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826 J St. (9th St.) Send to Phone
Contemporary setting for unique East-meets-West eatery.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Sushi Paradiso Restaurant Review

: Sushi Paradiso banks on the winning combination of sleek design, attentive service and artfully presented food. Its downtown location means it caters to the business lunch crowd, but its offerings are far more suitable for the after-hours set. The space is anchored by a polished, glowing glass bar, while slick dark wood and contemporary pendant lighting create a nightclub vibe. The menu features a unique mélange of Japanese- and Italian-inspired specialties. Starters include black cod with sweet miso glaze and roasted pork belly with baked apple and prunes. Entrées include uni pasta with chopped shiso leaves as well as pasta carbonara with shrimp, scallop and bacon. We prefer the chef’s Eastern leaning; our salmon teriyaki was fresh and well-cooked, moist on the inside and seasoned with the right amount of sweet-spicy sauce. Dozens of traditional and specialty rolls include seasonal choices that showcase the freshest catch of the day. Take advantage of weekly five-course chef’s dinners for two, sushi and saké pairings, and daily lunch specials. Finish off your meal with green tea crème brûlée or deep-fried mochi, or wash it down with a lychee sake-tini or sake bomb.


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