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Visit to Sakae sushi in burlingame

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Visit to Sakae sushi in burlingame

Cary | Jul 7, 2006 10:34 PM

I've heard a lot about this place but never visited, even though it's a short drive from work. So I finally went today with a friend from LA (who has a strong, healthy bias of LA's sushi scene) for a leisurely lunch.

Most of you have read or been there so I'll spare the normal details.

Went with omakase for the both of us. Hiro-san brought us a steamed monk fish liver appetizer to start, then this deep fried (I think sand dab) appetizer. We then moved on to the nigiri sushi. Wow. Lots of fresh seafood flown in from the Tsujiki market in Tokyo. We had shimaji, scallop, salmon, otoro, gizzard shad, sweet shrimp with the head deep fried, and others I can't remember. Their sake selection is awesome. We had a glass of the Kutota Manju and Juyondai. Each glass is $25 and $26 respectively, but I thought they were worth it. Hiro-san is very friendly, and said that if you call a few days ahead (and you want omakase) he can special order seafood and have some various hot appetizers made just for you.

The sushi rice is noticeably different than other sushi places, I prefer Kitsho's, but it didn't distract me enough from the overall experience.

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