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Phil Paton Sep 24, 2007 10:15 AM

visiting for just a couple of nights. Money no object.

Thanks for any advice.

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  1. Husky RE: Phil Paton Sep 24, 2007 10:17 AM

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/364089

    1. osho RE: Phil Paton Sep 24, 2007 11:32 AM

      1. Ino Sushi in Japantown
      2. Sebo in Hayes Valley

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        vincentlo RE: osho Sep 26, 2007 03:20 AM

        Wow those are the exact two that jumped out of my mind. I would add Kiss too, but keep in mind the restaurant is super-tiny and so the selection is a bit limited. Prices at Kiss are really high too, especially when you consider the size of the nigiri sushi.

        Do *not* take a date or friend who's not an experienced sushi connoisseur to Ino! =)

        Vincent

      2. K K RE: Phil Paton Sep 24, 2007 12:50 PM

        Where are you coming from, where are you staying, and will you have access to a car?

        If restricted to SF only, the places Osho mentioned are your best bets for old school nigiri sushi. Ino for something that's more traditional and authentic, smaller nigiri pieces that are small bite sized. If fish quality and exotic varieties are more important to you than the overall construction of the nigiri and the sushi rice flavor balance to the fish, then Sebo is your best bet.

        If you're looking for places that do inside out fancy dressed up rolls there are many places for that.

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          christineb RE: Phil Paton Sep 24, 2007 01:31 PM

          I'm a huge fan of Zushi Puzzle on Lombard and about Webster. Don't plan on being blown away by the decor or ambiance, but I think they have the best fresh fish in the city. But be sure to get a reservation at the sushi bar...not the same if you don't.

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            osho RE: christineb Sep 24, 2007 02:43 PM

            christineb, What are your consistent favourites at Zushi Puzzle ?

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              Neilo RE: osho Sep 24, 2007 10:10 PM

              I like Medium toro, Shima Aji, Butterfish, Live Scallop, Baby Hamachi, Albacore toro.
              Sashimi will be more impresseve here as the rice is sometimes irregular.

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            michparent RE: Phil Paton Sep 26, 2007 08:37 AM

            If you are not limited to the city. Sushi Ran in Sausalito is great. www.sushiran.com

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              alio e olio RE: Phil Paton Sep 26, 2007 09:37 AM

              Yo P-Diddy-
              You coming in hot with a wad of cash? Tell your driver to take you over the bridge and go to Sushi Ran in Sausalito. Or, try Kabuto on Geary.

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              1. re: alio e olio
                Robert Lauriston RE: alio e olio Sep 26, 2007 09:55 AM

                Have you been to Kabuto since Kojima sold it?

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