The cuisine is fantastic. I had one of their special entrees - the Chicken and Shrimp - as well as the Spicy Susan roll and the Kevin's Special roll. The entree alone was more than enough to satisfy a starving person. I haven't tried any of the other Japanese restaurants in town, but I was impressed with this one. Definitely worth checking out if you're in town and are in the mood for Japanese cuisine.
If I lived in San Francisco, I'd go to Izzy's Steaks and Chops for drinks after work and have dinner there every other weekend (to cut down on the cholesterol). It's a skinny, yet long place with dark wood paneling that give the place a pub-like feel. Checkout their web page for some photos.
I ordered a bottle of the Franciscan Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauv. and watched the Dodgers win over the Padres while a New York Strip steak was prepared medium for me. Also had shoe-string fries and broccoli. Their potatoes au gratin are also excellent, but I wanted to save room for some keylime pie.
The waiters are on the ball and keep your goblet filled. By the time my order came in, I was halfway through the bottle. The steak was tender and excellent without too much spice. For those who desire more spice, there's a string of condiments next to each table from Louisiana hot sauce to Worcestershire sauce to A1 steak sauce.
The shoe string potatoes and the broccoli were standard and rounded out the meal. I've had the creme brulet before, but went with the key lime pie to have something different. Both are highly recommended.
In summary, a great place for steak (haven't tried the chops, yet) and a good place to hang out at the bar after work - seems like a lot of locals already know that.
Checked into this hotel on the corner of Lombard and Fillmore. Good price for rooms that are at least 3.5 star quality. Marble bathrooms and very clean fixtures. Parking is subterranean. Staff is professional and knows the area. Rooms have deadbolts that can be locked from the outside. Rooms in back of hotel are quieter than front. Location is within walking distance of shops on Union and restaurants everywhere.
The Irish pub, KT's, is right across the street, so the inn is usually booked Friday and Saturdays nights, so book ahead of time on those days. Noise is also an issue on these days. There's a street-level door in the back of the hotel that slams hard and will definitely wake light sleepers.
PROS: Good quality rooms; good location
CONS: Weekends are noisy