"Kochi" Sushi in Oakland near Lake Merritt?
- Tripeler Jul 19, 2007 09:56 PM
A friend of mine is telling me about a new sushi place "on Fourth in Oakland, right at Lake Merritt" that apparently us run by a man from Kochi city (a fishing port on Shikoku island in Japan). Specialties from Shikoku are highlighted, and since Kochi has a reputation for very strong drinkers, the sake apparently really flows here.
Anyone been there or know about it?
Thanks in advance.
If the information was being given over a cell phone with reception like mine... I wonder if this could have been "Coach Sushi" at 532 Grand?
The best sake oriented place (and one that has been on my short list for some time) in downtown Oak-town is Ichiro which supposedly has 70+ sakes in a small bargain sushi bar environment. The Chron had a "Chowdown" article back in February.
I don't know if either have any Shikoku specialties, and neither are dead-on the 4th Avenue pointer...
532 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
412 15th St, Oakland, CA 94612
Thanks, Calistogie. Coach sushi is the place. Comments on Yelp talk about the guy who walks around refilling everyone's sake cup, which fits my friend's second-hand description. When my friend heard this unlikely name for a sushi place, he imagined Kochi in Japan (where we often went together back in the 70s) and his imagination ran wild. He and I will check it out in September, and I will report back.