Eating: Elephant Sushi
Everyone can agree that sushi can be tricky. You want fresh flavors, a specific texture, and a degree of “yes, this melts in my mouth, thank you” with every bite. Elephant Sushi has all of these areas covered, and delivers on all levels of savory for every dish. Those looking for “traditional” sushi might want to look elsewhere as Elephant Sushi does incorporate their fair share of interesting ingredients like pesto, honey mustard sauce, quail eggs, truffle garlic oil, basil and leeks.
Don’t let this deter you.
Each dish still brings fresh fish and seafood, and the unexpected twists for your tastebuds come across pleasantly rather than gimmicky. The restaurant itself is cute, simple, and elegant all at the same time. Nestled an an uphill on quiet Hyde Street in Russian Hill, the restaurant is perfect for a date night or catching up with old friends. Pro tip: Yes, Swensen’s Ice Cream is right across the street to provide the perfect sugar night cap.
CRAVE: Their “Chips n Dip,” a sort of Asian nachos almost with delicious spicy tuna and pita chips. Can NEVER not order these.
The bar at Elephant Sushi
“Chips N Dip” aka spicy tuna on garlic pita chips with scallions and honey mustard sauce
A lone dipped chip
Avocado and salmon roll
“Hirame Surprise”: thin slices of halibut, yuzu pepper, capers topped with hot sesame oil and ponzu sauce
This sign is an illuminated light, constantly revolving in a circular motion on the wall across the alley adjacent to Elephant Sushi
Learn more about Elephant Sushi on their website here.