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Turning the big 3-0! Where in Downtown (Union Square/Nob Hill)??

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jessijessi Dec 7, 2010 01:11 PM

Need reccs for good food and space for a group for my friend's dirty 30! He'd ideally like izakaya style, but I'm not coming up with a lot from searching the boards.

We're probably going to head over to Bourbon and Branch or something like that for drinks afterwards, so we'd like it to be walking distance, or at most a short cab ride. I've been to Yamasho for karaoke, but not to eat. Nihon Whiskey Bar also sounds more interesting for drinks than food. Thoughts???

Will also consider other types of food.

  1. wolfe Dec 7, 2010 01:44 PM

    Does Hana Zen fit your needs?

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    Hana Zen
    115 Cyril Magnin, San Francisco, CA 94102

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    1. re: wolfe
      j
      jessijessi Dec 7, 2010 01:52 PM

      Thanks! Location, type and price look great! But, how's the food?

      1. re: jessijessi
        wolfe Dec 7, 2010 01:57 PM

        Mixed reviews on Yelp and on chowhound Kairo's mom liked it but Hong Kong Foodie didn't.
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6094...

        1. re: wolfe
          j
          jessijessi Dec 7, 2010 02:17 PM

          OH! I've passed by this place before. I know exactly where it is. I saw the mixed reviews on Yelp, but didn't see the chow thread. I was hoping you had first hand experience. I'll suggest it to him and we'll see how it goes. I think we'll be okay if we stick to the basic yakitori fare.

          Thanks so much!

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