The expensive Japanese trend continues with another early-in-the-year opener, Kinjo (2206 Polk Stret), which will be officially open on January 24 serving a $120 omakase menu designed nightly by former Sushi Ran head sushi chef, Takatoshi Toshi. Eater first had word on the spot's debut last week, noting that Toshi will be focusing on the Edomae style of sushi, which simply means the original, unadorned style of nigiri raw fish over sushi rice with no adornments or additives beside vinegar and salt.
Can SF support yet another destination sushi spot with a price point north of $100 after a two-year period that brought such notable spots as Omakase, Ju-Ni, and Hashiri? Toshi obviously hopes so, and he brings to the table a lot of accolades, including first place in the World Sushi Cup in 2014, and third place in the 2015 Global Sushi Challenge, in addition to earning a Michelin star during his 10 years at Sushi Ran.
Kinjo - 2206 Polk Street between Vallejo and Green - 415-921-2222 - Opening January 24, and seatings will be at 5:30, 6:00, 8:00, and 8:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday