Wako * – San Francisco

Once in a while I like to treat myself to a good Japanese meal, a good friend who is an expert in Japanese cuisine took me to Wako located in the Richmond district on Clement Street. While I was searching for the address I was pleasantly surprised that it was a Michelin One Star establishment. A small restaurant, we decided to sit at the bar.

Diners have the option to do a la crate, but we chose to go with the long form of the Omakase that is offered at the restaurant. The dinner was simply delicious, nothing complex, nothing ostentatious, just simple high quality food with subtle flavors. This the first time in a long time I actually ate the meal with my fingers, a most traditional way to eat.

I look forward going back to see what the next omakase will be like. I will be going back, hopefully soon.

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We ordered cold sake, forgot the name but it was good… IMG_0575

They asked us if we wanted to add anything… and showed us the menu again even after we had already selected the Omakase.

The first plating was a bit confusing, was not sure of the order, so I ate the raw and cold dishes first and the moved on to the hot / cooked plates. IMG_0577

The chef then tells you what fish, the location of the catch and any garnishments that was used in the dish. I don’t recall all of it, but most were from Japan.  IMG_0578 IMG_0579 IMG_0580 IMG_0582 IMG_0583 IMG_0584 IMG_0585 IMG_0586 IMG_0587

Uni… I love uni…  IMG_0588 IMG_0589

Wagu… IMG_0590 IMG_0591

An then we ordered a few more to continue this great meal…IMG_0592 IMG_0593 IMG_0594 IMG_0595

One last uni… IMG_0596 IMG_0597 IMG_0598 IMG_0599

I can not wait to go back….

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