Chotto Izakaya

On Saturday, my cousins and I had dinner at Chotto, an izakaya located in the Marina area of San Francisco. I had wanted to try the food here since it opened (was it early or mid last year?). The dishes were on the pricier side compared to the izakayas in LA, but I was dining in the Marina. It shouldn’t have been a surprise. The food was good so I have no complaints. Okay that was a lie. I didn’t particularly care for the insane amount of cabbage that was sitting on the bottom of my bowl of ramen. Oh and was it weird that everyone in my family ordered their own bowl of ramen? I did quite enjoy the bacon mochi and the gyutan (it’s tongue, don’t judge me) though.

The lanterns separating our private room from the rest of the restaurant.

Hakate Sarada


Kushiyaki Sampler (kamo, kyu, negima, tontoro)

Bacon Mochi

Agedashi Tofu

Karamiso Tonkotsu – I added the egg.

I think I’m going to attempt to make the bacon mochi at home. Wish me luck.


3317 Steiner St. (btw Chestnut & Lombard)

San Francisco, CA 94123