Where are the good places and things they do best ?
I spotted a place called "Hayward Japanese - grill and sushi" in the central downtown area. It looked interesting. And another place closeby but can't remember the name. Any experience there ?
Here are my few experiences:
Ray Sushi: had cirashi bowl and oysters that was pretty good. Prices at lunch was allright
Yen Sushi Bistro: everything I had here were good to excellent. Rolls, sashimis all were good. Prices were reasonable even for a dinner. They also offered Vietnamese dishes.
Homodachi was not a good experience. All the sushi, cooked food, robatos/grilled meats, soups were mediocre to acceptable. I ordered a lot of dishes and almost all were not good except for one sushi roll that was decent. Their cocktail is very good though - very stylish with the little umbrellas and refreshing.