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2018 Top 10 Japanese Restaurants
in San Francisco / Bay Area

San Francisco's Roka Akor delivers contemporary robatayaki Japanese cuisine in a highly stylized setting

Best Japanese Food in San Francisco

Most people think of sushi when they think of Japanese food, but there's plenty of grilling, simmering, steaming and frying going on in Japanese kitchens as well. Think teriyaki, sukiyaki, soy-marinated fish filets, yakitori, ramen, udon, and other distinctive dishes that tend to be low in fat and high in salt. Whether you desire to dine at a counter, a western-style table, or on tatami mats on the floor with your shoes in the corner, here are the top ten Japanese restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area presented in alphabetical order.


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