Omakase at Sushi Nagai

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Omakase at Sushi Nagai

Whether you’ve actually traveled to Japan or are just obsessed with sushi, you’re likely familiar with omakase, those multi-course meals prepared at the discretion of the chef, made with the freshest fish, and oftentimes reaching 14 or 15 courses, with round after round of fresh nigiri artfully prepared so that each bite requires no adjustment. (FYI, I have not had the pleasure – yet!) Sushi Nagai is the latest omakase restaurant to join the SF scene.

Omakase at Sushi Nagai

Blocks from Union Square Sushi Nagai‘s design mimics that of a luxury goods store: A crisp yellow awning shades the clean glass storefront that offers barely a glimpse of what’s happening within; inside, a curvaceous, elevated platform, painted bright white, seats 20 or so with views to the sushi masters doing their expert slicing in the center.  You will notice no background music at all—just the hush conceived to inspire awe for the magic of sushi being crafted with care. Be prepared to stay for a while as the chef guides you through a collection of morsels that comes with a luxury price tag.


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