* MICHELIN GUIDE  recommended – A handful of seats along the L-shaped counter and a smattering of high and low tables are all the comforts one needs at this petite Noe Valley sushi bar. The talented team works behind a display case of fresh and appetizing fish, topped with little jars of powders and seasoned salts… click to view

* ZAGAT  rated Noe Valleyites dine “cheek by jowl” at this “tiny” Japanese offering “fresh, delicious” classic and nouveau sushi and a “carefully thought-out” sake list…click to view

San Francisco Thrillist

“Tempura’d goodness’ll roll out of a dark-wooded sushi bar and include epic rolls like the Red Monkey (deep-fried spicy tuna/seared albacore/salsa/garlic ponzu) and the Spicy Cracker (deep-fatted seaweed/spicy tuna/avocado)…Saru’s got an extensive rice wine program and mad Japanese beers like Echigo and Asahi Black, so you’ll have no trouble wetting your warp whistle.”

San Francisco Bay Guardian

“Noe Valley finally has a destination sushi bar.”

SF eats in SF

”The Naked Scallop” roll blew my mind! Filled with snow crab, avocado, scallops, masago, and wrapped with soy paper, the whole thing just melted in my mouth and left me yearning for more.”

San Francisco Magazine

“A notably stylish joint…where everything from the ponzu to the soy sauce is made in-house.”