Any good, hip, cheap Sushi spots ?
- new to city
I have a date on Monday and I need a good rec for sushi. Id like to go to Ace Wasabi or Blowfish, but they are a bit out of my price range. Authenticity is not an issue. These are my restrictions:
b)not super stuffy
thanks so much!!!
As someone who loves sushi but can't afford it all the time, I'd recommend Sushi Bistro (445 Balboa @ 5th). They have really beautiful and tasty special rolls (yellowtail basil, veggie crunch, and hawaiian are some of my faves..). 2 or 3 of those, at $7-$10 each, make a good meal for 2, esp with some edamame, miso, or a lettuce wrap to start. Their fish is very good quality and they have a wide sake selection, including unfiltered (mmm..). It is a smaller place and the crowd is usually 20s-30s, which makes the atmosphere lively but not with loud BG music, so you and your date can chat :-). Their site has menu/prices.
I like Godzilla Sushi on the corner of Divisadero and Bush. Depending on what kind of a date this is, this place may be too casual. It is small, so on Thurs, Fri, Sat nights the line forms out the door, but it is good fresh fish and inexpensive. My husband and I used to live in the city, but now come over from Oakland to eat there - it's our favorite. I think on a Monday night you wouldn't have a wait.