Rohnert Park’s posh sushi spot, Hana Japanese, may soon be expanding into San Francisco. Owner Ken Tominaga says he’s scoping out a new spot in the city with top toque Michael Mina. The pair opened PABU at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore last year, and reaction to the modern izakaya (a casual food and drinking spot) has been gushing. No details yet on the location, but Tominga is eager for the new project.
Speaking of sushi, have you tried the new “sushi burrito” at the Santa Rosa Saturday market? Takeshi Uchida (a former Hana chef) has created what he claims is the first Sushi Burrito cart…ever.. The hefty Japanese-Mexican wrap includes either fried chicken or baked cod, pickled veggies, wasabi mayo, sushi rice and a nori (seaweed) wrapper. They’ll run you about $7-$8 each, but they’re more than enough to share with a friend. Find Uchida’s sushi burrito cart at the Veteran’s Hall on Saturday mornings, and various locations near the Santa Rosa Airport Sonic.net campus. Find updated Twitter info on locations here.