Tucked away on Haight Street, Ginza Sushi & Sake is known for exactly those things (sushi, sake), along with traditional Japanese dishes with modern and exciting twists. Order the Nigiri Tasting — a selection of six kinds of seasonal sushi — and pair it with a bottle of dry, rich Otokoyama sake. Or, you could go with a few bottles of bright, citrusy Kawaba Snow beer alongside the spicy salmon don. The dishes are fresh, vibrant, and filling. Just be sure to save room for the Hokkaido mille crepe — twelve layers of Japanese crepes, Hokkaido fluffy milk cream, and homemade strawberry sauce. Go for the unexpected and give them a try.