i would love to rally for all local places in the lower haight. hanabi has super friendly staff and a great mellow environment. but, living out here in sf with the choices of great sushi, i can't rave about my sushi experiences at hanabi. it's just - plain. and for the price (def less than grandeho's kamekeyo if you're looking for something else close-ish), I've opted to walk over to ""no name"" sushi (yokoso nippon) off of 15th and church for bargainacious sashimi and yummy rolls. i would never want to see hanabi go away - we must have sushi in the lower haight. Just make the sushi taste experience really engaging, fresh and make you come back for more. i went to hanabi straight off the 71 one afternoon with a serious craving for sushi; got my order, and it was just - ok. i guess for the price i expect a little more ""yay"", and knowing this I'll also opt to go to Nijiya Supermarket in Japantown, go to the back and pick my fish, whether they've already cut it for serving size or I do it on my own. Let's keep Hanabi, just figure out how they can maintain rent and the sushi experience.