Sushi. A small, nicely decorated sushi restaurant in the Castro, Sumi Sushi can (and regularly does) pack in quickly with small groups and dates enjoying the lengthy menus of Japanese fare. The cooked dishes are reliably good, but the highlight of dining here is the incredibly fresh fish served as sashimi or woven into sushi creations. Sitting at the sushi bar is one of the best ways to avoid what can sometimes be long wait periods for a server to return.
SUMI (formerly Ma Tante Sumi) has been dazzling local patrons, celebrities (don't make us name drop) and visitors to the Castro for 20 years. A beautiful mix of Asian and French cuisine will put this 'Fresh and Sexy' legend on your map. If you have dined with Sumi in the past and haven't been in for awhile, you are in for a treat. 'Mama's had some work done', and it shows. Not only is the face lift a wonder with soft gold and grey tones but the menu reflects the change as well. Standards that we could not part with have remained (Miso Roasted Chicken, tempura-style calamari) as well as some flirtacious new addtions such as tuna tartare bursting with fresh ahi and avocado, and the perfect finish of the sumi-san dae made with Scharffenberger chocolate.
Groovy beats, friendly service, memorable cuisine and the sexiest location in town urge you succumb to your appetite.