Tsubasa is a small sushi spot in Hayes Valley. The dining room is pretty bare, but that just makes it easier to concentrate on their great food. The nigiri is good, but we always focus on the rolls here - especially the negi torro that’s mostly tuna and the S.T.A.S.H. roll that’s filled with spicy tuna and topped with seared yellowtail.
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Nojo is a great example of our favorite type of restaurant: excellent food and easy to get into.
Barcino, a Spanish spot in Hayes Valley, serves tasty but expensive tapas. Come for drinks and a snack, but probably not dinner.
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Glaze Teriyaki Grill
The bowls and salads at Glaze Teriyaki Gill in the Fillmore won’t let you down.
The Shota is one of the more expensive omakase spots in the city, but it’s absolutely worth the high price of admission.
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Head to Robin in Hayes Valley for excellent omakase that doesn’t involve burning all your money.
An outdoor beer garden in Hayes Valley, Biergarten is here for your day drinking needs.
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