If you happen to be at San Bruno or near SFO, Kobe Sake is my recommended spot.
I have seen a lot of restaurants coming and going over the years in the San Bruno neighborhood, with many Asian restaurants changing hands or simply disappeared. Kobe Sake has been at the current location for over 8 years and still proudly standing 7 nights a week with 5 business days lunches, they must be doing something right.
The general atmosphere is warm and friendly at the sushi bar, making this restaurant one of my ""visit once every week"" dining experience. The service is excellent, but the service could become slow as the restaurant gets jam packed (usually late Friday and Saturday, so get there early).
As for the sushi, this is one of the very few honest restaurants that you could ask ""What is good today"" without getting any outlet items, and ""SO GOOD!"" is exactly how I would describe the quality of their sushi.
If you are by chance visiting this restaurant during the weekdays, you can really get to know the people in this restaurant well, and personally as a food lover, I prefer just that. I know there is this one guy always getting take-out order around the same time (6 PM) nearly everyday when I dine at Kobe Sake, such a ""commitment"" speak louder than words.
I would rate Kobe Sake 4 stars but not a 5, as there is room for improvement, but knowing how difficult it is for the industry to survive day by day, I simply could not ask for more as a customer. Here is a surprising fact: Kobe Sake has returning international customers from Europe. Domestic cliental spread out all over from Marin County to Los Angeles. If you happen to be at San Bruno or near SFO, this is my recommended spot.