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Live Sushi Bar

) #1,459 of 4,379 Restaurants in San Francisco €€ - €€€ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
2001 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-5012
+1 415-861-8610
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“sushi” (10 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
“toro” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
€€ - €€€
2001 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-5012
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

It's tough to separate yourselves from the pack, especially when it comes to sushi in SF. There are not many elements to sushi, however IMO, Live does the important things great; rice and fresh fish. We had an assortment of sake, hamachi, toro, unagi, raw...More

Thank Jason563
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Our waitress was the best! We told us to bring her favorites, and one after another, it was something new, different, and DELICIOUS!!

Thank JennRosenblatt
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Ok. We did not start on the right foot. When we got there (right on time) we had to wait with everyone else over 20 min. Needless to say that the table was not reserved. I understand this is a very small place, but then...More

Thank Nicholas_705
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The special rolls were really great, we enjoyed a great dinner, following the recomendation from our host.

Thank polbodepadron
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Have gone back to this place many times. The Sushi and Japanese food is delightful. The wait staff is also very nice. The Restaurant needs a facelift. It almost boarders on unappealing. Or I would give it 5 stats.

Thank 4JMP
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Great local sushi place with tons of options. I particularly enjoyed the Romeo & Juliet and a Spicy Tuna roll. Great service and always busy, so everything is super fresh!

Thank Austin L
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

This is a small neighborhood sushi place. There is a good sake list and excellent sushi options. The rice is just right. Try the fish collar (menu calls it cheek) appetizer.

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Consistently good sushi and their bento box selection is also very good, offering a variety of options.

Thank JDavies87
Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

Just perfect! Friendly staff, delicious food, relaxed athmosphere, fair pricing. Worth a recommendation! Thanks guys!

Thank JessyVIE
Reviewed 26 August 2014

The freshest and best sushi I have ever experienced. Friendly staff and great food. Wine selection limited.

Thank James H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2001 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-5012
  • Public Transportation: Bus Routes 22 27 9
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-861-8610
  • E-mail