These Two San Francisco Japanese Restaurants are to Die For

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San Francisco has a major Japanese population, which is amazing for the food scene in the city. If you are going to be visiting San Fran, these are the Japanese restaurants that you have to go to that will completely change your view on Japanese cuisine.

Saru Sushi

Saru is a Michelin Guide recommended sushi restaurant, so you know that it is going to be a super high-quality place that uses the best ingredients possible. What makes Saru’s food over the top is the attention they put into each aspect of making sushi. The rice they use is incredible and is grown in Japan, their selection of soy sauces is outstanding and includes one that is made in-house. So if you want a real sushi experience outside of Japan, this is the place to go.


Halu is a different kind of Japanese restaurant with a major twist. This restaurant is the ’60s, Beetle-inspired theme restaurant that isn’t too kitschy. The style of food they serve is also different as it’s yakitori and izakaya-style food rather than typical sushi. If you are in the mood to have fun some fun and eat expertly prepared meat, Halu is the place for you.