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MICHELIN Guide California

The Shota

  • 115 Sansome St., San Francisco, 94104, United States
  • 175 USD • Japanese, Sushi
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MICHELIN Guide California

The Shota

  • 115 Sansome St., San Francisco, 94104, United States
  • 175 USD • Japanese, Sushi
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Sequestered within an office building in the Financial District, this counter is a sensory pleasure. Generously spaced, it is outfitted with such comfortably padded seats that lingering is plain par for the course. Then go ahead and try to peel your eyes away from their handmade ceramics, delicate porcelain, and beautiful glassware.

The menu combines Edomae sushi with classic kaiseki—and is informed every step of the way with imported Japanese ingredients and local produce. Expectedly, diners are treated to a breathtaking culinary experience from start to finish—as well as service that is effortless, unobtrusive, and engaging. The itamae are also eager to share their knowledge, as they bestow upon patrons a parade of marine treasures. Chawanmushi is delicate and silky, studded with fava beans and borage flowers. Then comes the impeccably knifed nigiri, interspersed with small composed dishes, both of which highlight seasonal delicacies. Imagine the likes of kasugo nigiri, featuring jewel-skinned fillets of young seabream, as well as tiny firefly squid with broccoli rabe, white miso, and mandarin.

This meal is a consummate study in ingredient purity.

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  • m One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!

Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • Booking essential
  • Counter dining
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • 1 Notable sake list

Information

+1 628-224-2074
Opening hours
Closed: Monday, lunch: Tuesday-Saturday, Sunday

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