Just opened in the land of babies and their au pairs, this new sushi spot's run by a Hong Kong-repping chef, who's deep-frying any and all traditional raw fish fare in a surprisingly modern shell: there's a mix of blond wood coffered paneling and stained concrete walls, a black leather chair'd chef's counter, and Edison bulbs springing out of a matrix of metal pipes and directly into World 8.
Tempura'd goodness'll roll out of a dark-wooded sushi bar and include epic rolls like the
Purple Parrot Silver Snake Orange Iguana Red Monkey (deep-fried spicy tuna/seared albacore/salsa/garlic ponzu), the Spicy Cracker (deep-fatted seaweed/spicy tuna/avocado), and a fried California roll topped with sweet soy glaze, scallion & flying fish roe.
Don't like fried stuff? Or babies? Or watching people trip and fall? Then hit up the well-balanced chef specialties, which include a tasting spoon vessel-ed seared scallop (w/ cherry tomato, cucumber sauce, and grated pepper), the Hamachi Truffle roll (seared yellowtail/truffle oil/ponzu/garlic chips/scallions), and Popcorn Tuna, which's panko-crusted and packed with tobiko, scallions, sweet soy glaze, and "spicy mayo", also what Tony Allen says every time OJ asks how hot his pot-luck vegan chili should be.
And because you wouldn't dare go here if you weren't absolutely sure you could drink high-end sake... bombs, know that Saru's got an extensive rice wine program and mad Japanese beers like Echigo and Asahi Black, so you'll have no trouble wetting your warp whistle.
Published: February 24, 2012 at 4:00am EST
3856 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94114
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