Sushi Kosho

4.6
229 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
Koshō Restaurant at The Barlow is a modern Japanese and sushi restaurant in Sebastopol with a progressive focus on food, local ingredients, and sustainability. We utilize local purveyors for fresh produce and meats as well as national and international providers for fresh seafood and sushi grade fish. Koshō derives its moniker from the condiment of the same name, Yuzu Koshō. Known for its spicy, acidic and balanced nature, it appears throughout the menu in various forms; including Meyer lemon, grapefruit, and satsuma orange koshō. Our chef, Jake Rand, has traveled to many of the famous markets in Japan and has a vast knowledge of selecting top ingredients and the freshest fish and has over 20 years of experience preparing them.
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was atypically chaotic which diminished the overall experience. Food was pretty good as usual.

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LouisC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food : )

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vipBoneca
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere
Awesome food as usual
Favorite local hangout

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LizK
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Special dinner with old friends. Fresh and deliciously prepared food. Outdoor dining available is a plus during COVID but did mean our soup didn’t stay hot and we got cold.

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PeterL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ate at a table, nice servers, ordered from menu. If owner (Jake) had been there (his night off), would have eaten at sushi bar and let him choose ("omakase"). Sushi bar may not be available due to Covid restrictions.

Even so, clearly the best sushi in the North Bay. Pricey for everyday, but definitely more than worth it for the occasional splurge.

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tigermom
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It's a large open room that doesn't feel very cozy. The sushi chefs are all Hispanic, so the place doesn't seem authentic.

Portions are small. Our group of 3 each ordered a miso soup ($6) plus 3 additional appetizers (trumpet mushrooms $7, seaweed salad $11, Japanese eggplant $8). In addition, I ordered an uni sushi ($15), machi-bon ($13) and Korean Poke bowl ($16), and I was just barely full. Yeah, I'm 5'4" and weigh 116 lbs, so what's up with that?

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3R7T
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good service. Great menu. Calimari was tough/rubbery. Will definitely return.
Masks not worn by people walking past tables in the seating area. No sign for masks to be worn. Thru traffic should go around that area, not be able to pass through.
Covid is still out there.

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Henry
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal. Service was quick and friendly. Definitely would be my go to place for Sushi!

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vipDanielleM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looooved this food. Gorgeous preparations. Lots of choices and all menu items were approachable And unique. Thank you!

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Dissappointed
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had a 5:15 reservation and there were no other customers when we arrived. Our food came out slowly and my spider roll (one of the three things we ordered) came out almost 1/2 hour after the other two dishes. The food was okay (not great) and the wait created a disjointed and aggravating meal. Don't think we'll go back anytime soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was not great and overpriced. A great place to eat outside though!

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daphnebay
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The only negative thing about our experience was the ONE employee, behind the sushi bar preparing food, with his mask around his chin. Everyone else was masked except while sitting at a table. It just seemed a little arrogant and outright rude.

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susans
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

the California stuck together ;-(
but everything else was superb!

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JenniferB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic sushi and sake menu in fab Sebastopol Barlow

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vipKevinV
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Attentive service, superior quality fish and great apps.

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LManion
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Virtually empty inside dining, yet my hostess wanted to seat me within 6ft. of the front door and host station. Was told that there was no patio dining, even though the patio was less than 50% occupied. I asked for iced tea and was told they didn’t have any? Drink offerings were limited, no Ichiban. I asked for a Sunomono salad with Tako and was told that they did not serve Tako? I have probably visited a couple hundred sushi restaurants across the country over the past 35 years and have never experienced a sushi restaurant without Tako. The staff had the usual “Sebastopol” demeanor, snotty. The sushi was high quality but the portions were small. I ordered a 9 piece nigiri combo with tekka maki. 3 of my 9 piece combo was salmon, my least favorite. Two of the pieces were tuna which I thought was also a bit disproportionate considering the order included a Tekka Maki. Overall, my order was fairly light considering the portion sizes, I had one beer (Sapporo) and the tab was over $55. I don’t have a problem paying premium prices, I just expect a premium experience.

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DesB
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I wasn't very impressed by their sushi selection or taste of food.

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vipCareM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every taste was exquisite. It's rare to have food prepared with such care. As far as I'm concerned, it's the best Japanese restaurant in Sonoma County.

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vipSRSFood
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Excellent food, good service, fair value, poor wine list considering the Sonoma location

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vipdiner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Incredible fresh fish but way too heavy on the wasabi on the nigiri. Heat level too high, so be careful.

Service was not great, indifferent, slow, and one of our orders never came out. Lots of flagging down for service but I guess that’s to be expected these days.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi and service! I’m a vegetarian and the vegetarian sushi selection was splendid.

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Greg
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Located in Sebastopol's Barlow Complex, Sushi Kosho is one of many sushi places in town. The food and service were adequate, but I can't help down-rating them because of their cost. Dinner for four--with two bottles of sake--came to over $300. Neither food nor service were good enough to deserve those prices.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible fish quality, great service and innovative dishes. Highly recommend the mochi bons- a brilliant dish if you live crab.

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vipLinda
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Sushi was very good. Our grandson loved it. Service was slow.

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MarkC
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection, excellent wine pairings , friendly staff and modern atmosphere.

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RobertC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great! There was a miscommunication about some of the food and it was brought out late. The floor manager apologized and gave us complimentary dessert 😁

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TimF
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Liked it, didn't love it. It's fine if you want a different sushi experience. I really enjoyed the salmon roll with lime. Overall I thought it was just one of those small portion overpriced kind of places.

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KimW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best, freshest, most creative spot in Sonoma County! Never disappoints, make a reservation.

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vipSomesmiles
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have another good sushi option. Menu is a little abbreviated, but really luscious food.

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DaissyF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I made reservation for 7:30pm< I arrived on time and I have to wait 30 minutes for my table, what is the point to make a reservation?

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SueG
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty, well prepared fresh food as always. Friendly service.

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HayleyS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The food was good but incredibly overpriced, and the service was terrible. It took over an hour to get half our food, and then another 25 minutes to get the rest. Our server was borderline rude and the strange thing was, they didn't even seem busy enough to justify the lack of service. The quality of the fish was great but unfortunately not enough to justify the price or the wait.

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Sydney
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Definitely will be back, the food was delicious.

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ErnestC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I would say this is an average sushi restaurant if in the Bay Area. Prices are high for Sebastopol, and offerings weren't anything special. It would be helpful if the staff knew what was a part of the omakase.

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ValleyFord
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately we never got to try. Had reservation for 6pm. Showed up at 6, and told us we would be contacted when our table ready. At 6:20 we asked if we could sit at one if the many open tables and host said “sure go ahead”. We did. At 6:35 after no service still we decided we should cut our losses and leave. Extremely unstaffed it seemed.

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vipmark
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing find in Sebastopol. The quality of sushi is beyond compare. The service was excellent and out server, Nicholas, took such great care of us, even giving me his recommendations on great sake's to drink with the food. We especially liked the Chef's Omakase Sashimi plate filled with unusual seafood from Japan. We cannlt wait to go back for another fantastic dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday here. Stunningly beautiful, service was awesome and food was insanely great

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itsdebs
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Long wait for food and drinks, but food was delish.
Pricey but good

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was wonderful. Main complaint is that it took over an hour to get our food. It felt like they were focusing on to go orders instead of the customers in the store. We got there at 730 but by the time we received our food we were unable to order anymore because the kitchen was closed. We love the food so will try again but it was very disappointing that it took so long.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The quality is amazing, Oh it’s worth it!

FAQs

Sushi Kosho offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 827-6373.

Sushi Kosho is rated 4.6 stars by 229 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.