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“The closest thing to being in Japan!~”

Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #74 of 5,695 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.
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“The closest thing to being in Japan!~”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Simply DIVINE! From the traditional Japanese greeting upon entrance to the best sushi I've had outside of Japan, Ryoko's is a place I will never tire of going to! It just keeps getting better and better each experience I have there!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank David P
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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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17 reviews
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“Best Sushi in San Francisco”
Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Starts with a greeting from the sushi cooks and then the feast begins. Fresh, yummy and well delivered. Beautiful presentation, get there early since it always busy.

Thank Tony S
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131 reviews
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“Incredible Sushi”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Best sushi I have ever had, great people, cozy basement establishment. Would go back if I had the time.
Don't know if they take reservations, I walked in on recommendation of my hotel concierge.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Sharon C
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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88 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Late night basement sushi”
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Our concierge recommended this as it was late but it was a great choice. Kinda grungy basement but loads of character and most importantly, good food. We had some sort of fried ice cream dessert, it was really great!

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Big Rock, IL
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

We came here our first night in San Fran. Somehow we got there just in time, because it got packed! I saw this as a good sign. There was a lot of locals here. The atmosphere was awesome and the guys behind the counter were fun as well. Awesome Sushi and the service was excellent. A must see when in town.

Visited January 2014
Thank Richard D
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