Category Archives: San Francisco

Ijji (Sushi) – Lower Haight, San Francisco


252 Divisadero Street

Ijji, from the owners of Saru Sushi Bar, is yet another sushi joint riding the wave that is crashing into the Bay Area.  Serving nigiri only in the edomae style with most of the fish coming directly from Japan, Ijji is competing in the “high end” space where one piece will set you back $7-10 on average.

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Acquerello (イタリア料理)Nob Hill サンフランシスコ


1722 Sacramento Street


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Acquerello – Nob Hill, San Francisco


1722 Sacramento Street

With the recent the gastronomy boom in San Francisco it is easy to overlook some of the stalwarts that have been paving the way over the last couple of decades.  At the center of these classic institutions is Acquerello – the Michelin two star Italian juggernaut  that is worthy of every accolade received. Acquerello was, in short, one of the best meals we have eaten…ever.

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Saison (セゾン)


178 Townsend Street

私たち夫婦の中では9月と言えば、結婚記念日なので、今年も行きたかったレストランの1つである「セゾン」に行ってきました。今年日本に行った時に東京にある「神楽坂 石かわ」に行ったのですが、そこのシェフが「先日サンフランシスコに行った時にセゾンに行ってすごく美味しかった」と言っていたので、サンフランシスコに住んでいるからには是非とも行きたいと思っていたので、この日をすごく楽しみにしていました。それでは、1品1品ご紹介していきます。

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Saison – SOMA, San Francisco


178 Townsend Street

If you follow the blossoming Bay Area food scene, by now you have surely come across the name Saison and Chef Joshua Skenes. Saison holds two prestigious honors – it is one of the four Bay Area Michelin three star restaurant (along with The French Laundry, Benu, The Restaurant at Meadowood) and is hands down the most expensive meal in the region.  Lucky for us we had an anniversary to celebrate and decided to take the plunge, willing to put the high expectations to the test.

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アレクサンダーステーキハウス Soma, San Francisco


448 Brannan Street


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Zuni Cafe – Mid Market, San Francisco

Zuni Cafe

1658 Market Street

Zuni Cafe is a historical landmark in the San Francisco dining scene. In a city that is flooded with new, trendy, ‘foodie’ dining spots, Zuni has been consistently pumping  out cult level classic dishes for nearly forty years.  After a lengthy period of time on our waiting list, we finally made it to this San Francisco staple.

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Alexander’s Steakhouse – SOMA, San Francisco

Alexander’s Steakhouse

448 Brannan Street

A few years ago, one random Saturday afternoon during a stroll through SOMA we walked past Alexander’s Steakhouse.  A quick scan of the posted menu, loaded with various cuts of steak, was all I needed to add the place to the ever-growing restaurant list – all we needed was the excuse to go.  Thank you, birthday.

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