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Syphrite Apr 8, 2008 10:07 AM

Are there any outstanding/notable spots for sushi in the area? I'm a fan of rolls, and my husband loves sashimi. I'm looking for super fresh, high quality, buttery fish. A good spicy tuna/yellowtail roll would be great too. :)

Any recommendations?

  1. Eugene Park Apr 8, 2008 10:10 AM

    What is your definition of "area"? Recommending somewhere in Cupertino, for example, would probably be of little value if you lived in Berkeley or Marin County.

    If you lived in the Peninsula, the latest list from Sushi Monster is still on the front page of this board. The search function would also pull up threads that are more germane to you.

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    1. re: Eugene Park
      Syphrite Apr 8, 2008 11:58 AM

      Anywhere is fine, because I live in NYC. :)

      I am visiting SF this week and would like to get some sushi while I'm out there. I'll search this board for some recent threads. Thanks!

      1. re: Syphrite
        Robert Lauriston Apr 8, 2008 02:24 PM

        Standard advice is if you live in NYC, don't bother.

        Some long topics on sushi:

        http://www.chow.com/search?search%5Bq...

        1. re: Robert Lauriston
          Syphrite Apr 8, 2008 04:12 PM

          Really? What about Eiji or Koo? A friend of mine in SF said Eiji was good although expensive. I would think that sushi would be phenomenal on the west coast. I found some posts by Monster Sushi which were really informative, but I'm more into rolls then I am sashimi and his/her recs seemed like they leaned more towards sashimi/sushi.

          1. re: Syphrite
            swag Apr 8, 2008 04:24 PM

            FWIW, the sushi in SF is pretty good. But by "West Coast" standards, there are better options in Seattle and Vancouver, IMO. I'd stick with the conventional wisdom that New Yorkers shouldn't come to SF looking to be impressed by the sushi.

            1. re: Syphrite
              ccbweb Apr 8, 2008 04:29 PM

              If you poke around in the links on the page Robert linked to, you'll find thoughts on both places. I've been fortunate enough to have sushi in many cities and the quality in LA and Seattle is, indeed, phenomenal. The sushi in New York, though, is overall much better than in SF. I can think of some good places here in SF, (Koo is one) but I've had only one meal that would qualify as truly great and that was at Sebo, where you won't find an array of rolls. In fact, they have only two rolls with fish on their menu.

              Unless there's a particular reason to seek out sushi in SF, your chow experience would likely be better spent getting things that are harder to find in NYC (though you'd have to post again to really find out what those are...I have limited experience with New York). If there is a particular reason, or if you're just looking for different rolls than you find elsewhere, Fuji in West Portal has a fairly crazy assortment. I'm not a fan of the rolls (which include mango, banana and so on) but I'm not a fan of rolls, much.

              1. re: ccbweb
                Syphrite Apr 8, 2008 06:45 PM

                I definitely want to take a trip to Vancouver one of these days and at least now I know that sushi is something I should definitely I should put on my list if I go there. :)

                I've had good sushi here in nyc, but I've had a lot of misses too. As far as rolls go, I'm not into anything crazy. I like the standard spicy tuna or spicy yellowtail rolls. Banana crunch crazy tempura rolls are not something I would try unless it sounded really good.

                Thanks for the advice everyone!

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