Sushi Ran Restaurant Review, Sausalito
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107 Caledonia Street (Near Pine)
Sausalito, CA 94965
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.
California Roll ($7) – 6 pieces with real crab and no mayo. As good as it gets.
Tentacles ($4.50) of Calamari (10) were grilled just right and had an aoili sauce that was not really necessary.
King Trumphet ($9.50) mushrooms were delicious but it was a tiny dish. Very nice texture and flavor though.
Boiled Spinach Salad ($6.50) with sesame seeds was simple but delicious. Organic of course.
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.
Dragon Roll ($16) with avocado, shrimp, fish was big and satisfying. High quality ingredients and not too much rice.
Hamachi Kama ($18.50) is the grilled cheek of the Yellowtail. Classic tender goodness and more. Very good stuff. Well matched dipping sauce.
Salt and Pepper Shrimp ($12) for shrimp with garlic and chiles was not as good as the pure simple shrimp
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.
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