About Live Sushi Bar
Nestled in the heart of Potrero Hill you'll find Live Sushi Bar a "come as you are", comfortable and inviting neighborhood sushi bar; serving both lunch and dinner. Come enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of our casual dining room or grab a seat at the bar and have some fun with our professional and creative sushi chefs. Live Sushi brings a fresh spin to your sushi favorites, offering unique interpretations and creative live specialties including live scallop, live uni, fresh oyster and spanish mackerel. From our specialty rolls to our authentic appetizer, there's something for everyone.
Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Sushi is the premiere sushi caterer in the Bay Area for all of your sushi needs. Our experienced chefs, combined with a phenomenal menu, can create and present unparalleled sushi for your next special event. No event is too large or small for you and your guests to enjoy the highest quality sushi and service available. From sushi platters to on-site sushi bars, we offer the very best of everything sushi.
Easy parking right out side the restaurant
Bus Routes 22 27 9
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Live Sushi Bar Ratings and Reviews
Food was good, and the menu had some int ...
Food was good, and the menu had some interesting twists. Fresh seafood from Japan was very good. However, the noise level was off the hook, where my ears hurt a little bit by the end of the meal. Servers were nice, with the exception of one woman who was a little rough with placing and taking away the dishes, and even her demeanor was a little rough - she could have used more training, and learn to serve with a little more grace; considering that the menu is not inexpensive, and they charge 18% when there are six or more in the party. It's one of my pet peeves when I go to 5 star restaurants with impeccable service, and the set service charge is 17% or 18%, and I go to a restaurant that has two or three star service, but expects just as much tip because your party is a little larger. Six people are not even a large party, in my opinion.
Based on the reviews I had read, I expec ...
Based on the reviews I had read, I expected a truly excellent experience. We had been searching for a really good sushi restaurant for a long time. This is not it. Aside from excellent service and a very good salmon belly sashimi, the meal was mediocre. The restaurant ambiance is not what I would expect to find in a Japanese restaurant. I can't say that the restaurant wasn't clean, but it didn't feel clean to us and it is somewhat shabby in appearance. The fish in several sushi dishes were watery. At first I thought it was the rice, but my wife assured me it was the fish. The bar b que eel was barely warm. While I can't complain about the tastes of the dishes, except for the salmon something seemed off on all the others. Bottom line is I cannot understand why people think this place is good.
always a great place to go. the staff i ...
always a great place to go. the staff is amazing and it really is a good quality sushi restaurant. the fish is always fresh and they have a great team.
if you're by yourself, sit at the sushi bar and just ask them to put together some food for you. they get creative and it's always something a bit special.
Live Sushi is a neighborhood gem. The qu ...
Live Sushi is a neighborhood gem. The quality of the sushi is superb, the service just as good and the busy ambiance reminds me of a Tokyo side alleys dinner place. I never get tired of going back again and again!
Plenty of choices from the menu, the com ...
Plenty of choices from the menu, the combos are good if you can't decide which ones you want. Everything we ordered were really good, the rolls were really good and the miso salmon cheeks appetisers was delicious! The ambience is perfect for casual dinners. The servers were knowledgeable and service was fast. The hostess though was not very warm - wish she could manage even just one warm smile to greet you when you enter the restaurant. Overall, pretty happy with Live Sushi and would definitely come again.
The service was outstanding taking care ...
The service was outstanding taking care of and actually anticipating all needs. Staff is very knowledgeable about menu and daily sushi specials. The preparation, presentation and quality of the sushi is the best is SF. If you are looking for the best sushi in SF then Live Sushi Bar is the place.
Great sushi, great sake, great price
Overall we loved live sushi, only one downside one group members starter was delayed and with that all her dishes came with a 20min delay from all others. Besides that we had a great time, loved the sake collection and the overall price was much lower than we would have paid at comparable restaurants in the city. Absolute recommend it
Noisy/okay service/great food
Very noisy and busy on a Friday night. Asked days ahead of time for a quiet table and wasn't accommodated. Server didn't bring out some of our nigiri until we reminded her twice. That being said, the sushi was top notch, great wine list, and it's an area with easy parking. I'd go back for the food, but have low expectations for service.
I had such a good time here! Be sure to ...
I had such a good time here! Be sure to make reservations, as it gets packed soon. It's tucked away in a very chill neighborhood, pretty easy to get to, and easy to find parking. The ONLY reason I didn't give it a full 5 star rating was because there was no dessert...and I have a sweet tooth always, especially after rolls on rolls on rolls.
Service: excellent!!! The server was very friendly. Our server was awesome as well, genuinely friendly and helpful, and attentive to us, from cheating empty dishes to refilling our sake glasses. She was sure to share with us her best suggestions on meal choices. Entrees and beverages arrived quickly, never leaving us waiting too long not crowding the table. Loved her professional and friendly service.
Atmosphere: nestled in a very chill neighborhood, it was mixed with families, young professionals, Locals, to new people stumbling in to try this place. Enough room to talk with your company. When waiting, staff is so awesome and asks if you'd like something to drink while waiting for your table. Again, make reservations ahead of time, especially on weekends. I truly enjoyed dining here on a date, but could be versatile for casual get together a, big groups or just take out!
Food: I was swimming in FRESHNESS! We ordered the Crazy Monkey Roll, which was delicious. We went outside the box a bit and ordered the Behind The Green Door roll (it was ehhhh ok), and the #1 Hand Roll (with quail egg it was a burst of big flavor wrapped in seaweed!). My favorite was the 16pc assorted sashimi....our server suggested getting the "fatty fish", and she did not disappoint, because the "fatty fish" sashimi was to-die-for. I could've devoured the entire plate....so freaking fresh!
A friend suggested to sit at the sushi bar, so can't wait to try again and sit at the sushi bar!
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