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Experience the upscale cuisine of Michelin-starred chefs David and Serena Chow Fisher at their new Japantown project with Hi Neighbor Hospitality Group.
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The first weekend of this year’s Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival had Japantown tickled pink all weekend, and the festival continues next weekend, with the return of the famed parade that has not happened since 2019.
A Japantown staple for the hot pot dish shabu shabu suddenly closed this weekend, as the 43-year-old Cafe Mums, also known as Mums – Home of Shabu Shabu, had its final day in business at Sutter and Buchanan Streets on Sunday.
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A Sunday afternoon one-alarm fire spread to both the first and second floors of the Buchanan YMCA in Japantown, and the facility that serves mostly seniors will remain closed until further notice.
Fermentation Lab, the San Francisco gastropub that’s beloved for its pickled foods and occasional strong brews, will expand from its 6,000-square-foot mid-Market location and open another eatery in Japantown soon.
Kokak Chocolates founder Carol Gancia says she's looking forward to having more production space, and that she hopes to become part of the "treasure hunt" that is shopping in Japantown.
A new restaurant with seating for just nine diners has opened under the radar in San Francisco’s Japantown offering Kappo-style dining at just one seating per night, for only nine guests at a time.
A new, still nameless, high-end Indian concept from Taj Campton Place chef Srijith Gopinathan and business partner Ayesha Thapar — who also opened the acclaimed Ettan in Palo Alto together — is coming to the former Dosa space.
Japantown’s oldest business will survive a few months longer, as their previously announced January closure has been moved out to the end of March.
If you love the Japanese rice cakes called mochi, early January is your last chance to get it at Japantown’s oldest business Benkyodo Company.
Lena Turner would not let the Japantown mall closures end her run, as the 91-year-old has opened a new omakase spot Sushi Aoba.
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One of only two hotels in Japantown, the Kimpton Buchanan Hotel, has been identified as one of four properties around SF that the city hopes to purchase by the end of the year to turn into permanent homeless housing, but neighbors are pushing back.
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Public Works just installed new cherry blossom trees on Sutter Street in Japantown, and they should be blooming by next spring’s Cherry Blossom Festival.