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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
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Authentic (7)
Cozy (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Healthy (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Bar Seating (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on February 9, 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,

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Amazing sushi and friendly service!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

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

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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

Tags: Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 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 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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 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 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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 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 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food and service were amazing.

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

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

This is a regular stop for me and my family.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Delicious dinner and sushi!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Fabulous sushi - especially the daily specials

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Service was terrible

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 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 2, 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 1, 2017

Neighorhood favorite. Jimmy always takes care of us 😍

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 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 15, 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 12, 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 12, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 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 4, 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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