Caterpillar roll: shrimp tempura, sliced avocado on top. Crunch California roll: tempura crunch, crab salad, avocado, cucumber. Wednesday Daily Special $10.99
Tokyo Express, San Francisco CA
This definitely wasn’t the best sushi by any means, but it was passable and priced pretty cheaply for the FiDi. The rice was kinda dry and the rolls weren’t very flavorful, but it was a welcomed change from my usual lunch spots.
Served with side salad an miso soup.
iCafe San Francisco, San Francisco CA
This was really good. It was nice and sizable, and I enjoyed the yummy chunks of mango inside. The mochi also had a nice texture and tasted great.
Topped with steamed vegetables and nori. $9.20
Osho Japanese Cuisine, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
This tasted fine (although on the salty side), but there just wasn’t enough food to satisfy me. The bowl is fairly small and there was enough pork to make for a decent meal. Even the 3 pieces of vegetables looked sad.
With mixed vegetables and steamed rice. $6.59
Sarku Japan, San Francisco CA
I thought this was a pretty good lunch option, especially at the price. I think they had just opened, because the guy working the grill didn’t have much cooking yet so it took a while to get any of the food out. I thought the chicken was decent (not too salty from the teriyaki sauce). Next time I’ll ask for more veggies and less rice.
Sticky rice, edamame, lime ginger sauce. $14
Redd, Yountville CA
This was great. The hamachi was really fresh and clean tasting, and I really enjoyed all the flavors and textures underneath. The lime ginger sauce was delicate but complimented the hamachi nicely.
Asian pear, avocado, chili oil, fried rice. $14
Redd, Yountville CA
I love Redd, but there was something a bit unsatisfying about this dish. Maybe it was the mound of puffed rice burying the tuna tartare, but it almost felt like work to eat this plate. And that makes me sad…
Yellow tail, salmon and shrimp wrapped with soybean paper, deep fried, with tuna outside. $13
Ebisu, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
This was actually decent for airport sushi. The fish wasn’t the most fresh but I liked the combination of ingredients. I’ve also never had a fried roll that was then wrapped in more rice and tuna – pretty cool.