Sushi Ran Restaurant Review, Sausalito

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Sushi Ran

107 Caledonia Street (Near Pine)

Sausalito, CA 94965


Sushi Ran Website

Sushi Ran Sausalito Exterior

Sushi Ran is a popular Japanese restaurant in Sausalito. They describe their food as “vibrant fusion of traditional Japanese and Pacific cuisine”. Since 1986 they have been serving up top notch Japanese food in Marin. They have the standard Japanese fare you would expect, including Omakase (Trust the chef) plus lots of dinner specials and cooked items. They have an extensive wine and sake collection. You can eat in the main dining room or in the sake and wine bar next door that has an outdoor patio.
Decor, Vibe – Understated Asian decor and artwork with sushi bars on both sides of their restaurant. Some tourists but lots of locals 30+, and some families were taking in the good food.

Menu Pictures

California Roll ($7) – 6 pieces with real crab and no mayo. As good as it gets.

Sushi Ran Sausalito Tentacles

Tentacles ($4.50) of Calamari (10) were grilled just right and had an aoili sauce that was not really necessary.

Sushi Ran Sausalito Trumphet mushroom

King Trumphet ($9.50) mushrooms were delicious but it was a tiny dish. Very nice texture and flavor though.

Sushi Ran Sausalito Seaweed Salad

Boiled Spinach Salad ($6.50) with sesame seeds was simple but delicious. Organic of course.

Sushi Ran Sausalito Sushi

Cooked shrimp ($7.50) or simple and great. You could really taste the fresh shrimp.

Hirame Sashimi ($6) or Halibut was fresh and chewy. Very good.

Sake Sashimi ($5.50) was also very good. Clean and fresh.

Sushi Ran Sausalito Dragon roll

Dragon Roll ($16) with avocado, shrimp, fish was big and satisfying. High quality ingredients and not too much rice.

Sushi Ran Sausalito Hamachi Kama

Hamachi Kama ($18.50) is the grilled cheek of the Yellowtail. Classic tender goodness and more. Very good stuff. Well matched dipping sauce.


Sushi Ran Sausalito Shrimp

Salt and Pepper Shrimp ($12) for shrimp with garlic and chiles was not as good as the pure simple shrimp

Sushi Ran Sausalito Clam Miso soup

Clam Miso soup ($6) was regular miso soup with a couple clams. A little salty but not very special.


Sushi Ran had above average service with friendly waiters. Food came fairly quick. This is definitely a place we would come to when we were in the area. Not many places in the Bay Area can match their quality and variety. There is more to this place than sashimi or sushi. The place is very busy, but a good way to eat here is to show up near opening time and get a table on the bar side.

Sushi Ran Overall Rating: (Excellent 3)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Excellent)
Service Rating: (Very Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full Bar
Hours:Mon-Fri 1145am-230pm, Mon-Sat 530-11pm, Sun 5-1030pm
Prices:$6.50 - $29
Posted on November 7th, 2008
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