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Map & Directions 2491 Mission
San Francisco, CA 94110
  • California, Japanese
  • Sun-Mon, Wed-Thu 6pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-2am
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Late Night, Snack Food
  • Beer/Wine
  • Accepted, Online Reservations Available
  • No Parking, Street


SF Weekly's Description

The genre of Japanese pub cooking known as izakaya assumes diners will be at least partially inebriated, and Nombe - the name means "drunk guy" - serves up a selection of small plates with big, earthy flavors that should pierce the fog of even the most rollicking night out. Gil Payne and Mari Takahashi introduces a touch of contemporary Cali lightness in yakimono (grilled dishes) and agemono (fried dishes). The kitchen's execution doesn't always do the food justice, but Payne's sprawling sake list provides a measure of solace.

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  • AskMen on 06/10/11

    Nombe Japanese Cooking Class - 2 classes in June & more to come next month, after these classes you’ll be able to recreate the summer festivals & street food of Japan in your own home.

  • Foodspotting on 01/12/11

    Try the Chicken Wings and spot it on Foodspotting!

  • Claudine C. on 02/15/10

    You won't be sorry w/ the Pork belly with stewed onion, shoyu egg

  • Serious Eats on 10/29/13

    This intimate Japanese izakaya is the home of the original Ramenburger, offering different variations such as the Miso Ramenburger and the Veggie Ramenburger.

  • Karen C. on 06/30/12

    Hyped way too much. Service was terrible and service staff were jerks. Can find better yakitori elsewhere like at Ippuku. Squid was undercooked, buns were undercooked. Only savior: eggplant.

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