sunset....been going here for years but have never gotten around to reviewing it. First of all, the sushi is outstanding (usually get tekka maki and unagi maki); very fresh and reasonably priced. The meals are also outstanding....they post the fresh fish daily on a board....always great. The meal comes with soup, salad, rice and ice cream;... More

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Foster City, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Very nice place (there is a sister place several blocks away), not fancy, but always full, excellent seafood dishes, fresh fish, great taste, excellent sushi rolls, great service too. Not exactly cheap, bu well worth it!

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Sacramento, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The best Japanese food for a neighborhood restaurant. We have been going for years and now know the owner and several of the servers. It is nice to go in and the recognize you and know your order. The food is great, the sashimi is fresh and the fish is wonderful, great menu. They get very crowded and there is... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

It had been nearly 10 years since I last had the sea bass at Taraval Okazu Ya. A big line at a trendy place just a few doors away tempted me, but I held my resolve to return to see why Okazu Ya had such a high rank in my mind. I started ordering random sushis, rolls, and the octopus.... More

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Melbourne Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

This restaurant has an extensive menu, the food is fresh and tasty and is inexpensive. Benjamin looks after his customers and makes the sushi to order. The Restaurant is very popular so you will need to book if you are dining at night. (+1 (415) 759 6850). Apart from the extensive range of sushi, the tempura prawns are excellent as... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

been here once with a good friend,we like the service,food was great.now my fiancee wants to try it.just hope they deliver,and the charge is reasonable.hope they will accommodate,the inquiry.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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554 reviews 554 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
504 helpful votes 504 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

We have a friend in San Francisco who knows the best neighborhood restaurants in the Sunset district. She recommended Okazu Ya Japanese restaurant that is Chinese-managed. They provide huge value on Japanese food. We shared a Dynamite roll, unagi donburi, and a tempura combination with tonkatsu, miso soup, and salad. All of the dishes were good portions, fresh and tasty.... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

You can't beat this place, the sushi is great Fresh, great portion size and very tasty... but what is really good is their cooked fish dishes. I recommend the butter fish or sea bass, YUM !!!!! They are really busy and a smaller restaurant so service can be spotty at times. Ben is one of the waiters who has been... More

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