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Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

619 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1020
+1 415-775-1028
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (255 reviews)
“california roll” (12 reviews)
“tuna” (18 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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619 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1020
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1 - 10 of 441 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually selected this restaurant because of the good reviews on trip advisor and we were not wrong. The food was excellent and we didn't have to wait long. the service was quick. we highly recommend this place.

Thank AegeanTraveler100
ReikoK124, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're thrilled we could exceed your expectations and that you had a great visit. We appreciate your recommendation, and I hope our excellent food and quick service will bring you back in soon! Until then, The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely worth the wait! There will be a line of people queued up at 6:00 PM for Ryoko's doors to open and the best news is they serve until 2:00 AM! To get a table, hustle down the steps and write your name on the...More

1  Thank Melanie J
ReikoK124, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Melanie, we're so glad you think we're worth the wait! It's terrific that you enjoy our hot sake, cold beer, and sushi enough to recommend them to others! We're looking forward to having you back our way soon! Best, The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We showed up as a group of 4 for dinner on a weeknight and it was about a 40 minute wait. This place was packed and seemingly very popular. We took this as a good sign and waited for a table. When we were finally...More

Thank JameAndDare
ReikoK124, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you all enjoyed dinner at our place! It's great that our service, food, and atmosphere were all appreciated, and we're thrilled you liked the seaweed salad enough to order two! We're looking forward to serving you all again soon. Best, The Team...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to miss as the small storefront leading to the basement is very modest. They regularly have specials based on what fish is currently available, which is great for trying types of sashimi that I’ve never had. The 49ers roll is my favorite and the...More

1  Thank Ryan T
ReikoK124, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ryan, we're thrilled you found us, and we're glad you're a fan of our specials! I hope the 49ers roll and fried baby octopus will bring you back in soon. Until then, The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for some late dinner. Place was v busy and the wait was about half an hour. Our server was average. The food was a little above average -we got some roles and they were good. Atmosphere is really chill. There was a DJ...More

Thank Kelly D
ReikoK124, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kelly, it's great that you had a good time at our place! We're glad you liked our food, atmosphere, and DJ so much, but we're sorry the service didn't make the same positive impression. We hope you'll visit us again soon! Best, The Team at...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Definitely some of the best sushi quality I had outside of Japan but the moment you sit down, you feel that they want you out. They really let you feel that you are not supposed to stay. This totally ruins the experience. If you buy...More

Thank FreddyFresh
ReikoK124, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

This review is disheartening to see, as we always want you to feel welcome at our place. We're sincerely sorry if you felt like you were being rushed or that we didn't want you to be dining with us, as this is certainly not the...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Very unassuming external appearance and terrific happening sushi activity inside. Worked my way through the posted menu; Japanese Aka uni; hamachi toro; wagyu beef from Hokkaido; o Toro; shiitake miso; and a salmon and daikon nimino. Completely satisfying. Vibrant young masters of the universe all...More

Thank fred200099
ReikoK124, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

We're glad you enjoyed the food and our environment so much! We're looking forward to the next time you visit. Best, The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Visited twice in a week. Love the place. Do go early as the queue starts on the street before 6pm. Place was packed every time. The service is OK but the food is really nice. Had Beef teriyaki and fried vegetables for starters. Both were...More

Thank fundaea
ReikoK124, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

We're thrilled you enjoyed our place enough to visit twice in one week! It's great that you liked the beef teriyaki and fried vegetables, but we're sorry if the service was a little slow this time. It looks like you caught us during our busy...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

My partner and I found this place from reviews on Tripadvisor. We received a very vocal greeting upon entering and sat ourselves at the bar. We ordered several dishes of sushi, plus miso and edamame. We certainly finished our plates but it was not anything...More

Thank annmareef
Reiko K, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

It's wonderful that you received a warm welcome and great service, too! We're disappointed we weren't able to impress you more with our food, but we hope you'll give us another chance soon. Best, The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Ryoko's really surprised me when I was in SFO recently. My wife & I stumbled across it and saw people queuing out the door, so we figured it must be pretty good. We had quite a long wait to be seated, which was quite challenging...More

Thank DanJ1982
Reiko K, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

It's always nice when a new place exceeds your expectations, and we're glad we were the spot to make that happen! We're glad the wait didn't scare you away, and we're thrilled you and wife enjoyed the sushi! It's great that you received friendly and...More

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They have different DJ on different nights.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Monday
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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
Description
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.
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