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“Kitschy, fun Korean cafe!”
Review of YakiniQ BBQ

YakiniQ BBQ
Ranked #1,222 of 6,556 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Korean
Neighborhood: Japantown
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Neighborhood: Japantown
Reviewed April 8, 2013

First time I had ever been in a Korean-inspired cafe before! One of the few spots in J-Town to sit down for coffee and cake. Correction: Good coffee and cake.

Walking in, you have a counter to your right and seating along the side and in the back. There is free WiFi and the atmosphere is like being in your living room if you have an open air space and like IKEA + vintage records + artwork. There is a large-ish conference table for groups as well as a sofa and other comfy seating.

The sweet potato latte was recommended and although I don't recall the price, one small latte + one small Americano + one slice of coffee cake = about $10. So, a little on the higher side, but worth it. I'd never tried a sweet potato latte before -- it reminded me of a pumpkin latte, but I did get pieces of sweet potato in my drink! Hey may as well have some Vitamin A with your caffeine!

They also have ice cream (I was tempted to get the black sesame but refrained myself), shave ice, and other dessert-y items. The cake was fresh, full of walnuts and topped with a crumb crust.

You can't miss this place with it's wooden facade and cutesy handwriting. Am stopping by again!

Date of visit: February 2013
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Came here for their sweetpotato latte because I just had to see what it tastes like. Well it is delicious, sweetpotato pie in a cup! Loved it

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Reviewed August 24, 2011

Very cool café and dessert spot across the street from Japantown malls
Loved their sweet potato latte.
Great sweets that include madeleines and Mexican wedding cookies
Think they have wi-fi
Friendly service

Date of visit: August 2011
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Thank Rosquete
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Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile
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Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile
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Date of visit: August 2017
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