There so many restaurants in San Francisco, and we’re always looking to try as many new places as possible. We recently discovered Omasake and Okane. We’re planning to visit Omakase soon, but we decided to try start by checking out Okane, Omakase’s sister restaurant. Okane is a more casual and laid back spot where you can pop in for delicious small bites, sushi, and now, a traditional Japanese brunch!
It’s a Bib Gourmand neighborhood spot in the SOMA district of San Francisco. Okane offers an extensive menu of nigiri, hand made rolls, and ippin (small shared plates). We started with the fried lotus root chips and wasabi mayo (addictive), beef tataki with ponzu gele, and Miyagi oysters with ikura (roe), uni, and quail egg (a simpler version is available as well).
From the sushi menu, we tried one of their specialities, the Shinjuku roll with snow crab and avocado, topped with A5 Wagyu beef, and a chef’s selection of nigiri. TIP: We highly recommend the Wakadori Chicken Karaage (Japanese fried chicken). It’s perfectly marinated prior to being breaded and fried, but make sure to ask for some Sriracha mayo to dip.
Thank you to Okane for your hospitality. We can’t wait to share our visit to Omakase soon.