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Izakaya Sozai

Great little Izakaya restaurant in SF which is worth of trying.

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Harris Alford

Finding parking is challenging and reservation is a must. We had an early reservation and luckily it took less then 15 minutes to find parking.  Perhaps is early enough for the late diner. Place do get really busy and packed, almost sitting elbows to elbows.

The menu they offered is simple and short but they do have an extensive special items written in fine prints on the board. It is incredible to read for my old eyes.

The waitress/servers/hostess/cashier was kind and patient to introduce the long list.  

We order many a la cart and yorkitoris. Many dishes were very small portion. The clams were plume which soaked in lightly sake,  the blue fin toro and the beef takaki were disappointing, blue fin toro was not as butterly as I used to and the beef takaki were somewhat chewy with a heavy cut.

The most successful dishes were the miso cod, edamame garlic, bacon wrap enoki mushroom. The cod melts in your mouth with the saltless from the miso is just perfect.

Loved the sake (kikusui).  

Great experience.

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