Glaze Teriyaki Grill
1946 Fillmore St., Lower Pacific Heights
Phone: (415) 590-2199
Seattle-style teriyaki has come to San Francisco, as Fillmore Street opens the first West Coast location of NYC-based chain Glaze Teriyaki Grill today. Helmed by Seattle natives Paul Krug and Ian McCormick, in partnership with chef Dennis Lake, the restaurant focuses on various proteins (including chicken breast, hanger steak, salmon, veggies, and soy-marinated tofu) grilled to order on a charcoal grill and served on a bed of white or brown rice with salad and the restaurant's signature teriyaki sauce (available in spicy, extra-spicy, and gluten-free versions). A selection of Japanese bites like edamame, gyoza, and charred pork ribs round out the menu, with locals Devil's Teeth Baking Company providing brownies and raspberry and lemon bars. See the full menu here.
On the drinks side, Glaze features a soda fountain from Seattle-based Jones Soda Co., which is only the second of its kind in the country. The liquor license likely won't come through until June, but once it does, they'll offer a selection of West Coast and Japanese beers, wine, and sake. The 30-seat former Johnny Rockets space was designed by Brooklyn-based HeCHO Inc., and features reclaimed wood and laser-etched panels of SF landmarks. The heated outdoor patio offers more communal seating, as well as vintage wall coverings from the '60s and '70s. Hours are 11:30 am-10:30 pm daily.