Longtime LA chowhound here, exiled to small-town Pennsylvania for the last year+. The food situation here is bleak, to put it mildly...I thought every region had its delicacy but it appears Western PA is an exception. (Unfortunately, Primanti Bros/Pittsburgh-style sandwiches may look interesting, but after trying the real thing several times I'm sad to report they are extremely lacking in the flavor department. In fact, they taste like nothing at all.)
Anyway, except for two stops at Sushi Yasuda in NY, it's been over a year since I've had really good sushi and I'm going through withdrawal. BUT! I'm heading to SF tomorrow for the USC-Cal game...my flight gets in around 11 and I'll be taking BART to Berkeley from there. My thoughts immediately ran to stopping for sushi somewhere in SF en route to Cal.
So here's what I'm looking for:
*friendly to a solo diner
*the more traditional the better (i like to keep the blowtorches/jalapenos/handrolls to a minimum)
*money is not an issue here, I'm just looking for quality, whether it's a hole-in-the-wall or a Michelin-star operation
*accessible from public transit in some form -- I'm willing to make a detour within reason but it can't be in San Jose or something
My thanks in advance for your advice.