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- 63%Luxury Travelers
- 57%Business Travelers
- 57%Adventure Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (16)
- Sushi RanMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 05, 2013
This is, without a doubt, one of the best sushi restaurants I have been to in Greater San Francisco Bay Area. A few restaurants came close but Sushi Ran is my favorite for a couple reasons.
They have fish imported from the famous Tsukiji market in Tokyo. Everything from presentation to quality of ingredients are comparable to the better restaurants in Japan. I love their nigiri as much as their maki. I am very picky when it comes to rolls but I found Sushi Ran's creation more than satisfying. Every maki I have tried were excellent. Traditional one such as Negitoro and Kaisen Futo were elegant. Western style ones like Soft Shell Crawfish, Salmon Skin and Soft Shell Crab were all lovable. The flavors were well balanced and the ingredients were top notch quality.
You really can't go wrong with their nigiri. They have a lot of harder to find imported fish as well as sustainable choices. This is place I could feel comfortable to splurge. O Toro...how do I love thee.
What really impressed me were their other kitchen items. Appetizers and small plates weren't shy at all in comparable to their exquisite sushi. The Duck Breast and Dayboat Scallops were cooked to perfection. Sauce was tasty but not overwhelming. Wagyu Beef Carpaccio was addicting.
Make sure you save room for dessert. The dessert platter was an art in itself.
- Sushi RanOct 19, 2013
Although it's not on the waterfront in Sausalito, this calming Zen-like Japanese restaurant and sushi bar isn't too far to walk from the ferry landing. I've sampled sushi all around the Bay area, and after a few years of living in Japan, Sushi Ran is the only one that keeps me coming back. The sake list, pairings and tasting flights alone are an education, and the seafood is always superbly fresh. Make reservations for dinner and weekends, although at weekday lunch you can often score a table without too much of a wait. Expensive, but worth it.
- Sushi RanMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jan 07, 2013
Admittedly, part of the reason I love going to Sushi Ran is because I love to have an excuse to go to Sausalito. But instead of the overrun tourist strip along the water, Sushi Ran is tucked away on Caledonia Street, amongst dry cleaners and the old-school movie theatre. The sushi here is a mix of traditional and fusion. It's not cheap (think $5-10 for a single piece of nigiri), but they have separate chefs for sushi and their grill, so they take their food very seriously.
- Sushi RanMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Aug 27, 2012
Some of the best sushi I've had in the Bay Area. Beautifully prepared, with all the fish flown in fresh from Tokyo. This place is not on the water, so if you are looking for sunset views of the harbor, look elsewhere. As a fine dining establishment, it's not great with kids, although the servers were great and we managed to make it work. We had the creamy scallop roll, which was awesome, and a bunch of ngiri, all of which were great. It is expensive - be prepared to pay $5-$9 per piece of sushi a la carte. Luckily the moriawase (combo) its a much better deal ($19.50 for 6 pieces) and very good.
- Sushi RanMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Jul 05, 2012
This is the best sushi I have ever had in my life! It will be hard to eat it anywhere else. So fresh. Sit at the sushi bar and order the chef's tasting menu. Also, try the spinach salad..it sounds so ordinary but its like no spinach salad you've had before.
- Sushi RanJul 04, 2012
My favorite restaurant in Sausalito, Sushi Ran is a high end sushi restaurant & bar that has earned 1 Michelin Star in 2007 & 2008. Something interesting to note is that Sushi Master Mitsunori Kusakabe is also a licensed blow fish cutter!
Make reservations on Friday nights/weekends, this place gets packed!