Tsubasa is a small sushi spot in Hayes Valley. The dining room is pretty bare, but that just makes it easier to concentrate on their great food. The nigiri is good, but we always focus on the rolls here - especially the negi torro that’s mostly tuna and the S.T.A.S.H. roll that’s filled with spicy tuna and topped with seared yellowtail.
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