If you are in the mood for great Japanese food, or are craving sushi, Sushi Rock has got you covered. Nestled into a great location overlooking the intersection of Grant and Pine in San Francisco's Chinatown, it offers a neo-modern décor featuring ample seating and a young, hip atmosphere with upbeat dance music, making it perfect for a Happy Hour sampling, casual date or a night out with the girls.
What sets this San Francisco hot spot apart from the other sushi spots around town are the fresh seafood, innovative combinations and the variety of items on the menu. The creative rolls are a welcome change if you want to take a break from traditional styles, but don't fret if someone in your group isn't a fan of raw fish: there are also plenty of vegetarian options, as well as cooked and non-seafood items on the menu.
The friendly, hardworking staff at Sushi Rock stays on its toes during busy lunch and dinner hours, when the “Rock Box Special #1” (choice of three entrees, plus rice and salad) is an affordable $11.95, and the “Rock Box Special #2 (choice of two entrees and choice of sashimi) comes at a very digestible $12.95. Don't miss the delicious house special rolls: the "Special White Tuna Roll" features deep-fried asparagus and American crab meat topped with white tuna, and the "Hand Spider Roll" with soft shell crab, avocado, tobiko and onion is bound to please any sushi fanatic.
The main menu features a great selection of appetizers, like crispy Agedashi Tofu, mashed potato Croquettes and Tempura String Beans, and a variety of traditional entrees such as katsu, tempura, donburi, sukiyaki, shioyaki, and teriyaki. In addition to classic treats like nigari, sushi and sashimi, Sushi Rock ventures into California Asian fusion cuisine with a variety of inventive curries.
Great dishes and sushi at reasonable prices make this busy, popular restaurant the best choice in the area for delicious Japanese food.