San Francisco, California
$$$$

For those who think of sushi simply as raw fish on rice, Maruya stands as a revelation: a reminder that the real stuff approaches the sublime. Behind a blond-wood bar in the Mission District, the chefs work in near-monastic silence, tending to the omakase (chef’s choice) menu. Diners respond with a worshipful hush, impressed, no doubt, by a short list of hot dishes but mostly paying homage to the buttery bluefin, the sweet sea bream, and other sushi so pure that you don’t dunk it in soy sauce. With a splash of vinegar, say, or a dash of yuzu, the chef provides the only seasoning it needs.

Last Reviewed
906 2016

Address

2931 16th St.
San Francisco, CA

Contact

415/503-0702

Maruya

San Francisco, California
$$$$

For those who think of sushi simply as raw fish on rice, Maruya stands as a revelation: a reminder that the real stuff approaches the sublime. Behind a blond-wood bar in the Mission District, the chefs work in near-monastic silence, tending to the omakase (chef’s choice) menu. Diners respond with a worshipful hush, impressed, no doubt, by a short list of hot dishes but mostly paying homage to the buttery bluefin, the sweet sea bream, and other sushi so pure that you don’t dunk it in soy sauce. With a splash of vinegar, say, or a dash of yuzu, the chef provides the only seasoning it needs.

Last Reviewed
January 2016

Address

2931 16th St.
San Francisco, CA

Contact

415/503-0702