Ju-Ni translates to “twelve” in Japanese, a nod to the jewel box-sized restaurant’s 12 seats. Headed up by chef Geoffrey Lee and his business partner, Tan Truong, the NoPa newcomer has garnered considerable accolades since opening in 2016, including a 2017 Michelin star. The fish for the 18-course omakase menu ($165) is sourced from Tsukiji Market in Tokyo. With a single sushi chef is devoted to every four guests, Ju-Ni provides both impeccable service (including a soliloquy on the origin, creative process and tradition behind each dish) and an intimate vibe.
Sushi in San Francisco is taken very seriously, with many of the city’s best sushi restaurants flying fish in daily from Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji Fish Market to create the freshest, most authentic dishes this side of the Pacific. With an impressive network of master sushi chefs trained at acclaimed Japanese restaurants in the Bay Area and beyond, these 13 are among the very best restaurants in the city. Whether you prefer simple nigiri in an intimate, minimalist space or wildly inventive omakase, our list has a sushi bar for every taste.
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