Onigilly specializes in Japanese rice balls with lots of different filling options. A single rice ball costs between $2.75 and $3.50, and for lunch, you’ll probably want three. (If you order an edamame set - three rice balls plus edamame - you can walk out with lunch for under $12, even if you get the most expensive fillings.) We particularly like the teriyaki chicken, the salmon, and the tarako (pollock roe spread). You can also get your meal served to you in bowl form with mixed greens added for under $13.
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Royal Exchange is a lively bar in the Financial District with a full menu, seating for groups, and a lot of beers on tap, great for after work.
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Head to Robin in Hayes Valley for excellent omakase that doesn’t involve burning all your money.
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Serious quality sushi, provided you're willing to pay. Akiko's Restaurant will even serve you up a baby barracuda.
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