So I'm less than two weeks away from my big trip to Paris/Europe and I thought I'd better start doing some "benchmarking" by checking out guys in the SF restaurants first. Lately I've been craving sushi a lot and I wanted to get my fill since I anticipate that I won't be having much sushi in the next two months.
I had made reservations for us at the sushi bar at Koo (408 Irving St) and reservation is a must, especially for a weekend night, since their sushi bar only has 6 seats. They seated us as soon as we walked in and I noticed that there was a cute guy sitting next to me and he was by himself! Score! However, I was with my two girlfriends and we were pretty engrossed in our own conversation, even though I kept stealing glances over to the guy sitting next to me. I have a soft spot for any man who knows how to enjoy good sushi. Sadly, he left shortly after we got there and then I was left with no cute guys in the restaurant...
On the food part, Koo's "Spoonful of Happiness" (1 spoon of monkfish liver wrapped in halibut sashimi and the other spoon is uni with quail egg and truffle oil) is a must and my friends and I all felt very happy after that. We then had various sashimi, ranging from pen shell to Hawaiian amberjack to white tuna belly (our favorite) and of course toro. The service was good too, as they always kept our teacups full and cleared our plates as soon as we finished something.
Koo is a fairly authentic Japanese restaurant ran by very friendly folks, but unfortunately it's going to score low in terms of cute guys. I'm still going to give it a 1 "Q" rating though - thanks to the 1 cute guy that I did see at the sushi bar. This is not a great start for American men, but I will make every effort to check out more places with hot guys before I go!