Chowhound Find in a Bay Area Motel

Tucked into a motel on El Camino Real in Millbrae, Bashamichi is a Japanese restaurant named for a road in the port city that was the early base for foreign trade with Westerners. About the grub, one diner declares it a "pleasant surprise," especially the perfectly salted salmon rice ball and tea from Lupicia.

Photo of steak tataki salad from Bashamichi