New Sushi in Sebastopol
I'm new to chowhound as a poster but i've been reading for a long time, so forgive me if i make any gaffs.
My husband and I tried a new sushi place in Sebastopol the other night. It's an unlikely spot for a really good meal - in the shopping center south of town with the McDonalds and Curve's.
Tosaki is the name, and the rolls are about the price of other "high end" americanized new-fangled sushi places - $9-12 a roll for a dragon roll type thing.
Seaweed Salad : best i've had up here - very crisp and bright not spicy enough for my tastes, but good nonetheless.
Inari Shrimp appetizer - OMG yum. crispy little pods filled with crab and a long prawn coming out the top - crisp and the sauce was tangy and sweet.
Dynamite Roll - very good. crunchy and creamy and flavorful.
Lion King Roll - tasty, with baked salmon on top and a teriyaki type sauce
Veggie Dragon Roll - good flavor, nice veggies, really hearty for a veg roll.
the presentation of all these dishes was amazing. beautiful, beautiful plating and sauces and garnishes.
The not so good:
the miso soup was ok. I had a bit of saki before, and the inari shrimp so it was a bit too mild to stand up to those flavors.
the wait time was loooong. our meal took over 1 1/2 hours total and what you see above is all we got. I hope (fingers crossed) that this gets better with time - they have only been open two weeks. I think they only had one waitress for the whole place (it's only 7 tables and a 4 person bar, but still)
prices are high for the above type of sushi. next time i'll try some of their sashimi and the chirashi (my personal gauge for sushi restaurants)
they did send out a small glass of plum wine at the end of the meal, which i thought was a nice touch and the waitress was friendly.
Thanks for the report. Finally made it to Tosaki Sushi in Sebastopol for lunch today and enjoyed the $12 chirashi bowl - about a dozen pieces of fish, marinated mushrooms, shredded daikon and shiso leaf. Served with green salad & miso soup. The price goes up to $17 at dinner, but they throw in a few more fish slices, so maybe comparable price?
This was the chirashi I've not found in Santa Rosa. It's Monday and the fish was fresh!, portions largish and everything went well together. The folks near me had the $11 bento boxes and they were huge. At the counter a repeat customer was laying out her discount cards...get 10 stamped, take $10 off purchase. She seemed very happy about her many visits to Tosaki. :)
I only saw photos of the fancy rolls...they may be Americanized sushi, but they were artistic.
A great place for getting a sushi itch scratched.
Oh, they've done a good job of making a little strip mall unit into a restaurant with a sushi bar & kitchen. Noticed that they do tempura, noodles and donburi too.
Thanks for the heads up. At least you tried the sushi. From what I can glean on this Press Democrat review, the reviewer never tried the sushi but spent the majority of the menu moaning about Americanized sushi. They did try the bento box.
They mention that "Japanese hand balls" or temarizushi (hand-formed balls of fish and rice) are also on the menu.
Have you tried Sushi Tozai and Sushi Hana? How does it compare?
Very nice first report. Hope you will post more.
799 Gravenstein Ave, Sebastopol, CA 95472