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“Expensive but worth the money” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blowfish Sushi To Die For

Blowfish Sushi To Die For
2170 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94110-2128 (Mission)
415-285-3848
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Ranked #489 of 4,919 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Mission
Cross street: 19th & 20th
Transit: Bus #27 stops at Bryant and 20th. Bus #22 & #33 stops at Bryant and 16th.
Northern California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Expensive but worth the money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Awesome atmosphere, wonderful, super friendly staff. Lots of different sushi rolls to try. You must try the pyramid of tartar (A japanese guacamole of sorts). Many sake options. Try it out for yourself!!

Visited November 2012
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English first
San Francisco
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Truly 'To Die For" Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I love this place! The staff is stellar, the food always fresh and presented beautifully! I have had the Sushi Sampler many times, and it is always a good way to introduce yourself to what this place has to offer. I often take out of town guests here for a one of kind dining experience.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Love this place!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Every time I come to town, I always eat here! It's in the Mission, so be sure to take a cab here. The host/ess will call one for you when you are ready to leave.
The ambiance here is great. Anime on the tvs along with great music and top-notch sushi!
I highly recommend!!

Visited June 2012
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Teddington, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Please open a UK restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We always come to Blowfish at least once on our trips to San Francisco as it serves the most delicious and interesting sushi we've ever come across. Add to that the DJ spinning "choons" and funky wait staff and you have a perfect mix. Don't even consider missing out on the ritsu roll, popcorn prawns or sosumi roll - they are definitely to die for!

Visited September 2012
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San Francisco
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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good quality sushi in a modern, upscale environment.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

A more Americanized experience than you would get on the Ginza, Blowfish Sushi gives diners a California-influenced take on the traditional Japanese delicacy. With a vibe that is closer to a nightclub than a restaurant, Blowfish Sushi may not be for everyone: dark-ish interior, loud music, Japanese manga porn playing on screens in the background. It's a little over-the-top, but it's cool, if you can roll with it.

The tuna tower ($10.25), a pyramid of ahi, sake, and avocado, is a wonder of architectural presentation and a taste sensation. It arrives perfectly presented, and then your mixes it before your eyes into a yummy, fish version of guacamole. Served with super-thick ridged potato chips, it is a must-have. Both the hamachi (yellowtail, $5.50) and hotate (scallop, $4.50) were fresh and tasty, if sliced a little on the thin side. Seaweed salad ($4) was spot-on: light and tasting of the sea with just the right amount of sesame oil. Moist and flaky, the miso black cod (~$20) was served over what can only be described as a Japanese version of risotto.

Service was great: the servers were knowledgeable about the different types of fish, dishes arrived at a reasonable pace, and used plates were cleared promptly.

There is a dizzying array of libations, from domestic and Japanese beers and wines from around the globe to imaginative cocktails and numerous premium sakes. The only nit is that the sake menu lacked a description for each selection, leaving patrons less familiar with the offerings to guess at their flavor profiles.

With good sushi, a cool vibe, modern decor, and attentive service, Blowfish really is sushi to die for.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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