I am very happy for my friend Yoshi Tome! My favorite sushi restaurant is expanding to San Francisco!
It’s a more casual concept from the Sushi Ran team.
Back when the news broke that Pesce was closing in the Castro, there was also the tidbit that the space had already been sold to new, mysterious owners. Well, they’re mysterious no longer: as rumored, the venerable Sushi Ran is taking over the space in a deal brokered by CGI Retail. It won’t be the same restaurant; rather, the team is switching things up a bit with this one, which should open early spring 2016. “The concept is fun, sophisticated, casual Japanese, with a full bar,” Sushi Ran vice president Suzie Buchholz told Eater. Despite the fact that chef/owner Yoshi Tome’s proteges populate some of the city’s best sushi experiences, this is Sushi Ran’s first expansion since opening its flagship location in Sausalito nearly 30 years ago. You can bet all eyes will be on this one once it opens. Stay tuned for more details as we get them.
Source: Stephanie Tuder. http://sf.eater.com/2015/10/29/9638312/sushi-ran-new-restaurant-castro