Best Fusion Lounge - 2009
San Francisco has no shortage of drag queens, but only AsiaSF, a popular upscale Asian fusion restaurant in SOMA, has its own fleet of "gender illusionists." Dressed to the nines in miniskirts and heels, these waitresses/performers don't just pass: They make genetically female diners jealous. Between courses of blackened tuna and orange lamb — set menus cost $38 to $58 — you can enjoy dances from beauties grinding to the music as they strut the catwalk behind the bar. Ask nicely, and you can take shots off a waitress' cleavage — but be prepared for one intense drink. Needless to say, AsiaSF is popular for bachelorette and birthday parties; even small groups should call ahead for reservations.