After working at numerous sushi counters around town (like Maruya, Omakase), chef-owner Masaki Sasaki has opened his own counter with chef-owner Takanori Wada (Hamano), SASAKI, in the former American Grilled Cheese Kitchen. The minimalist 12-seat restaurant offers a nightly omakase menu of some smaller dishes, 13 pieces of nigiri, dessert, and tea for $180 per person. Reservations only, with seatings Tue-Sat at 5:30pm and 8:30pm (no walk-ins), and a $150 cancellation fee if you don’t give two days’ notice. Eater mentions Sasaki is focused on traditional Edomae sushi, with simplicity at the forefront, and no meat: only seafood and vegetables. Beer, sake, and Champagne are available. 2400 Harrison St. at 20th St., 415-829-8997.
Masaki Sasaki at the new Sasaki. Yelp photo by Robert D.