Mijori Grand Ave Oakland
I don't know why this place is so popular but it is. The fish isn't of the highest quality is the 1st item that bothers me in a sushi bar in addition service is poor (tea cold). However it is mitigated because they do serve you free edamame, it's quick and inexpensive. I would say take a pass but I don't have another place to send you to.
PS how do Japanese restaurants get away with the iceberg lettuce salad- nobody but Japanese restaurants serve it- coated with usually gloppy dressing & we eat it up with chopsticks.
For cheap sushi you can't beat GetA on 41st off Piedmont. We just ate there--great hirame sashimi, deep-fried (and unbreaded eggplant), lobster rolls, spicy tekka don, amaebi, two vegetable tempura appetizers, wakame su, tempura shrimp roll. More than enough for three for $55. Everything just great--fresh and tasty. Fast. The ambiance was the usual cheerful over-crowded lack of.