I'm originally from Sacramento (not that I'd admit that in public!) and fell in love there with "mongolian barbecue." These are the places where you have a buffet of raw meats, veggies, sauces, etc. that you pile into your bowl, then it hand off to the chef, who cooks your food on a large flat circular "barbecue" with a fancy show-off style. Then they scoop your food into a clean bowl, and you're off to your table, where soup & rice await you.
I haven't found anything like this in San Francisco. The "hot pot" places aren't quite the same, because you have to cook the food yourself, I can stay home & do that! Any ideas?