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“Serves good sushi” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Otoro Sushi

Otoro Sushi
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Ranked #1,070 of 5,626 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: US$30 - US$31
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Hayes Valley
Cross street: Gough St.
Description: 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.
Singapore
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Serves good sushi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2012

I stayed at Sleep Over Sauce hotel for two nights. This restaurant is just round the corner from the hotel and I had dinner there twice. The first time, i had a tempura udon, salmon sushi and chawamushi. The second time was just all sushi. Overall I think the sushi quality is very good but their udon is only average and the chawamushi is the worst.

Worthwhile to go for the sushi but make sure you make a reservation if you intend to go for dinner on Fri or Sat. Tough finding seats otherwise.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Reno, Nevada
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Best dining experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

Otoro Sushi was by far and away the best dining experience we had during our visit to San Francisco! We made our reservation through open table and gave ourselves thirty minutes to get there but couldn't find parking and found we were running late. Called the restaurant to let them know we were running late and they were very understanding. Fifteen minutes later, we arrived to a very full Otoro Sushi restaurant and several people waiting to be seated. However, we were very pleased (and grateful) to find they had held our table for us and seated us immediately upon our arrival!!! Wow, outstanding service! They raised the bar even higher when we tasted the food; edamame, tempura shrimp and vegies, dragon and spider sushi rolls, were all delicious! The service was very prompt and courteous allowing us plenty of time to walk to the symphony. Highly recommend Otoro Sushi and we will definitely make a point to dine there during our next visit to San Francisco!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank smalltowngalReno
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San Francisco, California
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Sushi in Hayes Valley”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

This is the place for great quality, fresh sushi if you are in the Hayes Valley area. Never disappoints. Great service. Small place so try getting a reservation.

Visited April 2012
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Thank zara06
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sydney
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best pork kakuni!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

We stumbled across Otoro as we were staying just round the corner (Sleep Over Sauce). This is a lovely little restaurant with excellent service and brilliant food. The highlight for us was the pork kakuni (the best we've ever had and we've tasted many!), the pork belly just melts in your mouth and the sauce was just perfect. Their menu is very different and not the usual japanese sushi/teriyaki stuff - they have hot and cold tapas style plates. Check out the menu on their website and you'll get the idea. Not to miss and will definitely return if we ever get a chance to visit SF.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 2yllek
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Charlotte
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food, atmosphere ... very welcoming to children”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2011

We were visiting SF and visited Otoro twice because my children were so keen to go back. Food was excellent - although I am not an expert on Japanese food - atmosphere was really nice and the staff were extremely nice and friendly.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BusbridgeGodalming
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