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best sushi in SF

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I will be in SF for a month this summer. I'm looking for great sushi, especially sashimi.

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    1. I really enjoy the rolls at Taraval Okazu Ya. You'll get a great selection of sushi and decent prices.
      For more traditional Japanese, Takara in Japantown is excellent. Prices are moderate.

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      1. re: anna

        I would not order sashimi, as the OP requested, at taraval okazuya. It's good value, but not the best quality fish.

      2. Taraval Okazu Ya is good but not necessarily GREAT sushi. Try Sushi Ran if $$$ is not an issue, in Marin County. http://www.sushiran.com/

        Otherwise Okazu Ya is descent. In the same price range, you can try Shimo's on Clement, between 24 and 25 Avenue.


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        1. re: badbatzmaru

          I second Sushi Ran in Sausalito. Pricey, but fantastic. Great for sashimi

        2. Has anyone tried Hama KO Sushi or Grandeho's Kamekyo in cole valley?

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          1. re: rj000

            Hama-Ko is fantastic. Traditional, fresh fish, impeccably prepared. It's not speedy service, but it's wonderful sushi. Grandeho's Kamekyo is nowhere near as good.

          2. Sebo on Hayes was very, very nice, very traditional.
            Expensive sake.

            1. It's not traditional sushi, but Bar Crudo on Bush at Stockton has some really fantastic sashimi preparations. The space is small and can be noisy, but the staff goes a long way towards making the experience fun. The fish could not be of better quality, and the list of Belgian beers is great, too.

              For sushi, we go to Sausilito as often as anywhere in the City. Sushi Ran is great sushi with a wine list (unavailable in most SF sushi restaurants).

              1. Kiss Seafood is a great bet (as long as you have a rezzie, it's smaaalll)


                1. just had dinner at Kiss and it hangs with the best of LA - in fact it was the best traditional sushi meal I have ever had. And it was also the best toro - from Ecuador and damn pricey at $18 an order, but so worth it.

                  1. Zushi Puzzle in the Marina. Sit at the Sushi Bar, ask Roger for the freshest fish he's got. If it is available, go straight for the toro, fresh scallops from the shell, and aji sashimi (ask for the whole aji).

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                      1. re: DavidB

                        I went recently to Zushi Puzzle. Fish was very fresh, great variety, but rice was not good. It was very mushy. I would stick to sashimi.

                      2. I like Kiss for their cooked dishes. They have the best fish broth base in town.

                        For sushi & sashimi, I like Anzu in the Hotel Nikko.

                        1. The sushi bar @ Anzu in the Hotel Nikko is the real thing and quite good.
                          I find it so interesting that both L.A. and NY have sushi ya that are FAR superior to SF. What is up with that?