Hours: Lunch, Afternoon, Dinner: Monday-Saturday
Second location of this fresh-seafood purveyor (the other one's in Wilmette).
Fishmonger Kazuo Sometani has opened a small branch of his popular Wilmette store, the Sea Ranch Fish Market, in Evanston. At the front of the new shop there's a diminutive sushi counter and eight tables for eat-in diners, but most of Sea Ranch's business is in carryout. There are grab-and-go packs of maki, nigiri, and seaweed salad in a refrigerated case, and in the back of the store you can buy fresh fish by the pound. The prices are in line with the fish counter at the nearby Whole Foods, but the variety here is greater: Sea Ranch regularly stocks super white tuna, red trout, and other hard-to-find fish. With about an hour's notice sushi chef Jesus Basilio will prepare a beautiful party tray of subtly seasoned nigiri surrounded by a ring of colorful, tightly rolled maki. The storefront is bright and uncluttered, with neat shelves of merchandise: wasabi peas, fruit jelly candy, and sushi supplies like rice, nori, bamboo mats, serving plates, and soy sauce dishes.
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