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Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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SODA​
2.00
Club Soda
2.00
Coke
2.00
Diet Coke
2.00
7 Up
TEA​
2.00
Hot Green Tea
With refill
2.00
Iced Oolong Tea
2.00
Iced Barley Tea
JUICE​
2.00
Orange Juice
2.00
Cranberry Juice
2.00
Tomato Juice
BEER​
Small 4.00
Large 6.00
Asahi
Small 4.00
Large 6.00
Sapporo
4.00
Sapporo Light
4.00
Bud Light
4.00
Budweiser
Glass 4.50
Pitcher 12.00
Kirin
Glass 4.50
Pitcher 12.00
Sapporo
Glass 4.50
Pitcher 12.00
Ryokos Pilsner
WINE​
Glass 5.50
Bottle 15.00
Cabernet
Glass 5.50
Bottle 15.00
Chardonnay
Glass 5.50
Bottle 15.00
Sauvignon Blanc
Glass 5.50
Bottle 15.00
Merlot
Glass 10.00
Bottle 35.00
Patina Sauv Blanc
8.00
Plum Wine
SAKE​
Small 4.50
Large 7.00
Extra large 10.00
Shochikubai
Small 10
Nigori
Unfiltered​
Small 12
Sayuri
Unfiltered
Small 10.00
Large 15.00
Suigei
Small 14.00
Large 21.00
Hakkaisan
Small 14.00
Large 21.00
Onigoroshi
Small 17.00
Large 27.00
Kubota
Small 14.00
Large 24.00
Taisetsu
Small 12.00
Large 18.00
Kikusui
SHOCHU​
Glass 5.50
Bottle 50.00
Iichiko
5.50
Shochu with Lemon Soda
5.50
Shochu with Lime Soda
5.50
Shochu with Calpico
5.50
Shochu with Peach Tea
5.50
Shochu with Oolong Tea
About
Take a walk around the heart of downtown San Francisco and you’ll come across Ryoko’s Japanese Restaurant and Bar -- a neighborhood staple that’s been around for 30 years. Walk down the stairs, and you’ve entered our high energy, underground restaurant. You’ll immediately be greeted by our team as we transport you to Tokyo in a restaurant steeped in Japanese decor and culture. Our food is authentic as can be, with things like our own distinctive style of miso soup and rice that's cooked with vinegar we make in-house. Our seafood is delivered fresh every single day for a distinctive, delectable flavor that’ll keep you returning time and time again.
PRICE RANGE
$0
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Managed to not even take my order. Sat at bar with my wife. Somehow waiter managed to take her order but not mine. they charged me full value for her meal. But they did give free ice cream. Yeah like that makes up for it.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank toddl944
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great and fresh sushi in a little hole in the wall. The place was nothing fancy, but the sushi was excellent

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank pirategeorge1
ReikoK124, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're delighted to see that you feel our sushi is excellent. Thanks for the shoutout -- till next time! All the best, The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tasty sushi and fresh seafood. Fast techno music obnoxiously LOUD!!! Not able to converse. Service ok. Did not explain which sushi rolls were on plate so pieces did not get shared equally with my partner. We each missed eating one of the roll flavors. Cannot...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Rosa_Rugosa1
ReikoK124, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Rosa, we appreciate you stopping by to give us a chance. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your sushi. Thanks for bringing the music level to our attention. We'll do our best to make your next experience better. All the best, The Team at...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh, outstanding and creative, in lively atmosphere. Listen to the Sushi chefs saying or yelling hello and good bye to customers.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank guanwow
ReikoK124, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Those are some of our favorite words! Our sushi chefs will be excited to see this review. Thanks for the shoutout -- see you back soon. Best, The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived right when it opened and was shown to a spot at the sushi bar. By the time I had my miso soup there was a line out the door. Clubby music. Has sort of a dive bar feel. Sushi was fresh and tasty. Prompt...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank corinnew200
ReikoK124, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're thrilled to see that it was all worth the trip and that you were able to beat the rush. Thanks for the recommendation. Hope to see you back when you're in the area. Best, The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love sushi and Ryoko, is a very good restaurant. I enjoyed the food. Everything was delicious. The atmosphere was very good.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Anastasia A
ReikoK124, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Anastasia, glad to hear that everything from the food to the atmosphere was great. Thanks for the five stars -- hoping to see you back soon. Best, The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nothing has changed since my last visit a few years ago: you're still greeted on arrival and departure by shouts from the staff, and the food is on par with what I found in Japan. Decent sake choices. Go with the daily specials.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank mrsirin
ReikoK124, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're happy you think we're just as good as we've always been. We love consistency! Thanks for being a fan of our food and sake, and we hope to see you soon. Best, The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious, as was the Asahi (draught and bottled). The place had a very good atmosphere too and service was pretty good.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Kaladin T
ReikoK124, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kaladin, we're glad you enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and service! Hope you'll swing by again soon. Best, The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed March 21, 2019

Came here based on reviews and was close to hotel. The place had a queue of waiting people to get in prior to opening(good sign). The atmosphere is a little unusual as it's in a basement and very cramped. Reminds you of a hole in...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank GL726
ReikoK124, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2019

We're glad the reviews brought you in and that your first time here was such a success! It's awesome that our fresh food was so enjoyed, but it's a bummer that our service didn't make the same positive impression on you. We hope you'll give...More

Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

Wanted Sushi so looked on Trip Advisor and the ratings looked amazing. Don’t be taken back by the atmosphere. Local downstairs dark pub like place. Sushi was amazing! Service was excellent and prices reasonable. We got there about 600 and by 700 they were standing...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank KarenandDale
ReikoK124, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2019

We're thrilled the reviews from others brought you in! It's awesome that our atmosphere, sushi, and service were so enjoyable, and we're looking forward to serving you another tiger roll soon! Many thanks, The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

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r925
September 15, 2018|
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Response from marisailormoon | Reviewed this property |
They have different DJ on different nights.
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