March 10, 2015
John Colins New Hidden Upstairs Sushi Bar: Takoba
Though it has been in soft opening mode for a number of weeks, the official opening of Takoba, a sushi bar hidden upstairs in John Colins, was February 24, in conjunction with the classic bar’s 10th anniversary. The chilled out bar brings feel-good vibes with beach scenes projecting on the back wall, surfboards and a new cocktail menu playing with tropical themes, as with the Manhattan Beach (Mt. Gay Rum, Carpano Antica sweet vermouth, tiki bitters and Fruitlab Organic Ginger Liqueur) or the Hi-Tai (a classic Mai Tai but with hibiscus tea and syrup). Chef Mark Hayashida first launched Takoba as a pop-up in the bar, which proved popular and now has a permanent home upstairs starting at 5 PM each night. Here’s what you’ll find up from the Takoba sushi perch overlooking the bar below.
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 5 PM-2 AM; Friday 4 PM-2 AM; Saturday 9 PM-2 AM.
138 Minna St., 415-512-7493
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