Any Authentic Japanese Restaurants in Peninsula or South Bay?
I need to take my Japanese client for dinner. I work in SF so am not familiar with good places in the area. Any recommendations will be appreciated.
That's a big geographical area....could you narrow it a bit?
1. Are you sure they're going to want Japanese?? Japanese food in this area is not as good as Japanese food in Japan.
2. Akane has good sushi,slightly casual for a client dinner depending on the client. Jin Sho is a little more formal, but the sushi can be a little uneven.
For a long time Fuki Sushi was the mainstay for client dinners, but it edged on a bad meal the last time I was there.
Yu Zu Sushi(54-37th ave, san mateo) is a sister operation of sakae sushi, burlingame
small space, 1/2 of patrons are elderly japanese. place fills up early
webpage is in japanese if you need more info.
interesting menu of japanese makimoto and tapas.
Already mentioned are good ideas - here's a couple more -
1. Jin Sho in Palo Alto was beloved by Steve Jobs, Japanese people love name brand like that.
2. Sumika in Los Altos is a very authentic Yakitori experience
3. You should just take them to Alexander's for an american steakhouse - with Kobe beef!
4. Kapo Nami Nami in mountain view deserves more traffic. It's good, and fairly impressive without being over the top. Also kaiseki style, with good chinmi. The chefs don't speak much english.