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Domo Sushi

Domo Sushi

Sushi Restaurant and Sake Bar$$$$
Hayes Valley, San Francisco
163 Tips and reviews
  • sushi
  • fish tacos
  • firecracker balls
  • domo roll
  • good for dates
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  • Mike W.
    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
  • 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
  • Simon W.
    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
  • 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.
    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.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Brian S.
    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!
  • Raghav G.
    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.
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaOctober 13, 2015
    $13 lunch special includes soup, salad and entree. Try the Chirashi. Beautiful and simple, but so fresh and delicious.
  • Runqiu C.
    Runqiu CaiFebruary 5, 2015
    Seared tuna tataki, hamachi carpaccio, hulk roll, chef's seasonal sashimi. Really melt in your mouth, sizable pieces of sashimi!
  • Jordan F.
    Jordan FineJuly 31, 2015
    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!
  • Garret S.
    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
  • Shelli B.
    Shelli BeanMarch 19
    Get the fried baby octopus! If it's not available, stuff on the board are usually better than the menu items.
  • 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.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChoiJanuary 19
    Appetizer portions are generous and tasty. Get the firecracker balls and some nigiri and you're all set.
  • Rose A.
    Rose AlvarezJune 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Jennifer E.
    Jennifer ElizabethOctober 4, 2016
    Into this place! Amazing fresh sushi!! Great seaweed salad and the firecracker balls were so yummy!!
  • Arianna S.
    Arianna SandersOctober 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great lunch special: $13 for miso soup, lettuce salad, and chirashi (two items over rice!)
  • Jo A.
    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!
  • Liliana V.
    Liliana VolkartJanuary 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MontiApril 28, 2016
    Food was wonderful.. Ate and drank with 5 people for less than $100.. Will come back again..
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenMarch 25, 2016
    Sushi rolls are simple, unpretentious, but surprisingly delicious - my favorite kind. Perfect sake pairing goes to Cloudy Dreams.
  • Mario S.
    Mario SundarSeptember 28, 2013
    Firecracker balls. Oh my god! Will blow your mind. This is the fried American version of sushi! Wow.
  • 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
  • Alex M.
    Alex MyersAugust 26, 2014
    Definitely recommend: sake nigiri, the Castro, Alpha, Dragon, and Domo rolls. So fresh and perfect for 2 people. Delish!
  • Yaron S.
    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
  • Christopher A.
    Christopher AuyeungMarch 3, 2013
    Everyone says Domo Roll, but it's all about the Mac Daddy. Super delicious. And of course, the fish taco is amazing.
  • 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.
  • Hillary L.
    Hillary LindemanJanuary 30, 2015
    Super fresh sushi for a good price. Great service too!
  • Irina L.
    Irina LeonidovnaMay 9, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Sashimi is amazing, high quality, fresh. The fish tacos are different than I have ever tried, loved it!
  • Becca G.
    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.
  • Kidhack
    KidhackApril 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great selection of fresh fish. Be sure to check the specials board for the freshest catch.
  • 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 .
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoMay 11, 2012
    Leave the soy sauce alone - nothing here needs it. Try the fantastic tacos, or the Fiesta Roll. Or anything else. Read more
  • Dave J.
    Dave JensenDecember 28, 2015
    I really enjoy the lunch special. Get that and share a roll and you'll have a filling lunch.
  • Jess M.
    Jess MireauOctober 16, 2015
    The domo and the alpha rolls were by far my favorite. The fish tacos were only ok.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SteinAugust 17, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Worth the 30-40 minute wait. No omakase. Great sushi and sashimi. Skip the rolls.
  • Liza P.
    Liza POctober 6, 2016
    One of my favorite sushi spots in the city! Tiny space - you may have to wait.
  • Vivian W.
    Vivian WangAugust 16, 2015
    Cute place. Fish is super fresh. Try the jalapeño wasabi roll if you are looking for a kick
  • Karsten M.
    Karsten McVayOctober 6, 2014
    California roll, spicy tuna, Domo roll, and of course, firecracker balls
  • Robert A.
    Robert AndersenJanuary 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab your own bottle of sake from True Sake on Hayes before coming to Domo ($7-$15 corkage fee). Once there, I recommend the crunchy spicy tuna roll. Incredible.
  • muan .
    muan 👾June 29, 2015
    All things awesome, order whatever. A++ would come again.
  • John-Henry B.
    John-Henry BaracSeptember 22, 2013
    Awesome place, everything was good, next time I'll try the fish taco everyone was raving about.
  • Coralie S.
    Coralie SabinSeptember 7, 2015
    Crunchy California roll and Temptation were my favorites. Edamame is great too!
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinMarch 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ryo will treat you right. Try the sushi fish tacos and any roll with trout.
  • Pavan K.
    The tuna spicy roll and veggie 🍣 were amazing . Nice cozy Hayes valley ambiance
  • Steve R.
    Steve RubinMarch 23, 2016
    Lunch special- the chirashi. They accommodated my shellfish and avocado allergies admirably.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PlutzerAugust 16, 2016
    The miso soup and nigiri specials are incredibles. Order off the board.
  • Frank W.
    Frank WangAugust 15, 2014
    Very generous portions of ankimo. Tasty hawaiian poké. Highly recommend both.
  • Lea D.
    Lea Dessi-OliveApril 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best sushi around, very knowledgable about what is gluten free and what isn't
  • Sam X.
    Sam XiaoFebruary 25, 2013
    Love this tiny sushi place. Price is reasonable and good for first date !
  • Dave C.
    Dave CummingsJuly 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastically fresh, especially the butterfish
  • Jade L.
    Jade LoyzagaOctober 17, 2015
    Monday to Friday lunch special is great and varied
  • Ana L.
    Ana LadygazpachoFebruary 4, 2015
    Different japanese food. Try the sushi suggestions that are on the board and not in the menu
  • Leanne V.
    Leanne VanderbylNovember 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The best little sushi spot in SF. It's tiny; best to come alone or with a +1.
  • Clarisse B.
    Clarisse BaluyotAugust 25, 2012
    the firecracker was good but a little too heavy for me since they are legit deep fried. sashimi was so fresh.
  • Brooke M.
    Brooke MooreNovember 2, 2016
    The selection was slim and the rolls we did order were small and unimpressive. Locals: you guys have ranked this place #2 in the city... I am sure you can get out more to find better.
  • Theo K.
    Theo KwanMarch 20, 2016
    Get the fish tacos and the fire tuna balls! :)
  • Zaid R.
    Zaid RahmanSeptember 7, 2014
    Fish Tacos and Fire Cracker Balls are excellent.
  • Mark M.
    Fantastic lunch special. Some of the best spicy tuna in the city.🌶🐟
  • Alexander K.
    Great combination: miso soup, citrus salmon roll and castro roll.
  • Ben 🐱 W.
    Ben 🐱 WillisFebruary 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Crudos, fish tacos and shiitake are great variety and value.
  • Trucy
    TrucyJuly 1
    Been here 10+ times
    Kobe beef roll is nice juicy and tender
  • Christophe L.
    Christophe LampertiSeptember 20, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Order a chirashi without salad and salmon sashimi on the side.
  • Meghana D.
    Meghana DharSeptember 4, 2013
    They're carb-y, but you won't regret the firecracker balls. Order as an appetizer
  • Delfina J.
    Delfina JovanovskaFebruary 8, 2012
    Best sushi in SF. Try the firecracker balls
  • Eric W.
    Eric WuebbenNovember 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try everything. Fish tacos are amazing. Tuna crudos too.
  • SFConcierge
    SFConciergeMarch 28, 2011
    So delicious, great vibe, nice service. Firecracker balls are a fave, but it's all super yum!
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BurgMay 22, 2014
    Like everyone else, I recommend the sushi fish tacos.
  • James G.
    James GreenfieldMay 9, 2016
    Firecracker Balls special were next level. That said everything is amazing.
  • Jennifer Y.
    Jennifer YipMay 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    they are very generous with the spicy tuna roll if that's your thing 👌🏼
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongJuly 9, 2015
    Best thing here were the fish tacos but not worth the price. The rest of the sushi rolls are really disappointing. Would pass and eat and o-toro down the street.
  • Ashwaq
    AshwaqNovember 6, 2015
    Fire tuna roll & Red Dragon are THE BEST!!!
  • Trisha F.
    Trisha FApril 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Some time have the chef order for you- it's an amazing treat. Also hamachi cheek is unbelievable.
  • Marky R.
    Marky RayJune 4, 2010
    Gotta love the green hulk - spicy tuna, cucumber, avocado and wrapped in cucumber - also there's no rice if you're watching your carbs!
  • Angelo S.
    Angelo S.October 25, 2009
    luke sung (owner) also owns Issa. Great sushi. Sit outdoors on balmy nights. Get a bottle of Orion and make sure to hit the Ankimo. P.s. they don't take amex--bah.
  • Loren S.
    Loren SartainSeptember 9, 2011
    Amazing! Always so fresh and delish! The crunchy spicy tuna is yummy!
  • Aadil B.
    Great sushi. Try the firecracker balls!
  • Heather F.
    Heather FrankApril 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Fire Cracker Balls are excellent! Finish with some strawberry mochi.
  • John M.
    John Manoogian IIIAugust 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    service at lunch can be slow, but the sushi is great
  • Megan D.
    Megan DeWittFebruary 5, 2015
    The shiitake roll is out of this world. Trust me.
  • 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
  • Elizabeth B.
    Yummy and delicious, fireballs are great
  • Sara R.
    Sara ROctober 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This is the best sushi I've ever had. And I've had a lot of sushi.
  • Sean G.
    Sean GarrettAugust 16, 2014
    The fish tacos live up to the hype. Temptation roll was a good time.
  • Tollef
    TollefOctober 3, 2015
    If you like fish tacos, don't get the fish tacos.
  • Bea D.
    Bea DicarloFebruary 17, 2016
    Cozy & delicious. What more could you ask for?
  • Ruth B.
    Ruth BlidarMay 3, 2016
    The wait is long but worth it! The nigiri was delicious!
  • Travis R.
    Travis RamseyAugust 14, 2016
    Legit sushi. Affordable. Small.
  • Curtis C.
    Curtis ChambersApril 16, 2012
    The fish tacos might be one of the greatest things I've ever tasted
  • Rafal
    RafalNovember 2, 2016
    Very good for lunch. Try spicy hulk
  • Heather L.
    Heather LunaSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Firecracker balls and salmon lemon roll are the best!!!
  • Danny T.
    Danny TrinhJuly 17, 2011
    The Domo Roll falls apart most of the time but is delicious.
  • Henri L.
    Henri LirianiSeptember 21, 2015
    Fish tacos are really interesting and tasty!
  • takishido n.
    takishido nekoAugust 10, 2014
    Ankimo crudo and whatever is fresh, ask.
  • Mihnea M.
    Mihnea MunteanuAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Firecracker balls showcase why this sushi chef is a true sushi ninja
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DavisJune 10, 2015
    Fish tacos tacos fish tacos. You'll regret it if you don't.
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