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Shimo Restaurant

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733 Taraval St (at at 17th Ave.)
San Francisco, CA 94116
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(415) 564-8592
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Shimo Restaurant - San Francisco, CA

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Best

Wide variety of the freshest fish, and generous portions. You can't even fit one piece of fish in your mouth it's that big. The toro is to die for, salmon too (especially when it'...

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This place pawned off the most disgusting sashimi to me, just because they were able to get away with it because my order was for to-go. ?I spent over $60, excited that I'll final...

Totally disgusting!!! 6/24/2009

This place pawned off the most disgusting sashimi to me, just because they were able to get away with it because my order was for to-go. ?I spent over $60, excited that I'll finally be able to eat dinner, and when I got home I was so disappointed. ?My tongue started to itch as soon as the fish touched my tongue. ?So gross! ?I eat sushi every several weeks and this is the first time this has ever happened. ?Totally disgusting!!! more

could have been great 4/27/2009

I was really excited about their menu, which had some interesting vegetarian rolls. I ordered their $11 veggie caterpillar role, which was supposed to have tempura yam, pickled gourd, cucumber, sesame seeds, and avocado. The roll I received had the avocado and yam, but nothing else. I pointed this out to the server, who said the pickled gourd was a typo. When I told him that the roll was still missing two ingredients, he neither apologized nor offered to give me a discount. Boo. Cons: service more

eabreuh 7/27/2008

What a disappointment. The place was empty. more

BEST SUSHI IN SAN FRANCISCO! Nothing even comes close to Shimo II 8/24/2007

Wide variety of the freshest fish, and generous portions. You can't even fit one piece of fish in your mouth it's that big. The toro is to die for, salmon too (especially when it's wild king salmon and in season)--one of my friends didn't like it because they leave the skin on the salmon. I prefer it that way. They have something they call ""Super White Tuna"" which is fantastic. My fave: marinated baby octopus--I don't know what they do with it, but if you like octopus sashimi, you'll never go back after this. You can buy your own little saki cup, a strange wooden box you drink out of, and they'll put your name on it and then store it for you for next time. And their rolls are amazing (ask for the ""Dino roll"", not on the menu. Dino, ironically, hails from Mexico, but don't for a second think that means he doesn't know anything about sushi. Dino is wonderful, and after you get to know him, he throws in extras all the time, even a free roll on your birthday). The waitstaff remember little things, like whether you like lemon in your water, or what your favorite ice cream is (the red bean is fantastic). I really could go on and on. Most important? You can eat like a KING, a true ROCKSTAR, like the world is ending tomorrow, and the bill will be under a $100 bucks. Usually my bill is under $50 (for two people!) and believe me, I EAT!!!! I go there for some serious feasting. It's rare that you can go somewhere for sushi, eat til you're stuffed, and not break the bank. But here, it's like you've died and gone to heaven. They have totally spoiled me. I am always disappointed every time I venture anywhere else. It usually costs more and is just okay. Pros: Price, variety, quality and size of portions--need I say more?? Cons: Location more

Reasonably Priced, Authentic Japanese Sushi 10/21/2005

Shimo's sushi is fresh and of very good quality. The slices of fish are thick with just the right amount of rice - unlike Ebisu with paper-thin slices or Okazuya with miniscule amount of rice. Non-sushi items, such as teriyaki and gyoza, are also very good. I lived in Japan for many years, and I think Shimo serves very good Japanese food. Note: It gets very busy on weekend nights, so I would recommend lunchtime or weekday evenings. Pros: Fresh fish, Good non-sushi dishes, Reasonably priced more

Really Good 6/20/2003

This is an incredible deal. ambiance is not exceptional, but the Food is outstanding!! I recommend that for smart-money savers food lovers... more

Yum! 5/28/2003

Don't go to Shimo if you are looking for ambience. If you are looking for good sushi, though, this is definitely a place to check out. Huge, and I mean huge, pieces of fish adorn the nigiri, and the rolls are larger than average, too. I ordered as I usually might in other sushi restaurants, but couldn't even finish what we ordered. Overall, everything was very fresh and well-prepared. Good service, too! more
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  • Hours:

    Mon.-Thu. and Sat.-Sun. 5-10 p.m.; Tue.-Sun. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Fri. 5-11 p.m.
  • Neighborhoods:

    Inner Parkside, Central West

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