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Sushi Bistro

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The Richmond
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431 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118-3937
+1 415-933-7100
Today
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Palm Coast, Florida
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150 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for the first time, ordered many different dishes to share, wasn't disappointed in any of them.

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Thank Andy D
Calpe, Spain
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I just love this place. Small and personal. The most amazing sushi anywhere. So many different, intriguing and very unusual tastes. If you're in anywhere in the area, you definitely have to try this place out.

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Thank K V B
Dijon, France
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

I met a friend in the neighborhood. Balboa Street in San Francisco, is full of little local restaurant gems. I can never resist the power of Sushi Bistro. I always order with a smile the Omega, the Sexy Scallop, and Jalapeño sashimi. This place, never lets me down. Having hot sake for the balance, it will also keep you warm... More 

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Thank Nikki W
Carmel Valley, California
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

We rented a place in the neighborhood and decided to go out for sushi. Boy did we get lucky with this place. They accommodated 8 people and everyone loved their food. It was fresh and delicious.

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Thank Teri S
New York City, New York
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169 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Friends from SF took us here. Great atmosphere and Great Sushi and special Rolls. Really loved the Rock N' Roll, Monster in Law and African Spider.

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Thank AlanR27
Hong Kong, China
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88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

This is a place just for rolls and sushi. There's some hot food but they're awful (chicken terriyaki was tough and chewy, tempura was greasy and mostly batter). The sushi chefs were not japanese. The fish was ok, not terribly fresh. Sushi rice wasn't japanese rice. I mean the owners really cut corners here. Service was good. But i wouldn't... More 

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Thank Prickycritic05
San Francisco, California
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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Love having sushi here. It is not cutting edge, but it is comfortable and welcoming and the sushi is fresh and delicious and they curry udon is the bomb!

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Thank MickD415
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

I've been here a countless amount of times over the past four years of living in the city and never leave disappointed. I've tried just about everything on the menu and love it all. From a date spot to sake bombing with friends (in the back room), sushi bistro is the place to go!

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Thank Cwmcmorrow
Meridian, Idaho
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

Had the most fresh and flavorful sushi at the Sushi Bistro. The spring rolls are a must try. They are a hot tempura shrimp with avocado and rice in a cold crisp lettuce leaf. Delicious. The specialty rolls are amazing and beautifully presented. The quality of the sushi is top notch, I wouldn't be afraid to try anything on the... More 

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Thank Cherese T
Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

Nice ambiance, good service and the food is wonderful. From the miso soup to the tempura is was all great. My favorite was the lobster crab roll, I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

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Thank Paam S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118-3937
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighbourhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-933-7100

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