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Otoro Sushi

Hayes Valley
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205 Oak St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5807 (Gough St.)
+1 415-553-3986
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited Otoro numerous times, and never disappointed--this meal was again great. Started with simple tempura--their tempura is perfectly done (magic batter?!)--veggies just right & shrimps totally excellent. Next we shared 1 ahi & 1 salmon-topped scallops sushi--both expertly prepared, tasty, fresh as humanly possible and perfectly sliced. Top this off with yummy house sake & green tea cheesecake--impossible to... More 

Thank Econo-Bob
West Linn, Oregon
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88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, small place with minimal seating and very busy. A popular place with excellent food and high quality ingredients.

Thank 13050336757
Palm Springs, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Like the other poor review, if you are a little late because of traffic, difficulty parking, or SF construction zones disrupting your path, they will cancel your reservation and mark you as a no show as quick as they can. My recommendation: if you find yourself even a little late, don't even show up. Just go around the corner to... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Just outside the centre of SF we experienced an unexpected high quality restaurant. Excellent sushi and otter Japanse food. A great sake wine card. Fresh and delicious. Sushi with perfection and passion. I highly recommand this place.

Thank RobxxxL
Key Largo, Florida
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212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Otoro was recommended by friends who live locally. Food was really great, very fresh. Service was excellent and friendly. Not expensive. Good find.

Thank Keyscritter93
San Francisco, California, USA
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Otoro is my go to place when I want great sushi. There sushi is always very fresh and they have a variety that you will not see in most sushi restaurants.

Thank Paul S
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We were a little apprehensive as the storefront was unassuming and this city block was less than inviting. But it was a welcoming experience within - excellent service with knowledgeable wait staff navigating the diners through a wide array of sushi and seafood, much of it just flown in or freshly caught. We had rolls, sushi, and sashimi of various... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Great selection of all kinds of fish, love the sashimi, always check the daily specials. Service is excellent and helpful.

Thank Stefan K
Palm Bay, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

I went here by recommendation of someone. It was a very good experience. I was able to try many things not available to me on the east coast. The staff was courteous and very accommodating. A nice selection flown in from Japan complements a good offering of fish. I will definately come here on my next trip timSan Francisco.

Thank DaveInFlorida
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Intimate restaurant a short walk away from the hustle and bustle of Hayes Valley. We had the "Sushi Tapas" which were small servings of hot dishes. Very tasty and reasonably priced for SF. Amazing board of specialty sushi that made want to come back and have more. Will return again!

Thank Improvisit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 31
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Oak St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5807
    (Gough St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-553-3986
Otoro Sushi is a hidden gem in the Hayes Valley. Our sushi experts will go to great lengths to bring you the freshest ingredients to offer San Francisco Bay Area patrons Japan"s best traditional sushi and tapas. Otoro Sushi is perfect for small groups and also has a wonderful sake and wine selection.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Hayes Valley

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Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a community park at its center and dozens of trendy businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish respite.
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