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Map & Directions 401 Taylor
San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Asian Fusion, Fusion, Small Plates, Tapas
  • Sun, Sat 8am-11am, Sun-Thu 5pm-10pm, Mon-Fri 7am-10am, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, Diners Club, cash
  • Coat Check, Delivery, Family Style, Private Party, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Accepted, Online Reservations Available
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SF Weekly's Description

There's a rollicking Trader Vic ethos afoot here, with snack-sized portions of sugar-caned shrimp, Flaming Buddhas (a tasty, fire-drenched cocktail), and other showbiz touches. The kiwi-marinated kalbi short ribs and the tempura nori-wrapped ahi tuna with Bhutanese red rice are just two of the lively tastes you'll encounter.

Member Reviews

  • eric.c.hinderberger wrote a review for Ponzu
    on 12/20/09

    Growing up this eatery was a family favorite !

  • ocweeklybestof wrote a review for Ponzu
    on 05/06/09

    There is no better precursor to freshwater catfish, Cajun sausage or Southern-fried chicken than a hefty serving of fried okra. The green nubs, fried crisp on the outside in a light cornmeal batter and tender on the inside, are the South's hearty, delicious equivalent of edamame. Enjoy a half or full order at Johnny Rebs', and you'll happily forget you're in California.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Cheapism on 03/05/11

    Every day from 4:30-6:30pm, this lounge spot offers $3 kobe sliders, vegetable chips, crispy calamari, and chili chicken wings. Behind the bar are $3 draft beers, as well as $5 well drinks.

  • Danny P. on 04/02/10

    Ponzu has a great $3 happy hour from 4:30-6:30 every day. Beer, wine, well drinks, sliders, calamari, fries all 3 bucks.

  • Jayzen P. on 10/02/10

    All about happy hour! 3 dollar kobe sliders, samosas, wedge salad and cheap drinks!!!! Blow off Urban Tavern and get here by 6:30!

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