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Japantown

Isobune

1737 Post St.
San Francisco, CA, 94115, United States
TEL: (415) 563-1030

Founded by Shoichi Imanaka, whose family owned restaurants in Kyoto and Osaka, Isobune still uses those old family recipes at its Japantown location. Though the decor of exposed wood beams, white walls, and red and white lanterns is simple, the dining experience is nothing less than entertaining. Instead of taking orders from a menu, this restaurant encourages a more random meal at its oval sushi bar, where food-bearing boats travel along the bar in a miniature water canal. Begin lunch or dinner with sake and miso soup or seaweed salad; then, as the boats float by with plates of salmon sashimi, noodle dishes, crab salad, and numerous maki rolls and cones, diners grab whichever they please. Waiters total the price based on each plate's colored rim.

Insider Tip:

Despite the Post Street address, Isobune is accessible from the Japantown Peace Center. Follow the Buchanan Street pedestrian entrance.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Dinner
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • No Reservations
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: Japanese/Sushi

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