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Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 7 times today


399 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
In Japanese, "chotto" indicates a small unit of measure. An informal term used in a wide variety of casual situations among friends, chotto can mean "a little," "for a moment," "excuse me," or to soften the sound of a request.

Chotto's small, shareable plates are crafted using a combination of Japanese staple ingredients and fresh products from local farms, ranches, and fish markets, prepared using Japanese techniques and cooking methods.

Our beverage program is similar to our cuisine in that we will have a selection of "chotto" by the glass drinks. We will feature fresh, unique cocktails made with Japanese sake and shochu, as well as an international selection of wine and beer.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation

Nightly: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Late Night Fridays & Saturdays

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Phone number
(415) 441-2223
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Armando Justo
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Cross street
Lombard Street
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Parking details
In addition to available street parking, two public parking garages are within one block. One is in the Wells Fargo parking lot off Lombard Street, between Steiner and Fillmore, and the other is located on Pierce Street, between Lombard and Chestnut.
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Public transit
You may access Chotto through various municipal transit lines.
Muni line 43: Exit Lombard @ Pierce - Muni line 45: Exit Union @ Fillmore - Muni line 30: Exit Chestnut @ Fillmore - Muni line 28: Exit Lombard @ Fillmore - Muni line 22: Exit Fillmore @ Lombard.
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 399 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5  based on recent ratings
Noise · Quiet
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food is always consistent and service is awesome. Been going there for a few years now and its still wonderful.

Renee (London)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Loved the steak! Brussels sprouts and Tuna rol and Ramen were great! Desert with fried banana phenomenal! Brought a bottle of wine and didn’t get charged for a fee. Really nice!

Caits023 (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

The server was not very attentive and our food came out late. We were already paying the bill when our last dish came out. They also did not offer anything for this poor service.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Birthday Dinner, brought new people to one of our favorite spots, always enjoyable!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Been enjoying this restaurant for 5 years but this last experience was not great. We usually order the Uni risotto which we love but this time it had no flavor . Very Bland. I ordered the spinach and green beans appetizer. Both greens were ice cold that tasted like frozen.
We were sitting on the banquet. The fabric seats were very soiled and stained. I have to say we are totally disappointed with flavorless dinner this time. Will not be back.

vipJanepaled (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The food is awesome! Pork cheeks and ramen were outstanding. The drinks are good. Sushi is fresh. Wait staff were not rude but inattentive. Would come again for the food, but probably only when sitting at the sushi bar where you can get quick service.

WallaceG (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Our family enjoyed a great time, wonderful food and service.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was good. Restaurant is very noisy and it is difficult to have a conversation. Menu had changed as compared to photos of food on other review sites but there was still a lot to choose from. Slight mix of authentic Japanese food and fusion entrees. Would recommend.

Parking available nearby at two pay lots or on street (limited). Neighborhood is lively. Popular restaurant - reservations are recommended.

vipWineLover (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Chotto was awesome. There was 6 of us and we had a great table! We ordered several dishes but the Butterfish was simply amazing. The rolls were really good too, light and bright and not laden with mayo sauces like you see at other places. Wine options were good too! We will absolutely be putting this on our list of favs and visiting again soon!

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Bacon mochi is a must! Loved the hamachi crudo and would definitely order again. The skirt steak was AMAZING! So much flavor and cooked perfectly.