iSushi has been creating inventive sushi here in Castro Valley since 2000.
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Executive Chef and owner Stanley Chan has been in the restaurant business since 1982. The chef believes in starting with the freshest ingredients, then creating flavorful dishes by combining Japanese, French, California styles.
Executive Chef - Stanley Chan
Sushi Chef - Maung & Mikesan
Specialty Chef - Nancy
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1/25/2014 Yelp User S P Castro Valley, CA
Beautiful looking food, that tastes even better!Small bisto style environment, with simple and clean decor.Best fish you can find in the east bay, and father.Make sure and check out the specials that are always changing, and sure to please the most critical pallets....Take your time eating, to enjoy the complex and well put together flavors.A must visit for any sushi fan !Make reservations if going during prime time, it gets packed.
1/19/2014 Brandon S.
I just have to say that their sushi rolls are the best rolls I've had in awhile. They had an amazing blend of flavors & aromas that filled the restaurant and lured my friend and me into their small inviting place.
I don't know how to properly articulate their food, but their prices are definitely reasonable with what you're being served. I still have a craving for their brand new sushi roll, Mike & Lisa, from last night. I can't wait to go back for more!
Don't come here expecting traditional Japanese fare and avoid the miso soup...but do come to isushi for unique combinations and fresh concepts in sushi rolls and amazing appetizers. Have an open mind and know that what you get here is anything but traditional. Try the specialty rolls, for starters the 2006 (Randy Fish/Christina) roll ;) Well I wont be too bias though I love this roll, my favorite has to be the 2004 roll with the seared ahi tuna on top....YUMMMMM It's fab! There are so many recommendations I can make...just ask. Also the owner is such a delight and every time I go in there he always takes such good care of us regulars with a few rounds of sake and sometimes he even drinks with us...now that's a good host!
I've taken others and most claim it's the best sushi in the East Bay, if not the entire Bay Area. In addition to being a suburb host, Stan (the owner) is very creative with the dishes, they are interesting and tasty creations. Try the Dynamite Roll if you love spice, and Josh's Special if you want something different. They also have a great selection of wine and sake and the service has always been great. It gets pretty crowded later in the evening, but rumor has it he's looking to expand.
Growing up in a small town Like CV you dont have alot of choices on funky and fabulous ethnic food. So when I sushi rolled into towna few years back it was all the buzz and really it still is. The quality of food and the attention to detail and customer satifaction are awesome. the owner take pride in his spot and loves what he does. This is our favorite place in the village to stop and grab a bite. Try it you will love it !
This place is expensive, but you certainly get what you pay for. The sashimi melted in my mouth. I tend to avoid the Foo Foo "American" rolls, but tried the 2004 and it was DELICIOUS! I even took my 2 year old niece and Stanley was so kind to us. Taking a 2 year old in a tiny place is usually frowned upon, but to our surprise the customers and staff did not seem bothered at all. I think Stanley has the formula! He remembers all of his customers and when you tell him what you like he knows what to give you!
09/25/2008 - Yelp User P.M.
This is my favorite Sushi Joint!
The rolls are so yummy, and have a very creative flair to them. It's refreshing to go and find new combinations to try. The 007 is one of my favorites, it has jalapenos and a spicy sauce. Yum. There is also another one, I don't know that name of it, but it is soo refreshing (it has macadamia nuts, basil, tuna and a spicy sauce!)
The service is always very friendly! They always give me great recommendations, and often give me things to try at the sushi bar. Good times, gotta try it.