Grand Opening of Ahn Sushi & Soju!

Restauranteur Kash Feng is at it again.  This weekend is the grand opening of his third restaurant, Ahn Sushi & Soju! Ahn Sushi & Soju is the newest place to hang out and drink in San Francisco. It is located above Pandora Karaoke & Bar, come by and enjoy the grand opening weekend. Ahn is offering half off all bottles of sake and soju!

Tonight @ 6PM to 2AM

Ahn Sushi & Soju
177 Eddy St.
San Francisco, CA
(between Mason St & Taylor St)

Ahn Sushi & Soju interior

Ahn is a sushi & soju bar that fuses Japanese and Korean cuisine. Enjoy a wide variety of sushi, sake, soju served in-fruit and more. Ahn has a lively atmosphere catering to a variety of clientele, ranging from large parties to more intimate groups or couples. It specializes in soju cocktails that are served in the fruit, such as pineapple and watermelon, which are perfect for big groups.

Soju Cocktail: The apple adds a little sweetness to the soju while creating a unique and special experience for our customers.

Ahn also serves incredibly fresh fish coming from various regions around the world.  There are seasonal specials such as various types of toro, blue shrimp, and mirugai. Enjoy a broad selection of rolls from the simple California roll to the more exotic Sushi Pizza Roll, which is topped with fresh sake and melted mozzarella cheese.


06 2011

North Beach and Chinatown Noodle Fest: Sunday, May 1

The second annual Noodle Fest is coming back to San Francisco this Sunday in North Beach and Chinatown.  It’s a one-of-a-kind cultural and culinary celebration that marks the friendship between the North Beach and Chinatown communities.

Sunday, May 1
1PM – 5PM
Grant Ave. (between Pacific & Vallejo)
$20 / 6 tastings of noodles and pasta



04 2011

Restaurants for Japan’s Relief

Another great effort by San Francisco restaurants to support Japan’s earthquake and tsunami relief effort that you should know about:


April 10, 5-9 p.m. in San Francisco

Hosted by E&O Company, this event will bring together San Francisco’s finest restaurants, wineries, and mixologists to raise funds for the survivors of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. 100% of the proceeds will go to Give2Asia’s Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Fund.

  • Date: Sunday, April 10, 2011
  • Location: E&O Trading Company, San Francisco (find on Google Maps)
  • Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Purchase Tickets:



03 2011

Hope to Japan: Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Relief Effort


Join the Asian Chef Association and others from the San Francisco community on Tuesday, April 5, at Nikko Hotel to send help and support to our friends in Japan.

Northern California Japanese Restaurant Association (NCJRA) and Nikko Hotel San Francisco will host a fundraising event Hope To Japan on Tuesday, April 5. The event’s purpose is to support the victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. As the official number of dead and missing has risen to over 20,000 and damage estimated in the tens of billions, this proud and prosperous country is overwhelmed by the devastation.

Northern California Japanese Restaurant Association (NCJRA) and Nikko Hotel San Francisco have partnered with other respected leaders and organizations in Northern California to establish Hope To Japan Committee (HTJC) to help rebuild Japan. This is going to be a very exiting and meaningful event to aid the people of Japan.

Here’s how you can help:
→ purchase tickets to the April 5th benefit
→ make a donation
→ become a sponsor (cash donation of $1000 or more; sponsors will be recognized at the event and on the website)

Click here for more  information:

Thank you on behalf of the people who are suffering in Japan.



03 2011

Announcing ACA’s New Executive Director: Uyen Nguyen


OneVietnam Network event at SINO in Santana Row of San Jose, CA (Left to Right: Chef Lawrence Chu, Chef Khai Duong, Uyen Nguyen, Thuy Linh, and Chef Charles Phan)

The Asian Culinary Association is proud to announce a Uyen Nguyen as our new executive director.  Uyen is an economic consultant turned social entrepreneur.  After working for one of the largest economic consulting films in the country, Uyen left the industry to establish OneVietnam Network, an innovative online network to connect Vietnamese worldwide to do good.  She now serves as the business development director at OneVietnam Network in addition to her work at the Asian Culinary Association.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Economics.  Connect with Uyen on OneVietnamTwitter, and LinkedIn.  She can also be reached at


02 2011