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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 good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (224 reviews)
“volcano roll” (10 reviews)
“chirashi” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
619 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1020
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Restaurant was Full. Arrive early to avoid lines. Crowded, loud and Full. But good live DJ and amazing amazing amazing food

Thank Wellington T
Reviewed 1 week ago

very busy place even you come to there late. so expect to wait a bit, but their turnover is pretty ok. we waited about 20 minutes to sit, the waiter did mess up our place in queue and we had to remind him. rather than...More

Thank Feng L
Reiko K, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Feng, as we said earlier, we love hearing how much you enjoy our place! Drop back in to see us again very soon. All the best, The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I found this restaurant based on the TripAdvisor review. I arrived around 7:15 and was able to get seated at the sushi counter. The restaurant was packed but not the peak busy time. Service was just ok and could be more attentive. I think the...More

Thank Ualyma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have a couple of great ingredients: - fresh fish - great ideas - great ambiance I absolutely loved it, the sushi/sashimi/roles (what every you call them) tasted wonderful . We've been sitting on the bar right opposite of the chefs so we order by...More

Thank andyweyermann
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Those are some good ingredients! We're so happy to hear that you loved stopping in to see us. Thanks for your review -- drop back by soon. -The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 15 September 2017

Walked in around 10 pm.Crowded,mostly locals,rather noisy.Still very friendly staff,got a nice table afterv20 min.Really excellent sushi and sashimi.

Thank alex2013998
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

We're glad to hear you had a wonderful visit with us! Thanks a lot for your review -- drop back in to see us again soon. -The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 15 September 2017

I have been going to Ryoko for at least 20 years. This basement (lower level) Japanese restaurant has always had good karma and great sushi and sashimi as well as other dishes. The presentation and creativity in traditional cuisine is quite nice, Quality is always...More

Thank truetray
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for being such a loyal customer for so long! It's always such a pleasure to have you in to see us. Come back in soon. -The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We ordered wakame su, karaaage, plain rice and shiitake tempura...all of these were delicious. They also serve alcohol and drinks. There was a queue when we entered for dinner and were greeted by a loud voice by the chefs. The food was super tasty..very much...More

Thank ShuchiThakur
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

We're very happy to hear you loved our place! Thanks so much for your review -- drop back in to see us again soon. -The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This was my first time visiting this spot... I'm a sushi fan, so I can appreciate the different atmospheres in all places... but it's the dinning experience that I care about most... My girl and I had just spent the night out in the town......More

Thank Nuthin_Nice
Management response:Responded 15 September 2017

We're happy to hear you enjoyed our place so much! We always try to create a fun atmosphere for our guests -- so it's awesome to hear you felt at home with us. Drop back in soon. -The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This place reminded me of the basement restaurants in Tokyo and the food was just as good. So expect a dimly lit environment, almost like a nightclub vibe (but it works). They also play dance type music which is a bit random but might bother...More

Thank Lost_in_Utensils
Management response:Responded 14 September 2017

We're happy we could live up to expectations! Thanks so much for giving us a review -- we'll certainly be looking forward to having you back in to see us. -The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Great Restaurant with own DJ. Top Sushi quality 👍🏼. The daily specials are written on the white board behind the Bar. Very friendly Service 💪🏽

Thank 666motu
Management response:Responded 11 September 2017

We loved having you in to see us! Thanks for the feedback -- drop by again soon. -The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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
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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