1916 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109
This 39-seat Russian Hill spot is a comfortable family operation with the mom doing prep in the back, one of the chefs' wives acting as server, and carpenter work and the beautiful Edison chandeliers created by a chef. Both sophisticated and romantic, it's an ideal date spot, and the $2 sake bombs will help ease things up if the evening starts awkwardly. Don’t know which inventive roll to get? Read the rave reviews and recommendations customers write on slips of paper that line the windows.