Haku Sushi Santa Rosa Opens

Irasshaimaseto Santa Rosa’s newest sushi spot, Haku Sushi. After a quick rehab of the former Sapporo Restaurant, new owners have put a fresh spin on traditional Japanese cuisine. Staples like vegetable tempura, agedashi and California rolls get special touches¬†(minimalist service ware, a bit of fluttering bonito, creamy “crab” salad), but its the rolls that’ll put a smile on your face. Maybe more of a giggle....

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Shige Sushi, Cotati
Nov02

Shige Sushi, Cotati

In Cotati, former Hiro sushi chef Shigekazu Mori has opened Shige Sushi Japanese Kitchen, a bento-box sized sushi bar with just 22 seats, including the bar. [sh-slideshow-post id="25926"] Mori’s cracked the code on affordable, yet luxe Japanese favorites with authentic karaage (fried chicken), spicy poke salad, top-notch nigiri and sashimi and a laundry list of rolls (including plenty of gaijin-style mayonnaise/fried rolls). For...

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All You Can Eat Sushi
Sep12

All You Can Eat Sushi

Sane people approach an all-you-can-eat sushi bar with the same caution as, say, a trapped opossum. Which is to say with an equal mix of amount of extreme fear and unbridled fascination. We have evolved as a species to seriously question the combination of highly perishable raw seafood at value prices for good reason. Chinese buffet “sushi” steam tables have only reinforced our instinct to run screaming. But hope springs...

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Sushi Pop-Up at Shimo
Sep16

Sushi Pop-Up at Shimo

Sushi master Ken Tominaga is bringing his knives to Healdsburg’s Shimo for a limited (?) engagement inside Chef Douglas Keane’s Japanese steakhouse. Keane and Tominaga are teaming up on Thursday nights throughout October (and possibly November) to test the sushi waters. The Hana Japanese chef will work out of Keane’s kitchen, offering up his own sushi menu to compliment the usual Shimo menu. It’s a chef...

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Secret Sushi Returns
Aug10

Secret Sushi Returns

Grocery store sushi doesn’t usually¬† blow my skirt up, but when Takeshi Uchida’s behind the tobiko, well, that’s a different story entirely. The former Go Fish and current Hana Japanese itamae will be serving up his own freshly-made sushi from 11:30am to 2pm Monday through Friday at Fresh by Lisa Hemenway (5755 Mountain Hawk Way, Santa Rosa, 595-1048), an upscale gourmet market that features both prepared and fresh...

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