The Ultimate North Bay Sushi Listing
$-$$. Hip downtown eatery features fresh sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, and innovative specials. Lunch and dinner, Monday-Saturday. 645 Fourth St. 707.569.8588.
Osake Sushi Bar & Grill
$$$. Gourmet nigiri and maki sushi, exotic seasoned seaweed salad, robata grill specialties, and premium sakes are the hallmarks of this chic Asian eatery. Lunch and dinner, Monday-Friday; karaoke lounge until 1:30am, Friday-Saturday. 2446 Patio Court. 707.542.8282.
Open daily. 300 Coddingtown Center. 707.523.1916.
$$. Centrally located in Santa Rosa and featuring a variety of fresh fish daily, Sapporo is an excellent choice when the sushi urge hits. The partitioned dining room offers a number of seating options for groups large or small. Lunch and dinner, Monday-Saturday. 518 Seventh St. 707.575.0631
Lunch, Tuesday-Saturday; dinner, Tuesday-Sunday. 2350 Midway Drive. 707.575.5557.
$$-$$$. Fresh sushi with ingredients flown in from Japan steals the show in this popular neighborhood restaurant. Large selection of sushi and sashimi keeps the locals coming back. And don’t miss the salmon teriyaki. Open daily. 2700 Yulupa Ave. 707.578.8180.
Lunch and dinner, Monday-Saturday. 253 McDowell Blvd. 707.778.8600.
Lunch, Tuesday-Friday; dinner, Friday-Sunday. 17 Petaluma Blvd. N. 707.773.3232.
$$$$. Hana is an oasis of cool tucked in the atmosphereless Doubletree Hotel complex. This expensive but highly prized sushi joint packs them in for both standard and unexpected delights. In addition to the standards, sushi options like sardines and foie gras keep the magic alive. Reservations are a must on the weekends. Lunch and dinner, Tuesday-Sunday. 101 Golf Course Drive. 707.586.0270.
Lunch and dinner daily. 5 Padre Parkway. 707.584.4204.
$$. Clean, fresh sushi has locals running for this fairly large sushi bar and restaurant. Try the monkfish liver, a rich, delightful treat. Sit at the sushi bar and the chef might offer you a little something extra–a spicy pickled octopus on one occasion. What really brings them in is the dollar sushi on Wednesdays and Saturdays, when–though you may face a long wait–your favorites are deeply discounted with no discount in quality. Lunch and dinner daily. 6930 Burnett St. 707.823.3778.
Dinner daily, except Wednesday. 1805 Highway One. 707.875.2550.
Lunch, Tuesday-Saturday; dinner, Tuesday-Sunday. 921 Factory Stores Dr. 707.257.0639.
Saketini Asian Diner & Lounge
$$. Sip a saketini cocktail “liquid appetizer” in this casual lively eatery that blends California and Asian cuisines to good result. Try the fresh fish from Hawaii or the Hunan barbecue ribs. Lunch and dinner daily. 3900 Bel Aire Plaza, Suite B. 707.255.7423.
Lunch, Monday-Friday; dinner, Monday-Saturday. 1202 First St. 707.257.6604.
578 Magnolia Ave. 415.924.3353.
Lunch, Monday-Friday; dinner daily. 1819 Larkspur Landing Circle. 415.461.8400.
25 Miller Ave. 415.383.7180.
Lunch, Monday-Friday; dinner daily. 591 Redwood Hwy. 415.381.8400.
Lunch, Monday-Friday; dinner, Monday-Saturday. 813 Grant Ave. 415.892.0081.
Lunch, Monday-Friday; dinner, Sunday-Thursday. 185 San Marin Dr. 415.898.4711.
Lunch, Monday-Saturday; dinner daily. 452 Ignacio Blvd. 415.883.2423.
$$$. A jewel of Marin County, offering very fresh traditional sushi. 69 Center Blvd. Dinner, Tuesday-Sunday. 415.459.1504.
Kamikaze Sushi Bar & Cuisine
223 Third St. 415.457.6776.
Lunch, Monday-Saturday; dinner daily. 1317 Fourth St. 415.460.0207.
Sushi to Dai For
$$$. A temple of sushi cool, Sushi to Dai For exemplifies the high hipness quotient of simple fish and rice. Regulars rave about the rolls, in particular the dragon roll. Lunch, Monday-Thursday; dinner, Monday-Saturday. 869 Fourth St. 415.721.0392.
$$$$. This beautiful restaurant attracts locals and tourists with its fresh catches. A wide selection of nigiri, depending on what’s fresh. Unagi (grilled eel) is a sure thing; rolls are fairly standard, but be sure to check the specials. Lunch 11:45am-2:30pm, Monday-Friday; dinner 5:30-10:30, Monday-Saturday (5-10:30, Sunday). 107 Caledonia St. 415.332.3620.
From the May 16-22, 2002 issue of the North Bay Bohemian.