Wayo is a tiny restaurant that sits about 20 people within walking distance of Japantown. It was crawling with hipsters, so we sat at the bar and had an amazing view of the chef work his magic. The menu is a small one that focuses on fresh, raw fish. Our waitress was kind, attentive and readily answered any questions our party had. She wrote out orders in Japanese, which simply amazed us like kittens awed by a simple piece of yarn.
I started out my dinner with one of their specials, crab and mango salad. The mango was juicy and ripe, the massive chunks of crab were so fresh that I think it was still alive. The mango and crab was set atop lettuce with a light, house-made citrus dressing. Such a simple and refreshing salad.
I moved right along to some sashimi and a spicy yellowtail with mango roll. This ish was so fresh it made me want to jump on the counter and
twerk dance for joy. The sashimi was just delicious. The roll was both sweet and spicy all at once, it high-fived your taste buds and shouted, "Fuck yeah, let's do this!"
1407 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109