Novato >Masa Sushi
Simply Awesome!. Great sushi, awesome service and totally affordable! Tasty, tasty and I'll be back for more!
Small plates galore!.
As my headline says, this place has so many small plates it's a great place to try a little bit of everything. The nice thing is the waitresses/chefs will make anything as a half order if you ask them as well so NO need to order big ol' entrees. Some items were a miss like their Bacon wrapped Oysters which sounded yummy, but were slightly 'undercooked' so the waitress gladly took them back and gave us a free complimentary appetizer from the kitchen for our inconvenience. Otherwise they had excellent (maybe the best) Fried Tofu I've ever had along with splendid Ginko Nuts which were fried to a crisp.
The rolls and other sushi items were just about as good as any high end sushi bar (with half the price) with the standout being their wonderfully creamy and pink Toro Sashimi. I'm definitely going back to this friendly little sushi bar in Novato to try the other yummy things they have!!!! Buon Appetite.
Terrific sushi bar. Terrific little find in old town Novato. The day I went it wasn't terribly busy, but bustling at a frisky pace. I was seated near the window with a great view of all the passerbyers shopping in this quaint little town of ours. My first order was of some pristine looking Tuna and Hamachi. Oh my god, it was so amazingly good. Now since I whetted my appetite I was ready for some more so I decided to go with their Sashimi dinner. I was in heaven! Everything was amazingly fresh and the presentation exquisite, truly a great meal. It's a small neighborhood restaurant, but trust me it's worth the visit......or two!
The Roll Masters!!!.
Oh my gosh, the rolls are awesome at this little spot!!! My friend and I must of had at least 10 of their rolls and each one was friggin' awesome!!! The great thing is the chefs here let the true ingredients shine without covering it with all these gooky sauces and stuff. The Spicy Scallop Roll was probably my fave and my buddy loved the Spicy Tuna here. I will definitely be back!!!
The one thing I must admit bugged me was the WAIT!!! All these City Search users are right, it took us 20 minutes to get a seat on a Thursday night.
Longing on service, makes up for it with food!. Service needs work, but the food is sublime! Not that the service is terrible, but seems a little rushed. The sushi on the other hand was as good as it gets. If you live in Novato a must try spot!
Terrific Find. I just moved from Southern California and was pleased to find this restaurant in Novato. Good food and quiet atmosphere. Great to bring a book and dine solo.
Best sushiya!. This restaraunt in a small quiet town becomes a party for the locals. The owner Masa, and Taka the other chef were very helpful and only recomended the the best. !!No rolls and tempura teriyaki stuff!! But they offered the Katsuo which was very tasty with the galic ponzu on top. Not to mention even the rice, lightly vinigared and pearl like shine with a sweet and suttle taste. Ocean trout was fabulous even though I am not a big fan of sake. I would also like to recommend Uzaku, great for desert! And last but not least, their Tako-su. Sour in the begining but sweet from the marinated tako finishing you off with the beuatiful green wasabi tobiko popping in your mouth. If you want them to take you serious, just ask for the best of the day, Nigiri a must, no rolls. and appetizers!!!!!! Huge appetizer selection not to mention, order some sake or beer. Don't eat the food with soda.
One of the best sushi bars in the bay area.
Masa's is as close you are going to get to real japanese sushi. The owner, Masa is a great guy as is his apprentice, its a blast talking with them. As for the sushi, the fish is extremely fresh and presented very well. The kitchen menu is also very good. Some dishes to recommend are the Maguro Ponzu, Uzaku, and pretty much any nigiri sushi. From the kitchen, everyone should try their tempura, chicken tatsuta, and steamed clams with enoki. They have a nice selection of japanese beers, with one brand i've never heard of, called Echigo Beer. Their sake selection is very large too. To get the good stuff, ask either of the chefs for premium sake, which is located right behind the chefs.
Overall, this place is great and I will be back for sure.
The place to go for sushi!. Excellent Japanese food and nice selection of sake from this little restaurant in Novato. I've eaten at a few Japanese restaurant in my time and the food here is by far one of the top 3 on my list. A little noisy when busy and the service can get slow, but is WELL WORTH IT! Ask for the Steamed Clams in Sake, a must for cold winter nights and the Fatty Tuna is awesome!
True to Form Japanese Food. Probably one of the best Japanese restaurants I been to in quite a while. Awesome food and very vegetarian friendly. The menu here reminds of Tapas, where you order small dishes and share with the table. I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the fish as well as the perfect execution of everything from the sushi bar. Friendly Japanese chefs and waitstaff were an added bonus to a already charming eatery. A couple of must tries were the Steamed Clams with Enoki Mushrooms, Eggplant with Sweet Miso, Beef/Asparagus Rolls and of course anything from the Sushi bar.