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Blowfish Sushi - SF

4.5
985 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Contemporary Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon, Tue, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Wed, Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(415) 285-3848
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ritsuo Tsuchida
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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!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
19th & 20th
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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.
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Public transit
Bus #27 stops at Bryant and 20th.
Bus #22 & #33 stops at Bryant and 16th.
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Entertainment
We show all the sporting events! Whenever football is on, we have discounts at the bar! Live DJ's every Wednesday! Go Giants
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Special events & promotions
On & Off site catering for ANY event! The possibility's are endless!
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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
What 985 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Good food. Creative presentations. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great Sushi and great service! Specially recommend the bin toro (albacore belly) and the miso black cod!

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our server must have been having a pretty awful day and was inattentive, never asked us how our food was and slow to bring drink orders. Also, lights got turned off for our tables and it took the wait staff 2-3 minutes to get them turned back on. Food will be the only thing that will bring me back again.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My lifie and I had a wonderful time! The food was outstanding, service was mindful and not overbearing, and exactly what I wanted for our evening together.

Thank you!

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Service was slow. Worst omakase in SF; it’s just a platter of Nigiri. No interaction with Sushi Chef.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

I went to dinner on Valentine's Day with my platonic roommate. We knew it would be a busy night anywhere, but opted to try out this place we'd heard so much about. Fortunately, we thought, this place had tables to spare.

To summarize:
The service was great. Our server was genteel and she was just the right amount of available versus being too attentive.

The sushi was good, but not great. The one thing that was almost worth the price was the To Die For roll. Unfortunately, it's a wonderful set of ingredients put together in such a fashion that it's not possible to eat easily, because it's a pile of compressed rice topped with the wonderful beef morsels, fungi, and lobster. The lobster was almost absent, but I did find two little tiny bits.

Overall, the ambiance was so-so, the food was just OK, and the prices are way too high for what you get.

Overall--3 stars. I won't return again. I've had better sushi in tiny, hidden, yet charming hovels that was also cheaper. This place just wasn't as good as I had hoped.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I requested a table specifically in my open table instructions. I called the 2 hours before to confirm the exact table would be reserved. Get there and they had just seated someone at requested table.. Hostess did not care nor apologize and was not helpful. Told me I could wait or just take a different table.

I think if someone goes out of their way to request a table it should be taken more serious. Especially on Valentine’s Day.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines day

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Very friendly staff and prompt. Great food and a nice environment.

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1.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Im very disappointed bc i made my reservation for the past monday at 9pm trough you guys n they called me at 8:10pm to let me know that they will closed at 9pm for kitchen matenance ..they couldn’t even call me before to give me time to find other place..no happy with this at all

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The nigiri chef's special selection was great, service was great, fast and with good recomendations.

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Various Sashimis and roll we had were very good. Tempura was disappointing , batter too thick and a bit too much of it, avoid

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Waiter said next to
Nothing, destroyed our
Sushi pyramid without asking
And was inattentive. Other then that the sushi is still good here

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Blowfish is consistently excellent! Best sushi around.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Server was not in a good mood, unhelpful with ordering, disappeared for several minutes at a time, forgot our second round of wine, etc etc etc. she cleared our entire table before we were done ordering and eating.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

It was one for the books :)

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Very fresh fish and best sushi I have had ! Waiter was knowledgeable and I love the animmae and techno music ...

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

No need for a lot of words: Among the greatest, if not the greatest sushi and food I ever had. Attentive staff with a smile on top made the experience unforgettable. The ambiance isn’t the greatest but if your into good food, then don’t miss this place.

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3.0Dined on January 3, 2018

I had dined at BlowFish a number of years ago and it was crowded and entertaining with excellent food. This return indicated to me that the restaurant has gone down hill. I would not go out of my way to dine there again in the future.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas dinner with kids went well even though the place was short of staff. Thanks

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Blowfish is my absolute favorite Sushi Joint in SF. Freshest and best tasting ingredients around. The service was better than usual on this night, but I never really expect much. The wait staff is usually all over the place, you can be waiting for some time, but the gentleman who served us on this evening was attentive and pleasant. The perfect mind you, but far better than usual. Normally I hate giving one place so much credit for their food, but the fish is so far above and beyond everyone else, I will be back over and over.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Fantastic! Excellent service.

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4.0Dined on October 25, 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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4.0Dined on October 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 12, 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.

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4.0Dined on October 7, 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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5.0Dined on October 7, 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.

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5.0Dined on September 29, 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.

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2.0Dined on September 16, 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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5.0Dined on August 29, 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.

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4.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Sushi is really great. DJ spinning. Celebrated birthday.

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4.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Yummy sushi!

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on August 18, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on August 10, 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.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 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.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on July 25, 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.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

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

Would definitely return.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2017

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

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