Blowfish Sushi To Die For

★★★★☆
Creative rolls, sake cocktails and a pulsating scene keep locals coming back to this sushi joint.
  • 2170 Bryant St

    San Francisco, CA 94110

    Cross street: 20th Street

    Map & Directions
  • 415-285-3848

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Hours
Mon-Thu 11:30am-2:30pm; 5:30pm-11pm Fri 11:30am-2:30pm; 5:30pm-12am Sat 5:30pm-12am Sun 5:30pm-10pm

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yumi yumi yumi, the greatest sushi recomended\r\nloved it

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★★★★★

yumi yumi yumi, the greatest sushi recomended\r\nloved it

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My friends and I have been to Blowfish probably 100 times in the past 7 years. I live 1 block away. It was convenient and the sushi is good. We always tolerated the bad service and the attitude. Of the 100 times we've ben, we've probably had good service 20% of the time. Despite the frequency of our patronage we rarely got recognized by the staff and OFTEN waited 20-25 minutes (or more) for drink orders, the check, etc... and the attitude and aloofness was palpable. The last time I went I sat at the bar and a male bartender clearly seemed annoyed with us for no reason at all. We begged for drinks, opened our own Sake bottle (not twist off - corkscrew), and were pretty much ignored all night long- right down to waiting FOREVER for our bill. I told my friends ""this is the last time...."" It's embarrassing to bring in guests from out of town. I eat out 99% of the time and they have the worst service I have ever consistently experienced. \n\nDo yourself a favor go to nearby Live Sushi Bar or Sushi Bistro and be waited on by people who smile with no attitude. The sushi at both places is excellent too.\n\nand Blowfish... get over yourself.\n\ndon't, don't, don't, don't....don't believe the hype....\n\nChris B

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★☆☆☆☆

My friends and I have been to Blowfish probably 100 times in the past 7 years. I live 1 block away. It was convenient and the sushi is good. We always tolerated the bad service and the attitude. Of the 100 times we've ben, we've probably had good service 20% of the time. Despite the frequency of our patronage we rarely got recognized by the staff and OFTEN waited 20-25 minutes (or more) for drink orders, the check, etc... and the attitude and aloofness was palpable. The last time I went I sat at the bar and a male bartender clearly seemed annoyed with us for no reason at all. We begged for drinks, opened our own Sake bottle (not twist off - corkscrew), and were pretty much ignored all night long- right down to waiting FOREVER for our bill. I told my friends ""this is the last time...."" It's embarrassing to bring in guests from out of town. I eat out 99% of the time and they have the worst service I have ever consistently experienced. \n\nDo yourself a favor go to nearby Live Sushi Bar or Sushi Bistro and be waited on by people who smile with no attitude. The sushi at both places is excellent too.\n\nand Blowfish... get over yourself.\n\ndon't, don't, don't, don't....don't believe the hype....\n\nChris B

Pros: excellent sushi

Cons: possibly the worst service ever

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I thought this place was good but a bit on the pricey side for what you get. Good experience to try but I probably wont return.

3
★★★☆☆

I thought this place was good but a bit on the pricey side for what you get. Good experience to try but I probably wont return.

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Fresh sushi, in a super hip, trendy and cool environment. Japanese cartoonish art on the walls, and great music fill the room. \r\n\r\nThe sushi is all great and yummy though there is no one roll that I have to have at any moment. Bento boxes are reasonably priced, and they have a huge drink menu (longer than the food menu)......\r\n\r\nOh and happy hours and the bar area at nights are always super packed.\r\n\r\nParking in the area is horrible though FYI, so wear flats to walk far, or cab it or something.

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★★★★☆

Fresh sushi, in a super hip, trendy and cool environment. Japanese cartoonish art on the walls, and great music fill the room. \r\n\r\nThe sushi is all great and yummy though there is no one roll that I have to have at any moment. Bento boxes are reasonably priced, and they have a huge drink menu (longer than the food menu)......\r\n\r\nOh and happy hours and the bar area at nights are always super packed.\r\n\r\nParking in the area is horrible though FYI, so wear flats to walk far, or cab it or something.

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Fun Atomosphere...bit pricey.. but worth the experience , love the Peach Nympho cocktail. Sat at the bar and received great service.Love the anime on the walls.

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★★★★☆

Fun Atomosphere...bit pricey.. but worth the experience , love the Peach Nympho cocktail. Sat at the bar and received great service.Love the anime on the walls.

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Fun, high end sushi

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★★★★★

Fun, high end sushi

Pros: Good Sushi

Cons: A bit loud

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We had a GREAT experience. We visited during our Honeymoon and the staff was attentive and the food was delicious! Everything came out quickly and we really enjoyed ourselves. They even called us a cab after dinner.

5
★★★★★

We had a GREAT experience. We visited during our Honeymoon and the staff was attentive and the food was delicious! Everything came out quickly and we really enjoyed ourselves. They even called us a cab after dinner.

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The music was pumping the staff seemed to be having a fantastic time slinging their sushi, the cocktails were one of a kind & the food was amazing! Def a place to bring groups or people from out of town... & they even sell the lethal FUGU! ...this is THE PLACE TO BE!! \n

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★★★★★

The music was pumping the staff seemed to be having a fantastic time slinging their sushi, the cocktails were one of a kind & the food was amazing! Def a place to bring groups or people from out of town... & they even sell the lethal FUGU! ...this is THE PLACE TO BE!! \n

Pros: Different than any other sushi place in the Bay!

Cons: Its loud & tooo fun!

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The VERY BEST sushi in town. Yeah, that's an honest description. The menu is great, but they excel at their very best specially -- sushi! Fresh and delicious, give them a try and you won't regret it!

5
★★★★★

The VERY BEST sushi in town. Yeah, that's an honest description. The menu is great, but they excel at their very best specially -- sushi! Fresh and delicious, give them a try and you won't regret it!

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The VERY BEST sushi in town. Yeah, thats an honest description. The menu is great, but they excel at their very best specialy -- sushi! Fresh and delicious, give them a tryand you won't regret it!

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★★★★★

The VERY BEST sushi in town. Yeah, thats an honest description. The menu is great, but they excel at their very best specialy -- sushi! Fresh and delicious, give them a tryand you won't regret it!

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Blowfish is right around the corner from my house, so I probably go there more than I would if I had to travel from the other side of town. Each time I go, I'm astounded by the quality and selection of fish. However, I'm equally amazed that the ambiance has not been adjusted since the early 2000s. The anime and techno are no longer required, please

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★★★★☆

Blowfish is right around the corner from my house, so I probably go there more than I would if I had to travel from the other side of town. Each time I go, I'm astounded by the quality and selection of fish. However, I'm equally amazed that the ambiance has not been adjusted since the early 2000s. The anime and techno are no longer required, please

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Very disappointed. Service is bad, very slow and very unwelcoming staff. Not worth to leave downtown for it, location is not safe either.\r\nWill never come back and will not recommend it to anyone. \r\nStay away from bad service.

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★☆☆☆☆

Very disappointed. Service is bad, very slow and very unwelcoming staff. Not worth to leave downtown for it, location is not safe either.\r\nWill never come back and will not recommend it to anyone. \r\nStay away from bad service.

Cons: bad service

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Staff needs serious training!!! We got 'you are late for your reservation' treatment at the door with no smile or any other positive attitude. \r\nWaitress was SLOOOOOOW and definitely not for this job. Maybe due to the economy situation she found this job to make her ends meet and failed miserable without even trying to be nice and considerate to her customers. HORRIBLE experience. It s very sad because food was not bad, but I will NEVER COME BACK and will NOT recommend this place to my friends.

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★☆☆☆☆

Staff needs serious training!!! We got 'you are late for your reservation' treatment at the door with no smile or any other positive attitude. \r\nWaitress was SLOOOOOOW and definitely not for this job. Maybe due to the economy situation she found this job to make her ends meet and failed miserable without even trying to be nice and considerate to her customers. HORRIBLE experience. It s very sad because food was not bad, but I will NEVER COME BACK and will NOT recommend this place to my friends.

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I was visiting for a conference and cabbed it out to Blowfish. The service was outstanding, with attentive but not overbearing waitress. I tried a couple of specialty mixed drinks, which were fun but not fantastic. The rolls were good and the fish was really fresh. It was a Monday night so not very crowded, but the vibe was good. The only problem was trying to get a cab back to civilization.

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★★★★☆

I was visiting for a conference and cabbed it out to Blowfish. The service was outstanding, with attentive but not overbearing waitress. I tried a couple of specialty mixed drinks, which were fun but not fantastic. The rolls were good and the fish was really fresh. It was a Monday night so not very crowded, but the vibe was good. The only problem was trying to get a cab back to civilization.

Pros: Good sushi, good service

Cons: Too far away

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Sounds like a great night. \r\nI've gone here for years but not in some time. New owner? What's up. It took 25 minutes to get a glass of water. Their namesake Blowfish roll was bland and covered by just a sliver of salmon. The waitress only came by 2 x. We had to ask someone else to finally get a bill. No, she never did ask how the meal was. But then the absolute worse was the katsuo. Imagine a wee sliver of spoiled fish reeking of the sea. The sushi chef didn't seem too concerned about it when we brought it up. Maybe that's just business as usual. I think we'll leave this one for the drunks and tourists.\r\n\r\n

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★☆☆☆☆

Sounds like a great night. \r\nI've gone here for years but not in some time. New owner? What's up. It took 25 minutes to get a glass of water. Their namesake Blowfish roll was bland and covered by just a sliver of salmon. The waitress only came by 2 x. We had to ask someone else to finally get a bill. No, she never did ask how the meal was. But then the absolute worse was the katsuo. Imagine a wee sliver of spoiled fish reeking of the sea. The sushi chef didn't seem too concerned about it when we brought it up. Maybe that's just business as usual. I think we'll leave this one for the drunks and tourists.\r\n\r\n

Pros: very very easy to get a table

Cons: bad service, bad quality fish, small portions

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This place is not worth leaving downtown San Francisco for! If your visiting the city and are staying downtown or near Fisherman's Wharf don't bother taking the cab ride here! Unless of course over-priced second rate sushi with an attitude is what you are craving. Go to Maru Sushi on Powell. MUCH BETTER QUALITY AND NO ATTITUDE.

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★★☆☆☆

This place is not worth leaving downtown San Francisco for! If your visiting the city and are staying downtown or near Fisherman's Wharf don't bother taking the cab ride here! Unless of course over-priced second rate sushi with an attitude is what you are craving. Go to Maru Sushi on Powell. MUCH BETTER QUALITY AND NO ATTITUDE.

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Not sure what happened to Blowfish but it used to be outstanding... now, it is very average. The fish doesn't taste that fresh, the rolls are nothing to write home about. Maybe it has just been off the last few times I have been there- I certainly hope so!

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★★★☆☆

Not sure what happened to Blowfish but it used to be outstanding... now, it is very average. The fish doesn't taste that fresh, the rolls are nothing to write home about. Maybe it has just been off the last few times I have been there- I certainly hope so!

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Be prepared for a rather loud atmosphere with annoying Japanese Anime showing on TVs throughout the restaurant. For those with A.D.D., watch out, you'll be staring at TVs all night! The restaurant is small, we chose to sit in the bar area at mini tables. People were brushing by our table all night. The menu had some great items on it. We had a great tasting Kobe Carpaccio, the ponzu foam was a bit tasteless though. The rolls were portioned well and their sashimi combination came in an oversized martini glass. Wide variety of drinks on the menu, our favorite was the hot plum sakes with lemon and a cinnamon stick.

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★★★★★

Be prepared for a rather loud atmosphere with annoying Japanese Anime showing on TVs throughout the restaurant. For those with A.D.D., watch out, you'll be staring at TVs all night! The restaurant is small, we chose to sit in the bar area at mini tables. People were brushing by our table all night. The menu had some great items on it. We had a great tasting Kobe Carpaccio, the ponzu foam was a bit tasteless though. The rolls were portioned well and their sashimi combination came in an oversized martini glass. Wide variety of drinks on the menu, our favorite was the hot plum sakes with lemon and a cinnamon stick.

Pros: Original sushi and roll combinations, great drink menu

Cons: Loud, silly Japanese Anime playing on all TVs

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I heard about this place one too many times so my date and I decided to finally try it out. We went on a Friday night and we had a wonderful experience. Very hip restaurant and the food was excellent. The fish was so fresh that it melted in my mouth. The service was unexpectedly good too. I had read some reviews that said the service was poor so I was pleasantly surprised to find that our waitress was on her game. Very timely with drinks and dinner. I would definitely recommend this place if you?re looking for some really delicious creative drinks and Sushi.

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★★★★☆

I heard about this place one too many times so my date and I decided to finally try it out. We went on a Friday night and we had a wonderful experience. Very hip restaurant and the food was excellent. The fish was so fresh that it melted in my mouth. The service was unexpectedly good too. I had read some reviews that said the service was poor so I was pleasantly surprised to find that our waitress was on her game. Very timely with drinks and dinner. I would definitely recommend this place if you?re looking for some really delicious creative drinks and Sushi.

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I used to love this place but was disappointed by my last visit. Unless you get very fresh sushi, it's too pricey. I ordered all sashimi and nothing melted in my mouth. Too many less fancy Sushi spots in SF that have a lot fresher fish.

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★★★☆☆

I used to love this place but was disappointed by my last visit. Unless you get very fresh sushi, it's too pricey. I ordered all sashimi and nothing melted in my mouth. Too many less fancy Sushi spots in SF that have a lot fresher fish.

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My wife and I are regulars. The sushi and the scene are still fantastic but the service the last three times we went has been markedly worse.

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★★★☆☆

My wife and I are regulars. The sushi and the scene are still fantastic but the service the last three times we went has been markedly worse.

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I used to eat lunch here at least twice a month when I worked in the hood until about 4 months ago. I know service was never great, but yesterday I took my brother and his wife, who's Japanese, visiting from out of town, I was beyond embarrassed to have even suggested eating here. First of all, I am a gay dad to a 10 month-old baby, who was with us. I know that crowded restaurants and babies don?t mix so well, so we waited until after the lunch rush to go to the restaurant. A lot of parents may claim that their kids are well-behaved, but truly we get complimented every time we go out with my son about how well he does in public - on planes, restaurants, etc. \r\n\r\nAnyway, so when we arrived, the place was more than half-empty. The hostess greeted us with an attitude asking us how many in our party, and when I responded that we were three plus the baby in my arms, her immediate response was, ""Well, we don't have any high-chairs."" I just smiled, and pointed to the small fold up stroller we had and said he could sit in that. We then got seated. \r\n\r\nOur server came over after a while and took our order. As it was such a hot day my brother asked if they had any iced green tea and was told no. He then noted that they have hot green tea, which he ordered along with 2 glasses of ice to make his own. It literally took until nearly the end of the meal and having to ask 3 different staff for two glasses of ice! The food was mediocre, the service was astonishingly bad. On average, it would take us 2-3 attempts at asking for anything for it to show up. And it wasn't just us, the table next to us ordered coffee drinks which just never came, and apparently neither did their Miso soup which we overheard them asking to be taken off the bill.\r\n\r\nI guess I must have jinxed the lunch by raving about how much I loved the place. I will NEVER make the mistake of eating here again. I will be sure to let everyone I know how unwelcome my son was. Unbelievable!

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to eat lunch here at least twice a month when I worked in the hood until about 4 months ago. I know service was never great, but yesterday I took my brother and his wife, who's Japanese, visiting from out of town, I was beyond embarrassed to have even suggested eating here. First of all, I am a gay dad to a 10 month-old baby, who was with us. I know that crowded restaurants and babies don?t mix so well, so we waited until after the lunch rush to go to the restaurant. A lot of parents may claim that their kids are well-behaved, but truly we get complimented every time we go out with my son about how well he does in public - on planes, restaurants, etc. \r\n\r\nAnyway, so when we arrived, the place was more than half-empty. The hostess greeted us with an attitude asking us how many in our party, and when I responded that we were three plus the baby in my arms, her immediate response was, ""Well, we don't have any high-chairs."" I just smiled, and pointed to the small fold up stroller we had and said he could sit in that. We then got seated. \r\n\r\nOur server came over after a while and took our order. As it was such a hot day my brother asked if they had any iced green tea and was told no. He then noted that they have hot green tea, which he ordered along with 2 glasses of ice to make his own. It literally took until nearly the end of the meal and having to ask 3 different staff for two glasses of ice! The food was mediocre, the service was astonishingly bad. On average, it would take us 2-3 attempts at asking for anything for it to show up. And it wasn't just us, the table next to us ordered coffee drinks which just never came, and apparently neither did their Miso soup which we overheard them asking to be taken off the bill.\r\n\r\nI guess I must have jinxed the lunch by raving about how much I loved the place. I will NEVER make the mistake of eating here again. I will be sure to let everyone I know how unwelcome my son was. Unbelievable!

Pros: good location and varied lunch menu

Cons: service

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a bit loud inside, but the atmosphere can be fun if you're with a big group. the sushi was good, but nothing to rave about. i'd go more for the ambience than the sushi.

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★★★☆☆

a bit loud inside, but the atmosphere can be fun if you're with a big group. the sushi was good, but nothing to rave about. i'd go more for the ambience than the sushi.

Pros: ambience

Cons: a bit pricey, parking, long wait eventhough we had reservations

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Rude server ruined a good experience.Suzi do not tell me you can't wait for a cold beer at the end of your shift and treat us like crap............What's up Jason

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★★★☆☆

Rude server ruined a good experience.Suzi do not tell me you can't wait for a cold beer at the end of your shift and treat us like crap............What's up Jason

Pros: Suzi you were rude to say the least

Cons: Good food..........

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Like I said, you can't have a bad night at blowfish. Kind of loud, so not a good place for a romantic date.

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★★★☆☆

Like I said, you can't have a bad night at blowfish. Kind of loud, so not a good place for a romantic date.

Pros: Fun, fun, fun!

Cons: Loud

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If you like fresh, unique flavored sushi, this is the best spot in town. The sushi here is absolutely delicious w/ a wide variety to choose from. My husband and I started w/ the gyoza's, and it was by far, the best gyoza's we'd ever had. We also ordered the Buddha roll, Dragon roll, Godzilla roll, and the 1920th roll. They were all excellent. Would recommend to get there early because it does fill up quickly. The drinks are also unique in their own for they are all made w/ sake. The bill can get pricey if you order multiiple rounds of drinks..but if you're just going for the food..it's not bad at all. \r\n\r\nWe'll definitely be back soon!

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★★★★★

If you like fresh, unique flavored sushi, this is the best spot in town. The sushi here is absolutely delicious w/ a wide variety to choose from. My husband and I started w/ the gyoza's, and it was by far, the best gyoza's we'd ever had. We also ordered the Buddha roll, Dragon roll, Godzilla roll, and the 1920th roll. They were all excellent. Would recommend to get there early because it does fill up quickly. The drinks are also unique in their own for they are all made w/ sake. The bill can get pricey if you order multiiple rounds of drinks..but if you're just going for the food..it's not bad at all. \r\n\r\nWe'll definitely be back soon!

Pros: Unique and flavorful sushi, fun atmosphere, good service, great drinks.

Cons: Parking can be a challenge

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This restaurant is for those who don't know real sushi, and those who like a small portion fancy concotions using moderate tasting sushi. It is full of yuppies and the loud japaname techno is not good for digestion.

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★★☆☆☆

This restaurant is for those who don't know real sushi, and those who like a small portion fancy concotions using moderate tasting sushi. It is full of yuppies and the loud japaname techno is not good for digestion.

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The atmosphere is decent but the sushi is nothing great. The fish doesn't seem 'fresh'..mabye fresh frozen but that's about all. A bit over priced for the quality of food.

PROS: parking is decent
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★★☆☆☆

The atmosphere is decent but the sushi is nothing great. The fish doesn't seem 'fresh'..mabye fresh frozen but that's about all. A bit over priced for the quality of food.

PROS: parking is decent
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The Blowfish atmosphere is great. Walls are decked out in Japanese anime artwork, the bartenders are friendly, and the crowd is hip. The sushi holds it's own in the trendy atmosphere, although I have to admit that I was a little too caught up in the scene (and the sake selection) to remember many specifics about the meal.

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★★★★☆

The Blowfish atmosphere is great. Walls are decked out in Japanese anime artwork, the bartenders are friendly, and the crowd is hip. The sushi holds it's own in the trendy atmosphere, although I have to admit that I was a little too caught up in the scene (and the sake selection) to remember many specifics about the meal.

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This place is completely the opposite of your typical sushi restaurant. Loud techno and anime cartoons apparently go very well with sushi. Very crowded, but no one seemed to care. The food is excellent and the service gets the job done. Gets you in the mood to go out drinking after your're done eating. Try the Fiesta Roll!

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★★★★☆

This place is completely the opposite of your typical sushi restaurant. Loud techno and anime cartoons apparently go very well with sushi. Very crowded, but no one seemed to care. The food is excellent and the service gets the job done. Gets you in the mood to go out drinking after your're done eating. Try the Fiesta Roll!

Pros: Unique Dining Room, Food

Cons: Small dining room

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after eating sushi up and down the california coast, i finally came across something i'd never seen. a variety of sushi additions such as coconut and mango that left me quite surprised. i wouldn't have thought to add either to a roll, but i wasn't disappointed. great menu, ok staff and fun bar area for after dinner drinks

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★★★★★

after eating sushi up and down the california coast, i finally came across something i'd never seen. a variety of sushi additions such as coconut and mango that left me quite surprised. i wouldn't have thought to add either to a roll, but i wasn't disappointed. great menu, ok staff and fun bar area for after dinner drinks

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This is not the place to go if you want quiet, intimate conversation. The techno is loud, and the anime can be distracting, but what I like most is the consistency. I've been going to Blowfish for years, and I must say, their drinks and food are just as tasty as when I first discovered them. I've recommended them to friends and none of them have been disapointed. Try the Pyramid of the Tartare... YUM!

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★★★★★

This is not the place to go if you want quiet, intimate conversation. The techno is loud, and the anime can be distracting, but what I like most is the consistency. I've been going to Blowfish for years, and I must say, their drinks and food are just as tasty as when I first discovered them. I've recommended them to friends and none of them have been disapointed. Try the Pyramid of the Tartare... YUM!

Pros: specialty rolls, appetizers, sake cocktails

Cons: Loud, Loud, Loud

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This is some of the best Sushi I have had on the West Coast. Small portions (which I like) but a little too expensive. Worth it if you'd like to splurge a little, but get ready to put down some cash for some small, but VERY tasteful portions. And I recommend the Sake as well.

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★★★★★

This is some of the best Sushi I have had on the West Coast. Small portions (which I like) but a little too expensive. Worth it if you'd like to splurge a little, but get ready to put down some cash for some small, but VERY tasteful portions. And I recommend the Sake as well.

Pros: great food, great atmosphere

Cons: expensive, small portions

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This restaurant is wonderful. The restaurant is set up with low lighting so it seems very personal but at the same time its really trendy so its always busy. To some it may seem a bit impersonal if your trying to have a nice quite dinner. The sushi is phenomenal and very fresh, I must add.\nIf your looking for a good place to eat fresh sushi..this is defanitly the place to go. It can be a bit pricey depending on what you order but the freshness of the fish defanitly makes up for the price.\nI also defanitly recommend their deserts; the green tea cheesecake is absolutly delicious!\nIf you plan on going during a weekend evening, defanitly try to make reservations or you could be stuck having to come back later or wait it out till someone cancels if there is no room at the bar.

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★★★★★

This restaurant is wonderful. The restaurant is set up with low lighting so it seems very personal but at the same time its really trendy so its always busy. To some it may seem a bit impersonal if your trying to have a nice quite dinner. The sushi is phenomenal and very fresh, I must add.\nIf your looking for a good place to eat fresh sushi..this is defanitly the place to go. It can be a bit pricey depending on what you order but the freshness of the fish defanitly makes up for the price.\nI also defanitly recommend their deserts; the green tea cheesecake is absolutly delicious!\nIf you plan on going during a weekend evening, defanitly try to make reservations or you could be stuck having to come back later or wait it out till someone cancels if there is no room at the bar.

Pros: fresh fish, food is phenomenal, great saki/drinks

Cons: bad parking, sometimes too crowded

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Restaurants like these are what makes S.F. such a great place to live! A friend and I decided to come here for the S.F. Dine About Town special (3 courses for $30). The place has a very hip vibe (we felt as though we dorked the place up a bit). We were both blown away by the quality of the food. We each sampled different appetizers, entrees, and desserts, and everything we had was amazing. The sushi was very fresh and very high quality, and all the dishes were inventive and delicious. We agreed that we were lucky to get such a great deal on the meal, and that we would happily come back here very soon!

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★★★★★

Restaurants like these are what makes S.F. such a great place to live! A friend and I decided to come here for the S.F. Dine About Town special (3 courses for $30). The place has a very hip vibe (we felt as though we dorked the place up a bit). We were both blown away by the quality of the food. We each sampled different appetizers, entrees, and desserts, and everything we had was amazing. The sushi was very fresh and very high quality, and all the dishes were inventive and delicious. We agreed that we were lucky to get such a great deal on the meal, and that we would happily come back here very soon!

Pros: amazing sushi, unique dishes, great atmosphere

Cons: sketchy neighborhood

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You go to this place for the scene. Cute girls and anime decor surround you in this techno club that happens to serve sushi. The fish is really good. I'm a traditionalist, so I went with the standard sushi and some rolls. But, everyone seemed to like some of the non-traditional items. Make a reservation. The wait was over an hour on a Sat night, but they've got a good bar to pass the time. The only complaint, the uni could have been fresher.

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★★★★★

You go to this place for the scene. Cute girls and anime decor surround you in this techno club that happens to serve sushi. The fish is really good. I'm a traditionalist, so I went with the standard sushi and some rolls. But, everyone seemed to like some of the non-traditional items. Make a reservation. The wait was over an hour on a Sat night, but they've got a good bar to pass the time. The only complaint, the uni could have been fresher.

Pros: Fish, Scene

Cons: Uni

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We came here last night for the Dine About Town pre-fixe dinner but ended up ordering from the menu because the sushi items sounded good. We ordered 10 rolls and their tartare pyramid appetizer. The appetizer was good, but of the 10 rolls we had, only 1 was above average. You could do better elsewhere for half the price. Most of us had a drink, 5-6 pieces of sushi and some of the tartare and ended up paying $27 per person. We were still hungry but did not want to order anymore overpriced, mediocre food, so we headed for pizza and dessert elsewhere. Also, their mango mojito was overloaded with mint leaves, which made it bitter. The anime and techno music provided hip surroundings and the service was good, but in the end, the food was all hype and little substance. Blowfish Sushi just blows.

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★★★☆☆

We came here last night for the Dine About Town pre-fixe dinner but ended up ordering from the menu because the sushi items sounded good. We ordered 10 rolls and their tartare pyramid appetizer. The appetizer was good, but of the 10 rolls we had, only 1 was above average. You could do better elsewhere for half the price. Most of us had a drink, 5-6 pieces of sushi and some of the tartare and ended up paying $27 per person. We were still hungry but did not want to order anymore overpriced, mediocre food, so we headed for pizza and dessert elsewhere. Also, their mango mojito was overloaded with mint leaves, which made it bitter. The anime and techno music provided hip surroundings and the service was good, but in the end, the food was all hype and little substance. Blowfish Sushi just blows.

Pros: service, scenery

Cons: small portions, expensive, over-rated

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I love sushi, so I had to check out blowfish. the place was packed with hipsters and the TVs around the place displayed fun anime movies. the menu looked like it had a unique selection, but i was incredibly disappointed at the sight of the food. the presentation was lovely but the portions were TOO SMALL. 12 bucks for a 4 pieces? Come on! The Super Dynamite Roll had amazing flavor, but you'd have to order at least 4 plates to get somewhat satisfied. And their signature drinks aren't anything to write home about. My sister's Mt. Fuji tasted like a freshly opened can of TreeTop Apple Juice. Where's the booze?! Good flavors, but i'd suggest eating a meal before you go.

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★★★★☆

I love sushi, so I had to check out blowfish. the place was packed with hipsters and the TVs around the place displayed fun anime movies. the menu looked like it had a unique selection, but i was incredibly disappointed at the sight of the food. the presentation was lovely but the portions were TOO SMALL. 12 bucks for a 4 pieces? Come on! The Super Dynamite Roll had amazing flavor, but you'd have to order at least 4 plates to get somewhat satisfied. And their signature drinks aren't anything to write home about. My sister's Mt. Fuji tasted like a freshly opened can of TreeTop Apple Juice. Where's the booze?! Good flavors, but i'd suggest eating a meal before you go.

Pros: Great Tasting Sushi, Fun Scene

Cons: SMALL PORTIONS, Not Much Bang for the

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My boyfriend and I went to Blowfish on a Sunday night for some late night Sushi. We didn't book reservations ahead of time so when we got there, we had to wait ten minutes. Surprisingly, the scene was great and the vibe was young, modern and trendy. And this was on a Sunday night - I can only imagine what it's like at lunch or a regular weeknight! Great crowd of people and great food; the service was mediocre. Our waitress didn't tend to us very well. Other than that, it's a great place to go either for a fun first date or for the smaller groups of friends that just want to have a good time chatting over sushi and sake.

2
★★★★☆

My boyfriend and I went to Blowfish on a Sunday night for some late night Sushi. We didn't book reservations ahead of time so when we got there, we had to wait ten minutes. Surprisingly, the scene was great and the vibe was young, modern and trendy. And this was on a Sunday night - I can only imagine what it's like at lunch or a regular weeknight! Great crowd of people and great food; the service was mediocre. Our waitress didn't tend to us very well. Other than that, it's a great place to go either for a fun first date or for the smaller groups of friends that just want to have a good time chatting over sushi and sake.

Pros: Food, Good noise, Ambiance

Cons: Unattentive waitress

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I don't consider myself an urban hipster, but I have to admit that I love Blowfish. The sushi is extraordinarily good, but what really makes this restaurant stand out is its hipness. Anime movies play silently in the background, while funky lounge music plays in the background. Blowfish also has incredibly fun sake-based mixed drinks. Definitely a must-see.

5
★★★★★

I don't consider myself an urban hipster, but I have to admit that I love Blowfish. The sushi is extraordinarily good, but what really makes this restaurant stand out is its hipness. Anime movies play silently in the background, while funky lounge music plays in the background. Blowfish also has incredibly fun sake-based mixed drinks. Definitely a must-see.

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If you want great sushi, yummy drinks, a trendy good-looking crowd atmosphere, then Blowfish is king! Another place that I've been to over ten times. I have yet to try anything bad; matter of fact, it's because of Blowfish that I've been so adventurous with sushi. Before Blowfish, I did Cali rolls, now I've tried at least seven different types of sushi because everything always tastes so good.\n\nThank you Blowfish:-)

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★★★★★

If you want great sushi, yummy drinks, a trendy good-looking crowd atmosphere, then Blowfish is king! Another place that I've been to over ten times. I have yet to try anything bad; matter of fact, it's because of Blowfish that I've been so adventurous with sushi. Before Blowfish, I did Cali rolls, now I've tried at least seven different types of sushi because everything always tastes so good.\n\nThank you Blowfish:-)

Pros: Yummy food, yummy drinks

Cons: parking, at night, crowded

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I used to go to Blowfish all the time for lunch and dinner since I worked nearby. While I would give their rolls and appetizers (try the tartare) an A for taste and creativity, I've always been disappointed with their sushi. Read through the reviews and you'll realize I'm not the only one commenting on the freshness of the fish. Tack on the ridiculous prices this is a place for those who want to brag about loving sushi but know nothing about actually eating it.

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★★★☆☆

I used to go to Blowfish all the time for lunch and dinner since I worked nearby. While I would give their rolls and appetizers (try the tartare) an A for taste and creativity, I've always been disappointed with their sushi. Read through the reviews and you'll realize I'm not the only one commenting on the freshness of the fish. Tack on the ridiculous prices this is a place for those who want to brag about loving sushi but know nothing about actually eating it.

Pros: Good Service

Cons: Lack of fresh fish, Over Priced

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The sushi at this place is not that much better than anywhere else, but the atmosphere makes up for that. The artwork and the music make Blowfish a trendy experience. If you are looking to find a date or just enjoy some sushi with friends this is a great Friday night after work place to go. Also, the salmon pyramid is good too.

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★★★★☆

The sushi at this place is not that much better than anywhere else, but the atmosphere makes up for that. The artwork and the music make Blowfish a trendy experience. If you are looking to find a date or just enjoy some sushi with friends this is a great Friday night after work place to go. Also, the salmon pyramid is good too.

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Get the Buddha Roll, which is delicious, and the Dynomite Roll, but only if you like spicy food. The unfiltered sake was very good, and even the plum wine didn't come off too sweet. The service was excellent. My only complaint was that the several screens showing anime became distracting and a little annoying after the novelty wore off.

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★★★★★

Get the Buddha Roll, which is delicious, and the Dynomite Roll, but only if you like spicy food. The unfiltered sake was very good, and even the plum wine didn't come off too sweet. The service was excellent. My only complaint was that the several screens showing anime became distracting and a little annoying after the novelty wore off.

Pros: Buddha Roll, Dynomite Roll, Oysters

Cons: Anime TV

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Great place to go when you leave the kids home and go out with a group of adults. Not a great place to chat, but the loud almost clublike atmosphere can be enjoyable with the right amount of drinks. The sushi is pretty good, but you're going here more for the atmosphere.

2
★★★★☆

Great place to go when you leave the kids home and go out with a group of adults. Not a great place to chat, but the loud almost clublike atmosphere can be enjoyable with the right amount of drinks. The sushi is pretty good, but you're going here more for the atmosphere.

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The sushi is great here, not really to die for, but good nonetheless. The scene or atmosphere is why most people come. It's very uberhip with Japanime on the walls and lots of cute chicks bopping around. Great first or second date restaurant.

PROS: Atmosphere
CONS: Expensive

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★★★★☆

The sushi is great here, not really to die for, but good nonetheless. The scene or atmosphere is why most people come. It's very uberhip with Japanime on the walls and lots of cute chicks bopping around. Great first or second date restaurant.

PROS: Atmosphere
CONS: Expensive

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When you first walk in to Blowfish Sushi, you may fear that the atmosphere is way too hip for you to be there, and that may be true. Japanese anime lines the walls, and the sushi chefs are hot despite their oh-so-ironic trucker caps. The fish they serve up, however, is quite nice. When I visited, I would especially recommend their tuna, which was incredibly flavorful. The specialty cocktails were decent (even though I'm not one who usually cares for such things), and their dessert was fine (although I probably would rather have the green tea ice cream than the green tea cheesecake). Best of all, it wasn't terrifically expensive. I'd recommend it for dates and celebratory dinners.

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★★★★★

When you first walk in to Blowfish Sushi, you may fear that the atmosphere is way too hip for you to be there, and that may be true. Japanese anime lines the walls, and the sushi chefs are hot despite their oh-so-ironic trucker caps. The fish they serve up, however, is quite nice. When I visited, I would especially recommend their tuna, which was incredibly flavorful. The specialty cocktails were decent (even though I'm not one who usually cares for such things), and their dessert was fine (although I probably would rather have the green tea ice cream than the green tea cheesecake). Best of all, it wasn't terrifically expensive. I'd recommend it for dates and celebratory dinners.

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There's one sushi chef there who I think is so hot, and the food is great too. ;-) They play Anime movies on the walls- the atmosphere is super funky. Their cocktails are really good, and the menu is fabu. If you have the chance to take someone there who has never been, they're always impressed.

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★★★★☆

There's one sushi chef there who I think is so hot, and the food is great too. ;-) They play Anime movies on the walls- the atmosphere is super funky. Their cocktails are really good, and the menu is fabu. If you have the chance to take someone there who has never been, they're always impressed.

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On a Friday night out, your first cocktail is the best part of the night. We ordered two drinks at Blowfish, a special cocktail and a gimlet. The gimlet is all about the fresh lime juice and was sent out with old, dry limes, with brown edges. I went to the bar to get some fresh limes, but they were only using old limes probably cut a few days ago. This seemed to be the theme of the night. It was not very fresh, and for the price, you would expect fresh food, especially in a competitive restaurant city like San Francisco.

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★★★☆☆

On a Friday night out, your first cocktail is the best part of the night. We ordered two drinks at Blowfish, a special cocktail and a gimlet. The gimlet is all about the fresh lime juice and was sent out with old, dry limes, with brown edges. I went to the bar to get some fresh limes, but they were only using old limes probably cut a few days ago. This seemed to be the theme of the night. It was not very fresh, and for the price, you would expect fresh food, especially in a competitive restaurant city like San Francisco.

Pros: location, lively

Cons: not fresh, expensive, too trendy

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When the bubble burst so did the blowfish. This ultra hip sushi joint is past its prime.\n

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★★★☆☆

When the bubble burst so did the blowfish. This ultra hip sushi joint is past its prime.\n

 

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