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Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

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619 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1020
+1 415-775-1028
18:00 - 02:00
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are from Miami and eat good sushi pretty often, this place rocked our world. Kevin was great! Cheers! Dragon roll and the jumping eel something was just perfect!

Thank Mmorales04
Fairmont, West Virginia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ryoko's was recommended to us while we were here in SF and we enjoyed it very much. The place has a very underground vibe, the staff are very hyper and ready to serve you. There are cheers as you come in, don't know what they are saying but it's very enthusiastic and intense. We ordered the California, Philadelphia and Dragon... More 

Thank Erothwell
Management response:

We couldn't hide our excitement when you walked through the door! We're thrilled you were able to swing by and see us while you were in SF. Great choices with your orders as well. We hope next time you're in the Bay Area you'll come back and see us again! -The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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571 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Knowing they do not take reservations, we took a chance on Sunday for dinner. We were seated in the downstairs dining. The long counter had the better view of the sushi preparation, but we preferred a table. One caterpillar and one dragon roll were enough to satisfy us. I had a Sapporo draft. We paid $35 plus tip. Nothing to... More 

Thank alohatripper
Management response:

We're glad you took a chance on us! Thank's for being patient and understanding with us for your seating situation. Great choice going with the Caterpillar and Dragon rolls. We look forward to seeing you again soon. -The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar More 

Ubud, Indonesia
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great vibe and really amazing food so so great so glad I got to experience this place it was a gem of nite very recommended

Thank TraceyShades
Management response:

You're the real treasure to us, Tracey! It's wonderful to hear that you loved our food and vibe as well. We hope you'll drop back in and experience some more Japanese food with us soon. -The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sushi was great, reasonably priced. The wait is not long, make sure you sign in when you walk in.

Thank George P
Management response:

Great sushi is a wonderful thing to find, George. We're glad you were impressed with ours! We know it's been a bit, but hope you'll swing back in to see us soon. -The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar More 

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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Excellent food in a very casual atmosphere, with fast service. However, they don't take reservation and usually there is a line to get a table, but they will serve you drinks while you wait.

Thank Giacomo P
Management response:

We're pumped you love our food and atmosphere as well! Thanks a ton for being patient with us when we are busy. We know it's been a month, but we do hope you'll swing by again and see us soon. -The Team at Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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303 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The sushi here is extremely fresh, and you can taste it in each bite. The only problem here is that they have just your standard fare of sushi, with little special type rolls. If you have never been here it can be confusing, you have to go in and write your name down, then they call you when they have... More 

Thank Clyde_Betts
Management response:

While we're happy to hear you enjoyed our fresh sushi, we're sorry that you could've had a better experience with our service. We've definitely been looking into ways we can be improving. Thanks a ton for your feedback. We know it's been some time, but would love to invite you back in to see us. -The Team at Ryoko's Japanese... More 

Columbia, Missouri, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Very loud, sleazy crowd, poor menu options. The guy and the girl at the table next to us were hanging all over each other the whole time we were there. There was no crab on the menu-- only imitation crab. Not a good sign. We ordered drinks and appetizers to judge whether we should stay for dinner. Drinks were good,... More 

Thank Emily L
Management response:

Emily, we're sorry you didn't quite enjoy our place. We would like to say, however, that we love our customers -- they make us who we are. As for the crab, we only use the best fresh, real crab. Again, we're sorry you weren't impressed, but we're sure we could find something on our menu that you'd really enjoy. If... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I absolutely love this place! We got there just in time before the rush, but we still waited about 35-minutes. However, the servers were so nice. They took care of us while we were waiting and let us order hot sake shots, which made the wait bearable. The food was delicious. We ordered the Chirashi, which is the chef's selection... More 

Thank Janet T
Nieuwvliet, The Netherlands
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We followed the TripAdvisor suggestion for the best sushi in town. It was no disappointment I must say. I've eaten sushi all over the world and this place is amongst the best. Fast service, freshly rolled on order, wide unique choice and a live DJ for the joining beats!

Thank Simon D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
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
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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