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Best chirashi in San Francisco?

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  • kampachi Oct 22, 2005 01:14 PM
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I love chirashi. I can't afford it all the time and am often wary of trying it even at my favorite sushi restaurants as disapointment would ruin my love of a place.

The characteristics I am looking for is of course fresh delicious fish but also well flavored rice.

Does anyone have reccomendations?

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  1. Try Sakae in Burlingmae or Kyo-Ya. Both pricey, but you get what you pay for.

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    1. re: Offal Lover

      Kiku of Tokyo is also an excellent bet. It's in a downtown Hilton hotel. Honestly, I don't know for sure if Chirashi is on the menu but I'd be surprised if it wasn't.

      rmack

    2. I think Maki in Japantown Mall is your best bet. I would definitely avoid Kyo-Ya on this count.

      1. Yuzu in San Mateo (sister restaurant of Burlingame's Sakae).

        1. I like the chirashi at Kobe Sake in San Bruno on El Camino Real.

          1. If price is no object I'd definately go with Kyoya, If I'm on a budget I'd goto Takara in Japantown, for best value/quality trade off

            1. After eating nearly every item on their menu, I find myself always going back for the chirashi at Habachi in Martinez (in the Albertson's shopping center). It's worth the drive.

              1. Don't know if it's really *the best*, but Dojima-Ann on Ofarrell has an excellent rendition for the price.