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True Sake
Sake Purveyor & Aficcionado

560 Hayes Street
San Francisco , CA 94102

(415) 355-9555

Tues-Sat, 12-7
Sunday 11-6
Monday Closed - No Sake!

This is the only store in the United States dedicated to selling sake, a Japanese rice wine. Owner and self-taught sake aficionado Beau Timken opened the store to evangelize his passion and introduce an alternative to wine. To invite curiosity, he hung an oversized sugidama, a traditional cedar ball hung by Japanese sake brewers, on the storefront.

The cozy interior is a creative fusion of Japanese tradition and modern art, and packs in over 100 sakes from around the world, ranging in price from $9 to $200 per bottle. (--SF Chronicle)

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