Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Rate-A-Restaurant #336: Mifune (San Francisco)
Location: Japan Center Kintetsu Building: 1737 Post Street (San Francisco)
Type of restaurant: Japanese
We stipulated: Looking for a spot for dinner that the Blogger Kids would also appreciate, we consulted a San Francisco Chronicle roundup of kid-friendly restaurants. Noodles and sushi sounded perfect, but most importantly, we knew the kids would get a kick out of their meal being served in a "bullet train."
They stipulated: "Serving 90 year recipe of fine Japanese Noodles in the USA since 1978, specializing in traditional Udon and Soba."
What we ordered: Seafood Soba -- shrimp, scallop, squid and vegetables ($12.50), spicy tuna rolls ($4.20), for kids under 12 years. cold udon, soba or rice with tempura ($7.50), Cashu Ramen - sliced barbeque pork and vegetables ($8.50)
High point: The cold soba noodles and the seafood was quite a delicious combo.
Low point: The "bullet trains" had seen better days. Not nearly as cool as promised.
Overall impression: All the hallmarks of a restaurant that once upon a time was a destination, but has now seen better days.
Will we return: Probably not. It's fine, but nothing special anymore.