I ordered the Tomi Bento and it came with chicken teryaki, tempura, rice, cooked salmon, 3 California rolls. The salmon was the first thing had an overwhelming fishy smell which totally turned me off on the food. The tempura was good and the chicken definitely needed to have more teriyaki flavor. Overall, I think the service was good, food was a tad bit better than mall japanese food. Harsh I know but I like Mashi Sushi off San Antonio or Fuku Sushi so much more.
My sister loves this place, so it's with some regret that I give it a lukewarm thumbs up. The lunch specials are a great deal, but the miso is too salty and the salad dressing is inedible. Sushi is pretty fresh and definitely a good deal, but I'm just not nuts about the food here. Expect a healthy wait; this place is pretty popular.
We had very high hopes based on other reviews. We found the sushi good, but not great, and much more expensive then our current favorite, Yakko, also on Dana St. We pretty much stuck to the basics (and mostly to the day's specials blue fin tuna, hamachi, sake, etc). The menu was pretty basic as well, though that could be because we don't read Japanese :) We probably will not return.
Real Japanese behind and in front of the counter are an indication that this place is taking their sushi seriously. Some hard-to-find items plus a nice list of daily specials create some nice variety. Try the Ankimo, if they have it!
Absolutely the best sushi in the bay area. Skip the menu and go straight for the omakase option and allow the chefs to select whatever is particularly good that day. Beyond sushi, they also offer a full menu of delicious traditional Japanese fare
This is the place where I clicked on Uni! It was so good... But the quality is a hit-n-miss. I am not sure if this is just a general fact about seafood. So just hope they get a good stock on the day you go.
I moved here six months ago and have eaten my way through numerous Bay area sushi places highly recommended by assorted foodies, locals, critics, people-in-the-know, etc. I was continually disappointed by mediocre sushi until I ate at Sushitomi last night.
We had the blue fin akami (delicious), spicy tuna roll (fresh, lovely combination of textures and flavours), dynamite roll (ok), salmon skin roll (good) and assorted sushi plate (5/6 pieces amazing).
The sushi is assembled with care where the rice is an accent with the fish taking centre stage. The maki rolls are a delicate balance of flavours and textures that play out as a symphony on your palate.
The ambience is a little dumpy, the rice is a bit too damp for the rolls, the presentation is acceptable but not impeccable, the miso soup smelled like bleach and service was spotty only because the waitresses looked overworked.
However, all of that was forgiven for the freshness and flavour of the sushi and maki rolls. Ironically, in my quest all over the Bay Area to find good sushi, I found the best place to date close to home.
ADDENDUM (AFTER 2ND VISIT). I'm going to have to downgrade my review. On our 2nd visit, we were seated at the back, near the washroom/kitchen and once you lose visibility of the chef, it's downhill from there. We ordered the Chef's special and it was hit and miss. About 60% hit/40% miss.