Looking for FUN sashimi/omakase experience in SF
I live in Los Angeles and am coming up to SF for a weekend. Is there a place that has a great primarily sashimi/nigiri omakase experience that is not too snooty or pricey? For reference, my favorite place in LA is Sushi Masu - ridiculously unique and good food, very friendly chef, and you can get out of there with dinner omakase for 2 plus sake for $120 plus tip.
Any recommendations? And please, no omakase with too much cooked food - I like my omakase raw all the way :)
We just had a great, and very authentic dinner at Kappou Gomi last Friday night. Having lived in Japan for a couple of years, this felt like the most authentically Japanese place I've been to in SF. Super fresh sashimi presented very artfully, and many other dishes, hot and cold. I would contact them ahead of time to see if they'd do a full sashimi omakase - I suspect they would. Prices were very reasonable - four of us ate a huge swath through the menu, with a couple of beers and some sake, and it came to about $45/pp including tax and tip. Well worth it.
5524 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121
I love Kappou Gomi, but since the OP wants raw all the way, it seems like a waste of the kitchen's skill at creating specialty cooked dishes. And the sashimi dishes are at the upper end of price range, $16 for the hirame and $10 for the saba (vs. $4 to $10 for other selections so the average tab will be skewed considerably). I wouldn't call it primarily sashimi or nigiri by any means so the selection may be quite limited, but as you say, worth a call to see if the owner will do this.