Sushi recs near Union Square [SF]
Last week I happened to notice a Japanese restaurant near my hotel bet 600-700 and Bush but I never took notice of the name.
Does anyone happen to know the name and is it worth stopping in for lunch?
If not, please give me some ideas to choose from nearby.
I think if you can get a reservation at Akiko's it will be a step above all the other places in that area. I actually think it's better than all the places in Japantown (Ino, Sushi aka Tombo, etc)
I had lunch there on Friday and it was fantastic. They source lots of fish that other places don't have -- everything very well prepared and presented.
On the downside, they are really expensive and loud when crowded. They will not let you walk in without a reservation. But the fish is excellent.
Of the others in the area, I've tried Hecho and thought it was terrible for lunch (not the freshest fish, sloppy preparation). Ebisu is good but more for cooked dishes, plus it is only take-out (I'm referring to the one on Kearny).
From Union Square, if you step on a westbound Geary express bus, in less than 10 minutes you'll be at Japantown, where you will find sushi options for every taste and budget. The number of Chowhound posts on Japantown sushi is well up into the hundreds. Mostly chatter about the different styles of the most celebrated three.