Ace Wasabi is a fun izakaya with plenty of good sushi and plenty of non-sushi for pickier eaters. Start with the fried chicken and lobster gyoza before diving into the ridiculously named rolls. Spoiler alert: the Victoria’s Secret Roll isn’t just seaweed infused with air - the crab/tuna/jalapeno combo is worth a try. It’s the kind of place where sake bombs are practically compulsory.
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Westwood is a Marina bar that turns into a party every weekend. Ride the mechanical bull at your own risk.
Mamo is a small Columbian-Venezuelan place in the Marina with a great Happy Hour to stop into after you head home from work.
The Italian Homemade Company
For a casual last-minute dinner in the Marina, The Italian Homemade Co. is a solid option.
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Hina Yakitori in NoPa does an incredible omakase-style menu almost entirely of chicken.
Onsen is a Japanese restaurant attached to a communal bathhouse in the Tenderloin. And it’s definitely better than it sounds.
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A fairly corporate Financial District Japanese spot that's perfectly suited to dinner with your boss.
Dumpling Time in the Design District is a fun stop for dim sum and sake with a group of friends.
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