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Reinventing the steakhouse with subtle attention to beef and uncommon accompaniments

Beef tataki with seared beef tenderloin, unagi eggplant caviar, and kabayaki sauce

After all that, dessert should be light-hearted, and maybe just plain light. A nice example is the plate of green-tea doughnuts ($8), presented with a globe of macha ice cream and a pot of intense, coarse, barely sweet raspberry jam. Hints of bitter, sour, sweet, creamy, crunchy, gooey — and we have at least one small slice of life in balance.


Dinner: Mon.–Sat., 5:30–9:30 p.m.;

Sun., 5:30–9 p.m.

244 Jackson, SF

(415) 989-2539


Full bar


Gentle noise

Wheelchair accessible (elevator to restrooms)


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