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Sushi Ran

Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Restaurant$$$$
Sausalito
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  • The folks at Michelin Travel & Lifestyle and Serious Eats like this place. Would you agree?
    • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
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  • The sushi at Sushi Ran is a can't miss
  • megan
    "Sit at the sushi bar (have to call for rezos) and order the omakase."(12 Tips)
    Peter W.
    "vegetable tasting and sashimi sampler"(3 Tips)
    Brigitte A.
    "Good quality sashimi and nigiri but the rolls are not very good."(5 Tips)
    Joshua H.
    "Their sashimi platter is super high quality and delicious."(8 Tips)
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  • Roberto V.
    Very good restaurant, but far from being a real good sushi, and at these prices I guess I'm not coming back
  • Alexandre G.
    Alexandre GiessFebruary 17
    Crunch roll
  • Alexander D.
    Alexander DubovoySeptember 29, 2016
    Some of the best sushi I've had in CA
  • Rami I.
    Rami IsmailMay 5, 2016
    The omakase is phenomenal.
  • Agatha Y.
    Agatha YuApril 13, 2016
    Good lunch option - try their seafood soba! It comes with grilled salmon, clam dashi soup and tempura. Sushi is really so-so
  • Runqiu C.
    Runqiu CaiMarch 20, 2016
    Very tasty sushi! Liked the coconut mochi dessert
  • Fabio Z.
    Fabio ZanelliJanuary 26, 2016
    Variety of fish
  • Fabio Z.
    Fabio ZanelliJanuary 26, 2016
    Variety of sushi
  • Anthony✌️ ✨.
    Anthony✌️ ✨🙌January 24, 2016
    Don't get the seaweed salad. Lots of fluff. No stuff.
  • Megan D.
    Megan DeWittJanuary 9, 2016
    Let your server surprise you
  • Carina N.
    Carina NgaiDecember 16, 2015
    Go for the 7 courses Omakase! But just keep in mind that you are leaving the Chef to determine what you are about to eat... I had a course that's a bit too experimental: shirako
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HuangOctober 13, 2015
    Hands down one of the best sushi joints in NorCal. Their sashimi platter is super high quality and delicious.
  • Jordan F.
    Jordan FineJuly 31, 2015
    A bit pricey but worth every dime and penny. Also, the Bananas Foster is hella good. This is a place to treat yo self.
  • California Girl (CG)
    Hands down the best Sushi in the Bay Area.
  • Go Find Alice
    Go Find AliceJuly 5, 2015
    Not bad but tbh I don't think it's worth the price and reputation. The cooked dishes are more impressive than their sushi
  • Jen M.
    Jen MartinJuly 2, 2015
    Order the seaweed salad. Unlike anything you've ever had. You will not be disappointed. .
  • Tiffany Z.
    Tiffany ZhongJune 7, 2015
    So delicious. Creamy scallop roll/front roll > middle roll > tempura roll/back roll
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiApril 22, 2015
    Expensive and the sushi is just okay. Maybe sitting at the bar and getting omakase is better...
  • Cassandra L.
    Cassandra LightApril 19, 2015
    Best to dine with amazing people. Black cod FAB!
  • tricia w.
    tricia wangMarch 20, 2015
    After trying everything, the Zuke Blue tuna and Zuke salmon are the most memorable & special. They specialize in Mackeral & salmon - so you can't go wrong. The toro & caviar is beyond worth it.
  • Brigitte A.
    Brigitte A.March 15, 2015
    Good quality sashimi and nigiri but the rolls are not very good. Amazing toffee cake for dessert!
  • Juliano A.
    Juliano AraujoMarch 3, 2015
    Great selection. The sushi lunch is very ok for one person! And it's delicious!
  • Christian T.
    Christian TrappFebruary 3, 2015
    I see why this place earned a Michelin star. Some of the best sushi in the city!
  • RBC O.
    RBC OneFebruary 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the scallion dumplings
  • Connie
    ConnieJanuary 19, 2015
    black sesame gelato for a tasty finish
  • megan
    meganJanuary 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit at the sushi bar (have to call for rezos) and order the omakase.
  • Frances 미라
    Frances 미라January 12, 2015
    No reservations? Come right when they open and get seated immediately. They have a few select tables for walk-ins.
  • Jakub K.
    Jakub K.December 20, 2014
    Probably the best sushi I have ever had
  • ansmellica f.
    ansmellica faithDecember 9, 2014
    sushi & sashimi
  • Rafi S.
    Rafi SyedDecember 1, 2014
    Best sushi I've had in my life. Period. Sit at the sushi bar and order the Omakase and eat it with your hands. Great Sausalito celeb watching too.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BurrellOctober 13, 2014
    Definitely get the 6 piece assorted sushi plate. Incredible.
  • squeasel
    squeaselOctober 8, 2014
    Omakase, wagyu beef, freshly ground wasabi, sea urchin, sakes. Be sure to try from the kitchen menu too - delightful. Even the desserts and teas, if you somehow have room left, are first-rate.
  • Bain L.
    Bain LaPlantOctober 4, 2014
    Great wine
  • Renato T.
    Renato TavaresSeptember 25, 2014
    Shrimp tempura
  • Michellee C.
    Michellee CSeptember 16, 2014
    Get the deep sea uni- it might not be on the menu. Super fresh and slightly sweet. It can even sub as dessert!
  • Alex W.
    Alex WAugust 31, 2014
    Best sushi ever...
  • David S.
    David SmithAugust 25, 2014
    Top tier sushi
  • Glarence Z.
    Glarence ZhaoAugust 12, 2014
    Sushi and seafood, must have
  • Yi Q.
    Yi QiangAugust 11, 2014
    Try the omakase.
    Upvoted Apr 3
  • eric h.
    eric hazanAugust 8, 2014
    Crunchy rolls are incredible
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    Specialties: Crunch roll (eel, avocado, tempura flakes, spicy crab and shrimp); vegetable tasting; trumpet mushrooms; miso-glazed black cod; bananas Foster with ginger gelato; warm toffee cake. Read more
  • jeajea
    jeajeaJuly 3, 2014
    Brussel sprouts kimchi, sushi, mochi w cardamom icecream + the Oulong very nice. Had to wait outside with other customers (only a tiny bench there, wait standing) for >30 min though had a reservation
  • squeasel
    squeaselJune 19, 2014
    I want to live here. In the restaurant. I have a hammock. I can totally hook it up in the back.
  • Greg B.
    Greg BeckerJune 12, 2014
    Best sushi in SF bay apparently :)
  • Oskar B.
    A Steve jobs Fave. Try the sea urchin.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 5, 2014
    Gorgeous, simply prepared sushi here allows amazing cuts of fish to shine; stick with nigiri or sashimi.
  • Steven W.
    Steven WiigApril 22, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the ocean trout!! McFarland Trout + Umi Masu
  • Alex S.
    Alex ShybaMarch 9, 2014
    Lightly cherrywood smoked golden eye snapper. Fuck yeah!
  • Lori C.
    Lori ClapperJanuary 28, 2014
    The best sushi Ever!! When you visit. . Ask to sit in Tidas section. . She Rocks:)
  • Jordan K.
    Jordan KongNovember 10, 2013
    Dessert sampler was the best thing I had here. And that's not a backhanded compliment.
  • Burt H.
    Burt HermanOctober 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a seat at the sushi bar and try the omakase - chef's choice
  • Peter W.
    Peter WilliamsOctober 21, 2013
    The vegetable tasting and sashimi sampler are amazing and perfect for sharing with a date. Make sure to try the unagi nigiri as well.
    Upvoted 2 days ago
  • Jason A.
    Jason AlongiAugust 19, 2013
    Get the rice beer!
  • Tom D.
    Tom DJune 21, 2013
    While the sushi is good it's hugely over-priced ($6-12 per piece) & coupled with terrible service. There are far better options in San Francisco which offer more bang for your buck.
  • Prentiss E.
    Prentiss Earl IIIJune 17, 2013
    the sushi here is fantastic....my hands down fav. is the "crunch roll"....so fresh & flavorful, it didn't last long. #fire
  • Adena D.
    Adena DeMonteMay 28, 2013
    Sushi was incredible. The hamachi and sake In the 6 piece sushi were to die for. Dessert sampler, wow. Great selection of loose leaf teas. Loved the mint blend.
  • Mario S.
    Mario SundarApril 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely try the salmon citrus roll with extra salmon. Best roll ever!!! For real. Best roll ever.
  • Donald F.
    Donald FordApril 26, 2013
    Very good, and BRING MONEY!!!
  • Rey F.
    Rey FloresApril 8, 2013
    Steve Jobs didn't feature this by chance when introducing the iPhone... Great service and fanciful presentations make this a place that you better have reservations for!
  • Cares M.
    Cares MillsMarch 25, 2013
    Kaisen Futo Maki!!! Amaze-ing. Also the vegetable tasting is surprisingly flavorful & delisch
  • Mario S.
    Mario SundarMarch 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food, great ambience. Perfect both for a date night or group dinner.
  • Shireen K.
    Shireen KaboliJanuary 22, 2013
    The menu changes periodically, but their spicy tuna roll is famous. Also try the crunch roll, the ahi poke, and the marscapone ice cream for dessert!
  • Boris
    BorisJanuary 19, 2013
    The toro & takuan roll is out of this world. Sublime.
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BroskeyDecember 27, 2012
    Bento box is awesome!!
  • John B.
    John BobeldykNovember 25, 2012
    The creamy scallop maki and toffee cake will slay you.
  • SNOCRU
    SNOCRUOctober 30, 2012
    Place is unreal. Incredibly fresh, melts in your mouth. The crunchy roll is a must!
  • Mark C.
    Mark Chu-CarrollSeptember 1, 2012
    This is, without doubt, the best sushi, and some of the best food of any kind that I've ever eaten.
  • Kayvon T.
    Kayvon TehranianAugust 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious, nuanced Japanese cuisine. The green tea and the incredible quality of the fish make this one of my favorite restaurants in the Bay Area.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FeldAugust 13, 2012
    Yoshi is the man.
  • Negi A.
    Negi A.August 5, 2012
    Crunch rolls are the best & butternut squash spaghetti is a must try!
  • Kris
    KrisJuly 24, 2012
    Saporo on tap. Shaking beef. Chutoro.
  • Norbert H.
    Norbert HuJuly 10, 2012
    For the freshest of the freshest fish, make a reservation at the bar for either Tuesday or Friday evenings when their latest supply of fish just arrived. And omakase all the way!
    Upvoted Apr 3
  • Alexa (@ladylexy) A.
    Try the Chu Toro Nigiri - Nothing says "I Love You" like fatty tuna! Celebrating our Eighth Anniversary at Sushi Ran.
  • The Daily Sip
    The Daily SipMay 14, 2012
    Great selection of sake by the glass and in tasting portions.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanApril 10, 2012
    a total hidden gem! sit at the bar, let the chef do their thang.
  • Dan P.
    Dan ParhamApril 1, 2012
    Lives up to the hype ... as good as the sashimi is, don't sleep on the rest of the menu.
  • Katie M.
    Katie McMillanMarch 19, 2012
    Everything here is amazing! I have never had better sushi. I recommend the tasting so you get to experience a variety.
  • Jane C.
    Jane ChuMarch 16, 2012
    Need a reservation, but this place has the best sushi in the Bay Area
  • Anna V.
    Anna VuMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Request bar seating and order omakase. Remember to tell the chef what you don't eat before he makes it!
  • Karla
    KarlaMarch 2, 2012
    Try the Vegetable Sampler - I could eat the kimchi brussels sprouts all day long.
  • Karla
    KarlaMarch 2, 2012
    Try the Wagyu Beef Carpaccio
  • Will
    WillFebruary 20, 2012
    Kaisui Uni. Best uni without the fishiness
  • Tim V.
    Tim VuDecember 27, 2011
    Terrible service. Good quality fish. Quite a dynamic duo no? If you want the same quality fish, really, go to Japantown.
  • Tim C.
    Tim ColeDecember 5, 2011
    Lousy service, but superb sushi!
  • Exclusive Resorts
    Exclusive ResortsNovember 30, 2011
    Take the ferry here from Pier 38/41 - the best sushi in the Bay Area as well as other seafood entrees for those who like their fish cooked. It has been around forever for a reason - it's superb.
  • ivy♥
    ivy♥August 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Hands down the best sushi place in the bay area! The sashimi dish is oh-so-wonderful. Fresh fish. Big pieces and big price tag but totally worth it. And soup lover, get that shitake miso soup! :)
  • cyn k.
    cyn kAugust 17, 2011
    you have to get the omakase nigiri at the sushi bar. this is the best sushi in the country! especially if you're lucky enough to be served by nori-san.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    If you are having trouble deciding what to order, let the chef’s nightly omakase do the choosing for you. - Inspector
  • Uncle F.
    Uncle FishbitsMay 3, 2011
    Pretty much worst track record in bay area for sustainable sourcing practices
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KunzeApril 21, 2011
    Delish and stylish. Ran up a sake bill of $70 here once
  • Darrell D.
    Darrell DRMarch 21, 2011
    Miso cod!!!
  • Chris D.
    Chris DreyerDecember 21, 2010
    Miso cod and the trumpet mushrooms are ridiculous!
  • gennarator
    gennaratorNovember 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    This is the best Japanese in the entire bay area. They have two world class chefs constantly innovating culinary masterpieces. I've gone here for years, make sure you try both sushi & kitchen items.
  • Jennifer A.
    Jennifer AxcellOctober 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I've been told that this is the restaurant the great sushi chefs in the city go to to get their sushi, and I don't blame them! Whether you like sushi or not, make sure not to miss the shaken beef.
  • Mickey W.
    Mickey WilsonMay 1, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Order the Wagu Beef from the Sushi Bar. While technically not fish, it is outstanding.
  • SFGate
    SFGateApril 13, 2010
    Few sushi restaurants compare to this Sausalito mainstay, which has been serving up the freshest fish for 24 years. Don't miss the stellar sashimi. Read more
  • Chris K.
    Chris KennellyMarch 15, 2010
    Best toro I've ever had.
  • Ben D.
    Ben DehanJanuary 19, 2010
    You have to go to Sausalito for the best sushi in the bay area.
  • MSQRD
    MSQRDDecember 28, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit at the bar and order from the Toyko Fish market list, melt in your mouth fish
  • Nick C.
    Nick CadeDecember 8, 2009
    Get a reservation and prepare to eat your sack off. My biggest advice is don't think about the price. It's going to be expensive either way so you should enjoy it. Best sushi in SF
  • Romina R.
    Romina RamosDecember 30, 2016
    Super recomendable. El mejor sushi que he comido, no es la primera vez que vengo. Lo amo definitivamente
  • Francisco A.
    Francisco ArocenaJune 8, 2012
    El mejor sushi que comi.
  • Esteban R.
    Esteban ReyMay 2, 2012
    El crunch roll no tiene madre! La soya es de la salada resulta agradable ponerle un poco de limón (lime)
  • Winitri
    WinitriOctober 28, 2011
    Restaurant où Steve Jobs aimait se rendre.
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