Press

San Francisco Examiner
“…a smart and serene little dining room and sake bar with a big selection of small dishes, and a handful of artisanal sakes, all at excellent prices. A meal of Chotto’s small bites adds up to big satisfaction. I like the way the chef incorporates excellent American products, especially pork and beef, into Japanese culinary vernacular, to come up with his own version of San Francisco comfort food.” (San Francisco Examiner Restaurant Critic Patricia Unterman)
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San Francisco Chronicle
“…chef Armando Justo is making a name for himself. The menu is wide-ranging, but it’s hard to go wrong…” (San Francisco Chronicle Restaurant Critic Michael Bauer, 2.5 stars)
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7X7SF
“…Chotto is just the place to take off those izakaya training wheels.”
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San Francisco magazine ITList
“…the hottest izakaya to hit the Marina…plate upon plate of ramen, crisp tempura, and Japanese charcoal-fired skewers in stylish new digs”
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Marina Times
“Chotto is a wonderful place to share new flavors and open up your taste buds to the true Japanese izakaya experience”
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DailyCandy San Francisco
“Shareable small plates, like miso gnocchi and tuna tartare with quail egg and chili oil, combine local ingredients with traditionally clean Japanese flavors”
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Thrillist San Francisco
“The Marina’s first-ever authentic izakaya, this sake and small plate slinger features…ample amounts of fried, skewered, and pickled goodness”
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tablehopper
“…here’s one more bowl of goodness to add to your list: the ramen at Chotto”
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AskMen.com
“…with hard-to-find sake and shochu and lots of fried and skewered Japanese pub grub, there’s nothing wrong with a little class in your sass”
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The Rundown SF
“With a zen-ified contemporary interior spiked with colorful lanterns and artwork, this Japanese izakaya brings much-needed ethnic flavor”
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Tasting Table San Francisco
“At the new Marina izakaya Chotto, the menu covers a dizzying amount of ground–a bit of sashimi, some meats cooked over binchotan charcoal, grilled fish”
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