Thursday, January 29, 2015


Glaze brings Seattle-style Teriyaki to SF


It's rare a cuisine is as comfortable on date night as drunk night.

Teriyaki is one of them.

Happy to make you look good on date #2 or help sop up sake #3, Glaze Teriyaki Grill is scheduled to open tomorrow in the old Johnny Rocket's on Fillmore in Pac Heights.

You'll find no trace of the former tenant's retro diner decor. Instead, pretty much everything you touch is made of repurposed materials — from the wainscotting sourced from a West Virginia general store to bench seats and counters made from the wood of a 150-year-old prison church.

So yeah. This place is medicinal and holy.

You'll see what we mean after tasting the natural, locally-sourced, and organic-where-possible treats ranging from charred BBQ pork rib with spicy Asian dipping sauce to cold soba noodle salad.

Also tempting: the selection of baked goods from Outer Sunset's Devil's Teeth, which includes their magical-tasting (although not actually magic) brownie bars.

Which might be the only other food that is equally amazing whether drunk or dating.

Or both simultaneously.

1946 Fillmore St. (at Pine), Pac Heights

Price: 1 (out of 4)
Parking: Metered street, or that lot next to Delfina Pizzeria.
On tap: A liquor license is still in the works, so expect a selection of West Coast and Japanese beers soon.
Nearby: Sift; Harry's Bar; SPQR

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