Oakland Welcomes New Sushi Haven, Chefs Joji Nonaka and Anna Osawa Debut Sushi Salon's Rare Fish Delicacies

Oakland Welcomes New Sushi Haven, Chefs Joji Nonaka and Anna Osawa Debut Sushi Salon's Rare Fish DelicaciesSource: Google Street View
Eileen Vargas
Published on December 11, 2023

Oakland's sushi scene is about to get a fresh flavor profile with the opening of a new hot spot for aficionados of Japanese delicacies. Sushi Salon, a miniature treasure trove of rare fish delights, announced it will officially open its doors on Wednesday, December 13, at 4008 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, according to an email blast cited by SF Eater. The eagerly awaited newcomer will serve dinner starting at 6:00 p.m., with reservations now open on Resy.

Behind the venture are chef-owners Joji Nonaka and Anna Osawa, whose efforts to bring hard-to-come-by fish to the area have not gone unnoticed. The Chronicle earlier reported on the sushi salon's plans, highlighted by offerings like flying gurnard from Kanagawa Prefecture and Japanese soldierfish. In spite of its modest 500 square feet, the venue is envisioned to make a significant impact, especially following its well-received pop-up stints at Fish & Bird Izakaya in Berkeley since 2021.

In a social media post shared on their official Instagram account, sushi.salon.oakland, the proprietors expressed their deep appreciation for the community's support. "Deeply thankful for your unwavering support! With immense gratitude, we share the news of our soft opening on December 13-14 and resuming on December 19," the restaurant shared. They further extended an invitation to customers to book their spots via Resy, adding that the endeavor is a dream realized thanks to friends, families, and supporters.