Yokai: Japanese food and vinyl records come to life in SoMa

This delicious new hi-fi bar still feels like San Francisco: Geeky yet come-as-you-are California casual. Most of all, it’s fun.

Published October 12, 2023, in my Medium column:

Yokai is an ode to jazz with quality 1970s JBL Pro Series studio speakers and sound-proofing, making music the soul of the lofty space that was home to Salt House for years. The steel, brick and wood-lined bar and restaurant on Mission Street opened just last month, adding a feather in the caps of Marc Zimmerman, Ben Jorgensen and team behind Gozu, one of the great modern Japanese restaurants in the nation since 2019.

ARTICLE HERE: https://thebolditalic.com/yokai-japanese-food-vinyl-records-and-cocktails-come-to-life-in-soma-68c48b416dd5

Yokai listening bar record station
Yokai gyoza
Yokai’s Trou Normand cocktail
Yokai’s King salmon and Kauai prawn skewers