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Asian and Pacific Islander Owned Businesses in Downtown San Francisco

In honor of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are highlighting the Asian and Pacific Islander owned businesses in downtown that contribute to the rich diverse food landscape of San Francisco.

Did you know that downtown has a plethora of delicious Asian spots to choose from? 😋 From dim sum dumplings to soup noodles, downtown San Francisco has Asian comfort food that's sure to delight everyone's tastebuds. 🥟 🥡 🍜

Aura Tea & Coffee — 121 Spear St, Suite B05

Aura Tea and Coffee is an Asian-owned, woman-owned boba tea company on a mission to start a health and wellness movement. Aura is committed to boosting your health and mind with better-for-you boba tea.

Bini's Kitchen — 1 Post St

Bini's Kitchen is an Asian-owned, woman-owned spot serving the best Nepali food from the foothills of the Himalayas to San Francisco. Come for MoMos, Jeera Rice, Chicken Chhoila, and so on!

CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice — 652 Market St

CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice is a premium bubble tea brand with 20 locations in New York, New Jersey & Massachusetts and 4500 stores around the world.

Freshroll — 220 Bush St, Suite 128

Freshroll offers customizable vermicelli noodle bowls, stuffed bánh mì sandwiches, and fresh spring rolls (gỏi cuốn) that are sure to satisfy your craving for Vietnamese food. 🥪

Happy Lemon — 99 Drumm St

Happy Lemon is a popular bubble tea spot known for inventing the Rock Salt Cheese Tea. Their egg waffles are a delightful light treat to snack on the go.

Hed Verythai — 88 Hardie Pl

Hed Verythai is one of the newest Thai spots in San Francisco! Come try authentic home-style Thai food at Hed with different menu sets that will appeal to pescetarians, vegetarians, and omnivores alike.

Hi City — 220 Bush St, Suite 126

Hi City provides a taste of aloha with Hawaiian staples such as poke bowls, spam musubi, furikake baked salmon, chicken katsu, kalua Pork, or and the iconic Loco Moco.

Japonesque Gallery — 824 Montgomery St

Located in Jackson Square, San Francisco, Koichi Hara's Gallery Japonesque features a Japanese aesthetic from ancient to contemporary.

K Minamoto — 648 Market St

K Minamoto is a modern sweet shop selling artisanal Japanese desserts and wagashi made from rice, beans, sugar, and more.

Katsuya — 380 Bush St

Katsuya is famous for its iconic crispy katsu sandwiches with a cheesy pull. Grab a bento box to go, have a picnic or enjoy your meal at one of our Public Open Spaces! 🍱   

Kingbob — 645 Clay St

Kingbob is a cozy Korean spot in downtown San Francisco with homey dishes available for pick up and delivery.

Kusakabe — 584 Washington St

Experience sushi in Kaiseki style at Kusakabe. Kaiseki is a traditional multi-course dining that is comparable to Western haute cuisine. It is originated from the Japanese tea ceremony tradition that emphasizes seasonality and being in the present moment.

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue — 312 Kearny St

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue is the place to go for a taste of aloha with Hawaiian comfort food staples like loco moco, garlic shrimp, saimin noodles, spam musubi, kalua pork, and BBQ plates on the menu! 🌺

Little Saigon Deli — 131 Steuart St, #101

Little Saigon Deli is a local spot for familiar Vietnamese staples like the classic bánh mì sandwiches, spring rolls, Vietnamese iced coffee, and coconut waffles on the menu.

Momo's & More — 493 Pine St

Momo's & More, as the name suggests, offers Nepalese Momo dumplings! The menu also includes Indian food and chow mein noodles.

Paris Baguette — 550 Market St

Paris Baguette is a bakery café serving fresh-baked pastries, baguette sandwiches, coffee drinks, and signature cakes. Looking to surprise someone for their birthday? You can place an order for a cake pick up ahead of time!

Ramen Hiroshi — 322 Kearny St

Stop by Ramen Hiroshi for a cozy bowl of ramen for the soul and try an assortment of izakaya bites.

Sai's Vietnamese Restaurant — 505 Washington St

Sai's Vietnamese Restaurant is a family-owned establishment has been serving Vietnamese staples like phở and bánh mì for over 40 years in the heart of downtown San Francisco.

Seoul Bunsik — 380 Bush St

Seoul Bunsik 서울분식 is a new Korean street style spot tucked away in the International Food Court by Belden Place. Seoul Bunsik is here to bring you the best delicacies and hip savory snacks directly from the streets of Korea with classic staples such as teokbokki (떡볶이) spicy stir-fried rice cakes, mandu (만두) dumplings, and kalguksu (칼국수) Korean knife cut noodles.

Super Kitchen 80 — 308 Kearny St

Super Kitchen 80 is the newest dim spot in downtown! Give their plump shrimp dumplings and steamed baos a try.

Sushirrito — 226 Kearny St

Sushi 🍣 + Burrito 🌯 = Sushirrito 😋! Sushirrito is the world’s first sushi burrito restaurant brand. Did you know that Sushirrito originated in San Francisco? ✨ Sushirrito is also a small local family-owned Asian American business! Spicy Tuna and Yellowfin Tuna Hand Rolls make for a filling lunch or a convenient healthy snack on the go. Roll downtown to try a sushi burrito or a hand roll from Sushirrito.

The Shota — 115 Sansome St

Treat yourself to a Michelin-star experience at The Shota and schedule a downtown date night for a divine Edomae-style omakase. 🍣 The Shota uses seasonal seafood items sourced and jet-flown from the well known Toyose Fish Market in Japan to maintain the highest quality.

Tenmatsu — 336 Kearny St

Tenmatsu is a family-owned spot in the heart of FiDi. They offer a range of sushi sets, “donburi” rice bowls, udon noodles, and hand rolls to go.

Tin on Kearny — 356 Kearny St

Tin on Kearny opened on Howard Street in 2009 and since then has built a reputation for reliably delicious Vietnamese food.

Yeo's Electric Chicken and Rice — 564 Market St

Yeo’s Electric Chicken and Rice offers a BOGO (buy one get half off) deal Tuesday-Thursday from 3 pm to 5 pm. On Fridays, you can get a $10 box from Yeo's Electric Chicken and Rice.

YiLan Bento — 653 Clay St

YiLan Bento is a Taiwanese eatery offering tasty and affordable fare that’s perfect for a quick lunch or late afternoon snack. 🍢

Discover global flavors from Nepalese momo dumplings to Asian comfort food like Hainanese chicken and rice. Have a taste of the diverse Asian cuisines that downtown San Francisco has to offer!

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