Kusakabe Is Your Best Bet For Authentic Sushi In San Francisco
Anyone who has good taste in food loves some good sushi, but finding a place with real and authentic cuisine in the US is few and far between. For those of you who live in the bay area or are visiting for the weekend, Kusakabe is your best bet for experiencing authentic sushi in San Francisco.
Kusakabe is the pioneer for Omakase sushi in San Francisco. If you’re not familiar with the concept, we will enlighten you. In japanese Omakase means “chef’s choice” and often refers to the tasting menu. This means that at Kusakabe there is a prix fixe menu that is hand crafted by chef Nori.
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The Omakase menu does change by season in true Kaiseki style, which is a form of art through Japanese cuisine, based off seasonality and harmony. There are four essential elements when creating a Kaiseki style menu:
A color pallet that is visually expressed in dishes: white, black, yellow, red, green
A balance of tastes throughout the course: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, spicy
An aim to appeal to five senses: sense of taste, smell, vision, hearing, touch
A variety of cooking methods used to create the menu: roast, steam, fry, simmer, raw
All of these elements are beautifully executed by chef Nori, and aim to provide an exceptional dining experience. To further enhance your experience there are a few tips you can follow. It is suggested to eat your sushi the very moment that it is served. This is when it will be most fresh and at the best temperature. You are also encouraged to eat with your fingers and all in one bite, so that you can enjoy the entire flavor as a whole.
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Whether you’re a seasoned sushi eater or someone who is a little apprehensive, you couldn’t be in better hands. Chef Nori has made his mark as a chef at Nobu Tokyo, New York, and Malibu. Most impressively he has been crowned the world champion of the Eat Japan-World Sushi Awards, which is basically the equivalent of winning the olympics or an oscar. So, needless to say your meal is guaranteed to be amazing.
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