If two heads are better than one, then two cuisine-noggins fused into one restaurant-body are better than one. Support admixed eateries and your local thesaurus with today’s Groupon: for $20, you’ll get $40 worth of delicious French-Japanese fusion fare for lunch or dinner at Bushi-Tei, an epicurean hybrid that expands cultural palates.
The elegantly modern, candlelit décor serves as a complementary backdrop for the menu of thoughtfully plated dishes that think aloud, "This place looks great." Stop in for lunch Monday through Saturday and savor the herb-marinated Scottish salmon ($12.50). For dinner, start with the big-eye tuna tartare, a cool nibble perked up with coriander seed and wasabi-crème fraîche ($16). Artfully prepared main courses include seafood (orata, scallops, tuna), duck (served with mascarpone mustard and dried chutney), and grass-fed tenderloin. Entrees average $20–$30 and include vegetarian omakase choices.
Reserve belly space for a dessert such as Bushi-Tei’s airy chocolate soufflé, a cloudlike indulgence accompanied by a roasted strawberry and organic ice cream ($8.50). Throughout the meal, keep the palate cleansed and the conversation flowing with alternating rounds of wine and saké.
Valid for dine-in only.
Zagat awards Bushi-Tei's food, décor, and service all 24/30, and San Francisco Weekly lauds its flourless chocolate cake. More than 430 Yelpers give the restaurant an average of four stars, and nearly 140 OpenTable diners give it an average of 4.1.
- …this “sublime” Pan-Asian “find” showcasing chef Seiji Wakabayashi’s “extraordinary”, “delicate” fare in a “beautiful” “Zen” setting accented with “modern” touches and “traditional rough-hewn wood” in Japantown – Zagat
- This is a hidden gem in the heart of Japantown. Whether it's the casual elegant decor with a soothing ambiance and friendly service or the scrumptious plates of enticing entrees, you'll be delighted to dine here. – Jenny L, Yelp
- I ordered sea scallops, and they were cooked to perfection in a nice broth. Everybody's food was fresh and elegantly displayed. Desserts were great, especially the chocolate truffles! – An OpenTable user who dined on 05/15/2010