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Izakaya Sozai

Restaurants, Japanese Inner Sunset
4 out of 5 stars
Izakaya Sozai
Photograph: Yelp/Ernest M Izakaya Sozai

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

This izakaya specializes in yakitori and small plates—though in the winter, crowds throng for the Tonkotsu ramen. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, with vibrant red walls and wrap-around windows facing Irving Street. Start with the nasa dengaku, grilled eggplant slathered in sweet miso and sprinkled with bonita flakes. The melt-in-your-mouth carpaccio is another specialty. Depending on the freshest fish of the day, that might be a hamachi or albacore. And the bacon-wrapped mocha is, unsurprisingly, delicious (and social-media-famous). The generous sake list features unmai, ginjo, daiginjo, and honjozo varieties.

By: Lauren Sheber



Address: 1500 Irving St
San Francisco
Cross street: at 17th Ave
Price: $$
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 5:30-10pm, Fri 5:30-11pm, Sat-Sun 5-11pm
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