The workforce driving 1 of San Francisco’s top rated steakhouses has a new undertaking in the is effective. Given that 2019, chef Marc Zimmerman has been searing steaks and breaking down whole animals at Ittoryu Gozu, the superior-close Japanese steakhouse housed in a daring, modern-day area just off the Embarcadero. Now Zimmerman, tech entrepreneur Ben Jorgensen, and a staff of Gozu alumni together with Chef de Delicacies Jessie Lugo will deliver a relaxed Japanese cafe and bar to 545 Mission Road, about four blocks away from Gozu.
Referred to as Yokai, which signifies “spirit” in Japanese, the new restaurant is envisioned to open up in early 2023 and attracts inspiration from Japanese listening bars. To total the right after-get the job done vibes, designs for the restaurant also involve the installation of a classic McIntosh sound process to be complemented with an “extensive vinyl assortment.” ALM Layout Studio will renovate the pre-Prohibition house, with its soaring ceilings and exposed brick.
Via push release Zimmerman suggests he’s seeking to Japanese following operate bars for inspiration on Yokai, which will concentrate on “Japanese whisky and cocktails as well as brandies, cognacs and the budding Japanese gin scene.” On the food items aspect, the coronary heart of the menu will be shareable plates and yakitori skewers cooked around binchotan charcoal. While Gozu’s meat-loving admirer base can expect huge plates like a gradual-roasted wagyu neck and smaller plates like coal-seared wagyu carpaccio, the menu will have fish and seafood alternatives — like steamed full Japanese sea bream and King salmon stomach skewers with matcha, buttermilk and dill — furthermore vegetables and create from Tenbrink Farms.
In addition to Chef de Delicacies Jessie Lugo, Zimmerman’s tapping various other Gozu skills for Yokai like Beverage Director Jordan Abraham and Typical Supervisor Molly Mueller, both of whom will split time in between the two restaurants.
Yokai, 545 Mission Road, is envisioned to open up in early 2023.