There's been a flurry of excellent Japanese spots opening in the city lately ­— Roka Akor's refined sushi and robata grill, Maruya's critically acclaimed omakase, the intriguing Japanese home-cooking at Berkeley's Isayare. The sound and fury of new openings in San Francisco's food scene can be overwhelming, but one of my personal resolutions this year is to pay more attention to the neighborhood gems of the city that are quietly turning out excellent food after the initial hype dies down ­— the restaurants that find themselves left behind when the media moves on in its restless quest for the... More >>>