You can find the state induced by a recent meal at Yu-Zen, a modest but charming Japanese restaurant in the outermost Outer Richmond, in its name. The calm succession of properly made sushi, exquisitely presented sashimi, and lovely cooked izakaya small plates, delivered in a nicely decorated room, rendered us relaxed as well as well-fed — as close to a Zen state as we've been in a long time. The drive out to Balboa and 42nd avenues on a chilly night is meditative in itself, and the view over the Pacific, just a few blocks away, is both beautiful and a reminder of the raw seafood... More >>>