Like playing Go Fish, preparing Japanese cuisine relies on centuries of perfected technique and the ability to pair seafood. Go all in with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Japanese cuisine and drinks at Oozora Sake House.
Oozora Sake House's historian chefs channel 17th-century yakitori traditions to compile a menu of flavorful seafood and grilled game. Drunken clams ($10.95) sip a variety of sake and solicit grilled squid ($8.95) for ink to pen inebriated love letters to palates. Chefs skewer more than 20 gastronomic yakitori varieties including pork belly ($4.50 for two skewers) and the meat-flanked veggies of asparagus bacon ($4.50 for two skewers). Full meals vanquish hearty appetites with generous helpings of grilled eel unagi don ($7.95) or a seafood casserole ($19), which assembles shrimp, octopus, and other sea-cured meats. In addition to varietal sake, diners can sip 16 Japanese rice wines separately, or all at once to achieve a feeling of soaring above Japan, while lounging in Oozora's dim lighting and intimate, dark wood furnishings.
5120 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, California 94118