San Francisco, CA 94115
SF Weekly's Description
This tiny, plain-spoken spot, hidden off Japan's main restaurant strip, has a five-seat sushi counter and three small tables. A reservation is probably a good idea, especially if you want to sit at Takao Nakagawa's sushi bar and watch him work. Nakagawa's sushi is well-regarded, but his cooked plates are superior â sardine noodle soups, steamed custard with mushrooms, fried shrimp and tofu balls in sweet soy-dashi broth. The best way to go is to order a couple of glasses off the intriguing sake list and then one of the omakase (chef's choice) menus, each featuring 5 or 6 plates, including sashimi and sushi.
Tips from foursquare
Not cheap, but probably the best traditional sushi in SF. Super friendly Japanese proprietors. Go with the Omakase and order a glass of fantastic Esshu sake! You will have a great night out!
$50 for the regular omakase, $68 for the "special" omakase. Can't beat that in terms of quality and value in SF.
The Omakase would not let you down, and the cozy atmosphere makes you feel like a VIP. Definitely worth every penny but reserve ahead of time.
7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the omakase menu is delicious. Yum!
Sit down, order the the omikase menu. Be happy and enjoy the most delicious sushi you may ever have.