Thursday, July 06, 2006

Sushi Lin. A new sushi restaurant (no bar) opened up a couple weeks ago in San Rafael. I tried it this evening. They remodeled an old Japanese restaurant (previously Tomoe's) to be more airy and light, and the old diggs were freshened and repainted. The walls are now apricot, with light green tablecloths as the contrasting color. The sushi was good -- nice light use of rice vinegar and distinct rice grains were in the sushi. The tempura appetizer by way of contrast, was awful. One would need mouth armor -- it's the hardest tempura batter I've ever attempted to eat. But the proprietors are friendly, and working hard at making the guests welcomed, so maybe the cooking kinks will work themselves out with a bit more time.

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