$6.50 Lunch Specials 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Wed-Sun
This is such a good deal for no-nonsense straight-up Japanese food — seriously better than the usual.
Three lunches and I am anticipating dinner discoveries.
Gobou Ninjin Age thin slices of burdock root and carrot, seasoned and deep-fried - do you like potato chips?
Renkon Hasamiage deep-fried lotus root, stuffed with ground beef and pork - porky heaven -
Onigiri 3 rice balls, pickled plum, marinated kelp, chopped fish flake - comfort food with 'rice-like-I-like-it'
Ingen No Gomaae boiled string beans, sesame dressing - crunchy and slightly sweet
Tonkotsu Ramen - topped with half hard-boiled egg with runny yolk, silky charsiu, green onions on toothsome ramen in richly long-simmered broth (my fave) for an additional 75 cents, ask for extra charsiu.
Saba Lunch Plate - lightly deep-fried mackerel in delicate batter with rice and green salad
Soba in Broth with Mountain Vegetables - when you seek the sage on the mountain top, eat this.
3226 Geary Blvd
(between Spruce St & Parker Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94118