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Nov 27, 2011 11:10 AM

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?


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  1. 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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      1. 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

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

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        1. re: chuckl

          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.

        2. 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

          1. 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)