Ichiraku prides itself on being affordable and convenient, two words that will make most people skeptical when it comes to sushi. Fear not, for Ichiraku delivers and doesn’t disappoint. I walked in with one other person, and although there were other patrons enjoying their meal, we were seated immediately, at a table of our choosing (touche, Ichiraku); we chose to sit at the bar. I ‘m a fan of watching the making of my dinner. The chef explained that they have recently been working under new management since June 2011, and have attracted a lot more business since then.
The chef graciously explained several different bites coming our way (including appetizers such as kimchi, edamame, pickled carrots and jicama)…which we did not order.
Popular orders and personal recommendations:
Dynamite Roll – Spicy hamachi, scallop, tobiko, green onion and kappa. An entire roll for $6.50
Tsubugai nigiri – also known as the Whelk clam, an amazing smooth texture, similar to Hotate nigiri, with an interesting twist of flavor…
Sake Aburi nigiri – off-menu item. The chef admitted to this being his favorite item. It is a lightly torch-seared sake nigiri. I’d personally stick with the cooler uncooked sake.
Ichiraku – Japanese Cuisine
3750 Geary Blvd, San Francisco CA, 94118
Open Daily for dine-in, take-out and online orders from 11a.m. – 11p.m.