61 "Japanese" Restaurants in San Francisco.
This kissaten-style cafe in North Beach is one of our go-to spots for an excellent midweek lunch.
Volcano Curry is a counter-service spot in the Richmond making excellent Japanese curry and chicken katsu sandwiches.
Nisei is a fine dining restaurant in Russian Hill with thoughtful Japanese American dishes.
Cafe Okawari in SoMa is our go-to spot when we want an incredible katsu sandwich.
The Game Parlour in the Inner Sunset has more board games than we've ever seen in one place, and great waffles to eat while you play them.
Soba Ichi in West Oakland is one of the only places in the country that makes soba by hand. And it's incredible.
Aburaya in Downtown Oakland is a punk-inspired space serving excellent Japanese fried chicken.
Ramen Shop in Rockridge does a very California (and a very good) take on ramen.
Hina Yakitori in NoPa does an incredible omakase-style menu almost entirely of chicken.
Oma San Francisco Station in the Japan Center is an affordable entry into omakase.