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Domo Sushi

Domo Sushi

Sushi Restaurant and Sake Bar$$$$
Hayes Valley, San Francisco
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    The experts at SFGate and Michelin Travel & Lifestyle recommend this place
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    • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
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    Andrew C.
    "Get the firecracker balls and some nigiri and you're all set."(15 Tips)
    Victoria A.
    "Crunchy California roll and Domo roll are the best."(6 Tips)
    Ben 🐱 W.
    "Crudos, fish tacos and shiitake are great variety and value."(11 Tips)
    Zaid R.
    "Fish Tacos and Fire Cracker Balls are excellent."(5 Tips)
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  • SFGate
    SFGateFebruary 19, 2015
    This charming Hayes Valley spot focuses solely on seafood. Start with bites of crudo like salmon or uni, and don't miss cooked dishes like the firecracker balls and broiled salmon belly. Read more
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    Simon WillisonSeptember 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Busy in the evenings but a great spot for a weekday lunch, esp with the outdoor seating. Rolls are excellent - I particularly liked the Domo baked roll (pictured) and the Kobe Beef one
  • Mike W.heart icon on user image
    Mike WinstonAugust 7, 2014
    This minuscule, relaxed spot serves up some seriously excellent sushi. Don't miss the Uni Crudo or Castro Roll & make sure to check out the specials board. Read all about it on WinstonWanders below!! Read more
  • Irina L.heart icon on user image
    Irina LeonidovnaOctober 4, 2017
    Been here 50+ times
    Amazing fresh sashimi and good seasonal fish selection. Consistent high quality sushi, good roll options. My favorites are the salmon sashimi, Toro and scallop nigiri, their domo and wiki wiki rolls
  • Danielle F.
    Danielle FOctober 26, 2014
    Best kept secret. Great sushi and the salmon sashimi melts in your mouth. VERY small inside with only a few tables, so come early for a cocktail while you wait or enjoy the outdoor seating
  • Melon L.heart icon on user image
    Melon LJuly 26, 2015
    Very good, very fresh sushi but very limited seating. Get here early or plan to wait at least an hour. When you get seated, order everything, especially the sexy mama, fiesta roll and jalapeño hamachi
  • Yera H.heart icon on user image
    Yera HaOctober 13, 2015
    If you're looking for something with a kick, the fish tacos are insanely good and likely to be one of the most unique things you'll eat in SF.
  • Spoon C.heart icon on user image
    Spoon CarvalhoNovember 5, 2018
    Service here was slow for such a small diner which was odd, because the two guys behind the counter was cranking them out as quick as they can. I will say, the sashimi was some of the best I’ve had.
  • Raghav G.heart icon on user image
    Raghav GulatiAugust 31, 2016
    Killer for a casual sushi spot. Great presentation, great taste. Will be back many times. If you're looking for Tokyo level sushi, go to Tokyo. Or ju-ni.
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian StraussJuly 27, 2015
    Underrated and fairly typical sushi menu, but the execution is so good. The fish is phenomenal -- especially the specials written in the mirror. Get kenmadai nigiri!
  • Nitzan B.heart icon on user image
    Nitzan BSeptember 14, 2019
    This sushi is a must!! Really good selection and I can't wait to go back and try everything else!
  • Adell h.heart icon on user image
    Adell hkFebruary 19, 2018
    Get a carafe of warm sake for $9 and your usual favorites (for me that's Hamachi, spicy tuna, miso soup, rolls with tempura anything) and make sure to get a $4.50 (tempura) sweet potato roll!
  • Alex G.heart icon on user image
    Alex GronbachAugust 17, 2018
    They have three tables outside in-front of the restaurant which are dog friendly. Each table sits about two people.
  • Jordan F.heart icon on user image
    Jordan FineJuly 31, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I've had pretty amazing salmon sashimi here. The place is tiny, so get there when they first open or be prepared to wait a bit. It's worth the wait!
  • Yera H.heart icon on user image
    Yera HaOctober 13, 2015
    $13 lunch special includes soup, salad and entree. Try the Chirashi. Beautiful and simple, but so fresh and delicious.
  • Gaurav B.
    Gaurav B.February 13, 2014
    The firecracker balls were just good. The domo and alpha rolls are awesome! Expect a bit of wait. Also, since its a small restaurant, its recommended to take post-dinner conversation outside.
  • Runqiu C.heart icon on user image
    Runqiu CaiFebruary 5, 2015
    Seared tuna tataki, hamachi carpaccio, hulk roll, chef's seasonal sashimi. Really melt in your mouth, sizable pieces of sashimi!
  • Andrew C.heart icon on user image
    Andrew ChoiJanuary 19, 2017
    Appetizer portions are generous and tasty. Get the firecracker balls and some nigiri and you're all set.
  • Becca G.heart icon on user image
    Becca GrossmanNovember 25, 2015
    Domo is really cozy and trendy. Cute spot in the heart of Hayes Valley. Pretty small and doesn't take reservations, so not good for big groups.
  • Shelli B.heart icon on user image
    Shelli BeanMarch 19, 2017
    Get the fried baby octopus! If it's not available, stuff on the board are usually better than the menu items.
  • Garret S.heart icon on user image
    Garret S.April 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This is a less well known sushi spot that is top notch. Domo roll, walu nigiri, fish tacos, hamachi Kama and you are set. Hope it doesn't get too popular
  • Jennifer E.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer ElizabethOctober 4, 2016
    Into this place! Amazing fresh sushi!! Great seaweed salad and the firecracker balls were so yummy!!
  • Ryan M.heart icon on user image
    Ryan MontiApril 28, 2016
    Food was wonderful.. Ate and drank with 5 people for less than $100.. Will come back again..
  • Stephanyheart icon on user image
    StephanySeptember 6, 2018
    Hamachi carpaccio ftw. <3
  • Jo A.heart icon on user image
    Jo ApplebyOctober 1, 2015
    Love this little sushi spot! Delicious fish tacos (fried nori!), dragon rolls and the Old School Hama (was that the name?) was amazing!
  • Jean-Michel H.
    Jean-Michel HoffmanSeptember 7, 2014
    The nigiri is awesome. Sit at the sushi bar and order the specials of the day. Reasonably priced for a good sushi restaurant in Hayes Valley.
  • Yaron S.heart icon on user image
    Yaron SNovember 27, 2014
    Excellent sushi. Come early or put your name on the list with a phone number and go grab a drink around the area
  • Rose A.
    Rose AJune 1, 2013
    Don't pass up on the crudo. I recommend the scallop & salmon. So good! And the Spicy Hulk is a delicious alternative for a roll without rice.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MAugust 26, 2014
    Definitely recommend: sake nigiri, the Castro, Alpha, Dragon, and Domo rolls. So fresh and perfect for 2 people. Delish!
  • Verne H.heart icon on user image
    Verne HoApril 1, 2018
    Been here 25+ times
    Perfect date spot! Get the uni crudo and nigiri.
  • Irina L.heart icon on user image
    Irina LeonidovnaMay 9, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Sashimi is amazing, high quality, fresh. The fish tacos are different than I have ever tried, loved it!
  • Hillary L.heart icon on user image
    Hillary LindemanJanuary 30, 2015
    Super fresh sushi for a good price. Great service too!
  • Sandeep A.
    Sandeep AjithAugust 30, 2012
    Sit by the sushi chef... He is awesome and very friendly. Get the Dynamite Mussels, Fish Tacos and pay attention to the Nigri Specials on the board.
  • Kidhackheart icon on user image
    KidhackApril 16, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great selection of fresh fish. Be sure to check the specials board for the freshest catch.
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.August 26, 2014
    So happy with this neighborhood sushi spot. Their sake sashimi is so fresh it literally melts in your mouth.
  • Karsten
    KarstenOctober 6, 2014
    California roll, spicy tuna, Domo roll, and of course, firecracker balls
  • Liza P.heart icon on user image
    Liza POctober 6, 2016
    One of my favorite sushi spots in the city! Tiny space - you may have to wait.
  • Dave J.heart icon on user image
    Dave JensenDecember 28, 2015
    I really enjoy the lunch special. Get that and share a roll and you'll have a filling lunch.
  • Peter K.
    Peter KazanjyJanuary 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Firecracker Balls. Off the hook. Also owner / sushi chef is awesome, and plays excellent hip hop .
  • Pavan K.heart icon on user image
    Pavan KulkarniMay 9, 2017
    The tuna spicy roll and veggie 🍣 were amazing . Nice cozy Hayes valley ambiance
  • Liliana V.
    Liliana VolkartJanuary 10, 2013
    This is a really small restaurant. If you have finished your meal and you see people waiting out in the cold, please be courteous ans take your after dinner conversation to a local bar.
  • Arianna S.heart icon on user image
    Arianna SandersOctober 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great lunch special: $13 for miso soup, lettuce salad, and chirashi (two items over rice!)
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    Mu-An 🧶June 29, 2015
    All things awesome, order whatever. A++ would come again.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    This Hayes Valley fave offers a modern take on sushi. The little spot makes goldfish bowls seem spacious. Get there early, or expect a bit of a wait. - Inspector
  • Shannon C.
    Shannon ClarkJanuary 4, 2013
    Contrary to foursquare this sushi spot is open for lunch and has fantastic choices - great and tasty Hayes Valley lunch option
  • Vivian W.heart icon on user image
    Vivian WangAugust 16, 2015
    Cute place. Fish is super fresh. Try the jalapeño wasabi roll if you are looking for a kick
  • Matt S.heart icon on user image
    Matt SteinAugust 17, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Worth the 30-40 minute wait. No omakase. Great sushi and sashimi. Skip the rolls.
  • Mark M.heart icon on user image
    Mark MunroMay 3, 2017
    Fantastic lunch special. Some of the best spicy tuna in the city.🌶🐟
  • Steve R.heart icon on user image
    Steve RubinMarch 23, 2016
    Lunch special- the chirashi. They accommodated my shellfish and avocado allergies admirably.
  • DSquirrely
    DSquirrelyNovember 17, 2015
    I forgot how tasty this place is. Monday night was not crowded so we were able to sit down right away
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