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Sushi Bistro
Sushi Restaurant
Today 5:00 – 10:30 pm
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431 Balboa St San Francisco, CA 94118
431 Balboa StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94118
Sushi Restaurant, Asian Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Today 5:00 – 10:30 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:30 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:30 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:30 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:30 pmFriday 5:00 – 10:30 pmSaturday 5:00 – 10:30 pmSunday 5:00 – 10:30 pm
Located in Northern San Francisco in the Richmond District, Sushi Bistro serves tantalizing traditional Japanese cuisine and innovative new rolls that can only be found here! Owner-operated.
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Neighborhood Japanese spot where unusual ingredients make for twists on traditional sushi.- Google
"Hot Love - baby lobster, avocado and crab meat rolled in snapper."
"This is my favorite sushi place I've been to hands down."
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Hetal Sheladia
4 months ago
THe vegetarian menu for this place is amazing! I love the fact that each sushi roll has it's its own complimentary sauce. Hands down the best veggie sushi rolls I've ever had.
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Brianne Howell
a year ago
This is a really tasty treat! The menu provides a good mix of unique and standard options, and everything we've had there was good (most were DELICIOUS). This is my favorite sushi place I've been to hands down. Nice wait staff, TVs, beer & wine, sake bombs, and a great ambiance. Love this place!!
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Kevin Lee
a year ago
I give this location 4 stars instead of 5 stars because it's not as good as the one in the Mission in atmosphere and service. The food however, is just as good, and I still think at this price point that it serves the best raw fish out of all the other comparable Japanese restaurants.
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Tom Stuermer
a year ago
A friend from Mission district recommended this place. Very fresh, of course, with interesting special dishes like black snapper (ask what they have available). Great and very creative rolls, some of which were mind blowing. The lettuce wraps are particularly interesting, sort of a Korean-Japanese fusion. Even their nigiri offers a slight twist with creative use of subtle touches.
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Ingrid H
10 months ago
This not a review for a new place but a place I've been to again and again. Their unique items are their super-creative, one-of-a-kind rolls that really showcase what California-style sushi is all about. The "hot love' seared scallop roll with a mayo-cheesy sauce on top that has been broiled to perfection is a case in point. When I went a few days ago, I actually deviated from my goto and got the nabiyaki udon instead of their signature rolls, which was the bomb! The broth was super flavorful with a sweetness to it like sukiyaki broth/carmelized onions. I highly recommend this place. Make reservations at the Richmond (and the Mission) locations if you go.
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Emil Niclas Hofseth
a year ago
Now this was brilliant. I've been to one or two mediocre sushi places in SF, but this is not one of them. I tried one of the brow rice rolls, the Red Devil. Absolutely recommendable! I'm sure to revisit.
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Jane Nguyen
a year ago
I've been waiting to come back to this place so I could actually take pictures! I love Sushi Bistro. It's small and there's always a wait, but they make some great sushi creations. I've been to both the Inner Richmond and Mission locations and they're roughly the same size/wait. Their fish is really fresh though and I love their apps. Hot Love - baby lobster, avocado and crab meat rolled in snapper. I don't usually like baked things, but this one was SO yummy. One of my fave apps. Tempura Appetizer - tempura fried veggies and shrimp. Pretty standard. 7-flavor Albacore Salad - seared albacore with seven spices served with fried onions and green salad. I LOOOOOOVE albacore so therefore I loved this app. This could also serve as an entree Monster In-Laws - chopped spicy albacore topped with yellowtail, jalapenos, and spicy ponzu sauce. If you can't handle spicy, then make sure to take the jalapenos off. Other than that, it was a mediocre roll. African Spider - soft shell crab, tobiko, deep-fried cajun albacore and salmon topped with avocado, eel sauce, and spicy sauce. Another mediocre roll. I'm not a fan of tempura though. M&L Forever - spicy tuna, crab meat, cajun flavored albacore, and grilled big eye tuna inside a crispy exterior drizzled with bonito sauce. Hands down my favorite roll of the night. We all agreed that this was the best roll that we ordered. Red Devil - butterfish tempura, aioli, avocado and cucumber topped with spicy tuna, scallions, and red serano ginger sauce. Filled with brown rice, I'd have to say this was my 2nd favorite.
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Andrii Varko
a year ago
Well, I'm a huge sushi fan and this is a must go to when I'm in sf. All rolls that you order here are mouth watering, original and tasty. Good sushi are expensive, so be prepared to spend around $40 per person to have a great fest. They are getting quite busy during weekends so reservations are highly recommended


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