Look to Hisago, an Inner Richmond restaurant, for "no-nonsense, straight-up Japanese food" done right. In a recent Chowhound discussion, Cynsa had plenty to recommend, from the renkon hasamiage (a deep-fried lotus root stuffed with ground beef and pork, pictured) to the delicately battered mackerel lunch plate. ChowFun_derek puts in a supporting vote for the lotus root, as well as the boiled string beans in sesame dressing.
Hisago [Inner Richmond]
3226 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco
Discuss: Hisago – 3226 Geary at Spruce
Photo from Hisago Japanese Restaurant / Facebook