LOWER HAIGHT — Sushi chefs Billy Kong (Saru Sushi in Noe Valley) and Kua Catuang (Seiya in San Carlos) have teamed up to open Ijji Sushi, a nigiri-only Japanese restaurant that sources more than 90 percent of its fish from Japan. Omakase is available, and starts at eight pieces with prices usually between $48 and $60 depending on the day’s fish. A few cold small plates are also on the menu, like nasu nibitashi, a chilled, braised eggplant dish. Drinks are Japanese beer and sake.
Ijji has only 17 seats, most for walk-in only, but the 7-seat hinoki cypress wood sushi bar is reservation only (and it’s a different experience from other sushi bars as there’s no cold case displaying fish). Ijji Sushi is open at 252 Divisadero St. Tuesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
TENDERLOIN — Popular Filipino diner Tselogs has expanded to the Tenderloin in the former Ken Kare space. Known for its silogs, or fried rice with egg and meat dishes, Tselogs has been serving comfort Filipino food to Daly City for seven years. The new location, at 552 Jones St., officially opens this Monday, February 8 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will maintain those hours Mondays through Saturdays.