Posted by Foodnut.com, July 6th, 2015
Why did we dine here? – Ippuku is a Japanese Izakaya style restaurant in downtown Berkeley focused on serving yakitori skewers cooked on robata charcoal grill, soba, ramen, and other dishes in an interesting but narrow dining hall. They have a good selection of sake, shouchu, beer and other spirits. They are located on Center street in a long row of restaurants, a block from UC Berkeley.
Posted by Foodnut.com, June 29th, 2015
Why did we dine here? – Pabu is a Japanese Izakaya-style restaurant in San Francisco’s Financial District from Michael Mina in partnership with Chef Ken Tominaga.
The chef’s Hana restaurant in a Rohnert Park had garnered a local following including Mina. This is the first Japanese restaurant for Mina. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: $$$$, 2.5 stars, California, Dine Again?, Japanese Restaurant, Not Again, Restaurant Cost, Restaurant Cuisine, Restaurant Location, Restaurant Rating, Restaurant Review, San Francisco Restaurants, United States | Tags: Izakaya, San Francisco Financial District, Sashimi, Sushi, Yakatori |
Posted by Foodnut.com, June 21st, 2015
Best xiao long bao steamed dumpings in San Francisco?
Filed under: $$$$, 2.5 stars, California, Chinese Restaurant, Dine Again?, Maybe Again, Restaurant Cost, Restaurant Cuisine, Restaurant Location, Restaurant Rating, Restaurant Review, San Francisco Restaurants, United States | Tags: Dim sum, Financial District, Shanghai steamed dumplings, Soma District |
Posted by Foodnut.com, June 15th, 2015
We finished up our latest culinary tour of China in the Summer of 2011 at South Sea Fishing Village for lunch. They have 2 locations here. Guangzhou is the origination point for Cantonese Chinese cuisine, making it a must visit for those serious about Chinese food. In late 2014 we returned for dinner. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Foodnut.com, June 7th, 2015
Koi Palace is a popular Cantonese Chinese restaurant in Daly City. The Peninsula is ground zero for some of the best Chinese food in the SF Bay area. It has been around since 1997 and specializes in wide selection of Dim Sum for lunch and special dishes for dinner. This restaurant also has locations in Dublin and at Thunder Valley Casino. We came for dinner and have previously reviewed Koi Palace dim sum lunch. Our return trips included the latest in the Summer of 2015. Yelp reviews emphasize lunch and do not factor in where this place falls in the Chinese restaurant pecking order.
Filed under: $$$, 3 stars, California, Chinese Restaurant, Dine Again?, Go Again, Restaurant Cost, Restaurant Cuisine, Restaurant Location, Restaurant Rating, Restaurant Review, San Francisco Peninsula, United States | Tags: Cantonese Chinese, coffee ribs, Crab, daly city, Dinner, Koi Palace, Peking Duck |
Posted by Foodnut.com, June 1st, 2015
Best sushi ever!
Why did we dine here? – The first food we think about when we were planning our Japan trip was Sushi. Sushi or sashimi is a favorite dish of ours, so we were eager to plan a pilgrimage to eat some real Japanese authentic sushi. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Foodnut.com, May 25th, 2015
One of our favorite San Francisco restaurants.. Chapeau! is a French Bistro located in the San Francisco Richmond district in the middle of the Clement Street shopping district. At one time, they had two locations, but later wisely consolidated into this one location. Chapeau! SF opened in 1996 and means hat or wow in French. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: $$$, 3 stars, California, Dine Again?, French Restaurant, Go Again, Restaurant Cuisine, Restaurant Location, Restaurant Rating, Restaurant Review, San Francisco Restaurants, United States | Tags: Dinner, Duck, Early Bird Special, Foie Gras, Foodie Must, French Bistro, Richmond District |
Posted by Foodnut.com, May 18th, 2015
Why did we dine here? – RyuGin (Inspired by a Zen poem that describes a powerful dragon) is a 3 Michelin Star Japanese restaurant in the Roppongi district of Tokyo. We had planned to dine here about 5 years ago, but the Tsunami got in the way. We finally crossed it off our bucket list.
Posted by Foodnut.com, May 13th, 2015
We critique the Master’s list.
Michael Bauer’s 2015 Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants has been published. Available to non subscribers on May 17, 2015.
Posted by Foodnut.com, May 11th, 2015
Best Steak in the World?
Why did we dine here? – After Sushi and Ramen, Steak was our next must try food in Japan. They are home to cattle taken to the next level. Legends of beer guzzling, massage cows danced in our minds. We have had A5 grade Wagyu only once before, at 5A5 in San Francisco. We remember it tasting like artery clogging foie gras.
Posted by Foodnut.com, May 4th, 2015
Why did we dine here? – Pizzeria Mozza is a popular Southern California Italian restaurant with Chef Nancy Silverton in partnership with star chef Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich. We had it on our short list for our recent trip after a great meal previously at Osteria Mozza.
Posted by Foodnut.com, May 3rd, 2015
Be sure to secure your iPhone or Android Smartphone whenever you travel. Precautions will help prevent disaster.
The iPhone or any Android Smartphone is an essential tool when traveling to Japan, Japan for tourists of any country. Google maps, travel guides, language translation, and many other apps are extremely useful. We used them all the time. Using our American AT&T iPhone in Japan was tricky. Most newer Verizon iPhones from the USA work internationally, since they use CDMA technology and include a SIM card slot. Verizon does carry several “World Phones” which work with SIM Cards, check with Verizon to see if you have one of these. We have done the research on our last trip and are sharing the findings with you.