How does one work around Sushi Ran in Southern Marin. Last night I did. First course was at Sweet Ginger in Sausalito. It was terrible and every time we turned around the waitress was pushing food down our throat. We got a soft shell crab appetizer and a crunchy tuna roll and they were very greasy and heavily breaded. We ordered on handroll which was very small and not good.
Round two was at Robata. We died and went to heaven. The sushi, atmosphere, chefs and service was outstanding. I had yellowtail sashimi which was like butter and my guest had the monkfish liver, a delicacy done to perfection. Best, yet, it's conveniently located right off the freeway and they have a 6 course sushi dinner special for only $19.95. Don't let the business park location fool you. Robata is a must try!
One Of The Best. Ive been coming here since i was a kid. Every time i come its like home. I always let the server decide what to bring since they know what fresh and whats not.
What happened to Robata?. I've been to Robata over the years and I noticed that the taste has gone down quite a bit. Back in the hey-days (1980's?) was the best. Everytime I went there it was a feast. Now all the old chefs have moved on and opened their own restaurants around the bay area. That being said, I still go here every so often. Compared to some other places around here, this place is pretty good. I suggest you try their extensive sake selection. If you aren't sure on what you want, ask Fred, the owner for a suggestion. The sake goes very well with the items from the robata grill. Mmmm... sake.
_Always_ excellent!. Quicken has just informed me that I have eaten at Robata 182 times since I moved here in 2003. Lunch or Dinner, business or pleasure, casual or a night on the town, Robata always hits the sweet spot. The sashimi is always excellent (and very reasonably priced), the Marin Roll is a great traditional Rainbow roll, and the "That Roll" special will have you begging for them to make it for you even when it's not on the menu. If you're really nice, Fred will be your guide into the land of sake. Enjoy the journey... My highest recommendation.
Best Cal-Japanese in Bay Area. This place is better than it has a right to be. Try the Catapillar Roll or the Hella Roll. The "Like Water" Sake is great. Suprisingly good and innovative not stodgy and too traditional. Cruncy Spicy Tuna Roll is also excellent. It's a bit expensive but since when was Japanese bargain food. Cheapskates never win anyways, enjoy!
Great Japanese food. Not many places that like to serve some traditional Japonese food. Not a hipster 50 different kind of rolls place. Very fresh fish
This place rules..
Robata's menu rules!
Not only is their food always fresh, but they always seem to come with new and enticing ways to serve it, very creative on the rolls.
I highly recommend the Riceball, and the Albacore Tataki.
Keep up the great work, Robata!!
Good Find. both my wife and I were surprised to find that this place was good. I have low expectations for Sushi in Marin, and have been unimpressed with Sushi to Dai for and Sushi RAN. Robata had great fish, and the best rolls outside of San Francisco. Finally, a place to get my sushi fix close to home. Not cheap though.
mediocre everything. The whole experience was uneventful - including the poorly presented food and less than friendly service.
Great for lunch too!. I eat lunch here at lest 3 times a month. They always have a great lunch special thats a great price. Dinner is fantastic, service was a bit slow but the staff and the food were well worth the wait. It is also not just sushi, they have a full menu. Try the unaten roll, i'm not big into rolls but this one is shrimp tempura in a rice roll with unage (it's eel, incase I spelled it wrong) on top. mmmmm I can tast the wasabi already.
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