Dome dining experience in the windy city San Francisco

The Michelin-starred Hashiri, based in San Francisco, USA, is making the health of its guests a priority with its new outdoor concept.

Michelin-starred sushi restaurant Hashiri located in Mint Plaza initially tried to offer an outdoor dining experience during the pandemic, but as the restaurant is near Fifth and Mission streets an area where homeless people often congregate. Manager Ken Matsuura, who has implemented greenhouse-style ‘quarantine greenhouses’ in Amsterdam and Japan, decided to test this concept in his own restaurant by installing three geodesic domes outside the restaurant entrance.

Three igloos, mostly used on rooftop terraces and worth more than $ 1,000 each, provide great protection for the restaurant, known for its three-hour tasting session, from the cold evening air, strong winds, and occasional flying parts. Each igloo can seat up to four for the restaurant’s two-hour five-course omakase menu which costs $200 per person and includes dishes such as; chawanmushi starter topped with sea urchins, a scoop of smoked salmon, a corn and sweet potato soup and eight pieces of nigiri and A5 wagyu beef.