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best sushi in SF

rj000 Jul 4, 2006 07:21 PM

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

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  1. Melanie Wong Jul 4, 2006 07:28 PM

    Lucky you! Here are a couple threads on the topic to get you started.



    1. anna Jul 4, 2006 08:14 PM

      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
        cedichou Jul 5, 2006 09:40 PM

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

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        badbatzmaru Jul 4, 2006 08:40 PM

        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
          Amahal420 Jul 13, 2006 12:05 AM

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

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          rj000 Jul 4, 2006 09:36 PM

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

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          1. re: rj000
            99paa Jul 5, 2006 04:07 AM

            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.

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            vesa Jul 5, 2006 01:22 AM

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

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              monday Jul 5, 2006 04:12 AM

              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).

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                Chubby Jul 5, 2006 04:36 AM

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


                1. blackbookali Jul 5, 2006 06:50 AM

                  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.

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                    DavidB Jul 7, 2006 08:52 PM

                    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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                      stuckinschool Jul 7, 2006 10:05 PM

                      i second zushi puzzle!

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                        Meatball Jul 7, 2006 10:23 PM

                        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.

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                        yamada3 Jul 12, 2006 11:50 PM

                        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.

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                          Tabetai yo Jul 26, 2006 03:46 AM

                          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?

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