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Best value sushi in the city?

dordogne May 28, 2010 09:00 AM

Looking for that elusive balance of good bar seating, creative chef, pristine fish and great value (not the same as cheap, of course). Richmond, Sunset, Japantown would be ideal.

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    boris_qd RE: dordogne May 28, 2010 10:29 AM

    I'm not sure our criteria line up exactly (i may value low price more then you) but for value sushi I've been pretty happy with Godzilla Sushi on Divisadero and Bush.

    But I'm not fully satisfied so I'm excited to see what other options people come up with. Great question.

    1. intomeat RE: dordogne May 28, 2010 11:58 AM


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        boris_qd RE: intomeat May 28, 2010 01:39 PM

        I think this link is "offtopic". The replies in that thread mostly discuss high end sushi (Sebo etc. costing over $60 pp) and then people make the argument that it's so awesome it's really cheap. Also, it's three years old.

        That's not the answer I'm hoping for.

      2. wolfe RE: dordogne May 28, 2010 01:53 PM

        My wife liked Ace Wasabi and the value comes in because she won a $20 gift certificate in one of their games.

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          vulber RE: dordogne May 28, 2010 04:03 PM

          I would recommend Tokyo-Go-Go on 16th, especially for happy hour.

          Also, Sushi Zone, but you'll oftne pay for the savings in price in wait time.

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            dordogne RE: dordogne May 28, 2010 04:58 PM

            After some online reconnaissance, I've narrowed in on Okina Sushi on Arguello, with a reservation (tiny place, so a must) at the bar (where else to watch a sushi master at work). Chef/owner Akio-san was very friendly on the phone, but when I confirmed that they don't take credit cards and asked if there is a single fixed price for omakase, he assured me that he would prepare something very reasonably priced--and many reviews have noted the great quality-to-price ratio--but I couldn't quite get a dollar figure out of him. Surely, once there, it's acceptable to ask the price for the omakase before ordering, but what about ordering omakase and asking that it be limited to $X per person?

            Okina Sushi
            776 Arguello Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118

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              boris_qd RE: dordogne May 29, 2010 09:52 AM

              I look forward to a report back. But in the mean time... I'm still interested in hearing more suggestions.

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                annabana RE: dordogne May 29, 2010 03:01 PM

                If your friend is coming from Mill Valley, you might consider meeting him in Sauselito at Sushi Ran. Terrific food and to my mind tho' it can be pricey, its a good value.

                Sushi Ran
                107 Caledonia St., Sausalito, CA 94965

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                  ikb RE: annabana May 29, 2010 10:51 PM

                  To me, saying that Sushi Ran is good-value sushi is like saying Mercedes-Benz makes a good-value car. It's all in perspective I guess.

                  I agree with an earlier recommendation about Godzilla Sushi. If you're willing to get takeout, Yum Yum Sushi on Irving has very good sushi at reasonable prices.

                  Sushi Ran
                  107 Caledonia St., Sausalito, CA 94965

                2. CarrieWas218 RE: dordogne May 30, 2010 10:32 AM

                  For me, it is Sushi Aka Tombo - their omakase platter at $30 is HUGE and exceptional; a great bargain for the price.

                  Sushi Aka Tombo
                  1737 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115

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