Pabu

Restaurants, Japanese Downtown
4 out of 5 stars
Pabu

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This Michael Mina sushi and izakaya spot is moody and romantic, lit by a throng of glowing lanterns and swathed in stone, concrete, and Douglas fir. It’s helmed by chef Ken Tomonaga, who previously earned raves at Hana Japanese Restaurant in Sonoma. The nigiri tasting menu ($110) is the highlight, which features nine courses of fish flown in daily from around the globe (including, of course, Japan). The sushi bar serves up rolls, sashimi, and sushi, as well as small plates. The booze here receives nearly as much attention as the fish, thanks to Master of Sake Stuart Morris, who also curates an extensive collection of single malt, blended, and single-grain Japanese whiskies. Tack on the sake pairing ($15) or whiskey ceremony ($16 to $225).

By: Lauren Sheber

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Venue name: Pabu
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Address: 101 California Street
San Francisco
94111
Cross street: at Front St
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm and 5:30pm-10pm, Sat 5:30pm-10pm, closed Sun
Price: $$$
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