A new sushi restaurant is coming to Hayes Valley. Eater SF reported yesterday that The Starling, a new concept from chef Adam Tortosa, will be opening in the ground floor of 388 Fulton (next to the forthcoming Johnny Doughnuts) this winter.
Tortosa has been the chef at Akiko's in the Financial District for the past year and a half, and before that, cooked at 1760 on Polk. His new venture will be small—just 10 seats at the bar and 20 in the dining room, allowing Tortosa to offer a personal touch.
The menu will combine traditional Japanese dishes with locally sourced fish, and seasonal California ingredients. The omakase (chef's choice) menu will run $79, and may include such dishes as kinmedai (golden eye snapper) nigiri with torched skin, cara cara orange, chives, and smoked salt.
According to Eater, we can expect The Starling to open its doors this winter.