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MICHELIN Guide 2019

Kinjo

  • 2206 Polk St., San Francisco, 94109, United States
  • 75 - 150 USD • Japanese
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MICHELIN Guide 2019

Kinjo

  • 2206 Polk St., San Francisco, 94109, United States
  • 75 - 150 USD • Japanese
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

With Chef/co-owner Billy Kong and consultant chef, Fujii Tahahiro, holding the reins of this kitchen, it's no wonder that this Edomae sushi spot is white-hot.    Decked out in neutral tones, pale wood and fine ceramics, the expansive dining room exudes a sense of zen. The equally large kitchen though is animated and action-packed—in fact, that eight-seat counter remains the place to be. Plunk down your plastic where $155 will grant you a kaiseki-inspired omakase extravaganza that includes a striking hassun course. Each small dish will transport you to Kyoto by way of Kinjo—imagine water shield spiked with vinegar; red miso soup with delicate tofu skin (yuba) and Sansho pepper; or a tender tiger prawn poached in delicious dashi. Continue to wend your way through cooked items like truffled chawanmushi with earthy shiitake mushrooms, sweet bits of shrimp and Thai snapper; before sinking into a procession that may reveal the likes of kanpachi from Kyushu or anago from Nagasaki. Each menu also includes a dessert, so even though you may be tempted to order more nigiri, save room for such sweet treats as the warabimochi, which is cut into two rustic rectangles and topped with an addictive brown sugar syrup.

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  • m One Star • High quality cooking, worth a stop
  • ó Quite comfortable

Facilities & Services

  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers

Information

+1 415-921-2222
Opening hours
Dinner Wed - Sun

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