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

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The 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 Sushi Ran (, the highly acclaimed restaurant by Yoshi Tome located in Sausalito. With top rankings from Michelin and Zagat Survey, and three stars from San Francisco Chronicle food critic Michael Bauer, Sushi Ran has amazed diners for almost 30 years.

The restaurant was a culinary partner of our 2013 event and we’re thrilled they’re returning for our 2015 event.

For this year’s event, Sushi Ran will be preparing buta no kakuni (braised pork belly) and a vegetable dish using Okinawan style vegetables.

Sushi Ran, culinary partner of Japantown Foundation New Year's Celebration

Sushi Ran features a vibrant fusion of traditional Japanese and Pacific cuisine. “We are passionate about what we do, and take special delight in introducing our guests to new wines, great cuisine, and surprising pairings of food with wine and sake.”

In addition to its rankings from Michelin and Zagat, the restaurant was picked as one of the top three restaurants in Sausalito by USA Today Travel.

In addition to playing a major role in our New Year’s celebration, Sushi Ran is welcoming guests to its own celebration on New Year’s Day at 4 p.m. The free event will feature dancing, drumming, sake barrel breaking, treats for kids, sake tasting for adults, and a traditional Japanese blessings.

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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