You can always count on a quality meal at Rocco’s, grilled polenta and poached eggs in marinara sauce w/ sausage.
Grill squids and pesto over polenta at Caffe Delle Stelle.
A piece of Japan in San Francisco in Izakaya Rintaro, daikon & Kaki farm egg oden, yakitori (tsukune, chicken thigh, asparagus, skin and tail), Negi Misokatsu pork cutlet and house hand-rolled Teuchi don.
Skipping the house ramens and instead ordering chicken karaage, tuna poke salad and Chashu BBQ Rice…. yumminess at Iza Ramen.