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Finally, This Rare Fish Sushi Destination Is Opening in Oakland

Sushi Salon will open December 13 on Martin Luther King Jr Way

Sushi.
Sushi Salon is about to open at long last.
Sushi Salon
Paolo Bicchieri is a reporter at Eater SF writing about Bay Area restaurant and bar trends, coffee and cafes, and pop-ups.

It’s here at long last: Oakland’s newest mini sushi spot full of tough-to-find fish opens this week. Sushi Salon let fans know via email that the restaurant will open to the public at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13 at 4008 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Reservations for those first few nights, and following dates, are available through Resy. “We wanted to express our heartfelt gratitude for your continuous support — it means the world to us,” the email reads.

Sushi Salon has been on the radar of omakase lovers in the Bay as chef-owners Joji Nonaka and Anna Osawa prepared for this debut. The Chronicle spoke to the entrepreneurs in September, reporting the new restaurant sources rare fish including the flying gurnard from the Kanagawa Prefecture and Japanese soldierfish. The new location is just 500 square feet, but will no doubt work better than Fish & Bird Izakaya in Berkeley where Sushi Salon has done pop-ups since 2021.

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