Located at 1800 Divisadero Street (San Francisco, CA 94115), a short drive away from San Francisco’s Japan Town, one can find “Godzila Sushi”.

I had driven past the location many times, but despite the name I never gave it a second thought. Godzilla named foods are not all that uncommon, High Tech Burrito has their Godzilla burrito for example. Furthermore, sushi restaurants are a dime a dozen in San Francisco. It wasn’t until I actually walked past the location that I had to do a full stop to stare inside in wonder. Godzilla was everywhere inside, and the restaurant clearly didn’t just pick a random name, but was themed around the concept.

I had to go.

While the food was nothing special, featuring two Godzilla items on the menu, the restaurant itself was quite memorable. I snapped all kinds of pictures of the Lower Pacific Heights location. From the mural to the posters and toys, while submitted art is also everywhere. The place is an homage to Godzilla, even down to the t-shirt they sell for the sushi location. It’s a lawsuit waiting to happen (Toho’s lawyers would likely scoff at the missing “l” defense), but a pretty cool spot. Below are some of the many photos taken, to offer a visual tour of the place and show off the Godzilla themed items.

The mural on the back wall

The mural on the back wall

The open kitchen with posters above

The open kitchen with posters above

The menu, which serves a "Godzila" Salad

The menu, which serves a “Godzila” Salad

Back of the menu, with a "Godzila" Roll and a King Kong Roll

Back of the menu, with a “Godzila” Roll and a King Kong Roll

The sake menu

The sake menu

The "Godzila" Salad

The “Godzila” Salad

The "Godzila" Roll

The “Godzila” Roll

The entrance which has a Godzilla vs. Megaguirus poster, the only Japanese one here

The entrance which has a Godzilla vs. Megaguirus poster, the only Japanese one here

Close-up of the open kitchen

Close-up of the open kitchen

Some of the hand drawn art on display

Some of the hand drawn art on display

The bathroom decor

The bathroom decor

More of the art on display

More of the art on display

Even more art, most of which uses "Godzila" although a few let Godzilla with the double Ls slip

Even more art, most of which uses “Godzila” although a few let Godzilla with the double Ls slip

More of the art on display

More of the art on display

Even more of the art on display

Even more of the art on display

More Godzila themed art

More Godzila themed art

Last set of Godzila art

Last set of Godzila art

The Godzila Sushi shirt

The Godzila Sushi shirt

As a side note, these photos were taken back in November of 2014.

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