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A Tiny Sushi Restaurant With Some Serious Chops Heads to the Tendernob

It’s called Kuma Sushi + Sake

San Francisco’s sushi clique is growing, with both high profile omakase restaurants (Hashiri, Sasaki), and neighborhood spots (Hinata, Kinjo) popping up all over town. Now one of the latter, Kuma Sushi + Sake, is headed to 1040 Polk St. at Post, Tablehopper reports.

Kuma Sushi + Sake

The team behind it is Ryo Sakai, former sushi chef at Pink Zebra and Domo in Hayes Valley. Together with pal Cory Jackson, he plans to open a 25-seat neighborhood sushi restaurant with a menu that won’t destroy your budget, offering both a la carte and various levels of omakase (choose from four, eight or 12 courses).

At opening there will be 18 seats for walk-ins only, with 11-12 seats at the sushi bar. In a departure from many of SF’s Tsukiji-obsessed sushi counters, Kuma will offer local seafood from TwoXSea in addition to some Japanese fish, alongside small plates like chawanmushi with smoked goat cheese. Beer, wine, and sake will also be on offer.

The duo has been doing some dinners with Feastly (which are unfortunately booked up already), but check out some of their menus for an idea of what might be on offer at Kuma.