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One night in sf Japan town!

sallyvlee Nov 27, 2011 11:10 AM

Hi all. We are from NC and are in San Francisco for one night.
We are staying in Japan town at Geary and post.
Any suggestions for a good meal, $ to $$ range?


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    shanghaikid Nov 28, 2011 10:57 AM

    haven't been to many eateries here but there are other interesting sights:

    -daiso (22 peace plaza) the variety gozilla of japan, almost everything is 1.50 here. good place to get souvenirs rather than at tourist places
    -benkyodo co. 1747 buchanan, sells mochi (2ish), japanese pastry made with sweet rice flour and either fruitty or nut themed fillings.
    -new people. 1746 post st. in the cafe, there's organic sausages and onigilly, japanese rice balls (2.75)

    1. CarrieWas218 Nov 28, 2011 10:42 AM

      I lived in J-Town for years and here would be my recommendations:

      Sushi Aka Tombo or Kiss Sushi

      Up Fillmore:

      1911 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

      Sushi Aka Tombo
      1737 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115

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        chuckl Nov 27, 2011 05:03 PM

        San wang isnt japanese but their hand pulled noodles are very tasty

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          shanghaikid Nov 28, 2011 10:59 AM

          the hand pulled noodles is used in jajangmyun and maybe the soups, but not the chow mein.
          san wang makes the most generous portion of jajangmyun.

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          hyperbowler Nov 27, 2011 02:09 PM

          Do some searches for places in Japantown proper. Note that O Izakaya Lounge had a change in chef in 2009, so treat older reviews with caution.

          There are a handful of good and affordable places along Fillmore. Delfina Pizza on California @ Fillmore is loud and crowded but is excellent, and is a good representation of what's currently popular in SF. Afterwards, if it's before 9PM on a weekday, or 10PM on Fri/Sat, you can get a dessert crepe at Sophie's Crepes in Japantown.

          Delfina Restaurant
          3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

          Sophie's Crepes
          1581 Webster St # 275, San Francisco, CA

          O Izakaya Lounge
          1625 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

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            GH1618 Nov 27, 2011 11:28 AM

            The best Japanese food isn't necessarily in Japantown, if that's what you are looking for.

            I love sushi, but if I had only one night in Japantown, I would probably walk a few blocks up Fillmore to Fresca (at 2114) for Peruvian food.

            Fresca Restaurant
            2114 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115

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