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Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

) #63 of 4,379 Restaurants in San Francisco ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
619 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1020
+1 415-775-1028
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (209 reviews)
“volcano roll” (10 reviews)
“hamachi” (7 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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619 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1020
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ryoko's was recommended to us while we were here in SF and we enjoyed it very much. The place has a very underground vibe, the staff are very hyper and ready to serve you. There are cheers as you come in, don't know what they...More

Thank Erothwell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Knowing they do not take reservations, we took a chance on Sunday for dinner. We were seated in the downstairs dining. The long counter had the better view of the sushi preparation, but we preferred a table. One caterpillar and one dragon roll were enough...More

Thank alohatripper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great vibe and really amazing food so so great so glad I got to experience this place it was a gem of nite very recommended

Thank TraceyShades
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sushi was great, reasonably priced. The wait is not long, make sure you sign in when you walk in.

Thank George P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food in a very casual atmosphere, with fast service. However, they don't take reservation and usually there is a line to get a table, but they will serve you drinks while you wait.

Thank Giacomo P
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The sushi here is extremely fresh, and you can taste it in each bite. The only problem here is that they have just your standard fare of sushi, with little special type rolls. If you have never been here it can be confusing, you have...More

Thank Clyde_Betts
Management response:

While we're happy to hear you enjoyed our fresh sushi, we're sorry that you could've had a better experience with our service. We've definitely been looking into ways we can be improving. Thanks a ton for your feedback. We know it's been some time, but...More

Reviewed 31 March 2017

Very loud, sleazy crowd, poor menu options. The guy and the girl at the table next to us were hanging all over each other the whole time we were there. There was no crab on the menu-- only imitation crab. Not a good sign. We...More

Thank Emily L
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I absolutely love this place! We got there just in time before the rush, but we still waited about 35-minutes. However, the servers were so nice. They took care of us while we were waiting and let us order hot sake shots, which made the...More

Thank Janet T
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We followed the TripAdvisor suggestion for the best sushi in town. It was no disappointment I must say. I've eaten sushi all over the world and this place is amongst the best. Fast service, freshly rolled on order, wide unique choice and a live DJ...More

Thank Simon D
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My girlfriend and I loved it.Some of the best sushi I have had. And you gotta try the Saki bombs!..........................................................

Thank PaulHenn
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28 July 2016|
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Response from Terry H | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 619 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1020
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-775-1028
  • E-mail
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.