If you love raw fish, San Francisco is a great place to be right now, with new sushi and poke spots opening up practically weekly. To keep you up to date on the latest in the sashimi sphere, we've rounded up four new spots to get your fix.
This newcomer on the edge of Union Square and the Tenderloin does it all: rice bowls, ramen, gyoza, and of course, sushi. Working the sushi bar are Tsuyoshi Nagano and Yasufumi Kudo, veterans of nearby, now-closed Sushi Boat, who have decades of experience slicing up both classic nigiri and creative rolls like the Sakura, with salmon, tuna, crab, cucumber, avocado, and soy paper.
330 O'Farrell St., Union Square/Tenderloin
After becoming a cult hit in the Financial District, this Japanese-owned spot specializing in chirashi (rice bowls topped with a variety of sashimi) has now expanded to a second location in SoMa.
Like the original, prices are high, from a $15 quartet of "chef's choice" fish all the way up to a $38 bowl of top-flight uni, or sea urchin. But every dish comes with sides like pickles and soup, and sushi enthusiasts say the quality is extraordinary.
123 2nd St., SoMa
Mon-Fri, 11:30am-1:30pm and 5pm-7:30pm
Poke continues to be the trend San Franciscans can't get enough of, and the Castro's I'a Poke has taken advantage by expanding to serve the office crowd in increasingly bustling Mission Bay.
The new location is only open for lunch, but area workers can get their fix of spicy tuna poke bowls, salmon sushi burritos, and shrimp salads, all mixed and matched with preferred sauces and toppings.
684 King St., Mission Bay
With a poke place located right next door, this all-in-one Chinese and Japanese spot had some tough competition from the get-go. But early notices have been quite positive, with 10 Yelpers awarding it a collective 4.5 stars.
For a simple neighborhood dinner of spicy tuna or Lion King rolls—maybe with some gyoza on the side—the price is definitely right. Bonus: they deliver, too.
3515 20th St., Mission
Mon-Fri, 10am-10pm; Sat-Sun, 10:30am-10pm
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