Spotlight on Sanraku, Culinary Partner of Our New Year’s Celebration

sanraku_sf_metron_osechiryori_japantownfoundationThe San Francisco Japantown Foundation’s special New Year’s Celebration on January 8, 2015, will feature osechi ryori, the traditional food and presentation prepared to celebrate the New Year. Because of the complex preparation required for the dishes, we’ve partnered with several restaurants to provide our guests with the most authentic experience possible.

One of these restaurants is Sanraku (, a Japanese restaurant with locations in the Union Square area and in the Metreon entertainment center. The highly rated Sanraku celebrated its 25th anniversary in September. The restaurant was a culinary partner of our 2013 event and we’re thrilled they’re returning for our 2015 event.

Sanraku is planning on preparing a cod dish similar to the one below (actual dish subject to change), and we look forward to sharing their delicious
presentation with our guests at our January 8 event.



We’re honored to have Sanraku partnering with us on our event. The restaurant’s first location opened in 1989, specializing in first class quality Japanese cuisine. In 1992, they added upscale “Sanraku Four Seasons” next door, which included a new sushi bar. Sanraku opened up it’s Metreon location in 1999.

Sanraku strives to serve the highest quality Japanese food, consisting only of fresh and quality ingredients. “We strive to be Japan’s best ambassadors of its culinary arts and culture,” states the restaurant on its website. Known for authentic and delicious cuisine, Sanraku offers some of the city’s finest Japanese cuisine options.

Sanraku Sushi

The San Francisco Japantown Foundation osechi ryori event will be on Thursday, January 8, 2015, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Hotel Kabuki in Japantown. This is the San Francisco Japantown Foundation’s primary fundraiser and allows us to continue providing grants to Japantown and Japanese American-related nonprofit organizations.

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