Sad news San Franciscans: Ino Sushi's reign of gruff customer interactions and phenomenal sushi is coming to an end. As of next week, the high-end sushi restaurant will close its doors for good.
Though we weren't able to glean a lot of information, an employee told us over the phone that Ino Sushi will be permanently closed "as of next week" and that they don't know what the new owner plans to do with the space. (The liquor license remains active and has not been transferred.)
And it sounds landlord issues were not at fault for once, as Yelper David T. posted on Tuesday that Noboru Inoue (Ino-san) and his wife, the team who own and run the tiny spot, have "announced they're retiring." This means you only have a few days left to indulge in sushi master Ino-san's amazing creations and find new ways to provoke his ire. Tried and true ways include: dunking one's nigiri rice down, asking for wasabi, not eating the food right away and using your phone (yes, Instagrammers, that means you).
If you can secure a table or a spot at the eight-seat bar, do yourself a favor: order the omakase and give Ino-san one last chance to do what he does best.