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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

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4.2

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4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2010

Always heard great things about this place....now I know they are all true. Fabulous, fresh, innovative food, hip stylish surroundings, great service. We love sushi and we loved this place.....you will too.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2010

Loved it...will go back very soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 5, 2010

Good food; prepared quite well. It can get loud. Young / energetic cliental - can get noisy w/ conversations spilling from adjacent tables. This is more of an atmosphere place: Very into it's own image; lots of anime visuals; dance music.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2010

The food was awesome especially the oysters!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2010

I thought this was some of the best sushi I have ever had and our waiter was really good. He made sure to explain what was in the dish to us and how to eat it properly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 24, 2010

Blowfish is a must visit destination in San Francisco. The decor plays off themes of Japanese animation in a playful and clever. The rolls balanced traditional sushi preparation with a modern spin. Would definitely come back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 22, 2010

Blowfish confirmed the reservation and even accepted a change to increase the number of diners. Food was excellently presented, tasted great, and the desserts were ery creative. A trendy, friendly restaurant where the staff assisted in selections and recommendations.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2010

Trying to hard to be trendy and unique, and you can't help but wonder that it might be distracting from the food. Drink menu reads like it's fantastic, but the 2 I tried were overly sweet and one-dimensional. Definitely doesn't touch Umami in terms of quality of the rolls.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 15, 2010

This restaurant is a good place to take a date. It's a little pricey but you're paying for the food quality and ambiance.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2010

Very good rolls. Pass on the cucumber cooler, go straight to the Kirin on tap.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 9, 2010

We heard from quite a few recommendations that this was good sushi. We have dined here twice and have not been impressed with the food or service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2010

Even though we made a reservation and arrived on time, we still had to wait 20 minutes while we saw two tables were open. We sat below a speaker and it was so loud that we had to shout at each other. Food is outstanding, but super pricey. One of us ordered a sushi dish for $16 and it came in a huge plate with a martine glass holding some sauce in the middle and literally had 5 very small piece sushi on the realm of one side of plate and it was filled the space with more sauce on the other side. But for dinner set, which there are only two choices (sea bass or beef), the portion is decent. The sea bass was fantastic, but the beef (steak skirt) was dry and rubbery. We also order a sushi roll to share and taht was really good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2010

Excellent! Great food and ambiance - very close to a real Japanese hip place (I mean in Japan)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2010

We've been dinning here many times. The food and choices doesn't seem to get old. We enjoyed the settings and ambiance of the restaurant. It's very fusion. We recommend starting with the Ritsu Roll and R2 Roll. Very delicious and delightful. A little on the pricey side, but well worth the money, IMO. Enjoy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on April 28, 2010

Great place with a NYC Soho atmosphere. I do normally go to Michelin star places, but once in a while you get blown away from places like this, unformal cool place with great food.

Will be back!

Johnny
Norway

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2010

Sushi is fresh and always yummy. The best roll is the RITZU MAKI , yummy, with two dipping suaces, a miso sauce and a mayo pepper sauce, Yumm!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2010

Noisy, hard to have a conversation. The food was OK, not as good as all the hype.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2010

NOT for children.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 12, 2010

Not really the best sushi, but passable and pleasant. I also find the anime theme a little weird.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 11, 2010

We came here because we heard that the decor was nice and they would play techno, but instead of techno they played some slow depressing music. I prefer the Santana Row location much better. The SF venue is just okay - nothing special. Overall, this was somewhat of a disappointment, especially considering my high expectations.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 10, 2010

Open Table made it a seamless and easy way to do dinner plans right!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 8, 2010

The food and service were both excellent, but the portions were smallish and pricey. We'd recommend the "SoSuMi" roll.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on April 4, 2010

Food was great, but overpriced. I recommend ordering at least 2 items per person plus dessert. I really enjoyed the beignets. They had some pervy animation on the whole time, part of which isnt so appetizing, like watching a fat male cartoon character prance around in a bra and thong.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on March 26, 2010

Would definitely return for another meal!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2010

This place has gone down in quality and service over the years. It used to be a major hot spot, but not longer carries that cache. The sushi was decent, but nowhere near what I would consider excellent. The service was not very good - very slow. This is probably the most overrated sushi place in the city. Save your money and go to Live or Tokyo Go Go.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 23, 2010

Great sushi in a funky space with a Japanese manga vibe. We were there at 7:00 which was definitely on the early side for the young clientele this restaurant draws. Our waitperson was very friendly and helpful and didn't seem fazed that we were twice the age of the typical diner.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 19, 2010

Great food, although the portions are pretty small. Service and specials good too. Very pleasant evening!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 15, 2010

Sushi was really good. The sashmi platter had an amazing presentation. Our service was "ok". The waiter was not really attentive. When we wanted to order more sushi, he was no where to be found (and the restaurant is not that big) so we went up to get our own menu. Same with when we were looking to pay the bill, waiter was MIA. The guy who topped our water and tea was way more attentive and pleasant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 13, 2010

I read reviews that this place was noisy and busy, so we made a reservation for 5:30, right when they opened. It was great! It was like having a private restaurant all to ourselves. Food was good, a bit expensive, and there were tons of interesting specialty drinks. Really enjoyed the fancy Banana flambe thai iced tea ice cream dessert!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 12, 2010

We only waited about 10 minutes for our table when we arrived (and we had a reservation) - good.Food server was friendly and informative - good. Forgot a couple items from our order. Should have comp'ed something (free glass of sake or comp'ed our dessert).Excellent music.Good ambience - love the art & cartoons on TV.Food - decent. Not the best sushi ever but certainly above average. Steak skewer appetisers fantastic.Overall - above average, but not running back for another experience next weekend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2010

Blowfish is a fantastically fun place to eat. It's a young, hip place with exquisite food and tasty drinks that will set the evening off right. TVs around the place show anime movies to add to the chique and campy fun atmaosphere. The service was excellent, with an easygoing staff that was very attentive throughout the meal. Blowfish is a loud place, but that is simply the nature of the atmosphere they create. Not the place for a quiet romantic dinner. If you're a couple or group out to party, it is perfect.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2010

It was fantastic! I'm a New Yorker who had been to Blow Fish last year based on a recommendation of a friend. This year, when here on business I brought a client who is a self-proclaimed "sushi snob." My client and I were both delighted with the freshness, flavor and original combinations of the sushi. The bartender and our server were both a delight and knew the menu well and were great about offering recomendations that were ALL a hit. I can't wait for my next trip to the Bay area so I can go back again!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 28, 2010

Excellent as always. Very high-quality fish, delicious creative dishes that were both skillfully prepared and artistically presented, courteous service. Even the cocktails, which in the past have been hit-or-miss, were consistently delicious. The sometimes-racy Japanese animation on the TVs was amusing as always, and the noise level not too bothersome. The only minor annoyance was the wobbly table. Always impressive, will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 26, 2010

not a single japanese in this "japanese" restaurant - not a good sign for sushi lovers.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 24, 2010

This specific combination of customer service, ambiance, quality of fish, presentation of dishes, and variety/selection has made Blowfish SF a winner in my book. This place is both intimate and hip. Get the Sosumi Roll and the Sashismi sampler - you won't be disappointed. Nice for tasteful cocktail meet up as well if you are looking in the Potrero/Mission area.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 20, 2010

The fish was SUPER fresh, with fun combinations of ingredients. I always forget how much I like blowfish and will be returning again soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 19, 2010

The sushi is really to die for here! Everything we had from the tartare pyramid to the rolls were amazing! Hip spot!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 15, 2010

Very good lunch experience- suspect it depends on what you order what is simply good and what is great -perhaps the rolls are more exciting. But didn't make me want to go back for the food particularly. We had a lovely experience but found one dish a disappointment - bland and mushy (pyramid of tuna and avacado) - would have been better simpler and more seasoned. Service was so friendly, place was open and clean and food was fresh, that we had a lovely lunch anyway. Might try it again to see if we can fall in love with the many touted rolls.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2010

Fantastic cooked appetizers; great sakes; and decent sushi. Slightly loud music but cool and hip environment. I'll be back...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2010

Never had anything but an excellent meal at Blowfish.

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