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Feb 4, 2008 01:07 AM

Sushi Rock Geary - Maybe an unlucky location?

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?


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  1. I don't know. Cafe Riggio was at that location quite a while.

    I've never read very good things about any of the three Sushi Rock locations. I don't know what it is that keeps them adding to their empire.

    Thanks for taking the bullet and reporting

    Sushi Rock - Closed
    4112 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA

    1. Cafe Riggio was successful in this spot for well over 25 years. Other than parking, which is a problem for restaurants all over SF, it had no problem with this location.

      1. Well, if ever there was a spot appropriate for a mediocre (at best) sushi joint, outer Geary would be it. Sushi Rock should feel right at home...

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        1. re: shortexact

          Geary between 5th & 6th Avenues is hardly "outer Geary."

          1. re: DavidT

            It's not the outer *Richmond*, but if you remember that Geary spans from Market Street the ocean, anything west of Arguello counts as outer Geary, as opposed to "inner Geary", which is the denser eastern portion of the street. However, since Clement only starts at Arguello, "outer Clement" would generally refer to locations west of PP.

            1. re: shortexact

              Having lived in SF for 35 years and having lived at the corner of Geary&9th Avenue for 7 years (and having bussed tables at Cafe Riggio 30 years ago!), I know the geography of Geary Blvd. reasonably well, but thanks for the lesson.