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“Great Sushi, Long Wait”

Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #78 of 5,776 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Very lively, good atmosphere, and consistently packed. Our wait was about an hour on a Tuesday evening at 8pm. The fish was fresh, and nigiri very well done, but sushi rolls were a bit over-priced for a two dollar sign restaurant and the portions were smaller than expected. Not the most inspired sushi rolls we've ever had. Overall, good fresh fish but will still be looking for a better sushi restaurant to be our regular in the city.

Thank seanoliver
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Went here late at night and had a great time. Very cool atmosphere. Ordered Uni and I liked it. Which is sometimes a gamble. Good rolls as well.

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Thank Anthony L
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Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Very busy place. But, the wait list moved quickly for a party of two. The fish is very fresh and portions were good. I felt the sushi plate was over priced. Sushi were priced fairly. I will be back.

Thank mdh95070
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Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

My husband and fell upon this great restaurant. We were looking for great sushi and found it simply by walking by. The wait was easy and the customer service exceeded our expectations. The sushi anywhere else just has not been the same since. We must go back! Find this place and enjoy.

Thank algalloway
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We shouldn't be giving away this secret, but it's too good a restaurant not to share with everyone. Get ready for a wait, because this place is packed from 6pm to 2am (yes, you can get your late-night sushi fix here!) We came here on a Saturday night and this place was jumping! Live DJ playing really good music. Great young person atmosphere. Wouldn't recommend for a quiet romantic date or to take the family. But if you're out with friends or want a more energized place for a date this place is perfect. Once seated, the service was efficient and our dishes came out quick. We loved the checkerboard rolls, the Kentucky roll, and honestly all the rolls and sashimi we ordered. This is some of the freshest sushi we've experienced (and that's a lot since we go out for Japanese about once a month). Also a must order: the fried cheese. Imagine a Japanese mozzarella stick! Yes, it's a calorie bomb, but definitely worth it. So please, despite this raving review, please try to keep the secret as long as you can!

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Thank DP M
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