Sushi in San Francisco

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Taste the face-melting guitar solos a single sushi on Ace's menu can pull off with one grain of rice tied behind its back. Octopus nigiri ($3.50), scallop sashimi ($8.50), and chicken teriykai skewers ($7.80) crescendo appetites into the main course. Try Ace's signature mango lobster specialty roll with cilantro, spicy mayo, and macadamia nuts ($9). Creative rolls such as the Scorpion (crunchy rock shrimp, scallop, and caramelized pecans wrapped with mango and avocado, $11.50) and the Ozzy (tempura shrimp wrapped with crab, avocado, jalapenos, tobiko, and spicy mayo, $12.50) along with more traditional tastes such as a California roll ($5.25) and dragon roll ($13.50) satisfy any sushi ace.

3339 Steiner St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Live Sushi Bar and Bistro alike fill hungry tummies with an expansive selection of delectable Japanese fare in two hip and convenient locations. Diners can sharpen appetites to razor keenness with Live Sushi Bistro and Bar menu starters such as the tiger prawns teppanyaki, four seared prawns accompanied with Japanese cocktail sauce ($11.95), or the gomae, steamed spinach with crushed sesame crust, perfect for sprouting cartoon-sized muscles before an imminent street brawl ($4.95).

4808 Mission St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Over the last five years, the chefs at Barracuda Japanese Restaurant have continually tinkered with their sushi, teriyaki, and noodle dishes, customizing the menu to fit each Barracuda location’s neighborhood and clientele. Using fresh fish and fruit sourced locally and sustainably whenever possible, the team crafts more than a dozen specialty rolls, including the Japanese Cowboy Roll, which matches crabmeat with mango, avocado, and thinly sliced Kobe beef. Staples such as chicken teriyaki rest side by side with more intricately prepared eats including pan-seared rib eye with mashed potatoes. Lit from underneath, the dining room’s dim orange walls surround potted plants and wooden tables that can accommodate groups of all sizes.

2251 Market St
San Francisco,
CA
US

After the sushi chefs at Yuubi Japanese Restaurant packed fresh scallops and salmon underneath a layer of tobiko and spicy mayo, they realized the seafood duo clung together not unlike star-crossed lovers and dubbed the roll Romeo & Juliet. The Shakespearean treat is one of nearly 30 fresh seafood rolls gracing the traditional Japanese eatery's menu. Aside from the fresh, quality seafood, Yuubi’s master chefs send tender beef short ribs, lamb chops, and asparagus-wrapped beef to the grill, and they deep-fry succulent chicken for the classic chicken katsu dish. Dessert offers up cross-cultural treats, such as mochi from Japan, crème brûlée from the French, and cheesecake from the moon.

501 Balboa St
San Francisco,
CA
US

A Tootsie Roll is known for its chewiness and cocoa flavor. But at Chin Sushi Bar and Restaurant, the Tootsie roll takes on a different form: a sushi roll in which crisp shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, and salmon lay snugly against one another. Or try the Joey roll—the miso-marinated tuna, unagi, and avocado combination has nothing to do with a baby kangaroo. Chin Sushi's chefs turn out such catchy-named specialty rolls—more than 30 in all—inside a brightly colored eatery whose walls are dotted with colorful landscape prints. Signature maki rolls also make an appearance on the extensive menu, as do dinner entrees such as pan-seared salmon, vegetable udon, and grilled chicken teriyaki.

4406 California St
San Francisco,
CA
US

The eclectic menu at Fuji Sushi ranges from Korean-inspired salad with kimchi and tofu to mango lobster rolls with macadamia nuts and sweet aioli. With the breadth of options on display at this innovative sushi house, it’s easy to end up ordering more than you planned on, but luckily Fuji Sushi rewards big orders with complimentary perks: canned soda for orders of more than $30, a spicy tuna roll for orders of more than $40, a Fuji roll for orders of more than $50, and a koala bear for orders equal to $75,239.15.

380 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco,
CA
US