This South End sushi den is where you come for the flashy, loft-like setting and stay for the specialty rolls. Start (relatively) simply with the spicy tempura tuna or “real” California maki, then tuck in for a culinary adventure: rolls made with lobster tempura, truffles, caviar and wagyu beef, to name but a few outré elements. Steak and potato types might want to stick to the entrée side of the menu, which includes teriyaki ribeye, seafood risotto and a Chilean seabass. Don’t skimp on the drinks, either, especially since the eatery’s menu includes more than 50 sakes and cocktails like the literally smoking Yuzu Spirit, made with ginza suzume soju and liquid nitrogen.
1166 Washington St
|Cross street:||E Berkeley St|
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sat 12pm-3pm; 5:30pm-12pm; Sun 11am-10pm|
|Transport:||Silver line to E Berkeley|