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Kippu Japanese Restaurant

1707 Buchannan ST, San Francisco, CA
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Dunedin, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Our son took us to this restaurant on a Saturday evening. It's a small quaint place. Not fancy. Not expensive. Food is delicious. My husband and son both had hot pots and I had bento box. Was very good. Lots of food. Authentic no-nonsense Japanese goodness.

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Sacile, Italia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I've been in this restaurant with a Japanese friend after choosing it randomly in Japantown. We shared shrimps tempura, gyoza, udon and tonkatsu and were all good and tasty. We were really satisfied in the end. I suggest you to go there if you are in Japantown and want to eat some simple JFood.

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Truckee, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We especially liked the hot pots. Very authentic. Prices good. Service good. A pleasant change of pace from usual fare

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went there for lunch and tried some their lunch boxes. The Tonkatsu, the Teriyaki and the California Rolls were good. We didn't like the Chinese style gyoza though. Unfortunately they also out of Coke. But overall it was a good experience plus the pricing was excellent.

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Cologne, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Searching for sushi I ended up at Kippu. I was seated directly in front of the sushi chef which is usually the nicest place as you can see him at work and have a chat if you like. My selection was excellent, the staff very friendly. A very nice experience.

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London
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119 reviews 119 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Good value lunches mostly between $6.50 and $8.50, or so we thought until we tried to eat our bentos which were mediocre. The salmon was overcooked with a poor sauce. The tempura prawn was thin with an awful sauce and the tonkatsu was dry and tough. The California roll rice was not properly seasoned and the miso soup was poorly... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

You wouldn't expect to find such a unique and wonderful place in the most tourista place--Japantown in San Francisco. Stumbled upon this place during the Cherry Blossom Fest. They had draft beers for $4 and a Flaming Dragon Roll, Spciy Scallop and other totally unique rolls and sashimi right on the menu. Lots of local Japanese people popped in and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews 95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Have visited multiple times, its always great. Recently had some fresh toro. Unreal!! So good. Also had the Mammoth roll. Delicious. When you get there, just ask what is fresh, and go at it. Nice cold draft beer as well.

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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I would go back if I were hungry for some good rolls, the soup was delicious, the tempura was very light and tasty, and the hot sake and tea helped my cold disappear

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85 reviews 85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

I stopped in for dinner while traveling to Dreamforce this year. The food is pretty good, not the best and far from being the worst. Nice, friendly staff make for a comfortable environment. I was in Mineapolis last week, had sushi at Sevens. This place is better.

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Address: 1707 Buchannan ST, San Francisco, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Cuisine: Japanese

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