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Umi in Potrero Hill

jiongliu | Feb 15, 2008 09:44 AM

Last night, the boyfriend and I were searching for a casual Japanese restaurant in our neighborhood. We found Umi and it exceeded our expectations. They have a large selection of sake, fresh fish, and great grilled items. The notables:

Eggplant appetizer - grilled eggplant covered with a slightly peanut-y sauce. This dish had great texture - charred exterior and the soft interior. My only complaint is that the sauce was too salty and I had to eat it with rice.

Hamachi Kama - had the same great charred exterior and was quite a good deal for ~$9.

Sashimi - Really fresh slices of tuna, hamachi, aji, albacore, salmon, tako. This place definitely wins for freshest sushi in Potrero.

Overall, it was a great meal. Our waitress was a bit odd but we got everything that we asked for. I think this is a great addition to Potrero Hill and fits with the 18th St. atmosphere.

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Umi
1328 18th St, SF, CA

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