One night in sf Japan town!
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?
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.
2114 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
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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.
3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
1581 Webster St # 275, San Francisco, CA
O Izakaya Lounge
1625 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
I lived in J-Town for years and here would be my recommendations:
Sushi Aka Tombo or Kiss Sushi
1911 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Sushi Aka Tombo
1737 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115
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)