When to Go: The SoMa location hosts a happy hour every day from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Vibe: The original Noe Valley location surrounds patrons in an intimate space with two private booths and five seats at the sushi bar. The SoMa location is ideal for larger groups; it houses a sushi bar, side bar, general dining room, and a side room filled with comfy booths.
Inside Tip: The Noe Valley location offers free delivery.
Donburi: translates to “bowl” in Japanese. The dish is prepared by simmering meat or fish in a seasoned sauce and then serving it over rice.
Sashimi: sliced raw fish or meat that, unlike sushi, is not served with rice.
If You Can’t Make it, Try This: Sample the sushi at Tataki South (1740 Church Street).
Live Sushi Bar, Live Sushi Bistro, and Live Sushi Mission blend tradition with innovation in the rice-wrapped fish arts at all three welcoming restaurants. All three distinct locations share lunch, dinner, and drink menus, as well as experienced staff and sushi chefs who demonstrate their skills at a sushi bar outfitted with seats for dining spectators.
A Sampling of Sushi
Some Not-Sushi Options