Otoro Sushi: excellent new sushi restaurant in Hayes Valley (SF)

If you are looking for very good, reasonably priced sushi in San Francisco, make sure you check out Otoro Sushi on Oak Street and Gough. I went with two other people last week and ordered four starters, sashimi dishes (lost track of how many), several large sushi rolls, and beer: the cost was $139. The quality of the fish was outstanding and I know that we would have paid so much more in other SF sushi places. No wonder it was packed on a rainy Sunday night.

  • Vibe: simple Hayes Valley modern style, lots of young people and Asian customers.
  • Pros: very good fish, reasonably priced.
  • Cons: crowded, reservations necessary and even then, you might wait.

Otoro Sushi
205 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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