Kansai Bistro

★★★☆☆

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My sister gave me gift certificates to enjoy but when I arrived the place was closed up. What to do now??? What about these certificates??

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★☆☆☆☆

My sister gave me gift certificates to enjoy but when I arrived the place was closed up. What to do now??? What about these certificates??

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I don't know why they call this a bistro. There's nothing about the restaurant, nor the menu that indicates that it is. Well, it's just an observation.

We ate at this restaurant last night. My wife read glowing reviews about the restaurant, so we decided to try it. We ordered a ton of food. We wanted to really gauge the restaurant, plus our daughter had a sleepover so we knew we needed to bring some home for her and her friends too.

We ordered: Hamachi Kama $9, Hamachi Carpaccio $10, Caterpillar Roll $11, Dragon Roll $11, Kansai Dinner $13, Cold Sake $15, Tokyo Dinner $20, Fresh Crabmeat Appetizer (?), and more food I can no longer remember. The bill came to $150 before tax and tip.

One of the major disappointments were the hamachi kama. It was too fishy tasting. We took 1 bite and left the rest. The fresh crabmeat appetizer seemed fresh too. "Seemed" is a good word since I could swear it was kept with bleach or something of that sort to keep it fresh. The last major disappointment was my wife's Tokyo dinner. Being a little bit on the pricey side for a Geary Street restaurant, the sushi had a look that seemed the fish was not kept appropriately. The fish seemed fresh-ish enough, but the consistency was not right with how the fish seemed fresh. What I'm trying to say is that there was something wrong with the refrigeration method, or that they do use some type of chemical to keep it stable and last as long as possible, and then in the thawing process, the fish texture gets affected, hinting something is very, very wrong.

Small things that matter a lot, collectively. If this restaurant plans to stay in business, they really have to tighten their operations much better.

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★★☆☆☆

I don't know why they call this a bistro. There's nothing about the restaurant, nor the menu that indicates that it is. Well, it's just an observation.

We ate at this restaurant last night. My wife read glowing reviews about the restaurant, so we decided to try it. We ordered a ton of food. We wanted to really gauge the restaurant, plus our daughter had a sleepover so we knew we needed to bring some home for her and her friends too.

We ordered: Hamachi Kama $9, Hamachi Carpaccio $10, Caterpillar Roll $11, Dragon Roll $11, Kansai Dinner $13, Cold Sake $15, Tokyo Dinner $20, Fresh Crabmeat Appetizer (?), and more food I can no longer remember. The bill came to $150 before tax and tip.

One of the major disappointments were the hamachi kama. It was too fishy tasting. We took 1 bite and left the rest. The fresh crabmeat appetizer seemed fresh too. "Seemed" is a good word since I could swear it was kept with bleach or something of that sort to keep it fresh. The last major disappointment was my wife's Tokyo dinner. Being a little bit on the pricey side for a Geary Street restaurant, the sushi had a look that seemed the fish was not kept appropriately. The fish seemed fresh-ish enough, but the consistency was not right with how the fish seemed fresh. What I'm trying to say is that there was something wrong with the refrigeration method, or that they do use some type of chemical to keep it stable and last as long as possible, and then in the thawing process, the fish texture gets affected, hinting something is very, very wrong.

Small things that matter a lot, collectively. If this restaurant plans to stay in business, they really have to tighten their operations much better.

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Looks like a trendy restaurant I will have to try next time on my trip to San Francisco. I will definitely put this restaurant onto my blog next time. Check out my blog for more restaurant ideas in the California area. Sylvie

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★★★★☆

Looks like a trendy restaurant I will have to try next time on my trip to San Francisco. I will definitely put this restaurant onto my blog next time. Check out my blog for more restaurant ideas in the California area. Sylvie

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I have been looking for good Japanese restaurants that ROCKS and I have to say I found one where I will definitely go back more often. That place - if I am right - used to be the Sushi Rock III, and there was an opening just recently, so my wife and I decided to give them a chance to prove that the new place - now it is called Kansai bistro - is better than the former Sushi III. Well, I have to say I really got surprised of what we experienced. Tremendously decorated, and the food.... OH MY GOD!!! I had a really pleasant surprise and my wife was satisfied with the food too (THAT IS REALLY RARE WHEN SHE SAYS STUFF LIKE THAT), and the staff was really friendly too. I think, compared to other Japanese restaurants in the Bay Area you get QUALITY service, QUALITY food in a really friendly, intimate atmosphere. I highly recommend this place for EVERYBODY. Try it, because it is hard to find a better one!!!
PS: Do NOT forget to taste their ice-cream specials.... Yummy!!!

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★★★★★

I have been looking for good Japanese restaurants that ROCKS and I have to say I found one where I will definitely go back more often. That place - if I am right - used to be the Sushi Rock III, and there was an opening just recently, so my wife and I decided to give them a chance to prove that the new place - now it is called Kansai bistro - is better than the former Sushi III. Well, I have to say I really got surprised of what we experienced. Tremendously decorated, and the food.... OH MY GOD!!! I had a really pleasant surprise and my wife was satisfied with the food too (THAT IS REALLY RARE WHEN SHE SAYS STUFF LIKE THAT), and the staff was really friendly too. I think, compared to other Japanese restaurants in the Bay Area you get QUALITY service, QUALITY food in a really friendly, intimate atmosphere. I highly recommend this place for EVERYBODY. Try it, because it is hard to find a better one!!!
PS: Do NOT forget to taste their ice-cream specials.... Yummy!!!

Pros: Service, food, prices, atmosphere....seriously it was great!

Cons: Far from where I live unfortunately....

 

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