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Japan Center

Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, Post, and Laguna Streets, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-922-6776
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San Francisco Food Tour: A Taste of Japantown
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Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, Post, and Laguna Streets, San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, and the surroundings look very nice, just the usual Japanese themed shops and Japanese restaurants and even a 'Japanese mall' with anything Japanese, not big as the SF China town.

Thank Mark t
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This is a city shopping mall with an unattractive design. Not a great result from 70s urban renewal. It is saved by an excellent movie theater and some great Japanese restaurants in the mall and in the area.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

If you're moderately interested in Japan or Japanese culture or a full-fledged Japanophile; you will not be disappointed. I venture to say even a person who isn't acquainted with Japan or Japanese culture would enjoy it. Amazing stores with notebooks; stationary, kimonos, Japanese ceramics or...More

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Maybe I had too high of expectations but I was very disappointed by the Japan Center. It's just a small 1960's era shopping mall with some Japanese shops. The Dasio is small and the rest of the mall isn't inviting. My visit was in the...More

Thank TravelingTrixieBelle
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Japan Center in the heart of Japantown is a two level mall with all types of stores that sell predominantly Japanese goods. If it is made in Japan, you can probably find some variation of it here. There are some good Japanese restaurants in the...More

Thank Bigredmachine
Reviewed 28 March 2017

My daughter and I visited the Japan Center during our trip to San Francisco and absolutely loved the feeling of being transported to Japan. The food options were unique as well as the shops. We especially liked Ichiban Kan, the store with literally everything you...More

Thank Amy D
Reviewed 11 February 2017

None of these restaurants would survive a week in Japan but its better than nothing. This feels like a 1970's version of Tokyo.

1  Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Nice to walk through, but not a lot more. Mostly businesses selling Japanese-made products, from low to high end. A few restaurants (which I understand are better located on the adjoining side street). An hour should pretty much do it.

1  Thank tijuanade
Reviewed 13 December 2016

with obviously lots of restaurants, predominantly japanese, of course. though there are some korean, and the neighborhood has other asian places plus even hawaiin. a great place to shop for all things japanese or to have a drink or some tasty food. can spend a...More

1  Thank l1jjc0x
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Went there to look around, found it interesting since there were many japanese places and people inside. However it was nothing from another world. It is a good place to go and eat some sushi or icecream but Not really great to walk around and...More

1  Thank Alex D
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