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Live Sushi Bar

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2001 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-5012 (Kansas)
+1 415-861-8610
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

It's tough to separate yourselves from the pack, especially when it comes to sushi in SF. There are not many elements to sushi, however IMO, Live does the important things great; rice and fresh fish. We had an assortment of sake, hamachi, toro, unagi, raw ebi (which I wouldn't try at most restaurants - but they executed it about as... More 

Thank Jason563
Level Contributor
33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Our waitress was the best! We told us to bring her favorites, and one after another, it was something new, different, and DELICIOUS!!

Thank JennRosenblatt
Raleigh, North Carolina
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Ok. We did not start on the right foot. When we got there (right on time) we had to wait with everyone else over 20 min. Needless to say that the table was not reserved. I understand this is a very small place, but then don't offer the reservations. Next, we ordered an appetizer. When i saw an octopus with... More 

Thank Nicholas_705
Vienna, Austria
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The special rolls were really great, we enjoyed a great dinner, following the recomendation from our host.

Thank polbodepadron
San Francisco, California
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166 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Have gone back to this place many times. The Sushi and Japanese food is delightful. The wait staff is also very nice. The Restaurant needs a facelift. It almost boarders on unappealing. Or I would give it 5 stats.

Thank 4JMP
Scottsdale, Arizona
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Great local sushi place with tons of options. I particularly enjoyed the Romeo & Juliet and a Spicy Tuna roll. Great service and always busy, so everything is super fresh!

Thank Austin L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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387 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

This is a small neighborhood sushi place. There is a good sake list and excellent sushi options. The rice is just right. Try the fish collar (menu calls it cheek) appetizer.

Thank Amy W
San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Consistently good sushi and their bento box selection is also very good, offering a variety of options.

Thank JDavies87
Vienna, Austria
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

Just perfect! Friendly staff, delicious food, relaxed athmosphere, fair pricing. Worth a recommendation! Thanks guys!

Thank JessyVIE
Walnut Creek, California
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014

The freshest and best sushi I have ever experienced. Friendly staff and great food. Wine selection limited.

Thank James H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 40
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2001 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-5012
  • Public Transportation: Bus Routes 22 27 9
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-861-8610

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?