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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (215 reviews)
“volcano roll” (10 reviews)
“hamachi” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
619 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1020
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1 - 10 of 373 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were recommended to come here by the lovely barman at the Westin St Francis and were so glad we did. A short wait then a table at the sushi bar and some of the best food we've had anywhere in the US. Tempura was...More

Thank LesleyandNeil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this place a few years ago and always find our way here while in town. The sushi is good and the atmosphere is busy and fun. So if your looking for a great place to have sushi come here and enjoy but be...More

Thank Adriene P
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

Adriene, we love having you with us! Thanks for being patient when you stop by. Thanks so much for your review, and we can't wait until you come back and visit us again. -The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

THE GOOD x Fresh Sushi x Chef's welcome x Club music x Excellent ambience THE BAD x Long wait THE UGLY x really high priceMore

Thank ReviewerBot
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

We're glad you enjoy our food and atmosphere! We are sorry, however, that you don't agree with our pricing. We believe the vibe and quality of our fresh food are worth it. Come back and see us again soon. -The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like a little sushi along with other tasty treats. We sat at the bar and had an excellent meal. Tip - there's a sign up sheet at the hostess stand, just make your way up and sign in.

Thank Brian M
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

We're glad you loved our place, Brian! Thanks so much for dropping in to see us. We'll be looking forward to your next visit with us. -The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super trendy, fresh and delicious. Fresh fish shipped in from Japan is awesome and the fact they have a dj playing music is an extra bonus. Open until 2am, gets busy, when you go in put your name on the waiting list clip board and...More

Thank TravelBuddy80
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

We're very happy to hear you loved our place! We loved serving you -- drop back in for some more great sushi and good times soon. -The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best sushi restaurant in San Francisco and probably whole world! Really worth of waiting the free table! Not too expensive and really good quality of the food!

Thank 590mattip
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Wow. Thanks for your awesome compliment! We're so happy to hear that you love our place, and we'll be looking forward to seeing you again very soon. -The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting San Fran and were looking for a good place to have Sushi! We were planning on going to another restaurant but when we walked by Ryoko and heard the hip hop music and the fun atmosphere we went inside. We ordered sushi...More

Thank Kasey S
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Kasey, we're glad our hip hop was enough to pull you in! We loved having you hang out with us to enjoy some sushi. Thanks a ton for your review, and can't wait until your next visit to San Francisco. -The Team at Ryoko's Japanese...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I give this place a five for food and atmosphere. There is little attention paid to maintenance but I can forgive for amazing sushi and service. There is a wait after 8pm but grab a drink from the bar and wait on the stairs leading...More

Thank Jane S
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Jane, we're very happy to hear that you had a great visit with us! It's always great to have great sushi mixed with an awesome atmosphere. We'll be looking forward to your next visit. -The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came highly recommended by friends, so we weren't surprised, but it was as good as advertised. Opens at 6PM and doesn't take reservations. We got there at 5:58 and saw about 30 people in line, but the place is big enough to fit all of...More

Thank Northern_Traveler00
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for being patient with us! We're very happy that you dropped in to see us, and that you were pleased with all of our options. Great choice going with the octopus as well! Come back and see us again soon. -The Team at Ryoko's...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled upon Ryoko's by accident, and boy were we so not disappointed. We got in at the right time, and by the time we sat down there was a line out the door a mile long. We figured out pretty quickly that it was...More

Thank Fahim B
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

It sounds like stumbling upon us was destiny, Fahim! Way to go beating the locals to the door. Thanks so much for your review -- we're stoked you loved the food. Drop back in to see us soon. -The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant &...More

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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
18:00 - 02:00
Monday
18:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 02:00
Thursday
18:00 - 02:00
Friday
18:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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
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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