Tokyo Go-Go: Daily Deals and a Velvet-Rope Vibe

Design details give Tokyo Go-Go its proto-L.A. ambience.

The place: Tokyo Go-Go, 3174 16th St. (at Albion), 864-2288

The hours: Mon.-Sat., 5:30-7 p.m.; Sun., 5-6:30 p.m.

The deals: Hand rolls, pints, and hot sake, $3.50; well drinks, $4; fancy cocktails, $5

The digs: Self-consciously hip sushi joint in violet, lime, and cranberry with bamboo accents, esoteric burnt-wood objets d'art, dozens of hanging globes, and an ever-popular 12-stool bar. The throbbing lounge music, indirect lighting, and glam waitstaff give the place a proto-L.A., velvet-rope vibe.

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