NEW: Tenroku Sushi with conveyor belts in SF Japantown - any reports?
- hhc Aug 9, 2013 05:18 AM
Walking by I noticed new Tenroku Sushi has conveyor belts to move the sushi in SF Japantown. Any reports?
EaterSF mentions it:
1825 Post St Ste 215, SF
Have you been to Sushi Raw, and did you like it? Can't imagine that the quality here will be any better.
I have been there 3 times since it opened and frankly was a little surprised. Despite the sterile, surreal ambiance, the fish was pretty good on all occasions--nothing to rave about, but perfectly decent and fresh. If it happens to be slow and there isn't a lot on the belt, one can always order from the menu. There are several non-sushi items that are okay as well. Service is a little too attentive though (almost as if the four waitresses were on invisible conveyor belts of their own). Perfect place for a quick snack and without the questionable hygiene and low quality fish found at the "boat" place in the same mall (how often DO they change that water?).
Hum, taking a quick glance at the images on yelp, I see they are serving escolar. Are they selling it as such, or passing it off as toro or "white tuna"?
It's what you'd expect from a conveyor belt sushi place. A bit pricey but par for the course in sf. It satisfies a craving and that's about it.
The name "Tenroku" certainly does not give the impression of sushi. Tempura, perhaps, but it sure doesn't sound like a place for sushi.
Tried out the pretty new Tenroku in SF J-Town. It's a conveyor belt sushi bar kinda place with chairs all around the bar & 1 table inside, some tables outside.
Got seated right away & just picked the dishes we wanted & we are eating!
There's face towels before you start. Hot tea given. Wasabi & ginger given to you almost as soon as you are seated.
Dishes we got. No names given, so what I think they are:
Some fancy looking roll
White tuna looking thing
Chopped up tuna looking thing
hamachi w/ monkfish liver
fatty tuna looking nigiri
another of the fancy looking roll
lids put aside and wait person will pick up.
Prices are by plates which you stack up:
Other plates can be anywhere from $3-$12.
Our total before tip $48.40 for 2 ppl. Charge it. I liked it, might go back one day.