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Any brown rice sushi place in South Bay or East Bay?

vanity021 May 19, 2007 09:28 PM

I've heard of Homma's in Palo Alto, but was wondering if there was any in the East Bay or South Bay. I know Whole Foods has brown rice sushi and it taste pretty decent. But the choices are very limited.

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    lintygmom May 20, 2007 08:32 AM

    They sell them in long pre-made wraps at the Berkeley and (I think) Temescal farmer's markets--Temescal's open today in the DMV parking lot off of Claremont. To my knowledge, not many authentic sushi places would make brown rice sushi.

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    1. re: lintygmom
      Robert Lauriston May 20, 2007 11:31 AM

      That stand's called Happy Wraps. Tasty stuff.

      1. re: Robert Lauriston
        dreamsicle May 20, 2007 04:17 PM

        Yes, Happy Wraps sell brown rice sushi though it's all raw. I had the sushi wrapped in chard and my mum had the one wrapped in nori, which I think tastes better. They have about 6 to 7 kinds of different wraps, 2 of them wrapped in chard and the others in nori if I remember correctly. I don't remember exactly what was in mine, but there was cucumber, red bell pepper strips, jicama, some nutty (cashew or tahini?) paste, lettuce, avocado, and beets. You may want to see the photo I've attached.

        I also vaguely remember that they have packaged brown rice sushi on sale at the Elephant's Pharmacy, but they are probably the same as the ones they have at Whole Foods. You may also wanna check Berkeley Bowl too.

        1. re: dreamsicle
          lintygmom May 20, 2007 06:27 PM

          with those you have to be careful of the "sell by" date, whereas at the farmers' markets they're consistently fresh

          1. re: lintygmom
            lmnopm May 20, 2007 08:09 PM

            The place on Solano at the corner just east of Lola's, Barneys, etc. has brown rice California Roll (made fresh daily). I keep on meaning to ask if they will make fresh nigiri with the brown rice.

            1. re: lmnopm
              lintygmom May 20, 2007 08:23 PM

              Thanks. Weirdly, I've been hankering for it ever since the topic came up. But ever since the Kirala in Epicurious sold me *antique* sushi (for $8 a roll!) I've been suspicious of pre-made stuff.

    2. shortexact May 19, 2007 10:32 PM

      Other than Homma's, the only other place I've heard of doing brown rice sushi is Wayo Sushi, at the corner of Bush and Van Ness, but that's in SF, and doesn't satisfy your geographic requirement.

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