Otoro Sushi

4.7
772 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 772 people are saying
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Dennislovetheater
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food good service on a busy san francisco night. Unusual and delicious fish dishes

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vipGwenG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, an excellent meal with super service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor experience

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viplrsf
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We chose to sit outside. It was a Friday night and there were a lot of cars on Oak. We could still have conversation easily. They lit a warming heater right next to us.
The quality of the sushi is always first rate and so what's a little noise!

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HappyDiner
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Decent place. Flavorful rolls, nice quality sushi.

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MattW
Austin
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic sushi. We did the Omakase and it was delicious. We sat outside. it was very nice.

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GeoT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Inside corner table, felt pretty private. Food was better than expected. Fried foods a bi oily, but delicious. Sushi: mostly very fresh. Mackerel a bit fishy, but o-toro sumptuous. Uni fresh. Would return anytime. 3 blocks for Davies.

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TeslaGirl
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fish at Otoro is very fresh AND they have creative rolls. Everything is super yummy

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Leslie
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have now eaten at Otoro 3 times and have been very impressed and happy each time! It is nice to be greeted like an old friend when you visit a soon to be favorite restaurant. I am betting that the gentleman who handles seating etc is the owner...but either way, I appreciate his friendly style!

The food is fantastic...very fresh and tender sashimi and their rolls are just how I like them...not too much rice!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Decent food but the Thanksgiving service (considering it happened by accident) was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Too much sauce and seasoning on nigiri that take away fresh fish flavor

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JayP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Chef's sushi special was fantastic, rolls were ok, Hamachi Kama was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Highly recommend. I’ve been coming here for years, I don’t live in the city anymore but I make a point to go to Otoro when I visit. Always fresh fish, great service, and a laid back atmosphere. It’s a home away from home! Thanks to Jimmy and team for always making this place great!

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lutke
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Loved the food. Everything was delicious. We sat outside and it was warm enough with the heaters turned on.

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vipEllen
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

fabulous food and service. i have eaten her many times and it never fails.

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flavorseeker20
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The wagyu rolled around asparagus and the shishito peppers were my favoite items. The rolls were okay; maybe I picked the wrong items for myself, but I would come back and try the hamachi carpaccio, nigiri items, and more tapas. Outdoor seating was nice, open and spacious, more than the inside. My friends really enjoyed it so I'm glad.

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vipSFFoodie
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Smallish place walking distance from the performing arts complex. Food is good, and service was generally good, just a little slow right at the end of our meal, but end of the day definitely a place worth visiting if you’re in the Hayes Valley area, especially if you’re heading off to the symphony, the opera, or SF jazz.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality sushi and such a nice staff. Nice and spacious inside and nice tables outside

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was unbelievable

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vipLuvSF
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent quality! Everything was delicious! Highly recommended.

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BetsyR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

greeted at the door immediately & shown straight to a good corner / window table. every staff person came to the table at some point or another to take an order, bring food, pour water, you name it. great service. very good food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Inventive, fresh food

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HannahD
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and excellent food! Made a reservation and still had to wait a little outside. Most definitely worth the wait and so glad this place is busy busy!

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FinallyTriedIt
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Small place, but delicious rolls and appetizers at fair prices.

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VSLV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent sushi creations and sake flights! Casual setting and a good ambience. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

We arrived at 9:45 placed our order and after our first dish was was delivered we were told the kitchen was closing so we should order anything else right then. They should not accept late reservations if they don’t intend to stay open. We were rushed and left after about 40 minutes. Not the leisurely late dinner we expected.

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vipKent
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed everything. Will go back again and recomment it.

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JackT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great date spot. The sushi was good and there is a good selection of vegetarian rolls. Service was solid as well

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Katie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I really enjoyed my meal at Otoro. Very quality sushi - the chef's nigiri selection was by far the best dish. The price tag was a little surprising at the end, but not out of the ordinary for a good quality sushi place in SF

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was very good. Service was friendly but slow, and I don’t think that was just a food prep thing, even getting the check back took around 15 minutes. Nice outdoor seating with heaters.

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GraceP
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Glad to have outdoor dining, table a bit close together tho. There were other parklet’s not being used, I would have felt more comfortable with tables spaced out further. Food and sake very good as was the service.

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vipRossA
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Great sushi and friendly service. A neighborhood gem!

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SARAHMcBRU
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the quality of the sushi at Otoro. It is consistently delicious. The service is exceptional with Jimmy and his team going out of their way to ensure we feel comfortable and our every need is met. We will return again and again. We are just SO HAPPY this neighborhood gem survived. <3

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vipChris
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service. Delicious sushi. Nice ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were visiting SF and we wanted to have sushi. Based on our search and reading reviews we found this restaurant and we were all happy about our decision.
The sushi and rolls were all delicious, the ingredients were quite fresh and nicely prepared.
It was a cozy place for a casual dine out with a small group of friends or the family. Not a fancy place though if you want to impress your date.
We dined here as a family and it was all fine.

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Himika
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food was average and they take a while to get your order.

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Freddie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Even though we had a reservation, we were asked to wait about half an hour. I started to think NOT having a reservation would have had any difference because by the time we were seated, half the restaurant had their food and left already.
If you do not mind their poor reservation handling skills and getting irritated because of it, their sushi selection, and appetizers were delicious!! And the waitress was very kind, fast.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy has a great restaurant with quality fish, great staff and terrific service.

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RWHSF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of the best sushi places in San Francisco with quality fish and quality presentation without being overly fussy, complicated or pretentious. The staff there are so nice and so friendly and it’s so great to see them come through the pandemic still the same great restaurant. An absolute favorite!

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JonC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood sushi place for casual dining, friendly staff, and good food

FAQs

Otoro Sushi does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and 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 772 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.