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Otoro Sushi

4.7
4.7
897 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 553-3986

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

  • Cross street

    Gough St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 897 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco

    Japanese

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  1. s

    sharonm

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The sushi was delicious and the ambiance is wonderful.
  2. M

    Michele

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Simply the best and freshest sushi and raw fish, best Japanese cooked cuisine, best and friendliest service in Bay Area. Great value. Why would anyone go anywhere else. My favorite place to eat in San Francisco. And the take out is just as good.
  3. FG

    FoodieGirl

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful birthday dinner at Otoro Sushi, and the female server made our night! She was incredibly smiley, helpful, and on top of everything during our dinner. The fish was very fresh and tasted better than I'd had there before. All in all we had probably the most wonderful experience I've had at Otoro, and would definitely be back!
  4. IB

    IsaacB

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very good food, and service.
  5. IB

    IB723

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fresh, creative and delicious. So happy we went back post Covid.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Poor sushis. Cold room with little light. The only bright spot was the happy and friendly server.
  7. AK

    AlKleb

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Glad to see that this restaurant is still going strong: fresh fish, interesting dishes and attentive service.
  8. AF

    AshleyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    DELICIOUS and out of this world customer service!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    quick service, yummy rolls, low key ambiance - great chill night spot
  10. b

    bigal

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great service...great food...the physical place could use a update. Also was very cold inside.
  11. F

    Foodie

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A neighborhood gem. Great food and service. A perfect place to eat before SFJazz.
  12. AK

    ArjanK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a lovely meal. We sat indoors in a corner table with plenty of privacy. We had a hour + lead time on our SF Jazz concert to relax and savor the sushi. Fresh tastes. Delicate. Delightful. And the service was both fun and prompt.
  13. U

    Underwhelmed

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always a favorite pre-pandemic before seeing a show at SF Jazz. Enjoyed the parklet and our server was terrific. With that said, we noticed a slight decline in the quality of the food. The shrimp tempura was crispy on the outside but a bit doughy inside, the soft shell crab was batter heavy ( hard to taste the crab) and needed some kind of dipping sauce, the fried crab in the spider roll wasn’t crisp. We will be back to try it again since the fish was fresh and the issues seemed to be with anything fried.
  14. JM

    JamesM

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    compact sushi restaurant close to SF Jazz Center with high quality fresh raw fish
  15. T

    Tangozaka

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The female server was very friendly and thoughtful. The food is good, the way of serving ( Presentation, way of cutting ) might be improved. Generally they are doing great job, Especially blue fin tuna is great and the chef must have a good contact to purchase.
  16. m

    martinigirlyus

    Phoenix

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sushi is fresh and some interesting picks like barracuda. It is such a gem. Great for a late night too!
  17. e

    ellaschris

    San Francisco

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great sashimi salad Fantastic Nigiri ! Enough said ! Go and enjoy !
  18. SB

    SusanB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I wouldn't sit outdoors again during the dinner time hours on the weekends.
  19. f

    fooddeva

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very much enjoyed the food and found the service to be excellent and fast...plus it was reasonably priced for the portions that we got. A great place to eat before attending events at Davies. Best to make reservations.
  20. TR

    TomR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A relatively classic sushi bar experience... Close-to-Japanese ambience, very friendly and helpful service, and Excellent Sashimi and Sushi!
  21. B

    Britinger

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    My kids declared it’s their new favorite sushi restaurant! We had shoyu ramen, chicken Karaage, various sushi rolls, warm salted edamame- all delicious!
  22. K

    Kent

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Otoro and have been there often. Great for before the Symphony concert.
  23. JE

    JEMB

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always receive a warm welcome here and the food is consistently excellent. There are many choices on the menu, from both the main menu and the daily specials. The service is friendly and attentive. This is our go-to restaurant when we have a SF Symphony concert.
  24. b

    brianb

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    They accepted our reservation unlike many places in this vicinity, were very friendly, and the food was excellent.
  25. w

    wcubed

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed fresh, flavorful dishes in a comfortable outdoor setting. Service was attentive and efficient. Otoro is a perfect preshow dinner spot.
  26. CS

    CarolS

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and good food. One of our go-to restaurants in the area with ample outdoor dining.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jimmy and his team never disappoint! It’s always a pleasure to dine at Otoro - freshest fish ever and great, friendly service.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very fresh and high quality. Also, the service was exceptional.
  29. m

    midtowndiners

    Sacramento

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We came in the last half hour of service. The team was very gracious in serving us, and the food was delicious. However, they began their cleanup routine, which was exceptionally noisy with lots of furniture being moved and things being dropped and broken!
  30. LS

    LisaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing nigiri! The best!
  31. JH

    JoeH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OToro is better than ever!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Best Chirashi meal I’ve had in a long time.
  33. JB

    JohnB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice local sushi place. Not the best, but reasonable prices and good service.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!!! One of my fave spots in the city
  35. VF

    VailFirstTimer

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We’ve been many times as d have raved about it to friends but this experience wasn’t great. Food quality was very average and service very slow.
  36. j

    jontivi

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tempura, ramen, gyoza, Saba and sake flights.
  37. C

    Cindy

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service, they make you feel at home!!
  38. M

    Mandy

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic meal! Inventive rolls with some of the usual suspects but many of new mix of flavors such as a marinated eggplant! Absolutely fantastic!
  39. F

    Foodie94611

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good Japanese restaurant. The sushi is good, but we mostly dine on the appetizers, which are very good, very tasty and varied. We then finish up with the sushi - usually the rolls (maki). Large outdoor seating area (basically doubles their capacity); inside is comfortable but fairly basic. Highly recommended.
  40. DB

    DonnaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Perfect for pre-opera, pre-concert, pre-event dining. Indoor and outdoor seating. Very very good for the price and location.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Otoro Sushi does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Otoro Sushi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 553-3986.

Otoro Sushi is rated 4.7 stars by 897 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Otoro Sushi

205 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gough St.

  • Neighborhood

    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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