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Kappa Japanese Restaurant

1700 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3606 (Japantown)
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Ranked #760 of 4,936 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $12 - $80
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: Japantown
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Neighborhood: Japantown
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114 reviews 114 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Up the stairs in front of 1700A, one floor up. Open Mondays to Saturdays from 6pm. Recommend booking as it's tiny. Don't miss!

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We had the omakase dinner and loved every bite. Each course was representative of the various styles of Japanese cuisine and you can tell each dish was carefully prepared and presented. I enjoyed watching the the chef prepare some of the dishes at the counter, especially when he pulled out the wasabi stalk and prepared the fresh wasabi for the... More

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San Francisco, CA
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167 reviews 167 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

If you are looking for an authentic, Japanese meal, look no further! Kappa is hard to find, but a delight in a small setting. Personable owners (wife wears a kimono and serves, husband is the chef); beautiful and delicious food - a very memorable experience if you like Japanese food, (and I don't mean sushi boats or combo platters).

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New York, New York, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

A 'must try' for anyone passionate about authentic Japanese cuisine, specifically the Koryori style. This is a tiny establishment (8 seats) with a limited opening. Like most guests, we opted for the seven course omakase (chef's menu) at $85/ea. Each dish was a work of art: extremely refined and expertly prepared and presented. All ingredients were of superb quality. The... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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157 reviews 157 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Kappa is not your typical Japanese restaurant. What makes it special is that it focuses on omakase, which means diners let the chef decide what he thinks is best in terms of the food that he would like to serve you that night. This is an excellent dining experience for people who are serious about Japanese food. Sometimes people only... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2009

Went there on Vday. Very cute couple who runs the restaurant. The husband buys the fish from the Hayward Fish Market at 5 am each morning. It's the most romantic Japanese restaurant in SF.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2008

Hidden gem, literally. If you can find the place you will enjoy one of the finest Japanese food you can imagine. Go for the 85$ tasting menu and you get a great selection of dishes, which are all wonderfully presented and delicious. Don't expect sushi rolls!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2008

Could not agree more, probably best Japanese in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2008

The Best Japanese Restaurant in San Francisco!!

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