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Sushi in Alameda?

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northofboston Nov 15, 2006 04:24 PM

Does anyone know of a Sushi place in Alameda open late?
Katsu is only open until 9:30...I was hoping for somewhere open later, as I never get home from work until 8:30.

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  1. hhc RE: northofboston Nov 15, 2006 05:35 PM

    Sushi House, Alameda. Here's my report w/ pics:
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/34003...

    Hrs: Su-Th 11a-10pm; Fr & Sat 11a-10:30pm

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      sarvey RE: northofboston Nov 15, 2006 06:17 PM

      Yume on Park. Very small,upstairs restaurant. Yume might be described as the total opposite of Sushi House (which I do like and frequent): quality versus quantity is the key difference between Yume and Sushi House. Both have their benefits at any given time and place!

      A friend of mine raved about Sakura (I think) that was right around the corner from Yume. I tried to go about a month ago and its like it closed. Anyone have any news?

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        Ruth Lafler RE: sarvey Nov 15, 2006 06:19 PM

        I've heard good things about Yume as well. There must be half a dozen little sushi places along Park St. (or within a block on either side), but I'm not keen on sushi, so I haven't tried them.

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          foodfan RE: sarvey Nov 18, 2006 08:47 PM

          Sakura owners relocated to Oregon and sold this business. I just noticed the grand opening sign a few days ago. Since the name is the same, and it was closed for a short time only, I would expect the setup and menu to be the same, at least initially. If I hear any word, I will post ~

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          sarita RE: northofboston Nov 18, 2006 12:55 AM

          Yume is good, but it closes at 9:30 now and isn't quite as good as it used to be. Kamakura on Santa Clara closes at 10 and is just as good.

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            northofboston RE: northofboston Nov 19, 2006 05:31 PM

            Thanks for the guidance. We ended up at Kamakura last night, and had a fantastic time. Sat at the sushi bar, and let the man with the knife do the choosing for the most part.
            We were with a 15 year old, so he chose the Raider roll, which was ok (I'm not too into rolls). Rainbow roll was great, the Kamakura roll was dissapointing, but I assume great for what is was supposed to be.
            My moment came with my selection of two off the special board- Hamachi Toro (yellowtail belly) and Maragai (longneck clam).
            The belly was butter in my mouth- I had to get it twice. Fantsatic- the best I've ever had. The clam was terrific. Clamlicious, if I may.
            Our teenaged companion has a stomach that will not quit, so he continued on to the assorted sashimi plate with rice, which seemed to include a little of all the standards- he gobbledit quicker than we could attempt a taste, so I assume all was well.
            My BF added another special to his plate- the wild yellowtail, which was just as wonderful as expected, but couldn't hold a candle to the belly.
            Just as we thought we might for for one more round of the belly, sushi chef declared- All Out of Belly! Whoo. We just made it.
            I'll only be in CA for a couple more weeks, but I will most certainly hit Kamakura up at least once more before I leave.
            All in all, a great night, even for a tally of $100.
            LOVE the plum wine and fruit at the end! Our teen got a box of Japanese rice candy in place of the wine..a nice touch from Faith.

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