Japanese food

Hoshinoya: San Fran’s New Food Fusion Genius

Above: Japanese Plate – saba, takoyaki, salad, and miso soup; all photos from Hoshinoya’s Facebook page There are two types of restaurants: those with a specific cuisine, and those with hybrid fusions. If you’ve ever wondered what Thai-Japanese food tastes like, Hoshinoya’s your answer.  Owner Nuttawat Wongpisethkul bought Hoshinoya this past March, though he’s far …

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Ramen Done Right at Ippudo San Francisco

Shigemi Kawahara, the “Ramen King,” embarks on his 34th year overseeing 200+ Ippudo restaurants worldwide. The original Ippudo launched in Fukuoka, Japan on October 16, 1985. Since then, Ippudos have made their way to the U.S., Philippines, U.K., China, Sydney, and beyond. All for one thing – ramen.

For the Sake of Sake: A Taste of Japan at Ozumo

The story of Ozumo doesn’t begin with food. It begins with baseball. Around 20 years ago, founder Jeremy Umland traveled to Japan to play baseball, and, while there, gathered an affinity for the country: its language and culture — and, of course, the food…

Delica’s Passion for Authenticity Remains During a Crisis

Since the opening of the ferry building in 2004, Delica—a Japanese deli that does takeout—has been a mainstay. Its approach to Japanese cuisine is a combination of traditional dishes mixed with the fresh, local ingredients of California. Yasuhiro Iwata is the owner of Delica and passionate about the ingredients that he uses in the dishes…

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