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Experience Ken Tominaga, of the famed Hana Japanese Restaurant in Sonoma County, brings forth a modern take on traditional Izakaya-style dining with PABU San Francisco. In partnership with Michael Mina and Mina Group, this modern izakaya and sushi bar in downtown San Francisco is a dream brought to life for Tominaga and Mina. Located at the landmark 101 California space in San Francisco's Financial District, PABU combines rustic, old-world Japanese charm with modern, urban sophistication to create a dynamic, social dining experience. Cuisine: PABU presents a modern take on traditional Izakaya-style dining. An À La Carte Menu is available in the izakaya and dining room highlighting seasonal small…
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service
All reviews tasting menu sushi miso black cod chicken meatballs omakase spicy edamame hand rolls seaweed salad skewers okonomiyaki oysters the financial district michael mina sake pairing small dishes prepared to perfection excellent lunch
My son and his fiancé treated us to dinner at PABU Izakaya. The bar was already packed when we arrived for an early dinner. Fortunately, we were seated in a quieter sun room area. I'm not sure I would have enjoyed the experience quite as...More
Their Omakase here is $120 with 3 small dishes, 12 pieces of nigiri and a dessert.
You can add 4 pieces of "luxury" nigiri for $38, which I do recommend you get. Otherwise you won't feel full.
The luxury includes barracuda, uni, A5 wagyu beef...More
Drake, our bartender, did an outstanding job introducing us to his cocktail selection. He really knew his business and was very helpful in explaining the techniques and the process of mixing outstanding cocktails. We spent about three hours with him and tried far too many...More
Positives absolutely need to be acknowledged:
- food was good and some dishes even unique
- good variety of choices
- presentation was very good as well
- high energy vibe, packed by 30something well dressed crowd
Now .....the rest of the story:
Ordered their famed omakase, three people in our party. The service was incredibly slow. I understand that the meal has a pace about it, but 20-25 mins in between some courses is not good. We were told they had many people having omakase that evening?...More
The food was fresh and delicious. The service was very personal but not invasive. The chicken thighs were very good but the flank steak was by far the best I have ever had. The fish was cooked to perfection and the presentation was great -...More