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Traditional Japanese fare gets an inventive spin at an Inner Richmond eatery.
  • Cozy, intimate atmosphere!
  • Innovative Rolls, Fresh Fish!
  • Next to G. G. Park & U.S.F.
Located in Northern San Francisco in the Richmond District, Sushi Bistro serves innovative new rolls that can only be found here. Owner-operated, Sushi Bistro combines fast, friendly service with an intimate atmosphere, making it a great place to go for dinner.
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Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Caterers, Sushi

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I enjoyed this restaurant very much!

I like great Japanese food, and this is the place to go for sushi!


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Favorite Sushi in the city

Excellent option for everyone. A little out of the way but well worth it. Love the tuna options. Great edamame and wasabi and sushi and cucumbers and everything.


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Great sushi in SF

the sushi here is probably one of the best in SF for this price. Great atmosphere but it's in a very small place. Definitely worth checking out!


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bigger ..not better

Not sure what the buzz is about. I am a food professional and eat in amazing sushi spots across the US and beyond (Tsukiji market is fish heaven) Sushi Bistro is comfortable and likeable but the fish was not. HUGE portions of poor quality sashimi is not what good sushi should be. The tuna was dyed. The rolls on the menu read well but the execution was not there...soggy and not balanced. Too bad because we wanted to really like SB. Prices are good and the service was friendly but that does not matter if the fish is not good....there is so much better bait in SF.


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Great local sushi

Lots of energy, always busy, always fast. It's a great mix of local people and is a popular scene with the USF crowd. We get take out every week or two and are always pleased with the quality. They have a lot of unique rolls that are worth trying.


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Awesome Sushi!

This is my favorite sushi place in SF. It can be hard to get a table some nights, but it is always worth it. My favorite is the Spicy Girl Tuna appetizer made with white tuna and macadamia sauce. The ""spring"" lettuce wrap is another fav. The fish has always been super fresh and perfectly prepared in my experience.


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Not good nigiris at all. Fish untasty and inflated with water

I do not agree with the good reviews here. We went there based on very good reviews here and on some other sites. We ordered 10 Nigiris each (combo), and one time 6 nigiries and 8 Californian rolls to be shared. \n\nThe rolls were good, wherever they were not like any other Californian Rolls we've eaten anywhere else. No nori. They were made of rice and sesame, with crab in the middle.\n\nThe Nigiris were awful. Steaks of fish over some grains of rice. The pieces of fish were far too big. An important component of good nigiris is rice. The rice here was not very tasty and almost absent. \n\nAbout the fish... It seemed full of water. Like if it had been \t\ninflated with water. It was fresh, but not tasty, and it was even farinaceous. A weird texture I never experienced eating sushis around the world. Maybe having big pieces of GOOD fish would have been great, but in that condition, I didn't enjoyed it at all.\n\nService was ok. We were sit at the bar. The sushis men were working very hard. The place was crowded.


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unbelievable sushi!!!

Went to San Francisco for vacation in February 2008. My husband and I did our research to find a great sushi place, and decided on Sushi Bistro. We loved it so much that we went back two nights later, when we had all of San Francisco's fine eatieries to choose from! We dreamt of ""Hot Love"" after our first experience, an appetizer that is a MUST TRY! We have eaten sushi in AZ, other parts of CA, FL, NC, Brazil, Hawaii, and Sushi Bistro ranks up there among the best for us!\n


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Fresh Sashimi ever!

Their sashimi is so far the best on my list. It is fresh that requires not biting... it melts inisde your mouth,and thats what I called ""real"" japanese sushi/ sashimi. Prompt seating? They tried... but its a little unfair... they give the best seats to the Caucasians... if you are one, then congradulations. The Sushi chef was amazing... sitting in front of the sushi bar can make conversation with this young, talented, tall, patienced, taiwanese guy. Come here for the sushi, don't go for regular japanese food.


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Shafted @ Bistro

On 09.15.07 Saturday evening we walked in and were told it will be 45 minutes. After 40 minutes walked in to check again, we were told that he was sitting reservations first and did not know how long it would be. My wife and I had our cousin and 7 year old nephew out of town who's nuts about sushi. We were looking forward to this meal all day and had bitter sushi at the end.\n\nNext time I would walk in, ask for phone number, call, make reservation in front of them and come back at the time I specified - it should be more reliable according to their rules. But I am never going back, probably better for both - them and us - we were to celebrate boy's early birthday, since we won't be there for the actual. \n\nI can't believe I am still bitter about it... usually I am not... sorry. I would not have said anything if it wasn't for my nephew.

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Sushi Bistro

445 Balboa StSan FranciscoCA 94118

(415) 326-7179

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