Chefs have come and gone at this Sausalito staple, but its zen-like atmosphere and exquisite selection of raw fish remain unchanged—and that’s just how the regulars like it. With its charming beachside-bungalow ambience, attentive service staff and thoughtfully curated sake selection, Sushi Ran is as dependable as a restaurant can get.
Start off with a small bite like shrimp tempura over crisp veggies, tobiko and asparagus, or a steamed red crab salad mingled with seaweed, cucumber and a sweet soy dressing. Then move on to the main event: meticulously sourced, extraordinarily pure hamachi, big-eye tuna, steamed blue prawns and Santa Barbara uni. Whether you choose sashimi or nigiri, rest assured that these talented chefs will steer you right.- MICHELIN guide inspectors