Sushi Kosho

4.6
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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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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The sushi was excellent and the dessert was just awesome. Our server was perfect.

JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s fresh and delish with unique combinations of the rolls. Delish!
Service was prompt and pleasant. Nicely set tables with crisp linens and great dinnerware pieces.
Great experience.

DH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Both the specialty rolls and the nigiri sushi were excellent. We love this restaurant!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food is middle of the road for sushi. Well presented. However, it on the higher end of pricing. Although promised otherwise, not many options for GF folks. Overall it's good.

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really great food and our waitress was awesome. Getting seated on the other hand was quite bazaar. The hostess treated us with “be with you in a minute.” I had a res and expected her to come back but she never did. She cleared tables, went to the bar, and basically left us standing at the hostess station for 10 minutes. Another group walked in and also got the same greeting until they grew impatient and walked to her and were seated promptly. I was there first so of course this made me follow suit. I was told “I could sit at the table by the open door when there were other similar tables in less drafty locations. I suggested another table which we were aallowed to seat ourselves at. I was happy when our waitress took over and we had delicious food and great service. Hope this hostess reads this review and clues up to satisfactory customer service. I will be back.

DD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this place. the food is fantastic, the ambiance is casual and understatedly elegant.

JS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The fish was so fresh, it melted in your mouth. Best sushi I have had!

KH
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent Japanese food. Very pleasantly surprised by the quality and great taste of all the dishes.

RB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Absolutely delicious sashimi. Some of the most flavorful fish I have ever eaten. Desserts are exquisite and unique recipes.

SF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food! Everything we had was great! The Blackened Edamame is addicting! Love the Country Miso, the Mushroom Salad and the Chicken Thigh were my favorites! Only bummer, no dessert!

LD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The portion size is relatively small for the cost but the quality of the food was excellent. Will recommend to friends and will dine there again.

W
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best sushi in Sonoma County. Fresh, High quality ingredients handcrafted with such care and creativity. Love this restaurant!

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for sushi in west county. Chef/owner is super personable and fun to hang with at the counter

S
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very small portions. A portion of my chef's shashimi was tough. My partner's cod came with some unappealing white sauce under neath it. Overall, the value to price was just not there. Disappointing given that there seemed to be more staff than quests. Also, the place was loud given that there were next to no quests. The tables are too close for intimate dinners.

2
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After the devastating floods that went through the Barlow center, Sushi Kosho is now back as good as ever with their unique recipes and presentations. Yay!!

BM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here are outstanding! In addition to miso soup which was a cut above the usual, we shared the red dragon roll, the house roll, and the 15 spice ribs and all were just absolutely delicious. This place is definitely a local gem. We're lucky to have this wonderful chef and restaurant in our community.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Tops the charts for fresh nigiri/sashimi in North Bay. Also tops the charts by being prepared in slow motion.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dining for life. Great choice

C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi spot in the North Bay. Great toss sit at the counter watching the food prepared and chatting with the owner/chef behind the sushi bar. Melt-in-your mouth delicious sashimi and terrific hit foods and desserts as well. Definitely leave room for the panna cotta!!

j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This stunning new shop serves up some of the freshest and innovative interpretations of Japanese classics we have experienced. Miso soup is rich and savory without being too salty. Sashimi and crunch rolls are a delight. The only disappointment was the spicy edamame, flat and unexceptional. Our server was marginally knowledgeable but eager to please. Recced for a hit out of the box, and can't wait to visit when they are in full stride.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was good but the wait staff could stand to be a bit more communicative.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! The food was excellent, great service, and overall fantastic evening. We will absolutely be back.

JS
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Japanese/sushi restaurants in Sonoma County. Menu offers exciting alternatives to the garden variety sushi place. Servers are extremely knowledgeable around menu offerings plus sake.

WB
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really excellent sushi, high grades for fish quality and freshness. They are utilizing unique approaches to things like wakame salad and their nigiri and rolls are superb.

S
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Intimate venue in the Barlow. Relaxed creative Japanese food. Creative appetizers and solid sushi and sashimi.

RR
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Since I already posted a review elsewhere I will just say here that the food serving was half what you would normally get at a traditional Japanese Sushi restaurant. Definitely over priced for the size and quality of food. I would not recommend this place if you are a die hard Sushi fan as my family is.

FS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The pieces of fish in nigiri were too small to taste the fish.
The rice was packed too tight.

As a result have no idea if the expensive fish was with ordering.

Other restaurants have equally good fish in much larger portions at the same price allowing you to actually taste how great it is.

OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was too saucy and not authentic Japanese.

S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Nice ambiance, passive service who didnt know anything about the fish they were serving. Pitty because the food and quality seemed good.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food

KH
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here several times since the reopening and have enjoyed it each time. Food quality is excellent and the staff very attentive. Highly recommend.

E
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Everything was delicious, although calamari was a bit fishy and chewy. Will def be coming again, sushi and garlic edamame was out of this world!!

c
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is just a lovely sushi place, service was wonderful and the food was fresh and delicious.

TS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We wanted to love this place- its a great location. The prices were high and the portions were small. The service was not excellent (Although our waitress was friendly and pleasant) despite the place being almost empty. Overall, unremarkable and lackluster, especially given the prices.

H
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was exquisitely prepared by Chef Jake. The nigiri sushi was wonderful and the Panna Cotta and the Matcha cake were out of this world. Chef Jake presented a novel dish, combining bacon and Mochi that was unbelievable! We have eaten here before and we were very impressed by the new decor. Much more intimate and warm. Will definitely come back soon.

b
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

While the service was great, the food was bland and extremely overpriced.

LM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious food, fresh fish, beautiful presentation. The interior design is lovely as well! The Barlow is also a fun place to shop and this restaurant is a great reason to come back again and again.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space, amazing food and service

c
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best seaweed salad that I have ever had! The japanese eggplant and the dragon roll were delicious.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is matcha cake. It’s the best thing I’ve eaten in a good long while. The sushi rolls were delicious and the miso was the best I’ve ever had. Service was super friendly and the space looks amazing aftertastes he rebuild.