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Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

619 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1020
+1 415-775-1028
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (226 reviews)
“california roll” (11 reviews)
“chirashi” (4 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
619 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1020
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Reviewed September 18, 2016

We really liked this sushi grotto. The atmosphere was lively and fun; the wait staff was very helpful; and the sushi was excellent. You sign in upon arrival -- our wait early on a Saturday night was about 45 minutes.

Thank FSN_13
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Amazingly delicious food plus quick and friendly service. Great dj playing fun, current music too 😃 loved the sashimi dinner plate!! And the Ryoko tea cocktail yum!!!

Thank Bianca V
Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Very nice sushi and time-effective service. Too loud music. Important to know that in order to get a table you need to go down the stairs and sign the list.

Thank Malin G
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

The DJ was amazing, so even if you're waiting on a table you can get yourself a drink and enjoy the atmosphere! The service is good, since its open late night its always crowded and the waiters may tend to take longer to check in...More

Thank Christene T
Reviewed September 6, 2016

amazing stuff some flown in that day! check the specials board, open late, great prices. This is one of my go-to sushi joints. If you are in the union square / nob hill area and craving fish, then its a must try!

Thank 974beckyp
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

We came shortly after opening at 610pm, and ordered 9 rolls and some appetizers. We had everything come out and finished in under 25 mins. Sushi was fresh and fantastic and service was great.

Thank Randal B
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

If you fly into SF a little late in the evening, this is the place to be. It was packed at midnight & with good reason. Great selection of sushi rolls, cold Sapporo & good sake. Highly recommend it!

Thank Ben A
Reviewed August 29, 2016

During our visit to San Francisco we went here because of all the good recommendations on Trip Advisor. We were longing for good sushi and this place was just around the corner from our hotel. We were definitely not disappointed! The place was fully packed...More

Thank Sanne C
Reviewed August 24, 2016

I love all the rolls here. The food is simple and delicious. The restaurant also open very late so it's good choice for night meal. Normally you have to wait about 30 mins to have table. Music is a bit too loud sometimes.

Thank Hieu H
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We try sushi wherever we go, and have been to a lot of places. Had high hopes for this one, but incredibly disappointed. It was not very crowded, and we ordered a few very simple sushi rolls, nothing fancy. 70 minutes later it arrived. Very...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 619 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1020
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-775-1028
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.
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