Tag Archive for Sushi

Izakaya Kou Uni - Virginia Miller

3 Exciting New SF Restaurants, New Bay Area Brunch & Sushi Spots

From my many articles a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to some coverage highlights here – you can follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily, or on my own @ThePerfectSpot via Twitter or Facebook. New Bay Area Openings First Look at sold out, ticketing-only LAZY BEAR, a cult pop-up turned restaurant First Look inside the… Read more →

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Still wriggling on the plate: live, raw spot prawns (see Top Tastes)

5 Great SF Restaurants Now

In the midst of the latest, hottest, buzzed about new openings, the greats get forgotten. Whether it’s old school classics like seafood at Tadich Grill, or arguably the best souffles in the US at Cafe Jacqueline, where Jacqueline has dedicated decades to churning out perfect souffles every night, many of our greats keep their steady following yet stay under the… Read more →

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Views from the new Luna Blu in Tiburon

Sushi, Sake, Burgers & French Food in Sausalito, Italian with a View in Tiburon

Suburbs, nature, charming main streets… family-heavy Marin has always had a few culinary gems. But a spare few of them though sandwiched between one of the great food cities of the world and the gustatory pleasures of Napa and Sonoma. Bakeries like Beth’s Community Kitchen in Mill Valley are reminiscent of San Francisco bakeries (what is now standard Bay Area),… Read more →

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Saru Sushi Bar's "spicy cracker":

Sushi East & West, From SF’s Noe Valley to Berkeley

Despite countless lauded sushi restaurants I’ve eaten at in NY and LA, I find San Francisco more than keeps up, whether with the staggering range of fish (and lovably surly attitude) Roger delivers at Zushi Puzzle (pencilfish or flying fish, anyone?), the sustainable efforts of Tataki and Sebo, or the pristine precision of Sausalito stalwart Sushi Ran, which tops overrated… Read more →

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Causas and all manner of sustainable, Peruvian goodness at La Mar Cebicheria

Talking Sustainable Seafood with Peru’s GASTON ACURIO

There’s not enough knowledge around sustainable fish… just ask anyone who knows anything about it. The majority of Americans eat whatever is on a menu with little to regard to where it’s sourced, its health properties (or lack thereof), unaware if the creature they are eating is endangered. I was privileged to attend a recent intimate round-table discussion with Peru’s… Read more →

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Sushi Ran's meltingly good tempura

Notable Eats in Sausalito, Petaluma, Burlingame, Berkeley & SF

Top Tastes, rather than a list of all-time favorites (another thing altogether), is highlights of the best things I’ve been eating since my last newsletter, often from new openings. Many don’t make the cut, being a revisit previously written about or simply not as stand-out as dishes mentioned. MID-RANGE RESTAURANTS •  Grand Cafe has a new chef de cuisine, Sophiane… Read more →

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Gracias Madre

SF’s Best Sushi & Italian, South & North Bay Eats & Vegan Mexican

 Top Tastes is my usual run-down of favorites. Rather than a list of all-time favorites (another thing altogether), it’s highlights since my last newsletter, often from new openings. Many don’t make the cut, being a revisit written about before or simply not as stand-out as dishes mentioned. MID-RANGE RESTAURANTS At the start of a new year, I visited some long-time… Read more →

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