Nihon Whisky Lounge
San Francisco, CA 94103
- Tue-Sat 5:30pm-1:30am
- All Major Credit Cards
- Private Party, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
- Dinner, Late Night
- Full bar
- Accepted, Recommended for Large Parties
SF Weekly's Description
This cool, glam, retro-dotcom nightspot serves up classy Japanese small plates and cutting-edge sushi, but what the place is really known for are its 400 varieties of single-malt scotch, the biggest selection on the Pacific Coast. That bottle of 50-year-old MacPhail's will set you back $4,000 or so, but for a smaller stipend you can settle for a skillfully concocted Rob Roy, sazerac, or other whisky-licious cocktail. Izakaya snacks like taro fries, hamachi-stuffed shiitake, and seaweed-wrapped Kobe burgers are pretty tasty too. There's a private red-plush hideaway upstairs for the more elite tipplers.
Tips from foursquare
Finish your meal with the uni spoon. Incredible!
SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST WHISKY COLLECTIONNihon beats them all with a staggering 450 different bottles, about 330 of those being single-malt Scotch…
Classy and intimate spot in the most random part of the Mission. Great selection of whisky, superb happy hour, and get the agedashi tofu with a side of rice.
At the popular Izakaya happy hour spot for 50% off all appetizers from 5:30-7pm. Try traditional Japanese style bottlekeep, buy a bottle from their whiskeys and they store it in a locker for free.
order a sazerac and sip slowly