Ever since I saw this post on San Francisco’s 7-by-7 Magazine’s blog I have been trying scheme how I was going to get over to downtown to out Sushirrito. I knew it would not take long as the thought of combining two of my favorite foods, sushi, and burritos into one scrumptious offering were more than I could resist!
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I knew there was going to be a wait, I was prepared for that. It is not something I would do on a normal work day…maybe I am becoming more French! I am willing to wait, that seems to be the norm for most of these downtown/financial district lunch spots, but I prefer to spend my lunch hour eating and relaxing. In any case, the 30-minute wait met my expectations and I was not surprised.
The shop is set up like most burrito shops (or at least most burrito shops in San Francisco) with ingredients out in front of the preparer, added as you pass. But unlike the burrito place where you have a myriad of options you get to pick from, at Sushirrito there are only 6 items on the menu and once you order the only thing left to do is to watch them make it. There is one vegetarian option, sort of a must for San Francisco.
The ingredients are top-notch (read the 7-by-7 Magazine’s post for details), fresh and mixed in interesting combinations. I had the more traditional Mamacita Roll while my colleague was more daring and tried the Crispy Ebi (see the menu on their site) which included pepper jack cheese. Despite the fact that I was trying the bastardization of a sushi roll and a burrito, I am still a purist when it comes to sushi and do not do the cheese thing. I don’t eat Philly rolls or any other sushi with cheese.
My roll was quite tasty, and I am glad I had the experience, but in the end, it is just a great sushi roll which is a dime a dozen in San Francisco. It is the intention that goes behind the making of that product that makes it interesting and worthwhile to support. One suggestion would be to keep the roll whole rather than cutting it in two, more like a traditional burrito, cutting it just serves as a reminder that it is just a large maki cut in two.
When I first tweeted about the post in 7×7 Magazine, Tara Jones responded that there was a place doing Mexican-Japanese fusion in Portland. As I plan on doing a weekend up there soon, I’d be interested in seeing what other people are doing with this new food trend.
If you are downtown in San Francisco, I definitely recommend trying it out and supporting a local businessman who cares about quality food. Sushirrito is located in 4 locations near downtown San Francisco and like most restaurants in that area they are only open Monday-Friday from 11-3.
Prepare for a line and bon appétit !
More of my San Francisco food stories and guides:
- A San Francisco Weekend for Foodies
- Where to go for Coffee in San Francisco
- Great Mexican Restaurants in San Francisco
- 5 Places to Eat Oysters in San Francisco
- Best Burmese Food in San Francisco
- Burgers in San Francisco
- San Francisco’s Best Cheeseburgers
- Hawaiian in San Francisco
- Great Grilled Cheese in San Francisco
- San Francisco Bay Area Dimsum Guide
- San Francisco for Vegetarians
- Baked Bear in San Francisco – Custom-made Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Classic San Francisco Food Treats
- Eating in San Francisco’s Financial District – Around the World in 24 Hours
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- San Francisco’s Primo Patio – A Caribbean Escape with Great Food
- Liba San Francisco
- Bacon Bacon San Francisco
- Fried Chicken and Waffles in San Francisco
- Let me see your Lobster Roll
How about you? Have you tried any Mexican-Japanese food?
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