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Koo

408 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122
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    Julia Diaz
    4 Jul 15, 2014

    First time for everything :)

    Kind of expensive. At least the quality is good.... but common. 2 teeny tiny tacos for 9 dollars?!???!?!?!?! Thats freakin expensive.

    This place is great.... but there are alot of other AMAZING sushi spots that actually source their fish using Monterey Seafood Guide, and are ALOT cheaper.

    Conclusion: Probably wont come back here. It is delicious, but too expensive for my tummy.

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    Patrick G
    4 Oct 30, 2013

    The best Sushi in the neighborhood. It is probably the most expensive in the neighborhood but they pay attention to detail. A respectable Japaneses dining experience.

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    Yulree Chun "@GogobotLA"
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    3 Jan 22, 2013

    Perhaps we went to Koo on an off day. The food was pretty good, don't get me wrong, but it didn't warrant the high praise I've heard about this place. The fish was all fresh and of good quality. The rice, however, was horrible and took away from the enjoyment of eating sushi. The fried shrimp heads were burnt and the worst I've had.

    Redeeming factors:
    Great service.
    Spoonfuls of Happiness dish - sake, uni and ankimo? Yes, please!
    Crab handroll.

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    Nancy Roberts
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    While there is good sushi to be had in the Sunset, Koo has a little something extra to set it apart: the spoonful of happiness...
    Start with uni, add quail egg and tobiko, take ponzu & ankimo wrapped with whitefish, add a hint of truffle-oil, washed down with a shot of chilled Sake.

    If your epicurean endorphins aren't singing by now, try the bamboo tower, built with crystal sesame-ponzu, mizuna green with fresh white fish, scallop and shrimp.

    Casual, chic decor and subdued atmosphere. It's not a scene, people come here to eat.

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    Veronica Sartori
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    5 Jul 11, 2014

    Found Koo nearly four years ago, and it is still by far my favorite sushi place in the city. Better than Ino in my opinion even if it's less traditional. They can be traditional if they choose to (the 3 chefs are all experienced and trained from Japan) but their menu has a wide array of choices that accommodates the American palate, too (choices of rolls are offered).

    Their sushi is all top notch and from the best markets in the bay area. The owner (wife) also hand-bakes the desserts herself - they're all super delicious and not too sweet.

    Perfect for a foodie or a date!

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    Sambou Makalou
    5 Feb 08, 2013

    Best sushi for the money

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    John Lin
    5 Dec 08, 2012
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    Jin Kim
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Order the 'spoonful of happiness'.

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    5 Jul 13, 2014
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4.5 out of 5
10 members' reviews
250 people visited Koo
  • Price

    Expensive$$$
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  • Open Hours:

    Dinner 5:30-10:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, until 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m. Sunday
  • Phone:

    (415) 731-7077

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