Sushi Rock

★★★★☆
  • 614 Pine St.

    San Francisco, CA 94108

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  • 415-399-0882

About Sushi Rock

Hours
Sunday 12:00AM - 12:15AM 11:00AM - 10:45PM ,Monday 11:00AM - 10:45PM ,Tuesday 11:00AM - 10:45PM ,Wednesday 11:00AM - 10:45PM ,Thursday 11:00AM - 10:45PM ,Friday 11:00AM - 11:55PM ,Saturday 12:00AM - 12:15AM 11:00AM - 11:55PM

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I was afraid to try sushi, but then a friend took me to this place - OH MY HEAVENS it was good! I am now addicted to sushi and all because of them - and the salmon - 2 die for.

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★★★★★

I was afraid to try sushi, but then a friend took me to this place - OH MY HEAVENS it was good! I am now addicted to sushi and all because of them - and the salmon - 2 die for.

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All I can say is YUM YUM when I think about Sushi Rock! This is the place to definitely be for SUSHI! The sushi is definitely rocking here! My girlfriends and I love to eat first before going to the dance clubs, so Sushi Rock is one of the fave place to go to.

PROS: Service is great and the price is quite normal.

4
★★★★☆

All I can say is YUM YUM when I think about Sushi Rock! This is the place to definitely be for SUSHI! The sushi is definitely rocking here! My girlfriends and I love to eat first before going to the dance clubs, so Sushi Rock is one of the fave place to go to.

PROS: Service is great and the price is quite normal.

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I have only had delivery from here and it comes QUICKLY, HOT and YUM. They are nice and friendly when I call-so maybe the English isn't perfect but my Japanese ***ks! I would like to have a menu that I don't have to go on the web to get

3
★★★★★

I have only had delivery from here and it comes QUICKLY, HOT and YUM. They are nice and friendly when I call-so maybe the English isn't perfect but my Japanese ***ks! I would like to have a menu that I don't have to go on the web to get

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Looking for sushi and beer at 11pm? Try Sushi Rock. They have a late night happy hour with decent sushi and drinks. Parking is a little difficult, but a little exercise for sushi never hurts.

4
★★★★☆

Looking for sushi and beer at 11pm? Try Sushi Rock. They have a late night happy hour with decent sushi and drinks. Parking is a little difficult, but a little exercise for sushi never hurts.

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4 of us went there on Saturday night for the first time and were really surprised that only 2 other customers where there eating. They totally renovated this place and you wouldn't have guessed this used to be the old Cafe Riggio (which i wouldn't recommend either). It is a huge place with large waiting room and long bar. I actually liked the decor and atmosphore they created - especially with the large fish tank. Hey, gotta love fish tanks in any restaurant! Fish can create great conversation especially if someone knows something about hobby marine fish. The seats were very heavy but pretty comfy with a place for your feet to rest on.

The $13-15 special rolls weren't as bad as the other reviews say, but it's definately not worth the price and the rice was a bit dry too. My 3 item bento box will leave you hungry - only 3pcs of kaki fry? Zaru soba noodles themselves were better than others but the sauce was just ok. The udon broth wasn't too flavorful either. The donburi was huge though. The tempura wasn't delicate at all...
Salmon sashimi was good though. Service was good and attentive. No big deal but waitress took a little while to take our order down in her PDA.

Maybe an unlucky location?

-BrianBuys

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★★★☆☆

4 of us went there on Saturday night for the first time and were really surprised that only 2 other customers where there eating. They totally renovated this place and you wouldn't have guessed this used to be the old Cafe Riggio (which i wouldn't recommend either). It is a huge place with large waiting room and long bar. I actually liked the decor and atmosphore they created - especially with the large fish tank. Hey, gotta love fish tanks in any restaurant! Fish can create great conversation especially if someone knows something about hobby marine fish. The seats were very heavy but pretty comfy with a place for your feet to rest on.

The $13-15 special rolls weren't as bad as the other reviews say, but it's definately not worth the price and the rice was a bit dry too. My 3 item bento box will leave you hungry - only 3pcs of kaki fry? Zaru soba noodles themselves were better than others but the sauce was just ok. The udon broth wasn't too flavorful either. The donburi was huge though. The tempura wasn't delicate at all...
Salmon sashimi was good though. Service was good and attentive. No big deal but waitress took a little while to take our order down in her PDA.

Maybe an unlucky location?

-BrianBuys

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Don't feel intimidated walking into Sushi Rock! The first thing you notice is the tasteful decor. The restaurant is split by a 1100 gallon, fish tank, with blowfish, trigger fish, and sharks inviting you to take a seat. The hostess greeted us immediately and sat us down near the sushi bar.

As we perused the menu, we noticed the large selection of sake. If you are a sake connousier you'll love this place! The server was extremely helpful in helping us choose a bottle, as he served us miso soup and salad.

The dinner menu is pretty diverse - they have a selection of hot dinner plates, such as salmon, saba, beef teriyaki and cold dinner plates, such as sashimi and cold noodles. They also have creative sushi rolls with the freshest fish, and also mouthwatering specials. We ordered the saba dinner and sea bass special dinner, along with a half dozen Japanese Miyake oysters.

The first dish that was served was the oysters. They were beautifully presented on the half shell with rock salt and a unique ponzu sauce. They were absolutely delicious. If they have this as a special and you are an oyster fan I highly recommend trying it!

Our dinners came shortly after, and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. Both the saba shioyaki and the sea bass were carefully and thoughtfully presented, on a bed of steamed ohitashi. I felt as if I was dining at the Farallon for a fraction of the cost. Along with the dish, a bowl of rice and a dish of sweet beans were also served with the dinner. The saba and sea bass literally melted in your mouth. It was such fresh fish, and the portion was very generous. We were very, very satisfied.

All in all, this is a great place for a nice dinner. The food was exceptional, the service was friendly, the prices were reasonable, and the ambiance was relaxing.

2
★★★★★

Don't feel intimidated walking into Sushi Rock! The first thing you notice is the tasteful decor. The restaurant is split by a 1100 gallon, fish tank, with blowfish, trigger fish, and sharks inviting you to take a seat. The hostess greeted us immediately and sat us down near the sushi bar.

As we perused the menu, we noticed the large selection of sake. If you are a sake connousier you'll love this place! The server was extremely helpful in helping us choose a bottle, as he served us miso soup and salad.

The dinner menu is pretty diverse - they have a selection of hot dinner plates, such as salmon, saba, beef teriyaki and cold dinner plates, such as sashimi and cold noodles. They also have creative sushi rolls with the freshest fish, and also mouthwatering specials. We ordered the saba dinner and sea bass special dinner, along with a half dozen Japanese Miyake oysters.

The first dish that was served was the oysters. They were beautifully presented on the half shell with rock salt and a unique ponzu sauce. They were absolutely delicious. If they have this as a special and you are an oyster fan I highly recommend trying it!

Our dinners came shortly after, and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. Both the saba shioyaki and the sea bass were carefully and thoughtfully presented, on a bed of steamed ohitashi. I felt as if I was dining at the Farallon for a fraction of the cost. Along with the dish, a bowl of rice and a dish of sweet beans were also served with the dinner. The saba and sea bass literally melted in your mouth. It was such fresh fish, and the portion was very generous. We were very, very satisfied.

All in all, this is a great place for a nice dinner. The food was exceptional, the service was friendly, the prices were reasonable, and the ambiance was relaxing.

Pros: Great food and presentation, calming ambiance, decor and good service

Cons: At times, may be hard to park

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They blew their entire budget on the decor and didn't bother with anything else. Usually I have been able to find good value at Korean-run sushi places, but this was overpriced for what it was. The food was average at best. The menus didn't make sense as they were disorganized. They didn't have several things that were on the menu but they did have many things that were not on the menu. However, it was tough to remember this long shopping list of specials and descriptions. The manager had to dictate the list to me because about 4 of the servers helping me had extreme ESL problems and I could not understand them and vice versa. I usually give ESL'ers the benefit of the doubt because this is an international city, but I don't understand how these people could get a restaurant job in the United States. Also, the servers had Palm Pilots to take the orders, but they were either not functioning or they didn't know how to use them. When the food came, I didn't receive some of the things I ordered and I got some stuff I didn't order. By the time I was ready to go, the restaurant had become busy and I had to ask for the check about 6 times! It's not that the staff is rude, they are just unbelievably incompetent. They actually "try" but just can't deliver.

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★☆☆☆☆

They blew their entire budget on the decor and didn't bother with anything else. Usually I have been able to find good value at Korean-run sushi places, but this was overpriced for what it was. The food was average at best. The menus didn't make sense as they were disorganized. They didn't have several things that were on the menu but they did have many things that were not on the menu. However, it was tough to remember this long shopping list of specials and descriptions. The manager had to dictate the list to me because about 4 of the servers helping me had extreme ESL problems and I could not understand them and vice versa. I usually give ESL'ers the benefit of the doubt because this is an international city, but I don't understand how these people could get a restaurant job in the United States. Also, the servers had Palm Pilots to take the orders, but they were either not functioning or they didn't know how to use them. When the food came, I didn't receive some of the things I ordered and I got some stuff I didn't order. By the time I was ready to go, the restaurant had become busy and I had to ask for the check about 6 times! It's not that the staff is rude, they are just unbelievably incompetent. They actually "try" but just can't deliver.

Pros: Decor.

Cons: Food, Price, Service, Language Barrier

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So, I'm a fan of Sushi Rock on Polk. It's a casual, fun, sports-barish dining experience. The prices are not out of control and portions are good. When I saw that a new one opened up on Geary, I thought "great! easier to park". We went on a sat night and parking was a bit trickier than I had thought it would be. Took few trips around the block to get a spot. When we went in, it was pretty empty, but I chalked that up to it being new. I was very surprised by the decor, expecting the same mid-line no pressure feel as in the Polk st one. HOWEVER, this place is decorated in the new trend of Ultra Lounge. It is VERY upscale. I felt very underdressed by not having any hair gel or collared shirt. The food quality and prices were pretty much the same as the Polk st one, but with no sort of Bento Box selections. Oddly, on the menu, it lists the entrees in the section called "A La Carte", but then says each "A La Carte" item comes with miso, salad, etc., which, of course is not what "A La Carte" means. Seemed like they were trying to make the menu upscale but not really knowing how to do it. Also, in the "Vegatable Roll" section of the menu, they list a roll with crab, which, of course, is not a vegatable. Taking into account the techno-music selection and the low mood lighting, it was obvious that the owners are trying to compete with Blowfish Sushi, but falling a little short. I think next time, Ill just go to the Polk St restaurant...

1
★★★☆☆

So, I'm a fan of Sushi Rock on Polk. It's a casual, fun, sports-barish dining experience. The prices are not out of control and portions are good. When I saw that a new one opened up on Geary, I thought "great! easier to park". We went on a sat night and parking was a bit trickier than I had thought it would be. Took few trips around the block to get a spot. When we went in, it was pretty empty, but I chalked that up to it being new. I was very surprised by the decor, expecting the same mid-line no pressure feel as in the Polk st one. HOWEVER, this place is decorated in the new trend of Ultra Lounge. It is VERY upscale. I felt very underdressed by not having any hair gel or collared shirt. The food quality and prices were pretty much the same as the Polk st one, but with no sort of Bento Box selections. Oddly, on the menu, it lists the entrees in the section called "A La Carte", but then says each "A La Carte" item comes with miso, salad, etc., which, of course is not what "A La Carte" means. Seemed like they were trying to make the menu upscale but not really knowing how to do it. Also, in the "Vegatable Roll" section of the menu, they list a roll with crab, which, of course, is not a vegatable. Taking into account the techno-music selection and the low mood lighting, it was obvious that the owners are trying to compete with Blowfish Sushi, but falling a little short. I think next time, Ill just go to the Polk St restaurant...

Pros: Good sized portions

Cons: Parking, not the same ambience as their other stores

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This sushi place is located upstairs, in the heart of Chinatown, which means it will be packed with tourists. But that does not mean the food is going to be underwhelming. Instead, the sushi is great, and the service is great as well. The fish is fresh, and the oysters are even better! The place is not super fancy, it is your basic sushi restaurant with a nice view of Grant avenue. The desserts are good as well!

4
★★★★☆

This sushi place is located upstairs, in the heart of Chinatown, which means it will be packed with tourists. But that does not mean the food is going to be underwhelming. Instead, the sushi is great, and the service is great as well. The fish is fresh, and the oysters are even better! The place is not super fancy, it is your basic sushi restaurant with a nice view of Grant avenue. The desserts are good as well!

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Japanese restaurant offers a variety of fresh sushi, including Tamaki hand rolls, Sashimi, Nigiri and more. Also serve Teriyaki entrees and Tempura.

 

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