Serving much more than just your typical sushi bar, Okane creates gorgeous shareable plates with an impressive izakaya selection. Eating izakaya in San Francisco was an experience unlike any other. According to the dictionary, Izakaya is a type of Japanese bar in which a variety of small, typically inexpensive dishes and snacks are served to accompany drinks. Basically, they are dishes that are meant to be shared and that is just what Ian and I did while eating izakaya in San Francisco at Okane.
Ian and I adore sushi but had never tried Izakaya, so we were very excited. Before our trip, I researched the restaurant a bit and learned that Okane actually received Bib Gourmand Status from the 2017 Michelin Guide, which thrilled me! I headed to our dinner with high expectations and they definitely exceeded them!
The restaurant was laid back, comfortable, and the staff was so kind and accommodating. As a food and travel blogger, I take a lot of pictures and they helped move things around on the table and even around the restaurant so that I could get the perfect picture. This is something that they did not have to do, but they took the extra time to do so, just to help me out. It was much appreciated. I also loved the fact that the sushi bar was right by our table – it made us feel like we had first row seats to the show and it was so much fun to watch!
The menu at Okane was very approachable, even for someone that is not extremely familiar with Japanese cuisine. According to their website, the sushi menu is overseen by Chef Rico Li and it showcases classic nigiri selections, as well as contemporary rolls, which was very apparent during our visit. Okane sources its fish directly from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market, so you know that everything is very fresh and high-quality (a huge bonus for me!).
If you are in San Francisco or traveling to San Francisco, I highly recommend checking out Okane. The food is amazing, the restaurant is very comfortable, and you know that you will get a high-quality, fun experience. We really enjoyed eating izakaya in San Francisco at Okane and I know you will, too!
Thank you so much to Okane for hosting us during our stay in San Francisco. Of course, all opinions are my own.