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Live Sushi Bar

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2001 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-5012 (Kansas)
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Vienna, Austria
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

The special rolls were really great, we enjoyed a great dinner, following the recomendation from our host.

Thank polbodepadron
San Francisco, California
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

Have gone back to this place many times. The Sushi and Japanese food is delightful. The wait staff is also very nice. The Restaurant needs a facelift. It almost boarders on unappealing. Or I would give it 5 stats.

Thank 4JMP
Scottsdale, Arizona
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Great local sushi place with tons of options. I particularly enjoyed the Romeo & Juliet and a Spicy Tuna roll. Great service and always busy, so everything is super fresh!

Thank Austin L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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273 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a small neighborhood sushi place. There is a good sake list and excellent sushi options. The rice is just right. Try the fish collar (menu calls it cheek) appetizer.

Thank Amy W
San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2015

Consistently good sushi and their bento box selection is also very good, offering a variety of options.

Thank JDavies87
Vienna, Austria
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Just perfect! Friendly staff, delicious food, relaxed athmosphere, fair pricing. Worth a recommendation! Thanks guys!

Thank JessyVIE
Walnut Creek, California
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The freshest and best sushi I have ever experienced. Friendly staff and great food. Wine selection limited.

Thank James H
London, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

Nothing to look at from the outside and pretty minimal decor inside is outweighed by the quaility of the sushi in this little tucked away place. We had 49r and crazy monkey rolls both delicious as well as edamame and the seaweed salad. Also had the cucumber wrapped sashimi rolls which were excellent and a change from all the rice... More 

Portsmouth, NH
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66 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

We did take out here while visiting San Francisco. The sushi was ok maybe we ordered poorly but a couple of our rolls were just kind of blah. It was nice they threw in a sizeable seaweed salad for free with our order though.

Thank xthecritic
Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

A bit of a hole in the wall place, but there was a line out the door when we tried to eat (at 8pm on a Tuesday night!). Apparently the hostess had called in sick that night, so it was extremely disorganised trying to get our names on the list and a table. Eventually managed to find a seat and... More 

Thank Shanryan81

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $40
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2001 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-5012
  • Public Transportation: Bus Routes 22 27 9
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 415-861-8610

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?