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Nisei

  • 2316 Polk St., San Francisco, 94109, USA
  • $$$$ · Japanese, Contemporary

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Nisei

  • 2316 Polk St., San Francisco, 94109, USA
  • $$$$ · Japanese, Contemporary

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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!

"Nisei" refers to the American-born children of Japanese immigrants, which Chef David Yoshimura is; and the synthesis of that heritage forms the basis of this cuisine. Dining here is an elegant affair, but there's no risk of stuffiness—the service team is personable and an '80s power ballads playlist indicates that no one is taking things too seriously. The kitchen employs both boldness and subtlety in their cooking, which abounds with personality and technical finesse. The tasting menu is equal parts tradition and invention, where a classic matsutake broth sits in harmony with a wholly original dessert of Okinawan purple sweet potato.
Wine pairings are worthy, while combos of unagi with Barolo are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Facilities & Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • Particularly interesting wine list
  • Wheelchair access

Information

+1 415-827-6898

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