Looks like ~YAMASHO~ is now open in the Lower Polk. I was trying to scout down details for months, including going to the owner’s other place of business in Japantown (Izumiya), to no avail. But, now it’s open, and in addition to the usual sushi bar offerings, there are lesser-seen items on there too (complete with ESL translations on the menu). The main point of differentiation, however, is the ten themed karaoke rooms downstairs, ranging from the Osaka room to the New York room (the cheapest is the Hokkaido room, $45/hour for three—four people). The rooms also have their own set menus for snacking while you belt out Hooked on a Feeling. Yamasho is open from 5pm until 2am nightly, with sake, beer, and wine on offer.