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Jan 25, 2007 10:23 AM

Best Sushi in San Francisco?

As a newcomer, I have yet to find a great sushi place in San Francisco. Any thoughts??

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  1. If you set your standards of greatness in Japan, Los Angeles, or New York, you might be out of luck.

    6 Replies
    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      But there are a lot of Chowhounds that love sushi and report on places often. I suggest doing a search to see the most recent reports.

      I haven't been to Kiss Sushi yet but it certainly gets high marks on this board.

      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        I have to agree with this. I have found ok to nothing kinda thing.

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Really? In all of San Francisco, no good sushi?

          1. re: thirtyeyes

            I'd have to agree with Robert on this one. There is plenty of very good sushi to be had in San Francisco but it seems that there is precious little (and I've yet to have) sushi that is as great as can be had in many places in New York, Los Angeles or, to my palate, Seattle. I haven't been to Japan, so can't compare anything there and San Francisco.

            1. re: ccbweb

              We've split some off topic replies about finding good sushi in Seattle into a new thread on the Pacific Northwest board. That topic can be found here: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/510942

          2. re: Robert Lauriston

            Sebo's my new favorite. Reasonable prices given the exceptional quality.


          3. I have had excellent sushi at Hime on Lombard. But I don't know a hell of a lot about sushi...Someone else here did not like it.

            1. If you tell us your tastes in sushi, that might help with suggestions.

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              1. If you like creative rolls, I recently tried Sushi Bistro in the inner richmond and it's my new favorite (around 6th ave. and Balboa).

                My standbys are Taraval Okazu-ya and Noriega Okazu-ya (outer sunset), and Ebisu (inner sunset).

                1. Here's a recent thread on SF sushi. I strongly recommend you do individual searches for the restaurants named herein, since there is no one uber-thread consolidating the whole scene:


                  Sushi Monster