Just moved from NY to Bay area. For the last 1 year, been looking for a decent sushi bar without much success. Actually, we did find one decent place. Yume in Alameda. Overall very good but kinda stuffy atmosphere and they don't take reservation. The server, the wife of the sushi chef, is close to being sushi Nazi. Such a painful experience having to wait if you don't get in on the first round.
Been to Hatsuhana, Shimizu, Yasuda, Kuruma, Sasabune, and Jewel Bako in NY and they have really spoiled my taste buds. Considering huge population of Japanese ancestry in the Bay area, it's shocking none of the restaurants come even close of any of the ones mentioned above.
Tried Kitsho, Tomisushi, sushi ran, and Yuzu multiple times to be sure. They are all just average. Certainly edible but not enough to go out of my way to eat there. The fish never tasted special.
Next on my list
Joy's sushi in San Mateo
Any other recommendations?