Village Sake made Michael Bauer's list of Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants for 2017!

Chicken thigh skewers. Village Sake. Photography by John Storey. SF Chronicle.

Chicken thigh skewers. Village Sake. Photography by John Storey. SF Chronicle.

We're incredibly excited to be included again in Michael Bauer's list of Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants for 2017! It's been an exciting year for the bay area dining scene - we're honored to be in such amazing company!

Congratulations to the Village Sake team - thank you for all your hard work!
http://projects.sfchronicle.com/2017/top-100-restaurants/

The sushi, generally six or eight fish a night, is always immaculate, but Whitman really excels at other dishes, including the tempura of maitake mushroom shrouded with a delicate coating, the chunks of chicken thigh threaded on skewers with scallions, the gossamer scallop-chive dumplings, and the grilled hamachi collar. The kitchen has a way with vegetables, which might include kimchi Brussels sprouts or curried spaghetti squash hit with lime and ginger. The interior has a classic rustic sensibility, and the service is warm and helpful.
It’s a restaurant that deserves to have long wait lists, and, while you wait, you can always have a cocktail at 19 Broadway or one of the other bars that line the street.