I know I've professed my love for Hotaru before, but in addition to its wonderful sushi and Japanese cuisine, there is another reason to love this place: It is open 365 days a year.
I hate having to think about whether a restaurant is closed or not on a holiday -- and with Hotaru, I always know the answer. On holidays, the Sunday schedule applies: lunch is served 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; dinner 5-9:30 p.m.
And, in case you're wondering, Hotaru is just as busy on holidays as it is the rest of the time. Jon and I went for dinner last night (President's Day), and at 6 p.m., there was already quite a back-up. Luckily, I had already enjoyed my unagi, hamachi and tempura udon by then.
33 E. Third Avenue
San Mateo, CA