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2170 Bryant Street (near 20th Street)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 285-3848 (phone) (415) 285-0286 (fax)
Pluses: large assortment of sake, blowfish, or northern pufferfish (when available), starving artist special ($5.50), either vegetarian or non-vegetarian, possibly stir-fry vegetables over rice.
Minuses: On-street parking can be difficult
Don't Miss: Maui maki (tuna and mango with macadamia nuts on top), spider maki (soft-shell crab), maguro sashimi (fresh tuna), wasabi ice cream, Blowfish Armani, a "stylish" dessert of espresso ice cream between two chocolate cookies.
Prices: On the high side of moderate
Overview: Open for lunch Monday-Friday, dinner daily
bistro menu available Monday-Friday between lunch and dinner
On-street and valet parking ($5)
All major credit cards.
This South of Market restaurant is popular! Go early for good service. Beer and wine are offered with a large assortment of sushi. Enjoy sitting at one of the sushi bar seats or at a table---the food is the same. Stylish decor includes velvet walls with black trim, suspended television sets featuring Japanese animation films and colorful Japanese Manga art. And all this is enjoyed to a backdrop of either acid jazz or dance music. Each month the chefs try new items for their regular customers, such as ostrich and emu. Their menu is not designed to be traditional, but to be a fusion of both old and new, in both the East and West. From the size of the crowds, they are certainly doing this well!