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Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Sushi Restaurant and Sake Bar$$$$
Lower Nob Hill, San Francisco
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  • Ian H.
    Ian Huffman2 weeks ago
    Been here 5+ times
    The best sushi!
  • Benyamin D.
    Benyamin Dadpey2 weeks ago
    This is the best sushi place i have ever been in my life. Amazing food. Definitely worth the money.
  • Jerry L.
    Jerry Lucas3 weeks ago
    The tempura was good, various sushi's were OK, 7 of 10. The atmosphere was a downer! Too, too load. Happened to be here on a day when temp was over 100 in SF. NO AC in here! Very, Very stuffy!
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn I3 weeks ago
    Festive vibe and excellent rolls. For vegetarians, the Vegetable Melody is super satisfying.
  • Cristina Z.
    Cristina Z.August 16
    Try Tiger and do not take care of the appearance.
  • Cris B.
    I loved the orange delight - light and delicious.
  • Tony K.
    Not worth the wait. What kind of sushi place has a Costco-sized jar of peanut butter behind the counter? Yes: there is a roll with peanut butter. The other sushi was about as interesting as a wet rag.
  • Salvatore C.
    hip hop vibes, fresh and tasty sushi, authentic and visible preparation
  • Vanja I.
    Jumping tuna!!!!
  • specktro z.
    Awesome place, good food and good service too, I tried the miso soup and the volcano, delicious...
  • Lorena G.
    Jumping tuna and volcáno with a asahi beer so delicious dinner
  • Max K.
    Max KApril 30
    Awesome atmosphere with a great DJ
  • Caro S.
    Great sushi selection in a cosy environment. Need to try spicey tuna and pokemon!!!
  • Annie 🌺 J.
    This place is lively! Good food and good for groups. There were even some vegetarian options for me!
  • Elizabeth B.
    Good place to bring tourists
  • O D.
    O DearMarch 26
    Everything is good here! The jumping tuna, the Philadelphia, the chicken teriyaki, the hot sake...
  • Steffen B.
    Be prepared to queue but it's worth it! We went late in the evening and didn't have to wait long. Try the White Tuna from the specials board. But everything is delicious!
  • Juliana A.
    I loooove this place!! Just don't order the blue moon. Stay with sake and Sapporo.
  • Benjamin G.
    Sushis great and the menu underwhelming. The place gets packed quick - especially if you want a table. Try the hot tuna roll 👌
  • Nishanth C.
    Everything we ordered was great - Japanese mule, fried oysters, Dragon roll, Volcano roll, Jumping Tuna roll. Overall one of my new favorite sushi restaurants in the city!
  • Keith L.
    Keith LeaJanuary 30
    Great uni! Not bitter or smelly like some places around here
  • Mirek N.
    Mirek NowakJanuary 29
    Been here 10+ times
    Always filled with energy and amazing sushi. One of my favorite places passing through San Francisco.
  • Kenin C.
    Kenin ColomaJanuary 23
    Good omakase
  • JacKEY
    JacKEYJanuary 20
    Not so delicious as the rating says...
  • Cathy Z.
    Cathy ZhouJanuary 12
    Get seats at the bar and ask the chef what's good! I got a hand roll of a Tuna's spine (not sure of its Japanese name)
  • Ben F.
    Ben FloydDecember 31, 2016
    Great sushi, cool and slightly hectic vibe
  • Liz E.
    Liz EllDecember 16, 2016
    Lively atmosphere with loud fun music playing. Great place to celebrate.
  • Carlos P.
    Carlos PérezDecember 15, 2016
    Don't be scared if someone yelling you at the entrance... This is the best sushi that I ever try. The spicy tuna, the typical california roll, and the jumping tuna are the best!
  • James T.
    James TDecember 3, 2016
    Sit at the bar and talk to your sushi chefs! They will treat you right.
  • James T.
    James TDecember 3, 2016
    Always get the fresh Saba (mackerel) if they have it.
  • Svetlana
    SvetlanaDecember 1, 2016
    Amazing sushi! Probably the best outside of Japan. Try the fatty tuna, it's unbelievably mouthwatering!
  • Simon T.
    Simon TanNovember 17, 2016
    Not sure what's so special about the jumping rolls - they are just fried versions of pretty plain rolls
  • Vanessa T.
    Vanessa TOctober 29, 2016
    Amazing quality sushi for a decent price. Fun atmosphere with DJ and dance music playing throughout. Feels like a club!
  • Christian L.
    Christian LutzOctober 29, 2016
    first get fantastic rolls and sushi, then the grilled stuff, incredible the filet, or even just the chicken
  • Helio M.
    Helio MedeirosOctober 24, 2016
    Awesome food!! Get prepared for its front line
  • Alex K.
    Alex KOctober 16, 2016
    Sushi tastes really good
  • Brett V.
    Brett VenkerOctober 10, 2016
    Absolutely amazing. Very reasonably priced and so good. Get there right when they open and get a seat otherwise you are in for a substantial wait.
  • Adrià
    AdriàOctober 2, 2016
    Go early, it gets really full. There's a list on the entrance, no reservations. Great sushi and service.
  • D & C.
    D & CSeptember 30, 2016
    The jumping California and white tuna tataki were excellent!
  • Jowey R.
    Jowey RodenSeptember 26, 2016
    Rolls and atmosphere are on point. Check the specials list. 🍤🍣
  • Chris H.
    Chris H.September 25, 2016
    Be sure and check out the specials, especially the options from Japan.
  • Juan Ignacio C.
    Juan Ignacio CastagnoSeptember 25, 2016
    Very nice environment with live music. The sushi is great!
  • Emily R.
    Emily RoseSeptember 16, 2016
    Uni and Pokemon roll 👌🏻 however no scallops or oysters after only 30 minutes of opening hours😱!!
  • Mike J.
    Mike JonesSeptember 9, 2016
    DJ on Saturday night. There's almost always a wait, but certainly worth it!
  • Marcela S.
    Marcela SaponeSeptember 5, 2016
    It's always good - get the sushi specials and skip the rolls. Oysters are insane here (like Maison premiere in NYC). Their miso and seaweed set the bar- go for the esoteric over sake and tuna
  • Colleen S.
    Colleen SheaSeptember 1, 2016
    Get the tiger roll and he jumping tuna roll
  • Gio P.
    Gio PeroneAugust 12, 2016
    49er rolls
  • Alexander S.
    Alexander StrahleckAugust 12, 2016
    This Place is outstanding. Great quality Sushi & sashimi. Be there early as they so not make reservations ( opens at 18:00) very crowed but very cool and In athmosphiere!
  • Chris C.
    Chris CamargoAugust 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here early! They get really busy after 8pm.
  • Safitri B.
    Safitri BajumiJuly 30, 2016
    Hamachi kama
  • Omar S.
    Omar Sosa TzecJuly 7, 2016
    Great food. Just beware the prices, they're different from those shown here (more $)
  • Vivian Z.
    Vivian ZhangJuly 7, 2016
    Hot sake and all things yuzu-flavoured
  • Heena K.
    Heena KaraniJuly 7, 2016
    Loved the vegetarian sushi here. Super big portions of 5 pieces. Best part was the dj. The place has such a chilled out vibe. Popular place with long queues.
  • Itir E.
    Itir ErelJuly 6, 2016
    Volcano and dragon was perfect. Portions are large. Place is really cozy and prices are very normal.
  • Yas A.
    Yas AbJuly 6, 2016
    Go solo if you want to be seated quickly without being wait listed. You can't go wrong with their rolls, my favorite is the Pokemon (mango!) and anything with eel.
  • eifeh s.
    eifeh sJune 30, 2016
    Popular basement-floor sushi spot in Lower Nob Hill. Dinner seating starts at 6pm, but line starts by 5:30pm. Rolls are pretty good, but small (5-6 pieces). Big Mama, Pokemon and Dragon were good.
  • Thom N.
    Thom NicholsJune 29, 2016
    Shashimi is fab, try the yellowfin tuna
  • Kelsey K.
    Kelsey KotzebueJune 29, 2016
    Been here multiple times, best and reasonable pricing for sushi for SF. Favorite rolls are jumping Unagi and spicy golden gate
  • Gregory S.
    Gregory SinghJune 29, 2016
    Excellent Food in authentic japaneese kitchen. A must to visit and try the daily menu
  • Zayil V.
    Zayil VargasJune 28, 2016
    Tried 49ers sushi roll and a sake bomb. Really good!! Definitely will go back to this place in my next visit to San Francisco!!! :)
  • Fabio T.
    Fabio TelesJune 17, 2016
    Go with the rainbow, great 7 pieces chosen by the chef! Also check the Toro, super fresh!
  • Lucy P.
    Lucy PerryJune 17, 2016
    The California rolls and salmon sashimi are delicious
  • Burcu A.
    Burcu AtakanJune 16, 2016
    Sushi was delicious especially crunchy roll.. But we have forgot our starbucks mug there in 2 minutes it was gone 😫
  • Mark M.
    Mark MunroJune 13, 2016
    Best late night sushi in SF.
  • Dana M.
    Dana MoyalJune 13, 2016
    Got the most terrible indignation after eating dinner at this place. NEVER coming back!!!!
  • Katsunori K.
    Katsunori KJune 5, 2016
    Be there before 6:30pm if you don't want to wait.
  • Liliane B.
    Liliane BorbaMay 27, 2016
    Try to sit at the bar to watch the chefs prepare your dish. Sushi very good.😋😋😋
  • Steven C.
    Steven ChanMay 24, 2016
    Don't let the dive atmosphere fool you. The food is legit. Sashimi is super fresh! Good vibes all around!
  • Billy J.
    Billy JacobsonMay 19, 2016
    I went on Wednesday at 6:30 and it was pretty busy, by 8 there was a huge line. I got edamame, a seaweed salad and mackerel to start which were all good, but the best part was the jumping tuna roll.
  • Julian E.
    Julian EhrhardtMay 16, 2016
    Great food, funky music, lively atmosphere. What's not to like.
  • Tom S.
    Tom SeymourMay 15, 2016
    Great vibe and amazing sushi. The San Francisco spicy roll is amazing!
  • Heather N.
    Deep fried cheese? You bet! This is a wonderful little basement of sushi heaven. Some great combos found in their sushi rolls including the Pokemon roll... I'll let you ponder on it!
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenMay 7, 2016
    Get everything! You can't go wrong with the menu.
  • lisa S.
    lisa SApril 30, 2016
    The spicy tuna sushi was amazing! And the cocktails are great :)
  • Priscila B.
    Priscila BermanApril 29, 2016
    Saporo rocks!
  • Elliott C.
    Elliott CallenderApril 27, 2016
    Fantastic Sushi & Sashimi. Highly recommend the Spicy Golden Gate Sushi Roll. Awesome non fussy, chilled and friendly atmosphere!
  • M N.
    M NApril 26, 2016
    The music was cheesy and loud. The staff unpleasent...I Don't even know why this place is top rated. Never again...
  • AlfonsoMarcelo R.
    AlfonsoMarcelo RApril 18, 2016
    The best sushi in SF!!
  • Ryan Scott T.
    Ryan Scott TandyApril 18, 2016
    Good vibes and open late. Grab a seat at the bar for some chirashi and a beer.
  • Divya M.
    Divya MulanjurApril 12, 2016
    Come here for some of the best sushi you've ever had. Get the golden gate roll, hamachi and salmon. Ask to be seated at the bar for a faster table, esp if solo. Expect long lines!
  • Graham S.
    Graham SiegelApril 11, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Favorite sushi in SF. Sit at the bar and order everything off the specials board. If you have to wait for a seat, flag down a server and order a bottle of sake.
  • Jimmy L.
    Jimmy LuApril 9, 2016
    Love them fucking veggie rolls + tamago
  • Arlene R.
    Arlene RomanaApril 8, 2016
    Affordable and fresh. Spicy beef teriyaki was yum. Try the toro too.
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachApril 3, 2016
    Nothing fancy but actually great. Fill up with the great ume onigiri then get assorted rolls and nigiri.
  • Mark V.
    Mark VitazkoMarch 28, 2016
    The chirashi bowl is phenomenal.
  • Zach N.
    Zach NegreyMarch 24, 2016
    Sushi rolls. Pretty cheap but small. Open late.
  • Jim B.
    Jim BeanMarch 19, 2016
    Everything is great.
  • Anna K.
    Anna K.March 16, 2016
    They don't do take away, but sushi are really good.
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyMarch 11, 2016
    Omakase off the specials board. If you're solo, hang by the front and make nice with the host to snag a quick seat at the bar. Avoid the octopus, unless you like chewing belts.
  • Hakeem B.
    Hakeem BilalMarch 7, 2016
    Came here with my Bros and we crushed mad fish. Ish was real delectable 10/10
  • Kushal S.
    Kushal SukthankarMarch 5, 2016
    49'ers was awesome. Highly recommended. Jumping veggie was also good.
  • Clément B.
    Clément BMarch 1, 2016
    For you Europeans, don't forget to put your name on the wait list :)
  • Clément B.
    Clément BMarch 1, 2016
    Sushis made with fish from Japan. Beat that.
  • Eli H.
    Eli HickoxFebruary 28, 2016
    Great popping spot that looks straight out of the 70's. If you can stand the wait in line, great sake and sushi are in store for you.
  • William J.
    William JohnsonFebruary 17, 2016
    Very good nigiri. The fact that they use the sweeter Japanese uni put a smile on my face.
  • Bobak E.
    Bobak EsfandiariFebruary 17, 2016
    One of my favorite Japanese places in SF. Get the toro when in season, it's so damn good! Also, while not on the menu, they can also serve you Takoyaki for appetizers which are delicious
  • Erich W.
    Erich WiernaszJanuary 28, 2016
    Sit at the bar and order everything off the specials still available. Good late night spot.
  • Josh T.
    Josh TeagueJanuary 20, 2016
    Baby Octopus + Nigiri Dinner
  • Corinna M.
    Corinna MartínezJanuary 7, 2016
    Everything! Amazing food, service, the place is great!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SprungJanuary 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Kentucky Fried Roll!
  • Elena L.
    Отличное место! Наивкуснейшие роллы, хорошая атмосфера, классная музыка! Очень советуем!!!
  • Luis Felipe R.
    De los mejores sushis de San Francisco, esperas un poco, pero vale mucho la pena!!!
  • Lucía S.
    Lucía ShoanOctober 15, 2016
    La sopa es un viaje a Japón. La atención y la comida diez puntos.
  • Jordi M.
    Jordi M SAugust 13, 2016
    Si vienes akí pide rollos, los niguiris estan mal hechos y son caros. Haz fotos de lo que traen, conmigo olvidaron un rollo en un plato k iban varios y por no acabar con la policia, lo acabé pagando
  • Philippe L.
    Philippe LouAugust 3, 2016
    Bon restaurant japonais assez trendy. Bonne ambiance. Prix moyens. Attention c'est très vite rempli mais la queue avance assez vite.
  • Susana T.
    Susana TorresJuly 19, 2016
    Precio/calidad óptima, buen sushi. Es autèntico con algunos platos americanizados q lo hacen especial. Lo malo, demasiado ruidoso (sumado al ruido ambiente un dj pincha a todo volumen) y larga cola.
  • Brenda M.
    Brenda MöllerMarch 5, 2016
    Chirachi platter & Volcano roll 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼🍱
  • Julie N.
    Julie NavarroMarch 1, 2016
    Le poisson vient tout droit du Japon ! Le riz se fait discret dans les rolls, c'est un petit bonheur.
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