blowfish sushi to die for

Blowfish Sushi To Die For has enjoyed 21 years of success, providing San Francisco some of the best and most innovative sushi and Asian fusion cuisine that the Bay has to offer. The original location was opened by Executive Chef Ritsuo Tsuchida (Ritsu) and Jason Teplitsky in San Francisco’s Mission District in 1996. They’ve since expanded locations to Hollywood, New Zealand and San Jose.

Be sure to also visit our legendary sister restaurants:

Iza Ramen began as a pop-up concept that just couldn’t be contained without its own space. Two locations later (Lower Haight and SOMA), it has become a ramen staple in Northern California.

Tawara Sake Dining is our newest offering. A humble, but comforting take on Izakaya style cuisine, nestled in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. With an extensive sake list and an inventive japanese-fusion style menu to pair with, Tawara is an intimate, friendly experience, filled with culture and flavor.


chef-owner ritsu tsuchida


Chef Ritsu comes from a long line of chefs and his family takes great pride in their success, operating restaurants in Tokyo for several generations. He received traditional training by a renowned Sushi Master in Tokyo before immigrating to the Bay Area and inspiring legions of sushi lovers in San Francisco at Clement’s Okazu-Ya.

Chef Ritsu was recognized by the prestigious James Beard Foundation and was invited to present his culinary skills at their San Francisco event in 2005. He has worked all over the world as a guest chef alongside celebrity European chefs, and continues to explore his unlimited palates and creative spirit.