Best Omekase Sushi Experience
Who serves up the best Omekase Sushi Experience in San Francisco? I'd like to treat myself soon to a first-class sushi meal and I'm willing to spend up to $100 on the the sushi alone. I was considering Kiss, and although I've read rave reviews, I'm not positive that's what I'm looking for. I really want super high quality nigiri and sashimi. I love cuisine, but for this meal I really don't want anything cooked.
Here's a list of potential places I've amassed:
went to sebo tonight - pretty good for a predominately sushi meal. priced appropriately at $125/person or so. i put it side by side w/ Ino (though i haven't been in 1-2 years) in terms of ingredient quality. i was disappointed there was a lack of any cooked dishes.
would i recommend it for a blow-out experience? if you're limiting yourself to SF, yes, especially if you put the emphasis on sushi. is it the best rice in the world? no. best nigiri? no. is it pretty good? yep. better than kiss? absolutely.
I would take Takara off my list. I like some of their cooked food, but I've never been big fan of their sushi. Tekka has good sushi but is not really a high end place. It's more of a homey mom and pop kind of place. I am sure that Kiss would be able to put together the nigiri/sashimi omekase you are looking for. Their sushi is first rate.
If you are looking willing to accept a less than traditional Japanese sushi dinner, then I would recommend Zushi Puzzle on Lombard. Roger carries a great selection of fish. Anything from the board should be good, but my personal favoriate is the live scallop.