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About Blowfish Sushi - SF

Blowfish Sushi is an eclectic sushi bar and restaurant that serves both modern modern and traditional sushi, sashimi, as well as salads, cooked appetizers and special desserts. The menu style is Asian Fusion and emphasizes clean, pure healthy foods. We have an extensive list of imported sakes and our own original line of sake cocktails.
Blowfish Sushi's upbeat and unforgettable atmosphere is one of a kind, creating an atmosphere of excitement. The restaurant and sound system have been specifically created to give the impression of "feeling the sound" while allowing conversation to be acoustically transparent.
We continuously show Japanese animation films for your viewing pleasure. Colorful original production cells, used in the making of various Anime feature films, decorate the walls. These cartoon images are considered an art form in Japan and are extremely popular in many countries. Come Eat to the Beat! Blowfish Sushi.

2170 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Contemporary Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday- Tuesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday- Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Happy Hour: Monday- Friday: 5:00pm- 7:00pm.

Cross Street:
19th & 20th

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(415) 285-3848

Website:
http://www.blowfishsushi.com/

Entertainment:
We show all the sporting events! Whenever football is on, we have discounts at the bar! Live DJ's every Wednesday! Go Giants

Catering:
Blowfish Sushi can catering all kinds of fun, casual or elegant events. Anyone can make quite an impression on their guests with are elegant sushi displays and decor. On-site sushi chefs are available upon request.
Let Blowfish Sushi make your event shine!

Parking Details:
We are located at 2170 Bryant St. between 19th and 20th in the Mission District of San Francisco.
You are able to park on Bryant or surrounding blocks.

Public Transit:
Bus #27 stops at Bryant and 20th.
Bus #22 & #33 stops at Bryant and 16th.

Executive Chef:
Ritsuo Tsuchida

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
On & Off site catering for ANY event! The possibility's are endless!

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Blowfish Sushi - SF Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.1

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4.2

value

3.8

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (12)
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Fun (7)
Casual (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Authentic (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Tapas (2)
Business Meals (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic! Excellent service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food at Blowfish is still solid and enjoyable after all these years. Unfortunately the service can be spotty. Otherwise, I really enjoy dining here.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Was wonderfull í am back
The blak cod whith rissoto
The best....

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The sushi and sashimi options were fantastic. The miso cod and edamame were also amazing. We were less impressed with the scallop and pork belly appetizers. Great service from our waiter, he recommended everything that we really enjoyed.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

everything was great! the only thing was when i passed by the kitchen, it seems really in disarray when it wasn't busy.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Life changing foodie experience! Mouth watering dishes include: the classic pyramid tower with the ideal paring of sweet/savory sauces mixed in, the delicious virgin oyster shooters with the delicate quail egg, the perfect hamachi crudo (truly ethereal) and the best tasting miso black cod and creamy risotto. I've been to this restaurant several times, and it never ceases to impress me.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

As usual, Blowfish never disappoints. If you like sushi in a modern Japanese environment then this is the place. The food is awesome, with many choices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Not nearly as good as it used to be. Service was poor (slow despite the restaurant being half empty, and with an attitude). The menu is tired, and the quality doesn't match the price. Have been going for years, but won't be going back. Pity.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Wait staff was truly professional, knowledgeable and courteous. Frankly, they made the entire evening more enjoyable. The menu item, "to die for," was out of this world, and the desert was as scrumptious as any chocolate after diner desert I have ever experienced.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Sushi is really great. DJ spinning. Celebrated birthday.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Yummy sushi!

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 (London)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was fantastic. Service was awful. Slow, not enough staff, not very organized.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Blowfish has really gone down hill. The food is still fine but the service in the bar are terrible.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Inattentive service, long time between dishes arriving at the table. We spent $360. for three people and had to find our waiter to ask for the check. Menu choices range from beautiful, high quality sashimi to elaborate rolls for those who like that style and a nice selection of sake. The menu seems unjustifiably expensive given the food and overall experience. No more fun anime projections on the wall and music was pretty bland until a local DJ started spinning an eclectic mix music.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Love this place. Great food. Great service. They are friendly people. Creative dishes. Not nearly as pricey as newer high end sushi restaurants but just as good and creative.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Creative, fresh, delicious, fun!!! A treat for all senses!!

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

Kitchen was a bit slow (45min until the first dish was served) and multiple plates arrived that we did not order. Uncharacteristic of this restaurant as I've eaten here several times.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Everything we touched turned into magnificent glorious tastebud adventures! Deserts were Devine. Highly recommend the Zen Garen and the Chocolaholic!

Would definitely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

It was good, and we didn't have to wait for a table. Presumably because it's expensive.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We had a blast at Blowfish.

The environment was casual and comfortable, the food was fantastic and the service was great!

There was even a live DJ spinning music while we enjoyed dinner, but the music wasn't too loud.

The perfect spot, definitely coming back!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Good selection that satisfied both a sushi lover and a non-sushi person. Good sized portions. Server went above and beyond on getting my companion's drink order figured out with the bartender.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2017

So amazing! Still one of my favorite spots in the bay! I've been coming here every year to celebrate my birthday and this year I had to celebrate a little later than usual but it was so worth it! Can't go wrong with the ritsu roll!

Tags: Tapas, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Not open for the time we made our reservation. Little disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I've dined out alot in SF and been to alot of Japanese restaurants, and I have to say, this Blowfish restaurant is absolutely towards the BOTTOM. Japanese restaurants aren't known for large portions, but the food portion is extremely small, even for Japanese restaurant standards. Do not go there hungry! On top of that, the prices for food and drinks are way higher than normal!

The service was very slow and the food also came out slow. This occurred when the restaurant was 20-25% full when we arrived. Yes, our waitress was very nice but we def felt neglected. For example: we were looking for the drinks menu during dinner, but our waitress didn't come around for a while, so I asked another waitress if I can see the drink menu. She said sure thing...and never came back. I asked another waitress for the drinks menu...and again she never came back even though she said "of course"! Finally our waitress came around and I finally got to see the drinks menu after asking for it the third time.

I would NOT recommend the restaurant for the food, the price, the slow service, and the small portions. If you must, for whatever reason, go there.... do NOT go hungry. Make sure you eat before you go!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We used to live in SF and loved coming to Blowfish then. We came back for a visit and had to do Blowfish and it was as great as we remembered it. Interesting, innovative dishes and great sushi - can't go wrong

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Outstanding. Outstanding. Oh did is say outstanding? Great food, staff engaging and fun. Parking is a challenge but this place is the best

Tags: Live Music, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The food here is AMAZING. While I knew the sushi would not disappoint based on friend's recommendations, the star of the evening was the Pyramid of Tartare. I would go back for that alone. Had a 7 pm reservation on a Friday which started out low-key - by the time we left at 9 pm, the place was starting to get real busy! Would return in a heartbeat, even though my teacher income tells me that this should be only a special date night place ;)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (México)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Intimate space without being too romantic; casual vibe with a high quality food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I live around the corner, and haven't eaten there in years. I only eat out socially. The food and drinks were outstanding; just as I always remembered. There are so many dining options in my immediate vicinity, and new various types of places, opening (sometimes closing) that I sometimes forget about returning to the original restaurants in this area, when it was a less "happening" neighborhood more than 20 years ago. Blowfish Sushi was a pioneer "happening" place, and I'm glad to see it still is. I will not let so much time pass before my next visit.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2017

I use to love this place. However, in the past few years the quality of the sushi has drastically diminished. There are a bunch of new sushi restaurants in the mission that blow this place out of the water.

The service is the other big downer. The last time I was there the servers argued over who would take our table. After sitting down, we waited about 10 minutes before our server even acknowledged us, although there were only about two other seated tables in the entire restaurant.

Stay away from this place, it's way past its prime and not worth it.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We made a reservation for 6. Service was horrible. We had to constantly ask for our server and it was a business dinner. Super akward. The hostess (equally terrible) said she was "slammed because she had 10 high tops" ... Yet she always seemed to pop out of a door marked "private". Then they forced a 20% tip for crap service, no thanks. Never again.

If you're going to sit at a table, seriously consider some place else. If you're going to the sushi bar, enjoy!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Never disappoints

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Had a great evening with friends! Easy to share sushi

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Blowfish sushi has delicious sushi. The ambience is fun and vibrant. The service is incredibly slow (we waited 15 minutes for our first order of drinks) and the portions ridiculous. A sashimi plate with a whopping price tag of $34 dollars had maybe 10 pieces of a sashimi on it. That isn't a lot of fun.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2017

I've been going to his restaurant for 20+ years and absolutely love it. So fresh and yummy! Try everything. It's worth every penny.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Delicious and creative sushi. Definitely not simple if that's what you're looking for.
I recommend the tartar, very tasty!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great if you live in that part of the city

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2017

The most amazing sushi in the country! Order the pyramid, sashimi and the spicy special rolls!!! I travel to ever major city in the U. S. and have yet to find any sushi experience come close.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Unpleasant hostess, but everything was otherwise terrific!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Happy to have found any Inner Mission restaurant that would take a same-day Friday night reservation for two. Kinda disappointing first-time visit. Server was very busy but attentive and friendly. Food was just so-so. Fish was fresh enough - rice w/ rolls and nigiri was a soggy, sticky mess. Seaweed salad was gloppy and gelatinous.

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