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Sebo - CLOSED

517 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4213 (Hayes Valley)
415-864-2181
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Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
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Neighborhood: Hayes Valley

17 reviews from our community

58% Recommend
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

3 pieces sushi ordered to test for each of us. Based on this we would decide if we would order more. 2 types tuna and 1 Arctic char. Lighter tuna, soft but lacking texture and taste. Lean tuna, wow, the tendons and gristle were in both cuts. Char, strangely crunchy would be my best description. Tasteless too. This experiment was... More

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Let me get the price out of the way first. I went with another friend of mine. We each had 6 pieces of nagiri, 3 pieces of palate-cleansing mini cucumber rolls. A seaweed appetizer, and a piece of baked salmon fillet. We also had a bottle of sake. The price including tip and tax came out to be USD $280.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Sushi as good as we have had anywhere. The fish was the right temperature not overly chilled as is often the case. The mackerel was outstanding as was the uni. Also try the whole grilled squid and tune chunks with a topping of seaweed. There is a selection of sakes by the glass or bottle. No wine or sodas available.... More

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Los Angeles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I say good, but it was better than good. Amazing works! Sebo blew us away. There was a Giant's game on, so the restaurant was quiet. In Los Angeles, this place would never be quiet! Loved the feel. Service was warm and spot on. Our chef may have been in training, or possibly new — but he knew his stuff! He... More

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Mount Juliet
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Be prepared to forget all your previous sushi experiences. This one will reset the bar... and it will be VERY high. best sushi i've ever had by far!!!

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So. California
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012 via mobile

This little sushi place is amazing in the level of fresh fish-really out of the world amazIng! They also have some very nice cold saki to accompany your delicious meal.

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Cairo, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

Sebo at 517 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 Tuesday-Sunday from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm Sebo was featured on one of Anthony Bordain’s “No Reservations” shows on Travel Channel. We built our entire SFO business trip on Anthony’s recommendations. Sebo imports most of its fish from Japan, so there is a great variety of fish that one may never see here... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

Sebo has a reputation as being a sushi connoisseur's restaurant, but it comes off as self-important and over-priced. It's also not very much fun. The interior is sedate and lovely, but the service is glacial. And an insistence that the sushi should only be enjoyed as-is (rather than seasoning it according to your own tastes) smacks of elitism.

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2009

Sebo is supposed to have great nigiri and be cool. Well the service is pretty terrible so if you can do without the cool, skip it.

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2009

The fish was pretty fresh, but we have several issues: - They do not take reservation and that is fine. We went there on a Tuesday night at around 8:10pm, no table for 2 was available. The hostess said the wait would be about 30 minutes and she wrote down my cell number and she’ll call me as soon as... More

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