Ebisu, one of the Seven Deities of Good Fortune and is the deity of prosperity in one's occupation. In agricultural villages he is considered a deity of rice paddies, and in fishing villages he is believed to ensure a good catch. He is also venerated as a deity of the kitchen. Ebisu is usually depicted carrying a sea bream (a symbol of good luck) under his left arm and a fishing rod in his right hand.
For 30 years Steve Fujii and his wife Koko have created a San Francisco landmark restaurant that has continued to grow and flourish. Today there are 2 Ebisu locations; one is San Francisco’s Sunset District one block away from Golden Gate Park, aand one at San Francisco International Airport inside the Food Court in Terminal G. The Fujii’s also own and operate Hotei, their Noodle & Sushi restaurant at 1290 9th Avenue.
In 2008-2009 Ebisu on 9th Avenue went through a million dollar remodel.
Taking the interior down to the dirt, Ebisu received a complete facelift including a complete interior redesign, a new sushi bar, a complete new kitchen as well as new menu items and website.
The Fujii’s and their two sons, Eric and Charlie, continue to operate their restaurants and look forward to serving The Bay Area for generations to come.