Used to be good....
I used to come here regularly, but stopped going for no reason in particular. Decided to go Friday night and it was AWFUL. We ordered an assortment of vegetable sushi, the nigiri 9-piece and a tempura rolle. The miso soup (not included) was just weird-tasting. Lots of onions. Sushi just wasn't fresh, wasn't rolled well. Each piece of nigiri had a dab of wasabi right in the middle between the fish and the rice (not an even stripe down the middle, which is how I thought it was supposed to be made, to more evenly distribute the flavor of the wasabi). I've never before left sushi uneaten on the plate, but I did this time and won't be back (why go back when there are so many wonderful sushi restaurants).
Best Ghetto Sushi Ever.
Sushi even I can afford. Plenty of food for 2 usually costs me about $20. Beat that. I think the food here is better than most places who charge more. This place has old time San Francisco charm. Don't forget to call it "No Name."
Otherwise known as No Name Sushi, this Castro favorite attracts a cult-like following with its divey vibe and low prices.. In Short With perpetually fogged-up windows and a tell-tale crowd of patiently waiting patrons holding brown-bagged beers outside its door, this tiny sushi joint is hard to miss on busy weekend nights--even without obvious signage or a phone number for would-be diners to call for directions. The draw? Fresh fish on the cheap. Patrons munch on classic nigiri and sashimi selections, as well as rolls like spicy tuna and rock 'n roll. Vegetarians will find a sizable list of suitable options.
better sushi across the street.
miyabes is right across the street and is a much better sushi. similar price range. the allure of no name is getting your beer from the corner store and drinking it from a brown bag as you wait for a table. kinda cute, but only occasionally...in the right mood. miyabes is a much better bet.
Waitstaff very adept at ridicule, belittlement, and torture by freezing (making you wait outside until ready, shrieking at you if you dare come inside, and shaking of heads that they just can't figure it out why anyone would want to warm up). Sushi is uninspired, no ginger on the mackeral, no sesame seeds on the salmon. However it is priced VERY REASONABLE. Even though no liquor licence, you can BYOB. JUST DON'T TAKE IT OUT OF THE BAG, otherwise you will be shrieked at by the waitstaff. Ambience is marginal, however it is interesting because it has that Japanese Prison Camp feel.