Sushi Ran

★★★★☆
  • 107 Caledonia St Ste E

    Sausalito, CA 94965

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  • 415-332-3620

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Make reservations early. Great place.

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★★★★★

Make reservations early. Great place.

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The futo-maki roll was one of the tastiest sushi rolls ever. The (ankimo) monk fish liver pate sushi was perfectly rich and loaded with flaver. The (ikura) salt cured salmon roe was so juicy and delicious I had to order it twice, and the unagi was the best and most tender piece of eel I've ever had. Just to put it simply, you wont find fresher or better sushi anywhere in the bay area!

5
★★★★★

The futo-maki roll was one of the tastiest sushi rolls ever. The (ankimo) monk fish liver pate sushi was perfectly rich and loaded with flaver. The (ikura) salt cured salmon roe was so juicy and delicious I had to order it twice, and the unagi was the best and most tender piece of eel I've ever had. Just to put it simply, you wont find fresher or better sushi anywhere in the bay area!

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We were in Sausalito for two days and found Sushi Ran on Google Maps. As out-of-towners, we really appreciate finding good, healthy food when we/re traveling.

We found the food here to be really good. I think this was the best sushi we've had in a very long time. Had the Crunch Roll, Seared Tuna, Unagi and steamed veggies. Great textures and flavor combinations. And they didn't go overboard with the rice in items like the two piece Unagi. It was about the fish, not how much rice they could stuff it with.

We ate there two nights in a row if that tells you anything.

The service was good. As big water drinkers, we loved that our glasses were NEVER empty.

2
★★★★☆

We were in Sausalito for two days and found Sushi Ran on Google Maps. As out-of-towners, we really appreciate finding good, healthy food when we/re traveling.

We found the food here to be really good. I think this was the best sushi we've had in a very long time. Had the Crunch Roll, Seared Tuna, Unagi and steamed veggies. Great textures and flavor combinations. And they didn't go overboard with the rice in items like the two piece Unagi. It was about the fish, not how much rice they could stuff it with.

We ate there two nights in a row if that tells you anything.

The service was good. As big water drinkers, we loved that our glasses were NEVER empty.

Pros: Food quality, flavor combinations, service

Cons: None to speak of

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We were in Sausalito for two days and found Sushi Ran on Google Maps. As out-of-towners, we really appreciate finding good, healthy food when we/re traveling.

We found the food here to be really good. I think this was the best sushi we've had in a very long time. Had the Crunch Roll, Seared Tuna, Unagi and steamed veggies. Great textures and flavor combinations. And they didn't go overboard with the rice in items like the two piece Unagi. It was about the fish, not how much rice they could stuff it with.

We ate there two nights in a row if that tells you anything.

The service was good. As big water drinkers, we loved that our glasses were NEVER empty.

2
★★★★☆

We were in Sausalito for two days and found Sushi Ran on Google Maps. As out-of-towners, we really appreciate finding good, healthy food when we/re traveling.

We found the food here to be really good. I think this was the best sushi we've had in a very long time. Had the Crunch Roll, Seared Tuna, Unagi and steamed veggies. Great textures and flavor combinations. And they didn't go overboard with the rice in items like the two piece Unagi. It was about the fish, not how much rice they could stuff it with.

We ate there two nights in a row if that tells you anything.

The service was good. As big water drinkers, we loved that our glasses were NEVER empty.

Pros: Quality, texture, flavor combinations

Cons: None

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Besides the crowd in the restaurant the service and food was great. Also the atmosphere of the restaurant is soothing

2
★★★★☆

Besides the crowd in the restaurant the service and food was great. Also the atmosphere of the restaurant is soothing

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I've been going to Shushi Ran for years... and years... it's the default location of the place, I guess. It's ubiquitousness on "best of" lists is one of the strangest things I can think of in the restaurnat scene. The "restaurant"area is very small and hard to get into, but the two times I've dined at the bar the food was unremarkeable. The overflow "bar" area is where I have sat trying out things like the highly-rated black cod and caramelized shrimp (the former very greasy and both so salty I could almost not eat them), the grilled squid (always a bit overcharred and much better witht the sauce that comes witht the nori-wrapped ahi), etc. The wine list has gotten noticibly less interesting in the past year or two, though the service has gotten much better.

1
★★☆☆☆

I've been going to Shushi Ran for years... and years... it's the default location of the place, I guess. It's ubiquitousness on "best of" lists is one of the strangest things I can think of in the restaurnat scene. The "restaurant"area is very small and hard to get into, but the two times I've dined at the bar the food was unremarkeable. The overflow "bar" area is where I have sat trying out things like the highly-rated black cod and caramelized shrimp (the former very greasy and both so salty I could almost not eat them), the grilled squid (always a bit overcharred and much better witht the sauce that comes witht the nori-wrapped ahi), etc. The wine list has gotten noticibly less interesting in the past year or two, though the service has gotten much better.

Pros: Good social scene. Large sake selection

Cons: Mediocre food and wine list

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I heard that this was a great restaurant; then I heard that it had gone downhill; so I went to try it out for myself. The fish was excellent, high quality, fresh. We sat at the sushi bar and the chef told us to 'trust him' when we ordered the omakase. I'm glad we did! I will definitely be going back.

2
★★★★★

I heard that this was a great restaurant; then I heard that it had gone downhill; so I went to try it out for myself. The fish was excellent, high quality, fresh. We sat at the sushi bar and the chef told us to 'trust him' when we ordered the omakase. I'm glad we did! I will definitely be going back.

Pros: excellent fish, good service even during busy time

Cons: very crowded

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Visiting San fran for a few days and went to Sausalito for the day, this seemed to be the only sushi there. The chefs were not very enthusiastic and the service was average at best. The sushi was good but very expensive.The worst part for me was I sat at the bar and was quite disgusted by the dirty food encrusted brown gap between the horizontal and vertical pieces of the sushi bar, definately could use a cleaning!!!!!

1
★★★☆☆

Visiting San fran for a few days and went to Sausalito for the day, this seemed to be the only sushi there. The chefs were not very enthusiastic and the service was average at best. The sushi was good but very expensive.The worst part for me was I sat at the bar and was quite disgusted by the dirty food encrusted brown gap between the horizontal and vertical pieces of the sushi bar, definately could use a cleaning!!!!!

Pros: sushi

Cons: service

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The first time I went to Sushi Ran, I wasn't overly impressed. However, my recent dining experiences changed that! We escaped SF and went to Sausalito for the weekend. We had reservations at Sushi Ran on Friday night then ended up eating there twice b/c it was SO good. I recommend ordering more than just the sushi. The basic sushi is good, but somewhat overpriced. The salmon (sake) sashimi was delcious. Spicy tuna roll w/ avocado was perfect. Our favorite dishes were two chef specials - miso glazed cod (to die for) and Vietnamese shaking beef w/ dipping sauce (awesome). We also enjoyed the sake and wine list.

1
★★★☆☆

The first time I went to Sushi Ran, I wasn't overly impressed. However, my recent dining experiences changed that! We escaped SF and went to Sausalito for the weekend. We had reservations at Sushi Ran on Friday night then ended up eating there twice b/c it was SO good. I recommend ordering more than just the sushi. The basic sushi is good, but somewhat overpriced. The salmon (sake) sashimi was delcious. Spicy tuna roll w/ avocado was perfect. Our favorite dishes were two chef specials - miso glazed cod (to die for) and Vietnamese shaking beef w/ dipping sauce (awesome). We also enjoyed the sake and wine list.

Pros: Delicious food, good sushi, lively atmosphere

Cons: Expensive, long wait w/o reservations

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I didn't realize until this experience just what I've come to expect at a sushi counter. I realize a lot of it now because the chefs at Sushi Ran don't really do any of it. After ordering a couple of nigiri, we ended up ordering "omakase", which they take to mean one exact set menu of 7 pieces of sushi or 5 kindes (2 pieces each) of sashimi. Every single "omakase" order was served, nonchalantly, on a single tray, all at once, with exactly the same presentation. But what's the point of sitting at the bar if you can't eat the sushi one piece at a time, right as it's prepared? Sushi chefs that I enjoy tend to prepare a dish or a roll, hand it to me, and listen for any feedback before deciding which piece to prepare next. These guys were completely out of tune with that idea.

Also, nobody speaks japanese anywhere. Not the clientele, and certainly none of the chefs. Perhaps I have unjustifiable exectations for any place in Sausalito.

The sushi was not great at all, but what came in the set menu was definitely worse than the pieces we ordered ourselves. A lot of the fish was actually pretty good. Garnishes were immediately forgettable if detectable. The Natto roll I ordered had about the blandest natto I've ever tasted.

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★☆☆☆☆

I didn't realize until this experience just what I've come to expect at a sushi counter. I realize a lot of it now because the chefs at Sushi Ran don't really do any of it. After ordering a couple of nigiri, we ended up ordering "omakase", which they take to mean one exact set menu of 7 pieces of sushi or 5 kindes (2 pieces each) of sashimi. Every single "omakase" order was served, nonchalantly, on a single tray, all at once, with exactly the same presentation. But what's the point of sitting at the bar if you can't eat the sushi one piece at a time, right as it's prepared? Sushi chefs that I enjoy tend to prepare a dish or a roll, hand it to me, and listen for any feedback before deciding which piece to prepare next. These guys were completely out of tune with that idea.

Also, nobody speaks japanese anywhere. Not the clientele, and certainly none of the chefs. Perhaps I have unjustifiable exectations for any place in Sausalito.

The sushi was not great at all, but what came in the set menu was definitely worse than the pieces we ordered ourselves. A lot of the fish was actually pretty good. Garnishes were immediately forgettable if detectable. The Natto roll I ordered had about the blandest natto I've ever tasted.

Pros: Nice area. Comfortable place.

Cons: Overpriced, uncreative chefs, not at all Japanese

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the first few times times we dined there it was a fantastic experience all around. food was great (the kobe beef sashimi was spectacular!), the rice is perfect and the drinks were awesome although a bit pricey. the last few times we've been back, our waiter was overly attentive and our order took forever to arrive. when it did the rice used on the sushi was too warm so the fish tasted warm and mushy, like an egg cooking in 100 degree sun. oh, yeah, we had reservations but still had to wait 20 minutes! we would have left if we didn't drive from the city to get there!

1
★★★☆☆

the first few times times we dined there it was a fantastic experience all around. food was great (the kobe beef sashimi was spectacular!), the rice is perfect and the drinks were awesome although a bit pricey. the last few times we've been back, our waiter was overly attentive and our order took forever to arrive. when it did the rice used on the sushi was too warm so the fish tasted warm and mushy, like an egg cooking in 100 degree sun. oh, yeah, we had reservations but still had to wait 20 minutes! we would have left if we didn't drive from the city to get there!

Pros: parking

Cons: price

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Sushi Ran is an excellent sushi restaurant for San Franisco but would only be average if it were located in LA. Be sure and order items off the chef's fresh list to ensure the best of the day. Quality was noticeably higher for items off the fresh list. The list of cooked dishes is diverse and well executed. The sake list is one of the best I have ever seen outside of Japan. Service is overall polite and attentive but not too much so. Overall an excellent sushi experience in the Bay area.

2
★★★★☆

Sushi Ran is an excellent sushi restaurant for San Franisco but would only be average if it were located in LA. Be sure and order items off the chef's fresh list to ensure the best of the day. Quality was noticeably higher for items off the fresh list. The list of cooked dishes is diverse and well executed. The sake list is one of the best I have ever seen outside of Japan. Service is overall polite and attentive but not too much so. Overall an excellent sushi experience in the Bay area.

Pros: sake list, fresh list , service

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While they did have a large selection of unusual fish, the freshness was just average. The service was horrible. My sushi did not arrive until my husband was 90% done with his dinner entree. I had to flag the waitress down or else I never would have gotten it. Later on, we realized they had never brought the soup he ordered. Really, pretty pathetic for $100+ per couple!

1
★★★☆☆

While they did have a large selection of unusual fish, the freshness was just average. The service was horrible. My sushi did not arrive until my husband was 90% done with his dinner entree. I had to flag the waitress down or else I never would have gotten it. Later on, we realized they had never brought the soup he ordered. Really, pretty pathetic for $100+ per couple!

Pros: wide variety of fish

Cons: terrible service, fish not super fresh, over priced

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I was not disapponited! The sushi was fresh and tasty. Service was superb!
I will definitely eat here again!

Tomo Aragato!

2
★★★★★

I was not disapponited! The sushi was fresh and tasty. Service was superb!
I will definitely eat here again!

Tomo Aragato!

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From the perfect Eastern ambiance, to the welcoming hostesses and bar, to the fabulous food - this is my absolute favorite sushi restaurant in all the Bay area (and I've eaten at them all!). This restaurant is seriously perfection in Japanese dining. Nothing in the city comes close and it is well worth the drive in.

PROS: Ambiance, Decor, Service, Food, Bar
CONS: NONE

5
★★★★★

From the perfect Eastern ambiance, to the welcoming hostesses and bar, to the fabulous food - this is my absolute favorite sushi restaurant in all the Bay area (and I've eaten at them all!). This restaurant is seriously perfection in Japanese dining. Nothing in the city comes close and it is well worth the drive in.

PROS: Ambiance, Decor, Service, Food, Bar
CONS: NONE

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What happened to Sushi Ran? I am orinally from Japan, and I thought that Sushi Ran was the place to go... They used to serve authentic sushi... Well... not anymore...

I like Gunkan roll style when it comes to Toro. But the chef told me that they would not accept such request.., then I asked for Toro Sashimi, they didn't take the request either. Why can't you serve Toro Sashimi when you can serve Toro Sushi? Is it the same part of Tuna? what kind of sushi place is that? How could you have "Sushi Lovers Club"? I am very dissapointed...

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★☆☆☆☆

What happened to Sushi Ran? I am orinally from Japan, and I thought that Sushi Ran was the place to go... They used to serve authentic sushi... Well... not anymore...

I like Gunkan roll style when it comes to Toro. But the chef told me that they would not accept such request.., then I asked for Toro Sashimi, they didn't take the request either. Why can't you serve Toro Sashimi when you can serve Toro Sushi? Is it the same part of Tuna? what kind of sushi place is that? How could you have "Sushi Lovers Club"? I am very dissapointed...

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The first time I went to Sushi Ran, I was impressed. The food is great (even the Teriyaki Chicken is delicious) and I had an enjoyable time. The second time I went, I was disappointed. The service was horrible. It took forever for them to come to the table each time, and they didn't even ask how everything was. We ate outside, and the heat lamps burnt out. Everyone was freezing (it was a chilly night) and they wouldn't take the time to re-light the lamps! It made for a bad experience. The sushi is good, but really, how can you screw up sushi? I was not, by any means blown away.

1
★★★☆☆

The first time I went to Sushi Ran, I was impressed. The food is great (even the Teriyaki Chicken is delicious) and I had an enjoyable time. The second time I went, I was disappointed. The service was horrible. It took forever for them to come to the table each time, and they didn't even ask how everything was. We ate outside, and the heat lamps burnt out. Everyone was freezing (it was a chilly night) and they wouldn't take the time to re-light the lamps! It made for a bad experience. The sushi is good, but really, how can you screw up sushi? I was not, by any means blown away.

Pros: good food, excellent saki list

Cons: slow, poor service, nothing special

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I have been twice - both times with reservations. We were seated promptly and had great service both times - in fact the first time was for my Birthday and our waiter was outstanding. He brought us a small selction of apps to try, a free plate of Shaking Beef (FABULOUS...we ordered a second one) and a free dessert.

I would highly recommend Sushi Ran for a special occassion or for entertaining out of town guests as it is a bit pricey...for great cheap sushi in the City Sushi Boom on Geary is really good.

oh and I love that people bring their dogs out to Sushi Ran with them...

2
★★★★★

I have been twice - both times with reservations. We were seated promptly and had great service both times - in fact the first time was for my Birthday and our waiter was outstanding. He brought us a small selction of apps to try, a free plate of Shaking Beef (FABULOUS...we ordered a second one) and a free dessert.

I would highly recommend Sushi Ran for a special occassion or for entertaining out of town guests as it is a bit pricey...for great cheap sushi in the City Sushi Boom on Geary is really good.

oh and I love that people bring their dogs out to Sushi Ran with them...

Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Fun Atmosphere

Cons: Pricey

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V. Impressive sake menu, and the sushi is very fresh. The "kobe" style beef wasn't really Kobe style - and the Kabuto was so-so. I will echo others who have noted the lame service. Our waiter forgot more than one item on our menu and didn't even seem to notice or care. Its a tad overrpriced - but you'll save a little on the tip.

Stick to the Sushi.

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★★★☆☆

V. Impressive sake menu, and the sushi is very fresh. The "kobe" style beef wasn't really Kobe style - and the Kabuto was so-so. I will echo others who have noted the lame service. Our waiter forgot more than one item on our menu and didn't even seem to notice or care. Its a tad overrpriced - but you'll save a little on the tip.

Stick to the Sushi.

Pros: sake wa tsuyoi, hamachi

Cons: teinei wa yowai, kobebifu

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If you are a (affluent) regular, they are nice to you. If you are new they can be quite rude. We waited along time for our food to arrive but my husband loved it, thought it was the best ever. I wasn't that thrilled. For the price you dont get what you pay for. You can get sushi for far less that's equal or better and they aren't so snooty about serving you. The pretentious sucking up to the rich made me ill.

2
★★★★☆

If you are a (affluent) regular, they are nice to you. If you are new they can be quite rude. We waited along time for our food to arrive but my husband loved it, thought it was the best ever. I wasn't that thrilled. For the price you dont get what you pay for. You can get sushi for far less that's equal or better and they aren't so snooty about serving you. The pretentious sucking up to the rich made me ill.

Pros: Sausalito View, Good Parking

Cons: Crowded, Expensive

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Nice place,ok food, mediocre service, expensive food, parking is easy to find

1
★★☆☆☆

Nice place,ok food, mediocre service, expensive food, parking is easy to find

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Amazingly fresh fish, great sushi chefs who will make suggestions, explain dishes and show you a good time, and excelent cooked food.

2
★★★★★

Amazingly fresh fish, great sushi chefs who will make suggestions, explain dishes and show you a good time, and excelent cooked food.

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I love this place. The sushi is excellent. The atmosphere is great. Ashi on tap!!! What more could you ask for. Oh, and they have a wine bar next door where you can wait for your table.

2
★★★★★

I love this place. The sushi is excellent. The atmosphere is great. Ashi on tap!!! What more could you ask for. Oh, and they have a wine bar next door where you can wait for your table.

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Sushi Ran is a delight - the sushi is fresh and artistically presented, with a wide variety of regular and daily selections. They have an excellent wine and sake list, and the ambience is great - cozy, with lots of light and a Japanese tea room-feel.

2
★★★★★

Sushi Ran is a delight - the sushi is fresh and artistically presented, with a wide variety of regular and daily selections. They have an excellent wine and sake list, and the ambience is great - cozy, with lots of light and a Japanese tea room-feel.

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Well worth the drive over the bridge. The food was incredible; above and beyond sushi, and the service was very friendly and knowledgeable with both food and wine. I would highly reccomend it to anyone who likes sushi or appreciates a great dining experience.

2
★★★★★

Well worth the drive over the bridge. The food was incredible; above and beyond sushi, and the service was very friendly and knowledgeable with both food and wine. I would highly reccomend it to anyone who likes sushi or appreciates a great dining experience.

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This gem of a Japanese restaurant on Caledonia Street, one of Sausalito's two main business arteries, features sparklingly fresh sushi and alluring Japanese-inspired cooked dishes by chef Scott Whitman. The restaurant includes a sushi bar…

 

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