Sushi Ran

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Sushi Ran


107 Caledonia St., Sausalito CA 94965  (See Map Below)     415-332-3620

Neighborhood:  Caledonia St. (New Town).  Website is here, for reservations click here.  An article about their head chef winning the international sushi competition is here.

Insiders Tip:  After 5:00 PM the parking lot behind the building is free.  You enter off of Pine St. behind the Marin Theatre.  Pine St. there is one-way and comes down the hill towards Bridgeway so you’ll have to go around the block via Johnson or Turney from Bridgeway to get there.

Insiders Tip:  If their parking lot is full, check out our special page on Parking Near Caledonia St. Without Getting a Ticket.  It explains how to avoid the no-parking zones that catch some visitors by surprise.


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Trophy 50px jpg #1 Overall and #1 Japanese Restaurant on the Best Restaurants List for Autumn, 2016
Flame 50 px jpg #3 on our list of the best known restaurants in Sausalito for Autumn, 2016
Trophy 50px jpg #1 on our list of the best special occasion restaurants in Sausalito for Autumn, 2016
Trophy 50px jpg #3 on our list of the best casual restaurants in Sausalito for Autumn, 2016
Trophy 50px jpgNamed to the Most Romantic Restaurants List for 2016
Rose 50x33 Named to Michael Bauer’s Chronicle List of Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants for 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004
 Michelin 50 px Awarded one Michelin Star, 2007 and 2008
Trophy 50px jpg Ten-time winner, Best Overall Restaurant on the Best Lunch and Dinner Restaurants List, 2008-2016

Sushi Ran 

As you can see by the big “trophy case” listed above, Sushi Ran is a top Bay Area restaurant. This super-popular sushi place, just north of downtown Sausalito, draws a faithful clientele of regular customers from San Francisco and from points north.  Some people drive a long ways to get here, but it’s also only five blocks from the Sausalito Ferry pier.  Not cheap, but very good.  Patio seating in nice weather.  The satellite bar across the walkway from the main seating area has a more narrow  selection than the main dining room.

This restaurant, situated away from the Bay and downtown in an area that caters to local residents, does not have the big views or the large dining rooms of the downtown destinations, but it does have a reputation among foodies that draws a big audience from both sides of San Francisco Bay.  Service has been excellent on my visits.

I strongly recommend getting reservations here.  During dinner especially you can have a long wait if you just decide to drop by.

The restaurant and satellite bar (which has a more restricted menu) are on either side of a passageway mid-block on the uphill side of Caledonia St. near the movie theatre.  The wooden, Japanese style architecture provides an appropriate ambiance for diners.


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