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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Live Sushi Bar Ratings and Reviews
Not worth the price
It's quite pricy based in the quality of sushi. Just average.
Never fails to please!
From the Yaki Ika to the special rolls, this place never fails to impress and please!
We love it. It's always busy, so make a reservation. The food and the service are excellent.
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.
The chef's special
The chef's special
Exceeded expectations… As usual.
Exceeded expectations… As usual.
My daughter is vomiting and writhing in ...
My daughter is vomiting and writhing in pain after a dinner here. I'm feeling a little uneasy myself!
Everything was decent but I was expectin ...
Everything was decent but I was expecting better quality sushi. Everything was really soft and fell apart easily.
Over of the best sushi experiences ever. ...
Over of the best sushi experiences ever. Excellent quality and unique variety, and all really delicious
Very relaxed setting, better than decent ...
Very relaxed setting, better than decent sushi , and solid 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!
I don't want to skew this restaurant's ratings, having reviewed it in the past, but this is my favorite sushi place. Always great!!
i love this place! fresh sushi,great service. Been coming here for a few years and it's always a great experience.
This is s fantastic place. One of the 2 ...
This is s fantastic place. One of the 2 best Sushi restaurants in the Bay Area !
Great sushi in a low key place
A must go for me every time I make it to the City, found it by pure luck one day sitting in traffic and hungry. the Live Uni is amazing as well as their fresh Japanese fish selections on Fridays. The restaurant is very unassuming, people are always friendly and staff is fast. Great sake and fish selections.
Very fresh sushi
The nigiri was excellent - outstanding and very fresh. The roll was very good too. Miso cod was meh. Eat at the sushi bar - great experience!
We found different combinations of fishes than you normally see on sushi menus which was fun. The fish was fresh and we enjoyed our first time here.
Extremely fresh. Best sushi in SF
Extremely fresh. Best sushi in SF
Great service, staff had great recommendations and suggestions. We anticipated a quick dinner but turned out to be best dinner from the grilled squid appetizer, sashimi, sushi, noodles, tempura, salmon and dont forget sake. Best sushi in the city.
Superb! Food was outstanding and our wai ...
Superb! Food was outstanding and our waitress was incredible.
Always have a great experience!! We come here at least every 2 weeks
Good, affordable sushi in a cute restaurant
Went to Live on a Monday night with two friends. It was very busy, but they honored our reservation right away. Service was friendly and efficient all night. We shared a delicious seaweed salad and each ordered our own dinners (two bento boxes and a bowl of udon). All of the food was good. Not EXCELLENT, but good. Definitely great for the price. I look forward to returning to Live in the near future.
I have written a review in the past, and Live Sushi remains the "go to" place for my sushi cravings.
For a few years I have thought Live Sushi Bar serves the best sushi/sashimi around. My lunch this week reconfirmed and did not disappoint. My fave is the Chirashi Bowl. It is ALL RAW and over-flowing with fresh delicious fish. If I lived in the City I would probably be dining at LSB twice per week!
The food was good. The rolls are a bit s ...
The food was good. The rolls are a bit smaller than other sushi restaurants. I had a reservation for 8 but wasn't seated until 8:10. The hostess was pleasant about it and offered to get us a drink. The service was quick. We had the SFPD Roll, The Roll and another (I don't remember the name); they were all delicious. Overall a pleasant experience.
Great sushi at a great price!
Live Sushi Bar is a gem tucked in the corner of 17th and Kansas. The four rolls we had were absolutely delicious, and we thought for the price they were definitely affordable. Service was very attentive and the food came out quickly. Overall a great experience, will definitely come again.
Fantastic food. The Roll and black cod w ...
Fantastic food. The Roll and black cod were excellent
My favorite sushi spot
Fish is always fresh. Good menu choices. Servers are attentive. It's a "go to place".
Fresh food, great staff, never a complaint. Can't resist there Tempura and the Chef's special rolls.
Great first experience, the second time ...
Great first experience, the second time went down hill a bit on the freshness of fish choices. Good place for date as the place is a little small to begin with.
The 32-piece sashimi Chef's choice is am ...
The 32-piece sashimi Chef's choice is amazing. If you want to experience the taste of different selections of fish, this is the best way to go!! You can upgrade to the seasonal one which we did. Yummy!! It was well worth the upgrade!
Good sushi, plain room
Be ready for a pretty plain room - this is not fancy dining. And there were "loud talkers" at the next table.. not much you can do about that kinda luck... What we ordered was all very tasty - we were in the mood for small plates - and warm food. A number of items were cold apps though seemed like they'd usually be warm - with some guidance we found what we wanted. Several dishes were very good - some just good. We were plenty full when we left and fair prices on all. I'd go back especially given the ample on street parking too. And of note - all of the servers were attentive, friendly and fast.
Outstanding service, really friendly wait staff and magnificent sushi chefs.
Loud Foods okay If there is no way go fo ...
Loud Foods okay If there is no way go for it otherwise....
Good food. Weird experience.
While the fish tasted very fresh, buttery, and delightful, our server put a weird damper on our night out here. She was overly invested in our meal and experience, showing up repeatedly to make various comments about our dinner, even stopping in at one point to tell my boyfriend to eat his hand roll now or it will get soggy. She pretty much made us feel rushed throughout the meal and strangely uncomfortable. It is hard to describe, but we both just looked at each other and said, that was weird! We won't go back because of the weird service, but the food was deece.
Awesome Food & Great Service
A must place for sushi, soba soups and delicious Sake. Enjoy!!
Omakase is amazing. Bring an appetite if ...
Omakase is amazing. Bring an appetite if you're going to order this. Keep it coming!
Great food, ambiance, and customer service!
Food was delicious and fresh! Definitely a neighborhood gem!
Best Sushi in San Francisco!! Love it!
We eat at Live Sushi Bar any chance we get (we live in Marin). The fish is so fresh, portions generous and prices reasonable. Love it!
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