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Best Sushi in the Bay Area

jniceyw Aug 5, 2006 06:26 PM


I'll be in NorCal next week so where can I find the best sushi in San Francisco (or the South Bay)? I'm hoping to find a place that does a great omakase, but anyhing awesome will also do! I'm willing to travel far and wide to put the best piece of fish in my mouth. Thanks!


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  1. Carrie 218 RE: jniceyw Aug 5, 2006 06:32 PM



    End of sentence.

    1. tritip RE: jniceyw Aug 5, 2006 07:18 PM

      If you're looking for the most OVERRATED sushi restaurant in the area: Sushi Ran in Sausalito.

      If you're truly willing to travel far and wide... go for the omakase at Hana Sushi in Rohnert Park, 45 miles north of the city. The high Zagat rating can sometimes draw a big crowd so call for a reservation before making the trek.

      Anzu is wonderful, too.

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        Melanie Wong RE: tritip Aug 5, 2006 07:23 PM

        I liked Hana in Rohnert Park, but the fish is served too cold and I wouldn't make a special trip there.

        Hana thread -

        Kiss is very good value for the money, but I couldn't say that it's top-tier.

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          davidknowshow RE: tritip Aug 6, 2006 08:38 AM

          I don't think Sushi Ran is overrated at all. After moving from NYC to the Bay Area, I've been searching far and wide for a sushi dinner that 1) does not suck and 2) is reasonably priced. After trying sushi joint after sushi joint, I've only found a handful of establishments that can hold a candle to sushi in NYC. Sushi Ran is one of them.

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          dMary RE: jniceyw Aug 5, 2006 07:26 PM

          Ozuma by the Rincon Center in SF - best upscale Japanese....

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            Jefferson RE: jniceyw Aug 6, 2006 05:09 AM

            If you are looking in between San Francisco and the South Bay, don't miss this encyclopedic thread:

            Sushi Monster devours Peninsula: The Big List

            (That's not to say I agree with everything, but I'm more of a sashimi guy.)

            1. Porthos RE: jniceyw Aug 6, 2006 08:35 AM

              Your best bet is Anzu for nigiri.


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