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Best chirashi in San Francisco?

kampachi Oct 22, 2005 01:14 PM

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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    Offal Lover Oct 22, 2005 01:30 PM

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

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      rmack350 Oct 23, 2005 12:41 AM

      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.


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      precipice Oct 22, 2005 06:04 PM

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

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        Wendy-san Oct 22, 2005 07:20 PM

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

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          KathyR Oct 23, 2005 02:19 PM

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

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            J Dizzle Oct 23, 2005 10:28 PM

            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

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              Michele Oct 25, 2005 07:48 PM

              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.

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                kchowder Jan 2, 2007 10:42 PM

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

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