Best Sushi Joint to Get as Drunk as a Japanese Salaryman

Coach Sushi

Only nail parlors seem to outnumber sushi joints in the Bay Area, so
the competition to lure ebi and hamachi eaters through
the doors has got to be fierce. Across the street from Lake Merritt in
Oakland’s Adams Point neighborhood, Coach Sushi customers frequently
line up down the block. What’s the secret? The answer lies in two words
that will inspire a faint wave of nausea in anybody who’s already
succumbed: bottomless sake. The sushi and teriyaki at this place are
good enough, but after pouring a couple of cedar boxes down your
gullet, you won’t be in any position to judge. Or care. The staff knows
the score, and Coach himself enjoys playing a starring role in his
diners’ downfalls with insistent and enthusiastic refills. This is not
the place to savor the incredible sophistication and refinement of
Japanese cuisine. Go here to get deliciously hammered, scarf down a
bunch of dragon rolls and banana tempura while braying at your friends,
and forget the entire experience by the next morning. Kampai!

Support the East Bay Express, local news, donate

Newsletter sign-up

eLert sign-up

broken clouds
49.3 ° F
52 °
46 °
76 %
75 %
66 °
61 °
64 °
63 °
59 °