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Otoro Sushi

Hayes Valley
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205 Oak St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5807 (Gough St.)
+1 415-553-3986
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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San Francisco, California, USA
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Otoro is my go to place when I want great sushi. There sushi is always very fresh and they have a variety that you will not see in most sushi restaurants.

Thank Paul S
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Great selection of all kinds of fish, love the sashimi, always check the daily specials. Service is excellent and helpful.

Thank Stefan K
Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I went here by recommendation of someone. It was a very good experience. I was able to try many things not available to me on the east coast. The staff was courteous and very accommodating. A nice selection flown in from Japan complements a good offering of fish. I will definately come here on my next trip timSan Francisco.

Thank DaveInFlorida
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Intimate restaurant a short walk away from the hustle and bustle of Hayes Valley. We had the "Sushi Tapas" which were small servings of hot dishes. Very tasty and reasonably priced for SF. Amazing board of specialty sushi that made want to come back and have more. Will return again!

Thank Improvisit
San Francisco, California
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is my regular sushi place. Fantastic, fresh sushi and sashimi. Also excellent cooked food. Small place with nice ambiance, great food, wonderful people. Go!

Thank zara06
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

The sushi here is incredible. Expect a wait even if you have made a reservation - it's a small place. They fly in the fish on the specials board from Japan. We tried the roasted sesame seed ice cream - tasted a lot like coffee. was interesting.

Thank DMulan
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

This is a relatively small, cozy place but it has great sushi // sashimi, it is not cheap, though!. They offer the freshest fish, creatively prepared , tastefully decorated, a delight for eye and palet, alike. Highly recommended!!

Thank PIL-1
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

nice sushi place, small but well set. because we did not know what to order we just asked the watress to bring us what the chef suggested, we gave him an idea of how much we wanted to spend per person and got our sushi. It was almost too much, all fresh and very good. i enjoyed every piece of... More 

Thank isablubelle
South San Francisco, California
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52 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

We made reservation to try this new place. We got there a little late since we were looking for a parking space. Once arrived and were standing there for 10 min no one approached us. Finally someone came in and said that reservation was given away absolutelly hasn't offered us any other option. The place is not friendly and very... More 

Thank Marishecka
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I only did a little research and ended up at O-Toro on my own for dinner. From the outside, it's just another building. Once you enter, it's a quaint, welcoming little sushi restaurant with a great staff and very good food. Every table (maybe 12 tables total?) and seat at the sushi bar were taken when I arrived, about 8... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $31
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Oak St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5807
    (Gough St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-553-3986
Otoro Sushi is a hidden gem in the Hayes Valley. Our sushi experts will go to great lengths to bring you the freshest ingredients to offer San Francisco Bay Area patrons Japan"s best traditional sushi and tapas. Otoro Sushi is perfect for small groups and also has a wonderful sake and wine selection.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Hayes Valley

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Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a community park at its center and dozens of trendy businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish respite.
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