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About Otoro Sushi

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.

205 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM.

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM.

Cross Street:
Gough St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 553-3986

Website:
http://www.otorosushi.com/

Additional:
Beer, Counter Seating, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Otoro Sushi Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (6)
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Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Bar Seating (3)
Fun (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Consistent, fresh and delicious for years that’s ! that’s why I keep going back even though I don’t live in the neighborhood anymore. I’ll still hop in a cab and go across town to this place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Extremely ordinary. Fine, nothing wrong exactly, but hardly worth a special trip

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Quick service, friendly staff, decent food. Would recommend to people in the area

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good food quality. $25 corkage is way too high for this place . Used to be $10

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We have been going to Otoro for the past four years. Consistently good, although this time our service was a bit off with some forgotten items. Prices seem to have inched a bit higher and fish slices have gotten a bit thinner but it is still a nice place to come when enjoying a dining experience in the city.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Good warm cozy place. Perfect ambience to get together with old friends.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Amazing fresh sushi, with incredible flavors! The service was great and the dish recommendations were spot on. The noise level was a bit difficult to have a quiet conversation but the experience makes up for it. I will be returning again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Otoro sushi,
always flavorful and fresh.
I will return soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Healthy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Not what I expected for the price. The fish wasn't as fresh and the rolls were under whelming. Pretty bland experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Hands down my favorite sushi place in SF! Jimmy adds a level of fantastic personalized service which makes there high end and creative sushi even more enjoyable.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very good food
Service was just ok
Got loud after place started filling up

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Overpriced for subpar sushi.
Service is off. Not enough attention to tables or dedicated servers per table. Host is not just attentive, friendly. "Just business" attitude.
I wouldn't go back.
Especially since I had mentioned when making my reservation that it was my bf's birthday dinner. Nothing special at all. I felt bad for it not being as special as it could've been.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

the food / service is very good. watch out for the accumulation of costs...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

This is a regular stop for me and my family.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Delicious dinner and sushi!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Fabulous sushi - especially the daily specials

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Wide menu not just Sushi and Sashimi. If you go try the Egg Plant!

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Tapas
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

amazing place. Great food friendly owner. Always an amazing experience

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Neighorhood favorite. Jimmy always takes care of us 😍

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 17, 2017

When we walked in, they had our table ready to go. I was thankful I made a reservation. Little did I know, this would be the highlight of the evening. We waited almost an hour to get our food, which took us all of about five minutes to eat. The service was just horrible. The food was average at best, and even with the waitress knowing that the service was bad, there was no discount offered. A simple 10% off would have gone a long way with me.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Service was a little iffy but overall the sushi was okay and we got to the theater on time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Excelent sushi bar, small place be sure to have make reservation, great service, the best sushi in SF

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great sushi joint tucked away off the beaten path. Will definitely return.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Otoro never disappoints and that's why we keep coming back time after time, especially with friends and family eager for an authentic sushi experience where we can test there limits but also tickle their fancies. Cozy setting with great cuisine featuring the freshest seafood and excellent sake list makes for a winning combination.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Otoro's selection for sashimi and sushi, and izakaya-style tapas was pretty good. However, on average, I felt a lot of the fish to be overpriced for its quality and presentation. Unfortunately, there were a lot of miscommunication with our server (I asked for sashimi as an appetizer but everything came out as nigiri, and she didn't seem to understand the difference, nor did she ever apologize). Had the quality of service been better, I would have looked forward to going back, but probably won't be invited I'm invited.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great sushi, asian-fusion inspired food! I love how intimate the restaurant is and yet they can seat small parties easily. We ordered about 6 small plates which were excellent (cucumber salad, black cod, eggplant, fatty tuna, spicy hamachi roll, fatty tuna nigiri, and asparagus wrapped kobe beef which was my favorite). My only wish is to have more affordable prices BUT it was worth it. The prices is the only thing that keeps me from coming here more often. But for a special occasion, this was awesome!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Otoro Sushi has always been a favorite of mine and have never been disappointed. Great food and excellent service. Dont miss the specials on the board, there's always something new and different. The Sake list is pretty awesome too.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The environment is very noisy, and there are mosquitoes in the restaurant and food. And we ordered the sushi roll, but they provide the Korean kimbap!!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Thanks for setting us up with a nice table!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food and service is always on point. This is one of my favorite sushi spots in San Francisco.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 20, 2017

This was my second time here. The food was good but comparable to many sushi restaurants in the city. My only problem is that they charge way more for their sushi. One example, I ordered 2 pieces of nigiri toro, cost, $12! I can get the same quality of food at many other spots in the city!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Delicious, fresh fish... but a little loud if you're with anyone else at a table, you feel like you have to yell to hear. Would try takeout moving forward, but the food was great.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Solid sushi spot right near Civic Center and City Hall and all the theatres over there. It's pretty small (not much seating), but the menu was big and varied (both sushi and sake) and it was relatively cheap for such nice sushi. I had a great sake and a bunch of rolls. The Spider roll was big and flavorful. The special "lollipops" were veggie and fish wrapped in cucumber then cut into slices and skewered so they were like little lollipops! We also had a spicy tuna and mango roll that was awesome (and very spicy and sweet). And I had barracuda nigiri for the first time and it was firm, flaky, meaty, a bit fishy, and very very tasty.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

My friend and I have eaten here four or five times before evening Symphony programs, arriving at 5:30 or 6, when the restaurant is not crowded. Apparently, it can be later on. The space is quite small, but the large window facing Oak Street makes it feel more spacious. We have never been disappointed in dishes we ordered; the black cod and tempura vegetables are favorites. Raw fish is not our thing, so no comment on that. Service is attentive and friendly. Good vibe. Otoro is one of our favorites in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Favorite sushi in the city probably. So fresh

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

This is a very good restaurant.a little bit too expensive in my opinion.The food is very fresh and good in a nice presentation.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I took my 19-year-old son here for dinner before taking him to his first opera. We both liked our meals quite a bit! The service was good. The ambiance was good. The sushi was fresh and good. Our drinks and all parts of our meal were tasty and served in a beautiful way. I would go to this restaurant again and bring my husband!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Host asked me if I was dining alone (if you are, that would only make you feel more self-conscious), told him there was a reservation for 4. He made me wait in the doorway for my whole party, even though there were many set tables ready for us.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Our food was delicious! Service was excellent, and the whole experience made our pre-Hamilton date delightful.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 22, 2017

I love this restaurant! Terrific, unpretentious sushi. Sushi is very fresh and very tasty. Inventive tapas-style small dishes featuring Japanese flavors. Pro tip: get the green tea cheesecake.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly
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