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Japan’s Hitachino Beer & Wagyu Opens First U.S. Location in SF

Japan’s Hitachino Beer & Wagyu Opens First U.S. Location in SF

Chef Noriyuki Sugie from Hitachi, Japan recently opened a new restaurant in Lower Nob Hill based on Kappo, a Japanese style of eating focused on pairing delicious food items with beer or wine. Hitachino Beer & Wagyu serves the highest grades of Hitachi wagyu beef from the…

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Historical Society Revisits ’72 Exhibit on the Internment of Japanese Americans & Book ‘Executive Order 9066’

Historical Society Revisits ’72 Exhibit on the Internment of Japanese Americans & Book ‘Executive Order 9066’

The California Historical Society has an upcoming program to celebrate their landmark 1972 exhibition and book of historic photographs, Executive Order 9066. This Thursday’s discussion will include individuals and descendants of those who visited the original exhibit, as well as the curator of the Oakland…

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Japanese Hologram Pop Star Hatsune Miku Coming to the Warfield

Japanese Hologram Pop Star Hatsune Miku Coming to the Warfield

Holographic pop star and video game protagonist Hatsune Miku begins her first North American headlining tour next year, with two shows in San Francisco at The Warfield on Saturday, April 30. Dubbed the Hatsune Miku Expo 2016, the humanoid persona’s seven-city international tour across three…

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Now Open: Live Sushi in Outer Mission

Now Open: Live Sushi in Outer Mission

Last week, the third branch of local Japanese restaurant chain Live Sushi, opened in Outer Mission.

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Best of Beer Week: Nombe

Best of Beer Week: Nombe

Nombe (2491 Mission Street) translates loosely into ‘drunkard’ in Japanese. So it’s only fitting that the home for Japanese comfort food in the Mission would be throwing down with some of the best brews in the city during Beer Week.

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A True Fine Dining Experience: Keiko à Nob Hill

A True Fine Dining Experience: Keiko à Nob Hill

The evolution of the fine dining experience in San Francisco continues.  Gone are the days that white tablecloths are a necessity and things are formal and stuffy. And now there’s a new contender in town: Keiko à Nob Hill.

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First Bites: Bamboo Asia

First Bites: Bamboo Asia

Working in the Financial District, I am always looking for places to grab a quick bite to eat.  So whenever a new place opens, it definitely grabs my attention.

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Calbee Store Opens in San Francisco

Calbee Store Opens in San Francisco

Calbee snacks can be fairly addicting once you start munching on them. Whether you grab sticks, snaps or veggies, they are like the Japanese version of chips, pretzels or any other snack food.

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Japanese Cuisine Expert in Town

Japanese Cuisine Expert in Town

Elizabeth Andoh, the American authority on Japanese cuisine, is here on a rare trip from Osaka. She’ll be giving talks today through the 19th at various locations around the Bay about her most recent book Kansha: Celebrating Japan’s Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions. Yum!

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Take a break in Berkeley, taste Ippuku

Take a break in Berkeley, taste Ippuku

Ippuku is a great addition to downtown Berkeley ! It’s ideal for drinking and snacking after a long day. It’s different from any other Japanese restaurants in the area, serving the typical sushi.

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Ramen A Go-Go

Ramen A Go-Go

Slurp! Ramen isn’t just for 2am all-nighters in college. The Chronicle’s Janny Hu traces the history of the quick-cook noodle from its Japanese street food origins to its latest incarnation in high-end dining. So – where is the best place to get your ramen on…

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Nombe Closes (temporarily)

Nombe Closes (temporarily)

Eater SF reports that Mission izakaya Nombe has closed its doors until January 14th while new chef Vincent Shofield settles in and adds his new updates.

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