The menu at Izakaya Sozai is deceptively small, but before you know it, your table will be covered with skewers, raw dishes, and more fried things than you’ll know what to do with. Our favorites are the Nasu Dengaku eggplant with sweet miso, hamachi carpaccio with mustard miso vinaigrette and jalapeno, and the pork jowl skewers that are somehow meatier than a full pork chop. If you’re still hungry though, definitely get the chashu pork belly ramen.
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Dumpling kitchen makes excellent dumplings, from xiao long bao to pan-fried pork buns.
House of Pancakes
House of Pancakes makes some of the best Chinese food in the whole Sunset. Order as many of the beef and lamb pancakes as you can.
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Glaze Teriyaki Grill
The bowls and salads at Glaze Teriyaki Gill in the Fillmore won’t let you down.
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San Tung is a Chinese restaurant in the Sunset with great chicken wings, but the entire menu is worth trying out.
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