Sushi Kazu dinner - report
Went to Sushi Kazu on Irving btw 9th and 10th last night with 4 friends. I'd been there once before for a quick bite but this time we went all out. It was really a fantastic meal. I hope I can remember everything we had!
Seaweed Salad (2 orders) - pretty exceptional - there were more kinds of seaweed than I'm used to seeing, and it wasn't overdressed or soggy. It was crunchy and a little spicy and the portions were generous.
Hamachi Kama (2 orders)- grilled hamachi collar. This was grilled perfectly and served with teriyaki sauce for dipping. It was piping hot and melted in my mouth.
Rock-n-Roll - This is a standard - unagi, cucumber, avocado. The eel was nice and warm and it was exceptionally tasty.
King Kong Roll - I don't remember exactly what was in this one but it was the highlight of the meal for me. I remember something about ginger marinated grilled yellowtail, a bunch of veggies. Not the same king kong roll that I've seen at other sushi places. The grilled fish gave it a delicious smoky flavor that you don't usually get in sushi.
Spider Roll - Very good. Nothing unusual about this one.
Steamed Vegetable Roll - This is something I ordered the last time I ate here that I remember being delicious. It was wrapped in white soybean paper and had steamed pumpkin, broccoli, carrot, squash, and maybe something else. It came with a sweet soy-based dipping sauce. Very light and delicious. Love the pumpkin.
Two of my dining partners shared Monkfish liver maki and sea urchin maki. I didn't try them, but they seemed to enjoy them. They also each had a large spicy tuna handroll.
Then at the end the waitres brought us a complimentary bowl of spicy steamed gobo - very spicy and very well cooked. I don't usually eat gobo plain, but it was a perfect way to end the meal.
Total bill for all the food plus 3 bottles of hot sake and one giant Asahi: $119 - i find it to be very reasonably priced for the quality of the sushi.
841 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122