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Otoro Sushi

4.6
480 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Perfect For:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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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.
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Phone number
(415) 553-3986
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Gough St.
Additional
Beer, Counter Seating, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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A very neighborhoody sushi spot in Hayes, with high-quality fish at reasonable prices.

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What 480 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
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4.1
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Otoro Sushi is my "go to" place in SF for wonderful sushi. Very fresh, great service, nice small restaurant. Pricing is very reasonable for the great quality. I have also had the cooked Japanese food and found it to be excellent as well.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

super fresh, creative sushi, great atmosphere, friendly host

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I enjoy Sushi ice cold but if you like yours room temperature and overpriced than this is the place for you.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food!! A bit loud...

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

A total neighborhood gem. Fresh fish flown in from Tokyo and a memorable grilled eggplant w miso!
Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The best sushi in the US! The fish is amazing quality and the service is always great.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Perfect pre-ballet dining! Always fresh and yummy, with very attentive service and excellent menu. Fish from Japan excellent, also California sourced fish excellent, too. Great place that keeps quality the most important item--have eaten here for years!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great hamachi special w/ truffle oil. Sushi was fresh and succulent.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This was some of the most overpriced sushi I have ever had. Sushi is expensive by its nature, and this one just went over the top. If it have been inventive and delicious, I would not have minded. But the food quality was mediocre at best, and tasteless as worst.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The sashmi was wonderfully fresh and expertly presented. There was an outstanding selection of sake and the service was quick and very attentive to all our needs. This restaurant shot to the top of my list of favorites and I will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Love the food but it was freezing inside and people kept hitting the button to open door over and over. Maybe relocate the automatic door opener where people don’t wait?

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Very professional and attentive service. Tasty and creative specials with many different choices to make up a unique meal.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Hamachi carpaccio was outstanding!

Toro wasn't as good this evening. It's good but not like the ones you have in Japan. It lacks the natural sweetness.

Pork Belly, normally my fav, was a little on the sweet side.

Miso eggplant is very good.

Still will definitely come back though.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

The sushi was great! Very fresh. Also had Nabeyaki Soba which was a little disappointing. Very sparse on substantive contents. Was mostly noodles and broth. Needs more of the other ingredients.

Otherwise service was great and our reservation got us past the queue immediately,

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Amazing sushi and friendly service!

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The rainbow roll was good, but the veg tempura roll was not. The silver saki sampler was fine.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Had pre-theatre meal here with the wife and was not disappointed. One of the better sushi restaurants we've been to. Restaurant is small but lively on a Saturday evening. Everything we've had was excellent. The nigiri was fresh and some of the fish are straight from Japan (see the specials board). For appetizer, I went for the Agedashi Tofu and Shiitake Tsumire. For sushi, I had the Otoro, Hon-Maguro (Bluefin Tuna), Hamachi and Saba nigiri. Also had the Otoro special roll which was delicious! Wife also had the Tempura Udon which was flavorful. Everything was reasonably priced as our bill came out to just over $100, which included a bottle of Sake! No complaints about service as our waitress was attentive and friendly. Would definitely come here again when we're in the area.

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3.0Dined on January 8, 2018

Wish you had a happy hour!!! We would come everyday!!

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3.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Pretty basic sushi place. Great service but nothing exceptional about food. Zero ambiance

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

So good the first time I went back the following week and I live 1.5 hours away. The quality of the fish is high and the service is great. Lots of energy in the room.

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Good restaurant food was good service was quick all around good experience.

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5.0Dined on December 4, 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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3.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 25, 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.

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4.0Dined on November 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 15, 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!

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 7, 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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5.0Dined on October 28, 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.

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4.0Dined on October 20, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on October 16, 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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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

The food and service were amazing.

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4.0Dined on October 2, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2017

This is a regular stop for me and my family.

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Delicious dinner and sushi!

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5.0Dined on September 25, 2017

Fabulous sushi - especially the daily specials

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2.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Service was terrible

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4.0Dined on September 7, 2017

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

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