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    April 22, 2013

    Small Touches Go Far at Waraku

    Last summer, Japanese restaurant Men Oh Tokushima Ramen opened its second American location on Geary Street in San Francisco, followed by a hot pot spot called Shabuway. Its new Japantown sister spot Waraku provides similar quality and value. Located in the former Bushi-Tei restaurant space (Bushi T ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    Dolsot Bibim Bap at New Korea House Comes With Nine Free Banchan

    Comedian and San Francisco native Margaret Cho first tipped us off to the delights of New Korea House, which for us had always been an overlooked restaurant in the midst of all of the Japan Center restaurants (it's located across the street). Besides, obviously, trusting Cho because she is Korean, ... More >>

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    June 7, 2012

    Butter Ramen Is a Real Thing: A Japan Center Find

    On a recent late evening in Japan Center, we ducked into one of the only still-open restaurants, Sapporo-Ya, for a healthy bowl of ramen. That plan was quickly foiled once we noticed an option called butter ramen, which should no longer be the secret domain of ramenistas. Butter ramen is exactly wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Apiece Desserts Has Got The Beet -- Cookies, That Is

    ​The sky must be falling because we are about to state with wholehearted earnestness that we prefer a vegetable cookie to a chocolate one. But that's a testament to the talent of San Francisco-based Apiece Desserts, a creative wholesale and catering company run by Yuko Fujii. A pastry chef for th ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Pause Hits 'Go,' Cako Gets Ready to Serve Another Slice

    ​ ​The past 72 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Eater SF reminds SFoodie that last Wednesday was opening day for Pause Wine Bar (1666 Market, 241-WINE, pausesf.com), in the former location of Cav. The owner is Chris Tavelli, who also ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    Belly Good Cafe's Smiley-Face Treat

    Tamara PalmerAt last ― kawaii you can lick.​With this happy face crepe, Belly Good Cafe and Crepes might have managed the ultra-difficult feat of serving the cutest food item in all of Japan Center. The base model ($4) features a crepe "cone," a choice of eight ice cream flavors (such as gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Getting Schooled at Ino, and Other Acts of Discovery

    guysketchy/FlickrChef Ino-san will check you.​We were about to put some gorgeously fatty ankimo (monkfish liver) into our mouth, but at the last second threw a sliver of pickled ginger on top. And that's where we went terribly wrong: We pissed off the chef. "No!" snapped chef Ino-san, his fac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Snacktion: Higo Daiko

    T. Palmer​Name: Higo Daiko Brand: Noda Origin: Japan Found at: Nippon-ya (1737 Post, in Japan Center) Cost: $2.10 Ingredients: Can anyone read kanji? Calories per serving: Not listed The word: Peanuts coated in dried sugar syrup, salt, and chili powder. Tasting notes: The combination of spicy, sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Dish Duel: Tempura Soba

    The first of our occasional series where we'll pit the same dish from two different restaurants against each other concerns tempura soba, the Japanese soup dish of buckwheat noodles paired with a side of tempura shrimp and vegetables for dipping, in a battle between Sunset District noodle shop Hot ... More >>

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