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Like its sister restaurant just up the road in Walnut Creek, Nama Pleasant Hill is all about brilliantly fresh fish, and its simplest sashimi, nigiri sushi, and maki rolls always keep us coming back. This location, the fifth in a mini Nama empire, has been tastefully redone with clean lines, a minimal presence of waving ceramic kitties, and rice paper light globes with a Jetsons flair. We enjoyed the Kanchiku special cold sake, although a heads-up on the $24 price tag should have come with its recommendation. (Nama’s servers were friendly but a little light on training.) Fatty cuts of fish (toro) were a special treat on a Friday night, and chicken udon could not have been more satisfying. Lunch and dinner daily.
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