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YUKI Japanese restaurant in Fremont & Hamako (SF) ?

Han Lukito | Sep 7, 200201:37 PM     1

I'm moving the thread so not to be buried.

I finally braved myself to YUKI after searching for any information on the internet. I found no negatives on this place. All reviews were top marks. I have not been to many Japanese places so I cannot judge if this is one of the top places. If anyone who is a regular is interested to organize a small Japanese chowhound at Hamako in SF (the top choice here), I will be very interested.

Now, on to YUKI experience. Overall, it was a success. I asked the chef at the bar to give us OMAKASE (chef's choice). First course were two identical plates of 4 pieces of Nigiri sushi of what looks like toro sushi. It's a big piece with the length a little over 2 inches. The fish proportion feels right compared to the rice.

At this point, I asked the chef for sashimi and he delivered a beautiful tray of various sashimis. 2 scallops were fresh, still a little firm. The usual tuna and salmon were also fresh. Sea urchins had an interesting taste and strong flavor. Wife did not like it but I did. Pieces of rolled salmon with salmon roes on top were excellent. Next, maki sushi with smoked salmon-very good. Then, a carved half lemon filled with small pieces of fish topped with tiny roes. Small slivers of white strips of probably squid topped with slightly spicy sauce. Finally, small slices of white fleshed fish (can't identify).

Our final course is another round of maki sushi. It has unagi(eel) and crunches of what tasted like soft shell crabs. A little brown sweet salty sauce is poured on top. This is my wife favorite. It's very good.

Earlier I made a small error by telling the chef that I want two omakases. The chef thought that it means two identical separate dishes for each course. After our first course, I immediately told him that we want to share everything.Then things were fine after that.

Total bill for the two of us $91.00 which included 15% tips. No sake just soft drinks and tea.

Anyone else know good Japanese places in Fremont or surrounding area ?

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