Novato >Masa Sushi
Off the hook!. Came in on a Friday night and the place was jam packed. Waited for about 15 minutes and was prompptly seated. We tried to get a spot on the bar, but was packed beyond belief. One thing I noticed was everybody seemed to know everybody (kinda like Cheers!). I really dug the neighborhood atmosphere and friendly patrons. We ordered about 5 different appetizer items ranging from Agedashi Tofu, Shumai, Japanese Fried Chicken and a few items from the sushi bar. The Agedashi Tofu was awesome, soft and hot on the inside and crispy and light on the outside. The rolls here are great (I hate places that give you huge rolls) the ones here are perfectly bite sized. The Hamachi/Asparagus roll was to die for and the Spicy Scallop roll was amazing also. We didn't try any of the nigiri sushi, but will definitely be back for more.
Close to Japan as you can get. Great neighborhood sushi bar located in Novato, California. A friend brought me here the other night and I was quite impressed with the food. It's great to go to a Japanese restaurant and actually have Japanese chefs and servers work there! There are too many imposters nowadays! Besides the authenticity of this joint the food was rockin'. Everything from the sushi bar was extremely fresh and pristine not to mention the air like crispy Tempura.
Great Find in Marin. I went here the other night and had a wonderful meal. Absolutely the best rolls and nigiri I've had in a long time. The sushi chefs were really cool and the service just perfect. Being Japanese myself I had a wonderful time chatting with the two Japanese chefs, Masa and Taka. Definitely gonna be here again.
#1 Sushi in Marin. This jewel of a sushi bar is a must try for anyone living in Marin County. Very casual and easy going, this place has a great ambiance as well as great selection of hard to find Japanese food items. The owner Masa is a blast to talk with and very friendly. The all Japanese staff is also very friendly and your always welcomed with a smile. Some must tries are the Ankimo (Monkfish Liver) which Masa prepares himself and the Chirashi (Assorted Fish on Vinegared Rice). The rolls are also great as well as the superb nigiri and sashimi. I've tried many sushi bars in Marin and the greater Bay Area and this has to rank in my top 5!!! I would highly recommend reservations on Friday and Saturday nights.
The BEST Neighborhood Sushi Bar in Marin. After living in San Francisco and most of the Bay Area I have yet to find a neighborhood sushi bar as Masa's on Grant Avenue in Novato. Who would of thought SUSHI in Novato? Both the chefs Masa and Taka are great to talk to and all the waitresses are super friendly. The fish is absolutely fresh and be sure to ask for some of the restaurants specials that are not listed on the menu or the blackboard! I would highly recommend Masa's Maguro Ponzu and his Ankimo! Their Ponzu sauce is simply amazing!!!