For our anniversary dinner this year Andrew made reservations for us at a Japanese restaurant he has been eyeing for a while. There are 2 seatings a night, we did the 5:15 one!
Kusakabe is a cozy restaurant located in the financial district of San Francisco, they just received their first Michelin Star rating this year!
They only serve Omakase (chef selection), but they do have an a la carte menu at the end if you want more food.
The meal started out with a nice cup of kelp tea (considered first course), it was definitely unique and quite tasty if you like seaweed.
There are 8 courses in total, most of the them are small in size but pack a bunch of flavor. The last course (the finale) you can choose between the Toro or the grade 5 wagyu beef. Since I love both, I had the opportunity to get the one I didn’t choose at the end of the meal!
Overall this place has great sushi, mouth-watering Wagyu, melt in your mouth Toro, and some amazing hot dishes as well!
Second course: Sashimi on ice (tuna and scallops) – sweetest and most delicious raw scallops I have ever had!
Fourth course: A variety of small bites including (from left to right: jelly fish, unagi, oyster, tuna on wonton, rice covered beef ball)
Fifth course: Japanese fried fish with truffles, shishito pepper, and charcoal miso sauce.
Six course: There was more chef selection sushi – I FORGOT A PHOTO 😦