San Francisco Sushi Restaurant Ace Wasabi Sees Signs of New Technology Gold Rush

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Ace Wasabi’s Rock-N-Roll Sushi in San Francisco’s Marina neighborhood is a hub for the City’s digerati. Owner Ken Lowe is seeing increased enthusiasm and activity among his guests—similar to what he witnessed during the ‘90s Internet-related boom.

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Ace Wasabi Rock-N-Roll Sushi is a favorite of the City’s digerati.

If it is possible for a sushi bar to be a gauge of the health of the technology sector in San Francisco, our needle is on the rise.

What do young technology entrepreneurs crave after a busy day expanding and improving the Internet? Why, kamikaze rolls and sake, of course. The blending of geeks and Japanese fare is a fine art in San Francisco, perfected at Ace Wasabi’s Rock-N-Roll Sushi where the owner says he is seeing an influx of business activity and technology-related deals similar to the levels he saw in the ‘90s.

“We are seeing the return of business deals made over dinner and drinks, business plans sketched on the backs of napkins and increasingly excited conversations about new technologies and the future,” said Ken Lowe, owner of Ace Wasabi’s Rock-N-Roll Sushi. “If it is possible for a sushi bar to be a gauge of the health of the technology sector in San Francisco, our needle is on the rise.”

Ace Wasabi is a mecca for the city’s digerati. They come to conduct business, socialize and—of course—enjoy innovative sushi dishes washed down with perfectly paired sake. Ace Wasabi’s happy hour, held weekdays between 5:30 and 7 pm, features specials that include $2, $3 and $4 hand rolls. The San Francisco sushi restaurant also offers their signature Tokyo trio, which includes a draft beer, hand roll and Nigori sake for just $7.

Techies say Ace Wasabi has one of the best happy hours in San Francisco, made even more exciting with Bingo. People usually associate Bingo with little old, dobber-wielding, blue-hair ladies, but Monday through Friday at 6:30 it’s an entreprenerdial crowd-pleaser. It’s free to play, and the winner receives a $20 certificate.

For more information about Ace Wasabi’s Rock-N-Roll Sushi, call (415) 819-8477. To make reservations, call (415) 202-5687 or visit them on the web at

About Ace Wasabi
Established in 1995, Ace Wasabi is a San Francisco sushi restaurant that specializes in imaginative maki rolls and hugely popular dishes like their signature seared albacore tataki. Ace Wasabi is home to San Francisco’s first sake bar.

The San Francisco Chronicle says the Marina sushi restaurant is “improving on a classic”; the New York Times calls Ace “the Marina hot spot”; USA Today says the “cool crowd catches on to the real raw deal”; and MSN added, “Ace offers some colorful twists to the standard sushi menu.”


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