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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
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18:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 02:00
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Fairmont, West Virginia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday 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 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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571 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Ubud, Indonesia
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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

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Thank TraceyShades
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Thank George P
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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303 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 

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Thank Clyde_Betts
Columbia, Missouri, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 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 

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Thank Emily L
Las Vegas, Nevada
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 

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Nieuwvliet, The Netherlands
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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!

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Thank Simon D
Napa, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My girlfriend and I loved it.Some of the best sushi I have had. And you gotta try the Saki bombs!..........................................................

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 02:00
Monday
18:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 02:00
Thursday
18:00 - 02:00
Friday
18:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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
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.

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