One of SF's oldest Japanese restaurants helps relief efforts

One of San Francisco's oldest Japanese restaurants is donating some of its profits to the victims of the earthquake in Japan.

March 12, 2011 12:39:35 AM PST
One of San Francisco's oldest Japanese restaurants is donating some of its profits to the victims of the earthquake in Japan.

All four Ebisu locations will donate some of the proceeds from their lunch and dinner servings. The money will go to disaster relief.

Restaurant owners and staff have been hearing from or trying to reach family and friends in Japan. All are anxious to assist in any way they can. Eric Fujii is the owners' son.

"We're going to collectively take 10 percent out of all four restaurants and then donate that to disaster relief [for] two weeks," said Fujii.

They hope to raise $20,000. Ebisu has been in business for nearly 30 years in San Francisco. It has two restaurants in the Sunset District, one Downtown, and another at San Francisco International Airport.