Goemon = Yummy Grub
Last night I ventured over to the Sunset to check out a Japanese Restaurant that I normally wouldn’t just wander into. You know the kind, small signage, you don’t know if it aims for tourists, you don’t know if the food will be good or if you will be up all night in a bad way. When you enter, it looks empty, no one is sitting in the tables up front. But after asking for the bar, I was escorted further back where all the action was. The floor area was packed, and even though it was too late and too cold, there was a nice patio area outside. I hopped up to the bar where there were only 8 seats and two sushi chefs – and I just happened to know one of them (yay for me!). Surrounding us was a ton of photographic memorabilia, including a bookshelf topped with a holographic crystal with Elvis’ portrait and full of years of photo albums of past customers. The food was excellent, I tried my usual suspects and then let chef Keoshi work his magic and suprise me. The server only came around once at the end of my yummy grubbin’ to clear my plates and check on my drinks, which was OK, I was happy anyway. I left full of yummy sushi and hot sake. Thumbs up to (the chefs at) Goemon.
Goemon Japanese Restaurant – 1524 Irving St, San Francisco. Hours 5:30p-10p Tu-Su.