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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” (247 reviews)
“tuna” (18 reviews)
“edamame” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
619 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1020
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1 - 10 of 422 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Always ha e been a fan of this place. In the heart of the Tenderloin it has always been my favorite sushi spot in the city. Lively crowd, great food & drink with DJ mixing can't got wrong. Plus open till 2:00. That really has...More

Thank Dennis I
Reiko K, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for making us your go-to for fresh sushi, Dennis. We love having you here, and we appreciate all your years of supporting. Looking forward to next time! Take care, The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Called the restaurant before hand to ask about the wait.we were told 30 minutes. The restaurant is rated 4 stars so I naturally expected fresh ingredients specially sushi. Arrived ,signed name in waiting list .Be aware that there is no waiting place and some people...More

Thank marisailormoon
Reiko K, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the review! It sounds like you really know your stuff, so we're glad we could come through with some of your orders. We do hope you'll come back in soon so we can give you a five star experience next time. Best, The...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

... I finally managed to visit again and I still loved it, this time I had a table and just had to order from the menu, always a bit tricky as I don't know the names of the different sushi's but there seems to be...More

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

We're glad you came back in to see us! Thanks for the awesome review -- come 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

Best sushi we’ve had in our lives. Food is fresh, environment is groovy, service was great. A MUST in San Francisco.

Thank nrodriguez969
Reiko K, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're happy to hear we could impress you! Thanks for the awesome review -- come back in for some more sushi soon. All the best, The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three friends and I visited Ryoko’s for sushi while on vacation in SF! All the food was delicious, some of the best sushi we’ve ever had. The restaurant was packed but the wait went quite quickly. Service was great and the place was very unique...More

Thank MsVacay306
Reiko K, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for joining us! It was so great to be able to serve you up some great sushi -- come back and see us again in SF someday soon. Best, The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed this restaurant when I came here four years ago, and was really looking forward to coming back again. Unfortunately I cannot say we had a good experience this time. We were sat next to the men's bathroom and the smell of pee...More

Thank Erin G
Reiko K, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Erin, we're sorry to hear you could've had a better visit with us while you were in. Service like that isn't the norm here at all. We do hope you'll come back in soon so we can remind you why you enjoyed our place during...More

Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Very lively restaurant with live dj. Great vibe, good food and good service. We visited one evening after 9pm and despite it being very busy we were seated immediately at the bar where we could see the chefs preparing the food. We had a pitcher...More

Thank TanyaDuRose
Reiko K, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thanks for the great feedback! We love having you in to see us -- drop back by for some more sushi and good times soon. All the best, The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Small place, expect a wait of 20 to 45 minutes as there are people in line and the restaurant is small. Write your name on a list at the bottom of the stairs. Party of 2 will be able to sit much quicker. Bar is...More

Thank ALinCA5512
Reiko K, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thanks for the awesome review! It's so great to be able to serve you up some great sushi -- come back in to see us again very soon. Best, The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I went here with the business group that was in town for a convention. We had great saki several rounds of excellent sushi and everything we tried was outstanding. Very cozy, very nice, and wonderful service. I will go back anytime.

Thank Scott M
Reiko K, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Scott, thanks for the great review! We love serving you up some great sushi -- drop back in soon. Best, The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped in as it was close to my hotel, but wow so good! Easy to sit at the sushi bar. Friendly and attentive service! Sushi so fresh and baked sushi who knew. The jumping rolls were so good, plum wine and sake was nice. Just...More

Thank Getmarshall
Reiko K, General Manager at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thanks for the awesome review! You'll have to come back in and see us again very soon. Best, The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

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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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