When the pandemic hit, many of San Francisco’s swankiest omakase joints shut down for the foreseeable future. After all, that kind of elegant, intimate, nigiri-by-nigiri dining experience isn’t exactly conducive to takeout. Still, many sushi spots — even some of the highest-end and most strictly traditional — have found a way to make a go of it in this new takeout- and delivery-only landscape: in many cases serving chirashi don, that decadent one-bowl meal wherein slices of raw fish are scattered over a bowl of sushi rice. For those who feel ready to dine outside at a restaurant, a few spots have even started offering al fresco omakase.
The good news is that SF is an equal-opportunity sushi town. Many of these restaurants are known for serving some of the Bay Area’s most pristine nigiri. But if your tastes run more toward fusion rolls that glisten with unagi sauce and Kewpie mayonnaise — well, there’s no shame in that, and there are several spots in the city that do a good job with those too. Here, then, are 19 great SF sushi spots — high-end and low, spread all over the city — that are open for takeout and delivery.
Note: Some restaurants are now opening up for indoor and outdoor dining. Please double-check restaurant dining status before visiting the restaurant; reservations are recommended.Read More