Sushi To Go: San Francisco
Authentic sushi. Sushi re-interpreted. Plant-based sushi. Sushi omakase. San Francisco has some of the most unique sushi in the world, with Bay Area bounty and Japanese tradition. Whatever type of sushi you’re looking for, we have it right here. This is our curated list of excellent places to get takeout sushi right now.
The ever-evolving Akiko’s Restaurant takes pride in continuously pushing boundaries to balance creativity, nostalgia, and an element of surprise. The team sources both locally and from Tokyo’s Toyosu Fish Market. Peruse the virtual sushi shop for curated omakase, weekly specials, à la carte bites, and bottles of sake.
The menu at Omakase reflects chef Jackson Yu’s tireless refinement and pursuit of authentic traditional Japanese sushi. Choose from assorted sashimi, classic nigiri boxes, Hokkaido uni donburi, and more. Pair your meal with a bottle of champagne or some Kyoto Matcha IPAs.
Renowned chefs Ken Tominaga and Yukinori Yamamoto are creating luxurious sushi bento boxes. They change daily depending on the fresh fish that arrives, though each box contains sashimi, nigiri, and signature rolls. Order your bento along with batched Japanese Highballs.
This contemporary Japanese robata specializes in Japanese steaks, seafood, sushi, and tempura. The menu features family meals (one of which is dedicated to sushi), crispy sashimi tacos, chirashi, and poached lobster rolls. And you can get your very own Nikka or Suntory Whisky flight.
Robin-Ko is the takeout concept from Robin featuring various sushi boxes and DIY uni handroll boxes. The team uses real wasabi from Half Moon Bay and artisan soy sauce that’s aged for two years. Complete your takeout experience with a sake tasting.
Wako Japanese Restaurant
Wako is all about traditional Japanese cuisine made with local California and Japanese ingredients. Choose from omakase nigiri, kaisen don, omakase sashimi, chirashi, or unagi don. And don’t forget to leave room for daily specials, like seafood chawanmushi.
Welcome to Woodblock, the plant-based Japanese concept that’s serving up innovative variations on traditional dishes. You’ll find familiar flavors packed into delicious rolls. Order to go with some miso caramel cheesecake a bottle of wine.
YUBU by The Shota
YUBU utilizes traditional edomae techniques such as aging, curing, and marinating. Order the stunning Takara Treasure Box filled with sea urchin, negi toro, fresh water eel, house-marinated salmon roe, and sushi rice. Pair with Kizakura Yuzu Ales or some unfiltered sake.