Spare your sweet tooth and indulge in cleaner eats with today's Groupon. For $25, you'll get $50 worth of Japanese cuisine with Mexican accents at Mas Sake.
Live DJs Thursday through Saturday lend a party atmosphere to the sushi palace. Start by slamming a sake bomb ($4), the house specialty blended with hot sake and raspberry cider, to get in the mood. Try Mas' savory spin on a sweet treat with an order of sushi cupcakes ($10), palm-sized poppers of mango, cream cheese, red onion, jalapeno, and crispy rice, topped with crab, spicy tuna, and tobiko rolled in soy paper. You'll find the standards—sushi, sashimi, specialty maki—along with no-raw fish rolls, entrees, and sushi tacos. Try the seared ahi tacos, kicked up with cilantro, cheese, and onions ($13) or the mixed veggie stir fry ($14).
Between candy cane cupcakes and suspicious pastel punches, the holidays can spell gastronomic trouble with a fountain pen filled with stomach acid. However, Sushi is predictably light, fresh, and kind on the digestive system, and—according to studies—fish consumption can actually make you smarter. Mas bills itself as a daily party destination and features happy hour specials Monday through Friday with $4 beers, $4 Svedka cocktails, and $6 Svekda and Red Bulls.
Yelpers give Mas Sake three stars:
Mas Sake performs its fusion of Japanese and Mexican cuisines from its perch in the Marina district. Within the high-energy establishment, chefs craft both traditional Japanese fare, including teriyaki dishes and sashimi, as well as sushi that twists in flavors of preserved lemon, Cajun shrimp, jalapeno, and piñata. Conversely, chefs roll hand-made tortillas around sushi-grade ahi to render Japanese-tinged tacos.
Mas Sake hosts a festive whappy hour on weekdays, when libation lovers can slake thirst on cocktails, beers, and sake bombs. The restaurant's dim lighting swathes plush booths and wooden fixtures in a large dining room fit for both intimate dinners and celebrations.
2030 Lombard St
San Francisco, California 94123Get Directions