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“Believe the hype!”

Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #82 of 5,826 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$8
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 27 June 2017

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 light and delicious. The sushi rolls were amazing though and we managed to trough our way through 2 x jumping California and rainbow rolls plus seaweed and some soft shell crab rolls too. Atmosphere and sounds were great. Loved it and will be back

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Management response:Responded 30 June 2017

We love hearing that you really enjoyed our place! Thanks a ton for the love. Drop back in to see us again soon.
-The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 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 prepared to wait because it gets very busy. Enjoy!

Thank Adriene P
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Management response:Responded 25 June 2017

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

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 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 price

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Management response:Responded 22 June 2017

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 & Bar

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Reviewed 17 June 2017 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
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Management response:Responded 22 June 2017

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

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 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 they'll sit you right after.

Thank TravelBuddy80
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Management response:Responded 19 June 2017

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

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