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Live Sushi Bar

2001 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-5012
+1 415-861-8610
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“edamame” (2 reviews)
“sushi” (12 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
2001 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-5012
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Swung by on a friday evening around 8.15pm. Once seated, it took us a while to be served (10-15mins). I had to ask a couple of times for a server. Finally, we ordered 2 Miso (which came pretty quickly) and then 3 rolls. 50 minutes...More

Thank katherine m
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I have been to Live Sushi over 10 times in the past year. It is the #1 Sushi restaurant in San Francisco. The Sushi is fresh. Ask about the various Salmon in stock and let the Sushi chef select the style for you. They will...More

Thank Mari M
Reviewed 31 July 2017

From what they said, it was mostly an order out type of thing. WHICH WAS GREAT! BECAUSE, we were the only ones in there! Of course, the service was excellent! But, I couldn't imagine it any other way. The fish was to extremely fresh and...More

Thank Luvsalot
Reviewed 10 March 2017

It's tough to separate yourselves from the pack, especially when it comes to sushi in SF. There are not many elements to sushi, however IMO, Live does the important things great; rice and fresh fish. We had an assortment of sake, hamachi, toro, unagi, raw...More

Thank Jason563
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Our waitress was the best! We told us to bring her favorites, and one after another, it was something new, different, and DELICIOUS!!

Thank JennRosenblatt
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Ok. We did not start on the right foot. When we got there (right on time) we had to wait with everyone else over 20 min. Needless to say that the table was not reserved. I understand this is a very small place, but then...More

Thank Nicholas_705
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The special rolls were really great, we enjoyed a great dinner, following the recomendation from our host.

Thank polbodepadron
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Have gone back to this place many times. The Sushi and Japanese food is delightful. The wait staff is also very nice. The Restaurant needs a facelift. It almost boarders on unappealing. Or I would give it 5 stats.

Thank 4JMP
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Great local sushi place with tons of options. I particularly enjoyed the Romeo & Juliet and a Spicy Tuna roll. Great service and always busy, so everything is super fresh!

Thank Austin L
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

This is a small neighborhood sushi place. There is a good sake list and excellent sushi options. The rice is just right. Try the fish collar (menu calls it cheek) appetizer.

Thank Amy W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2001 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-5012
  • Public Transportation: Bus Routes 22 27 9
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-861-8610
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