For two decades, this traditional Japanese spot has offered more of a steakhouse atmosphere—with low lights, jazz tunes and TVs at the bar—and keeps the focus on food with thick, meaty cuts of sashimi and perfect, warm rice for contrast. Try some not-so-common choices like sea urchin and escolar, a firm, oily fish with full flavor. Aside from sushi, try the kani su, a salad of cucumbers and meaty pieces of crab in tangy vinegar dressing.
|Venue name:||Sai Café||Contact:|
2010 N Sheffield Ave
|Cross street:||between Armitage and Dickens Aves|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Armitage. Bus: 8, 73.|
|Price:||Average nigiri: $2.50|
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