The bar at Hinata. Photo via @hinata_sf.
How refreshing, there’s a new sushi counter that isn’t charging two bills for an omakase experience in SF. In fact, the omakase menu here, which features a salad/starter, 3 pieces of sashimi, 12 pieces of nigiri, and soup (owan), will put you back $78, and you even get dessert. ~HINATA~ is opening this Wednesday December 7th, and Eater reports the chef-owners are Gavin Leung (Zushi Puzzle, Jiro Lin’s pop-up at Saison) and Weida Chen (Sushi Ran, Ijji).
There is a 12-seat bar (omakase only), with 14 seats at tables (à la carte or omakase). The name means “sunny place” in Japanese. (The website charmingly says, “When you are at our restaurant we want you to feel as though you are relaxing on a nice sunny day.”) Open Tue-Sun 5:30pm-10pm (reservations available for seatings 5:30pm-5:45pm and 8:15-8:30pm during the soft opening). 810 Van Ness Ave. at Eddy, 415-829-8291.