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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    October 20, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 3, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
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Chef Ken Tominaga brings forth a modern take on traditional Izakaya-style dining with PABU San Francisco. In partnership with Michael Mina this modern izakaya and sushi bar in downtown San Francisco is a dream brought to life for Tominaga and Mina. Located at the landmark 101 California space in San Francisco’s Financial District, PABU combines rustic, old-world Japanese charm with modern, urban sophistication to create a dynamic, social dining experience. Requests for the sushi bar cannot be guaranteed.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This was our first time at Pabu, and we liked the design, although our table for 5 was super tight. The banquettes and table were a bit short to accommodate three people in a row.
Since we shared all the dishes we got to taste quite a bit. Everything was unique and delicious!
Our waiter, who according to colleagues was more than a waiter, not in the usual uniform, was amazing. He was attentive, charming and had a great sense of humor making us feel welcome and taken care of like celebrities.
I will be back."
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2007
Special Features: hot spot, fit for foodies
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Verbena brings a distinct culinary and beverage experience to the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. Executive Chef Sean Baker, also of Gather Restaurant in Berkeley, incorporates a balance of artisanal vegetable dishes and whole animal butchery. The inspiration for the menu draws from deep working relationships with farmers and ranchers who are extremely passionate about their craft. The bar sets the stage in the restaurant and features an innovative beverage program highlighting carefully crafted small batch spirits and wines.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Rich and tasty
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/01/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/01/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This was my second time at Verbena, and this time I went with a Vegetarian friend only sharing Vegetarian dishes. We had the Josey Baker bread with Verbena butter, which we really needed as a sponge for the dishes to come. The little gems salad, sunchoke and beet, autumn squash and carrots, as well as the Spaghetti with walnut pesto, beet, sun choke and goat cheese tasted great, but all together were a bit rich. I felt like I needed something plain to absorb the intensity.
Service was great on all accounts, pleasant, warm and attentive."
Dined on 12/01/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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We invite everybody to enjoy our Spanish inspired cuisine, made with the best and most natural ingredients available. Mat Schuster, Canela’s executive chef, has dedicated his life to create sophisticated and unforgettable flavors using only top of the line products. Canela also offers unique wines from Spain and California. Whether you want to have a formal dinner, a "tapa" or small plate with a glass of wine or a delicious coffee with one of our signature desserts, come to Canela and be assured that you will find what you are looking for. <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Delicious as always….
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"… and the new waiter was great. Also loved the new chocolate dessert! It is always a pleasure to return to Canela."
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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