20 years: not quite of legal drinking age yet, but that’s a commendable amount of time to be in business (and equally impressive: executive chef Kunihiko Oshikawa and master sushi chef Akifusa Tonai have both been with KYO-YA RESTAURANT since the restaurant’s opening in 1991). For the month of August, Kyo-ya in the Palace Hotel will be celebrating its anniversary with a variety of specials, like offering 20 pieces of sushi to go for just $20 (although SFoodie is currently wondering how the amount pictured adds up to 20—maybe you need to drink some sake for the math to work?). (Available August 1st-31st during lunch, from 11:30am-2pm.) Pre-ordering is required. To reserve your 20 for $20 lunch to go, call 415-546-5089.
There’s also a three-course dinner with sake pairings for $35 this month. The menu features a Kyo-ya salad, salmon belly with asparagus tempura, and a dessert trio of black sesame choux, yuzu tart, and green tea gelée. Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery St. at Market.
20 for $20 promo photo courtesy of Kyo-Ya (via SFoodie).