Otoro Sushi

4.7
793 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 793 people are saying
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vipMarlene
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Otoro is, perhaps, the best sushi restaurant I've ever eaten at. Everything is fresh, creative and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the best seat in the house! The food and beverage selections were so serving to my palette. The chefs were fabulous. The host was so nice and seemed to know everyone there! Those who served were so kind as well and took care of everyone. The whole vibe was set last night. Thanks!

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vipSherryG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is fresh, innovative and traditional. The owner, Jimmy, and the entire staff are charming and respectful. They are cautious about COVID protocols. They have inside and outside dinning and , for outside, adequate heat lamps. I've been going to Otoro since before the pandemic, and am happy that it has returned and is thriving. Reservations are recommended.

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JeffB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

excellent fish, well cut and their balance of rice is perfect.

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Rick
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Otoro Sushi is always a satisfying experience with friends because they find something special on the menu to suit them. Sharing dishes only enhances the time together.

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BarryG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious Food, Friendly Staff. From the Miso Soup to the Garlic Soft Shell Crab, each item we ordered was better than other sushi restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food

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SARAHMcBRU
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We return to Otoro again and again. We love the service here (Jimmy, the owner, is the absolute BEST) and the food is just great. We have often sat at the bar and asked the chefs for an omikase platter - and we were never disappointed. :-) Now that we have a child - we bring her here because it is her favorite sushi restaurant.

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Patricia
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for low-key but absolutely delicious New Years!

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Darryl
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, drinks, and service! Tried 6 different things on the menu and we loved it all. Go hungry, you won't be disappointed! ❤️ A+

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JoyP
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and beautiful presentation! Service was very good. We would definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, very good service and overall wonderful dining experience.

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KarinaO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful! Delicious! Amazing service! We will be back!!

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vip2kgougher
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Otitis is nothing but consistent whether it’s the chefs special or hot dishes. We are regulars.

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Staff was extremely attentive and had great food recommendations.

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Foodie94611
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wide ranging menu with very good appetizers. Very tasty. I usually have a variety of small dishes, and a small amount of actual sushi at the end of the meal. The food is pretty much identical to prior to the pandemic, which was very good. Recommended.

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JEMB
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always receive a warm welcome and the staff is professional and attentive. The food is excellent and the menu has been expanded so there are many hot and cold choices. Eating in the outdoor space, in winter, was comfortable with the heaters. We always come here for a meal before our SF Symphony concert.

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vipJTG78
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Don’t let the worn interior fool you, Otoro still has some of the best sushi and Japanese dishes in SF. Those in the know continue to go to Otoro for their super fresh fish and awesome food.

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vipMattW
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great neighborhood sushi place. We look forward to many visits.

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Dennislovetheater
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipGwenG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, an excellent meal with super service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor experience

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viplrsf
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
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
28 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Decent place. Flavorful rolls, nice quality sushi.

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vipMattW
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
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
10 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
25 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.

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 793 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.