los angeles, California
March 7, 2003
Kamakura is a great sushi place--the fish is fresh and the wait staff could not possibly have been nicer.
The lunch menu is standard Japanese fare such as teriyaki and tonkatsu, but there is also really good udon and I think only one thing on the entire lunch menu was even close to $10--and that was for a huge combination plate that looked much more like dinner, or lunch with leftovers.
The sushi on offer was extensive and the salmon skin and soft shell crab rolls were really really good. The sushi prices seemed extremely reasonable.
Maybe the prices seemed so reasonable just because they were less than those across the bay? I mean, it's way too far to Alameda to drive just to eat at the restaurants there--none of them were THAT good, but when you're on the island there's not much reason to even cross the bridge (or drive through the tunnel) to Oakland for a meal.
From journal Alameda Island (a quiet spot on San Francisco Bay)