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Izakaya Kou
Izakaya Kou

Izakaya Kou Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.izakayakou.com/
  • Email: izakayakou@gmail.com
  • Phone: (415) 441-9294
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: T-Th 5:30pm-12:00am

    Dinner: F-Sa 5:30pm-1:00am

    Dinner: Su 5:30pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Nick Yoon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our space offers private tatami rooms with a minimum seating of four and up to eight. The rooms feature sliding doors that connect to an adjoining room for larger parties. Each room requires a $200 spending minimum and can be used up to three hours. The largest room seats up to 8 and requires a $280 minimum.

    No shoes allowed in Tatami Rooms
  • Private Party Contact: James (415) 441-9294

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fillmore Street and Geary Streets
  • Public Transit: We are located on the Southeast corner of Geary Street and Fillmore Street. Muni buses run regularly to the Japan town area.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is metered until 6 pm or there is one neighborhood parking facility a block away at The Japan Center garage at 1610 Geary Blvd.
A word from Izakaya Kou
Izakaya Kou is taking the idea of the traditional Izakaya and turning it into the modern gathering place where we offer high quality Japanese fusion tapas and various unique drinking beverages in a comfortable, modern and fashionable atmosphere. It is a place where people can linger with good friends, good food, and drinks in the heart of San Francisco.

*Happy Hour, Tues-Fri from 5:30 to 7:00p*

If you would like to reserve a Tatami Room, please be advised, each room requires a $200 minimum with 3 hours use of the space. The largest room, seating up to 8 is a $280 minimum.

Parties of 6 and more, please contact the restaurant directly between the hours of 4pm-10pm.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Diner Reviews
  • "I was in SF for business on my own and really wanted a relaxed Japanese meal. I found this place on Opentable and figured I'd give it a go. I was really impressed. Its not too easy to find somewhere with a really good izakaya style menu, but they had all my faves. The okonomiyaki was fantastic, as was the tako wasabi and the hamachi kama. Also they have a happy hour until 7pm. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant pre-Fillmore show. All four of us decided it's now our favorite Japanese restaurant in SF. The food presentation is great, the food is delicious, and the decor is really nice (we also felt like we were in Japan). Plus, it's reasonably priced. I was slightly concerned about service given some of the other reviews, but we had great service. Will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great service. Food was amazing. Great atmosphere. Loved it!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "first time trying this place - love the decor and the friendly staff. food was okay - the fish was fresh and tasty. other dishes, like the tapas, weren't worth the price. overall, very expensive dinner and left feeling hungry. we were also trying to make a movie and when we went to pay the bill we were delayed with their computer system being down."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food was awesome. The service was OK until we wanted to order more, at which point the server forgot about us for over 1/2 hour, so we decided to wave him down for the check."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We LOVE this restau. Have been several times. This time when we walked in we were specially greeted AND because I am obviously mobility impaired, the host offered me a pillow for my seat. Then the feast began. Eggplant so good we ordered a second one! Every dish excellent, many superb."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The restaurant isn't 100% ready for service. There doesn't seem to be a system going yet, and the manager keeps advising/correcting his staff. Sushi bar is small - not really the type you want to sit at. Food is good and creative. Would go again to try different things on the menu (we're not Dragon roll and Chicken teriyaki types). The fried squid mouth is great if you like chicken cartilage. Overall, would go again to finalize my overall thoughts about the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Izakaya Kou reminded us of a souvenier shop in Northern Japan where the owner responded to our request for a local restaurant by serving us wonderful fried oysters, sushi, beer and wine that were amazing and very reasonable in price."
    Dined on 2/11/2014