Shima Sushi interior (photo from website).
Over in Opera Plaza, a new sushi restaurant and brasserie, ~2G JAPANESE BRASSERIE~ is going to be taking the place of Shima Sushi, slated to close at the end of the month. 2G’s owner, Jason Tsuji, is bringing on a chef (and family friend) from Japan who has been cooking for 50 years (he started when he was 13). The menu is still in development, but look for some French-inspired dishes like tartare alongside more traditional sushi options. It didn’t sound like major interior changes are going to happen since the restaurant is due to open in February. The 13-seat sushi bar will remain, with two large dining areas and two private dining rooms, with 209 seats in all. 601 Van Ness Ave. at Golden Gate (Suite F in Opera Plaza), 415-292-9997.