Set back in an ordinary strip mall, the vibe and service at this sushi jewel are anything but. Wonderful, warm, and gracious, diners here are in for a treat. The interior is sleek and stylish, with dramatic pressed-tin ceilings and a coveted eight-seat counter. Naturally, reservations are a must, especially for the omakase, complete with items that can hang with the best in San Fran.
Fans of nigiri should make a beeline for the chef's selection, but the more discerning palate will revel in market specials, like silky Hokkaido scallops, sweet and succulent live spot prawns (with the traditional deep-fried heads alongside), as well as firm yet delectable octopus. Everything is minimally dressed—all the better to accentuate the product's supreme quality.