5 of the Best Sushi Restaurants in San Francisco


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5 of the Best Sushi Restaurants in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city that has long been hailed as one of the culinary capitals of the world. With an emphasis on fresh, organic fare, unique flavor fusions and healthy alternatives to ordinary restaurant grub, it’s no wonder that people flock here to sample everything from hamburgers to lobster bisque. The sushi restaurants are no exception, so there has never been a better time to eat the best Sushi of your life. Here are the top five places to sample the best Japanese sushi that San Francisco has to offer:

Koo
Koo is an old staple in San Francisco, having been around for 8 years now and followed by a steady succession of regulars. The small, reservation only sushi bar is off to the side of the main dining room and serves up exquisite nigiri and hand rolls. The more often you visit, though, the more secrets you’ll find in the menu. Try the omakase (chef’s choice) dinner – it costs a pretty penny but it’s worth every cent. The unique tastes and subspecies of flavors that come along with it will ensure every diner leaves with a smile.  Learn more…

Okoze
In a city overrun with quasi-disappointing sushi joints, Okoze is a welcome relief. Situated in Russian hill, it rapidly became a neighborhood favorite but draws diners from all over the city for its authentic offerings and wonderfully fresh fish. On any given night there are at least 4-5 types of special fish being offered in addition to the normal menu items. The owner, Jason Kim, serves these alongside such things as tuna belly, Toro Tar-Tar and monkfish liver. Though the full range of offerings are delicious, the straight up fresh fish is the real star – for those coming from different parts of the city or out of town, this is certainly worth the trek.  Learn more…

Sushirito
San Francisco has always had a reputation for churning out the best Mexican food that can be found this side of the border. It’s no wonder that the Mexican influence has found its way into so many different cuisines – and Japanese food is no exception. Sushirito has a number of locations across San Francisco and will likely continue to grow considering the popularity it has gained so far. It serves up made-to-order, hand-held sushi burritos with savory Asian and Latin-infused ingredients. As they claim, it is “fast, fresh, filling and eco-friendly sushi” and it delivers this promise with a punch.  Learn more…

Ryokos
A family owned restaurant in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco, Ryoko is a great stop for tasty and reliable sushi seven days a week. It has a dive-bar sort of vibe, which makes it a trendy spot that hipsters and artists like to frequent, but the food is reliably delicious. This is a place that definitely caters to San Francisco’s attractive and cool party-goers. It’s open until 2am every night and is a great place to grab a late night snack after hitting a few of the neighborhood bars.   Learn more…

Ebisu
Conveniently located off the Muni in the Inner Sunset, Ebisu is a great spot for a welcoming and intimate dining experience. The warmth of the interior is a welcome relief from the cold Inner Sunset evenings. It’s a small place and you can expect at least a short wait, but the food is worth it. The fish tastes as though it was caught that morning and, knowing the high standards of Ebisu, it very well might have been. They have great specials every night and their flavors, though not innovative, are incredibly well-balanced and satisfying. Definitely one of the longest-reigning sushi places in the city, it’s worth stopping in to find out why it’s withstood the test of time.  Learn more…