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Need Recommendation for Japanese Restaurant in North Bay or SF

fyoulady Nov 17, 2009 02:36 PM

Celebrating Anniversary.
Looking for:

Good sushi and fresh fish
Sexy, romantic atmosphere (low lighting, intimate, etc.)
In either Sonoma County, Napa County, Marin County or San Francisco

Thanks in advance ;)

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    OldTimer Nov 17, 2009 03:07 PM

    Taki in Ignacio...Pacheco Plaza shopping center.

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    Taki
    452 Ignacio Blvd, Novato, CA 94949

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      fyoulady Nov 17, 2009 03:32 PM

      Hows the food? Whats it like inside? It looks like your typical lame sushi joint in a strip mall... Im looking for something *SPECIAL* for my anniversary with the most amazing boyfriend in the world...

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        OldTimer Nov 17, 2009 04:01 PM

        I would not have recommended Taki if the food were dreck...but no, it is not really intimate. It is usually crowded because the food is fresh and tasty. You might find Sushi Ran in Sausalito more intimate, and more expensive. There are a few Japanese restaurants in Marin that are intimte, since usually empty.

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        Taki
        452 Ignacio Blvd, Novato, CA 94949

        Sushi Ran
        107 Caledonia St Ste E, Sausalito, CA 94965

    2. chefj Nov 17, 2009 03:55 PM

      For great sushi and a really good coked menu I would say Sushi Ran, but it is not intimate. I can not think of a sushi restaurant that has a sexy, romantic atmosphere.

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      Sushi Ran
      107 Caledonia St Ste E, Sausalito, CA 94965

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        Amy G Nov 17, 2009 03:58 PM

        Kiss in San Francisco. Very intimate and I find it romantic and we often go their to celebrate anniversaries. We order the kaiseki style menu. Their sushi is quite good but not the best in San Francisco. The best in my opinion is Sebo but if you go to Sebo it is a waste to sit at a table and the bar atmosphere is not very romantic.

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        Sebo
        517 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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          chrizbo Nov 17, 2009 04:26 PM

          +1 Kiss. The omakase is really good. Best (and probably only) chowanmushi I have had in SF. You can even bring your own sake if you want.

          Also, I think that Kappa is a pretty special meal because it feels like it is hidden. More northern Japanese style though...

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          Kappa Japanese Restaurant
          1700 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115

          Kiss Seafood
          1700 Laguna St, San Francisco, CA 94115

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          chocomel_mel Nov 17, 2009 09:55 PM

          I thought Koo was quaint, affordable and semi-romantic with interesting menu...

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            Sharuf Nov 18, 2009 02:32 AM

            Robata Grill in Mill Valley has a very pleasant atmosphere - perhaps more relaxed than romantic - and good food.

            http://www.robatagrill.com/

            1. fyoulady Nov 25, 2009 03:37 PM

              Anyone know about Sushi Mambo in Napa or Shiso in Sonoma? We frequent Go Fish and CC Blue so I wanted to try something else...

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                MRMoggie Nov 25, 2009 05:57 PM

                Sushi Mambo is ok for quality but CC Blue is two notches up in atmosphere, and probably quality of fish.

                As you know the sushi at Go Fish is excellent -- it's run by the chef-owner of Hana, in Rhonert Park, considered by many the best north of the bridge.

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                  Paul H Nov 25, 2009 07:24 PM

                  I have heard excellent things about Hana. Here is a link.

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                  Hana Japanese Restaurant
                  101 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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                    fyoulady Nov 26, 2009 02:12 PM

                    We go to Go Fish and Hana a lot, I kinda wanted to try something new... but maybe we will just stick with one of those...

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