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Sep 24, 2007 10:15 AM

best sushi in SF

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

Thanks for any advice.

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

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      1. re: osho

        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! =)


      2. 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.

        1. 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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          1. re: christineb

            christineb, What are your consistent favourites at Zushi Puzzle ?

            1. re: osho

              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.

          2. If you are not limited to the city. Sushi Ran in Sausalito is great.