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April 26, 2012 12:43 PM   Subscribe

What are your favorite sushi restaurants in San Franscisco?

Bonus points if the restaurant offers wheat-free tamari sauce as a GF option. Thanks for your advice.
posted by Blazecock Pileon to Travel & Transportation around San Francisco, CA (17 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
 
Ino, particularly if you're just there for the food and not for the service (as the many tender souls who wrote 1- and 2-star reviews on Yelp note).
posted by Betelgeuse at 1:17 PM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thanks, that sounds perfect.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:48 PM on April 26, 2012


Akiko's is very good in the Downtown area. I also like Umami in the Marina, but it's more scene-y and less traditional. I'd imagine both offer wheat-free soy sauce but am not positive. Zushi Puzzle is another well-liked spot in the Marina.

If you are looking for GF asian food, you should really try Zadin in the Castro for gluten-free Vietnamese. So good! I can recommend other GF places if that's what your'e after...
posted by iamscott at 1:53 PM on April 26, 2012


Hotei in the Inner Sunset. Ebisu is perennially rated one of the best sushi places in the city, but Hotei is right across the street, nicer, owned by the same people, and serves the same sushi.
(Note that the lower Yelp reviews for Hotei are either by people who aren't rating the sushi or are idiots.)

Also Toraya.
posted by kirkaracha at 2:02 PM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Blow fish on 20th and Bryant, in the mission, is delicious!
posted by DSime at 3:22 PM on April 26, 2012


Sebo is delicious (but a little pricy).

Sakana is fantastic and underhyped.
posted by spanishbombs at 4:03 PM on April 26, 2012


I love both Hotei and Ebisu. If you have more (a lot more) cash to spend though, I can recommend Ozumo .
posted by superior julie at 4:16 PM on April 26, 2012


I had dinner at Ozumo earlier this week. It was phenomenal. I had the Akebono and the Sekiwake.
posted by Andy's Gross Wart at 5:52 PM on April 26, 2012


Sushi Bistro on 24th and York in the mission is fantastic! Also in the mission there is Cha-ya an all vegetarian japanese restaurant.
posted by ruhroh at 5:59 PM on April 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


I have not eaten at Sebo, but my sushi loving friend's ex's brother works there, and she was really sad about not being able to go there any more for a while after they broke up. The ex she didn't really talk about any more, so I take that as a glowing review.
posted by flaterik at 6:23 PM on April 26, 2012


Well I came in to recommend Sushi Bistro and Ebisu so since they've been both mentioned I'd just say they're both good picks. (BTW there's 2 Sushi Bistro locations and they're both excellent)
posted by bitdamaged at 7:24 PM on April 26, 2012


I have enjoyed the omakase at Ichi in the Mission.
posted by kdar at 7:54 PM on April 26, 2012


These are my two favorites--they're excellent:

Hamano
1332 Castro (between 24th & Jersey)
(415) 826-0825

Live Sushi
2001 17th St. (at Kansas)
(415) 861-8610

If you're walking, getting to Hamano is easy. You can take the F Market streetcar or the K/L/M Muni Underground to Castro. At Castro, catch the 24 Divisadero bus south to 24th Street. Hamano is the maroon awning near the end of the block. After dinner, you can walk down 24th Street into Noe Valley or take the 24 back to The Castro.

Live Sushi is also accessible from Market Street via the 19 Polk: get off at 17th, and walk one block west to Kansas. There's not much in the area to see or do after dinner, but the sushi is excellent.
posted by mattdidthat at 11:34 PM on April 26, 2012


Sushi Bistro!
posted by Afroblanco at 1:04 AM on April 27, 2012


Both Koo and Kazu Sushi in the Inner Sunset are quite good.
posted by base_16 at 5:42 AM on April 27, 2012


Live Sushi is also accessible from Market Street via the 19 Polk: get off at 17th, and walk one block west to Kansas. There's not much in the area to see or do after dinner, but the sushi is excellent.

Just down the block at 17th and Rhode Island, Whole Foods (!!) has opened a beer and wine bar; according to friends who have been there of an evening, it's a decent hangout, if you want a glass of wine after dinner. Also, these are just over the hill from my house. If you're going to be here, meetup?
posted by rtha at 6:11 AM on April 27, 2012


We went to Ozumo. Very expensive, but the hamachi rolls, yellowtail sashimi and garlic-soy edamame were delicious. They even have their own house sake. Thanks for all your recommendations.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:38 AM on April 28, 2012


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