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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Stop by Holy Gelato in the Sunset after dinner or on a hot day for a few scoops of ice cream, including some vegan flavors.
Snowbird is an Inner Sunset coffee shop serving excellent espresso drinks in a small, quiet space.
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Soba Ichi in West Oakland is one of the only places in the country that makes soba by hand. And it's incredible.
Mamanoko serves sushi and Japanese small plates from their location in the Marina. We love the vegetable tempura fritters.
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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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