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mcw Sep 29, 2007 09:26 PM

I have read mixed reports on all of the above. I need to book a reservation this week-please help. MW

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: mcw Sep 30, 2007 08:53 PM

    What kind of meal are you hoping for?

    Sebo takes no reservations.

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      mcw RE: Robert Lauriston Sep 30, 2007 09:22 PM

      Fresh, innovative japanese eg., I enjoy Nobu (NYC)and like Sushi Ran. I will be in SF during the week and thought I would give one of the three listed above a try. Thank you, mcw

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        Doodleboomer RE: mcw Sep 30, 2007 09:44 PM

        don't go to hime. more than mediocre, mediocre

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          Robert Lauriston RE: mcw Oct 1, 2007 10:38 AM

          For innovative, I think Ame before any of those.

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            ceekskat RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 1, 2007 07:05 PM

            Agreed, but limited sashimi menu. Really, really wish they offered more!

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              Robert Lauriston RE: ceekskat Oct 2, 2007 10:46 AM

              Nothing innovative about sashimi.

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        ceekskat RE: mcw Sep 30, 2007 11:47 PM

        Ozumo is no where near Nobu...

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/441114

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          grubber4 RE: mcw Oct 1, 2007 03:26 PM

          i have had some terrific meals at Ozumo actually. It is quite expensive, but of the three restaurants you ask for, I would recommend Ozumo and order more than your standard sushi fare. If you have time and money to spare, the Chef's tasting menu can be quite good as can the robata grill.

          1. Hachimachi RE: mcw Oct 1, 2007 07:37 PM

            Sebo is a real gem: beautiful, intimate space; cool, knowledgeable owner; and most importantly the freshest fish. Hime masks their mediocre ingredients with overwrought rolls, and Ozumo is mostly about the downtown scene, but if you want style AND substance, definitely visit Sebo. It's up there with Sushi Ran and Nobu, in my opinion, but with a smaller, more seasonally tailored menu.

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              kewlio RE: mcw Oct 1, 2007 10:20 PM

              sebo for sure, just make sure u bring ur wallet

              if u wanna get dazzled, show up early (like, 6pm) and sit at the bar for the omakase (or split it and order more fish)

              avoid hime

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                iwantmytwodollars RE: mcw Oct 2, 2007 12:07 AM

                If you care about the purity of the fish and the reverence with which it's prepared, go to Sebo. They are not fooling around. It's not flashy or trendy (though it is an elegant space in what is kind of a trendy neighborhood). As others mentioned, it is wise to sit at the bar and take the suggestions of the chefs/waitress. They won't let you down.
                (I once went my own way and ordered a pickled turnip roll. Learned my lesson then.)

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                  Robert Lauriston RE: iwantmytwodollars Oct 2, 2007 10:48 AM

                  Definitely sit at the bar.

                  Mistake not to at any good sushi bar, really.

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