This place has been here in J-Town for as long as I can remember, way before there was a Kabuki Movie Theater etc. and although most people come here for the ramen, it is perhaps best known by the locals ( born and raised in San Francisco, like myself) for the gyoza. This place has the very BEST gyoza , both the pork and the vegetarian! We go here at least once a week for our gyoza fix!! Their tempora ramen is also a favorite of mine but I would not recommend their chicken teriyaki. For whatever reason, their teriyaki leaves much to be desired. The marinade is too sweet almost syrupy without the classic ginger, garlic,soy and smoke combination that is synonymous with good teriyaki. A better choice here would be their pork katsu with curry. This is a very fine dish, with enough spice along with crunchy but moist cutlet. Overall, this gem is always consistant with very apt and polite service. You can't miss with Sapporo-Ya.
Pros: gyoza, ramen, curry pork cutlet
Cons: chicken teriyaki