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Summer is a great time to enjoy unagi meals to keep you healthy. If you like unagi, you should definitely try Unaju Bowl at Musashi! The bowl comes with a large piece of unagi, which leaves all unagi lovers satisfied! The grilled unagi is very tender, and the special unagi sauce makes the dish taste even better. The bowl comes with high quality rice and miso soup.

Sun&Mon closed
Tue-Thu 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-9pm
Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5:30-9:30pm / Sat 5:30-9:30pm

Izakaya Mai:

ヤキソバお好み焼き Yakisoba Okonomiyaki


This wonderful filling okonomiyaki dish is made of shrimp, kamaboko, squid, and other types of seafood and vegetables, topped with dried bonito flakes. It truly captures the summer season for the Japanese people, who would enjoy it on summer nights with chilled sake. Reflecting traditional Japanese izakaya, Izakaya Mai delivers authentic Japanese experience.

Tue-Fri 11:30am-2pm, 6pm-0am
Sat, Sun 6pm-0am / Mon Closed

2009年2月のopenから早6年。ローカルの人に愛されるVolcano Curryからは、昨年も夏限定で出して大好評だった激辛牛すじカレーをご紹介。じっくりと煮込んでほろほろに柔らかくなった牛すじと、門外不出の製法で美味しさを濃縮したカレーを合わせた一皿。辛い物には目がない方にもご納得いただける辛さは額にジワジワと汗がでてきて、クセになる。

Volcano Curry first opened its doors five years ago, in February 2009, and adapted perfectly to local tastes. This summer only it introduces extra spicy beef tendon curry. The unique combination of beef tendon and curry surpasses the taste of any beef curry. Thoroughly cooked beef tendon is melting in your mouth.

Sun–Thu 11am-9pm
Fri–Sat 11am-9:30 pm


Summer special menu from Bashamichi, a restaurant famous for its delicious meat. This cold noodle vegetable dish comes with properly cooked thick noodles and well-balanced sweet-sour dressing and is served with a variety of toppings, including avocado, bean sprouts, kinshi-tamago egg strips, ham, and cucumber. Great homemade taste for a reasonable price.

Tue-Thu11:30am-2:00pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Fri 11:30am-2:00pm, 5:30pm-10:00pm
Sat 5:30pm-10:00pm / Sun 5:30pm-9:30pm / Mon Closed


This summer, the four-year-old restaurant KYU2 in Emeryville offers its special Dragon Roll. Made of shrimp tempura roll and cucumber topped with unagi, masago, and avocado, this dish will delight customers with its taste and artful presentation. Also available at the downtown San Francisco location.

Mon-Thu 11am-3pm, 5pm-10pm
Fri 11am-3pm, 5pm-11pm
Sat 5pm-11pm / Sun 5pm-10pm


Narin Thai Cuisine is a popular restaurant which opened 21 years ago in downtown Burlingame. Narin's Eggplant Curry is stuffed with shrimp with a choice of Red or Green curry. Coconut milk adds mildness and enhances the flavor.

Sun Closed
Mon-Sat 11am-2pm, 5pm-9pm


The first restaurant in the Bay Area to introduce shabu-shabu, Mums Home of Shabu Shabu offers an assortment of fresh meats, including beef, pork, chicken, and lamb, served with housemade ponzu and sesame sauce. Vegetables, shirataki noodles, tofu, udon, and ice-cream, are also included in the price. A heart-warming and filling dish!

Open Everyday 7am-10pm

Lunch: $24.95
Dinner: $26.95


Tanuki Restaurant:

新鮮な刺身盛り合わせ Fresh Sashimi Combo


Over 15 types of fresh fish. Sashimi items of the day included yellowtail, tuna, bonito, salmon, sea urchin, squid, flying fish roe, salmon roe, mackerel, sweet prawn, surf clams, amberjack, flatfish, scallop, and ocean trout. This large volume sashimi platter comes with seasonal fresh fish and goes perfectly with beer, sake, or shochu.

Tue-Fri 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm
Sat 5pm-10pm / Sun 4:30pm-9:30pm / Mon Closed


This exceptional dish is made of sea urchin from Santa Barbara grilled in a tray and goes best with beer, sake, or shochu. Inshou is one of the few restaurants that offers this exclusive menu for only $12.50.

Mon-Thu 11:30am-2pm, 6pm-10pm
Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-10pm
Sat 12pm-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm
Sun 5:30pm-9pm

(焼酎ボトル以外 except for shochu bottles)
Mon–Thu 6pm-7pm / Fri, Sat 9pm-10pm


北海ボウル(味噌汁、サラダ付) Hokkai Bowl(Served with Miso Soup and Salad)


Enjoy the generous amount of sea urchin, salmon roe, scallop, sweet prawns, and salmon. Even if you don't like sushi, the bowl will definitely satisfy your hunger and leave you delighted. Fresh seafood melting in your mouth will have you finish the entire bowl in no time. This is the original creation by Sushi Kai's veteran chef who has been interviewed by various Japanese media outlets.

Mon - Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Sat 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-9pm


This colorful summer dish is a combination of tender sweet shrimp, refreshing yuzu, balsamic vinegar, basil, and mango sauce, with a flavor that spreads throughout your mouth. The original creation by Gokaku chef who has over 20 years of experience in both Japan and the US, including preparing kaiseki meals. Fried shrimp with a slice of lemon adds crunchy texture to the dish.

Mon closed
Tue-Thu 11:30am-2pm, 6pm-10:30pm
Fri-Sat 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-11pm / Sun 5:30pm-9:30pm


This excellent value dinner set offers the finest selection of the most delicious menu of the day: fatty salmon, yellowtail, and tuna rolls, flying fish roll, house-made rolled omelet, and California rolls. The unbeatable price includes seaweed salad and miso soup. Special chirashi sushi lunch menu is coming soon: come in and ask for details.

Mon-Wed 11am-9pm / Thu-Fri 11am-12am
Sat/Sun 12pm-12am



Nestled in a great residential neighborhood, rumble fish has been around for a long time and is well loved by locals. Juicy on the inside and crisp on the exterior, the house special chicken karaage is always cooked to order. Pairs perfectly with beer. The house special dressing is the best kept secret. Hours.

Mon-Sat 5:30pm-9pm
Sun Closed

New OyajiRestaurant:

特製手作り カニクリームコロッケ Special Handmade Crab Cream Croquette

SFアウターリッチモンド地区にある Oyaji Restaurant。オーナーシェフのマサさん一押しのカニクリームコロッケは、大人にも子供にも大人気のメニューで外はカリカリに揚がり、中はトロトロ。ほんのりとした甘さが老若男女にうけるポイント。お子様連れでも気軽には入れる家族向けの嬉しいレストラン。

Oyaji restaurant is located in the Outer Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco. Soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, the Crab Cream Croquette dish from the chef-owner Masa is a popular favorite among kids and adults. Its sweetness appeals to everyone. Oyaji has a family friendly atmosphere and caters to both, kids and parents.

Mon-Sun 11am-2pm, 5pm-10pm

焼酎は飲みなれないので色々試したいという方にお勧め。香りが強くScotch Whiskeyの風味もする「蔵の師魂(芋)」はツウに人気。口当たり滑らかな中央「織月(米)」はロックが最適。そして薄紅色が美しい「恋しそう(米)」は紫蘇を使っておりクランベリーのようなフルーティな味わい。三種をじっくりたっぷり味わえる。

This sampler is recommended to everyone new to shochu who would like to try different flavors. The popular Kurano Shikon Potato Shochu has the taste of strong Scotch Whiskey. The delicate and smooth Sengetsu Rice Shochu is best served on the rocks. The lovely pink Koi Shisou Shochu is made of Japanese basil and has a fruity flavor. Sit back and slowly enjoy the three flavors.

Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Sat, Sun 5:30pm-9:30pm