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Watch a video of Lissa and Hiro courtesy of Savory San Francisco

Chef Hiro Sone's Favorite Yakitori at Nojo - Chef's Feed Network

"Michelin Star" 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

"Michelin Star" 2008

Hiro Sone hailed as one of "The Bay Area's Visionary Chefs"
"Sone shows how to do "fusion" right. It comes from immense talent, channeling his culture and not simply trying to make a trendy statement."
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SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE - Michael Bauer
"After dining at Ame, I feel both energized and calm. It's like a walk in a Japanese garden -- you appreciate the vast effort that has gone into shaping the environment, but it feels completely natural and restorative."
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"Best New Restaurant"
              - 2007 Zagat Guide

"Best New Restaurants, 2006"
              - Esquire Magazine

The Top 10 Restaurants of 2006 - San Francisco Chronicle
"Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani followed up their popular -- and exceptional -- Terra in St. Helena with an equally stellar restaurant in the St. Regis Hotel. Sone built a stylish and serene platform to freely mix cultures."
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SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE - Rising Stars 2006
Ame Excutive Chef Greg Dunmore was selected by Olivia Wu as one of the Bay Area's rising star Chefs.
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SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE
"Ame seems poised to take its place among the city's small rotation of destination restaurants. It has service to match the easy elegance of the ambience, an eclectic wine list, and an equally creative collection of filtered and unfiltered sake."
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THE WASHINGTON POST
"...such pleasures as a salad of sea urchin, quail egg and cuttlefish sliced to look like noodles. And from the semi-open kitchen come a fricasee of oysters and mushrooms in a delicate buerre blanc; silken black cod paired with shrimp dumplings; and risotto glammed up with eel and foie gras. The package -- chocolate-colored walls, mesquite floors, sheer curtains -- proves every bit as sensual as the cooking."
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THE NEW YORK TIMES
"...Ame serves a selection of superb sashimi, crudo, ceviche and carpaccio, as well as entrees that smack of California by way of France. The dining room is elegant but relaxing, with plush seats and lighted silk sculptures that float overhead like underwater creatures."
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INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE
"At (Lissa Doumani and Hiro Sone's) new Ame (French for "soul"), one can expect serious, sublime fare in a warm, elegant setting...."
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THE SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
"Few restaurants achieve such luxurious textures and beautifully balanced flavors in dishes that linger in the mind long after they've vanished from the palate."
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