Sushi Ota is on par with many leading sushi restaurants in the US, such as Sushi Gen in LA, Shiro's in Seattle, and Sushi Ran in Sausalito. My family and I were fortunate to get in at 530 without a reservation on a Saturday night, but I wouldn't risk it normally (we think the rain kept people away). It was a great sight to see so many Japanese tourists and expats dining there. While the prices of many items could bust your budget, the Sushi and Sashimi special platters were a great value, including many higher-end selections. Service was also suprisingly attentive for such a busy establishment. We will be back!!