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Ijji Switches to 19-Course Omakase Menu for $135

It’s a big price switch from its opening $60 eight-course menu

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Ijji, the nigiri-only omakase restaurant on Divis, is changing formats. It opened in February with a $70 to $80 eight-course menu, and will now solely serve a 19-course menu for $135.

Chef and co-owner Billy Kong (Saru) made the decision with co-owner Kua Chuang (Seiya in San Carlos) based on customer feedback, citing their “very sophisticated palates” and “an appreciation for how special the ingredients we use are” as the impetus for the change. The new menu has five appetizers, soup, and 13 pieces of nigiri. The $135 price tag does not include beverages, taxes, or gratuity.

The rest of the 15-seat restaurant remains unchanged, with 90 percent of fish still being imported from Japan, as is much of the restaurant’s plateware. The menu switch begins on Tuesday, November 1.

It’s a loss in a city where omakase tends to run well above $100. Upcoming sushi restaurants Hinata and The Starling look to change that, though, with omakase starting under $80.

Ijji sushi

252 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117 (415) 658-7388

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