Ace Wasabi is a fun izakaya with plenty of good sushi and plenty of non-sushi for pickier eaters. Start with the fried chicken and lobster gyoza before diving into the ridiculously named rolls. Spoiler alert: the Victoria’s Secret Roll isn’t just seaweed infused with air - the crab/tuna/jalapeno combo is worth a try. It’s the kind of place where sake bombs are practically compulsory.
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A16 turns out some of the best pizza in San Francisco. The small plates are close to perfect, and you can actually get a reservation. There’s no catch. Just go.
Meet Terzo, your utility player restaurant. It’s hard to go wrong at this Cow Hollow bistro.
Chubby Noodle in the Marina is our go-to in the neighborhood for a good time and even better food. We occasionally dream about the pork tacos.
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Nojo is a great example of our favorite type of restaurant: excellent food and easy to get into.
A safe house from spicy sauce in the Castro, Eiji is one of the best low-key sushi spots around.
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A fairly corporate Financial District Japanese spot that's perfectly suited to dinner with your boss.
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