Restaurants and Coffee Shops
- YakiniQ BBQ (Korean BBQ buffet)
- R & G Lounge (Chinese)
- Empress of China (Chinese)
- Ma'velous (Coffee Shop)
- Sotto Mare (Oysteria and Seafood Restaurant)
This is a really good place for a small group for delicious food and casual environment. I enjoy Korean BBQ joints where you can cook your own foods. It adds a fun aspect to your dining experience. It is an all-you-can-eat joint, so you can order as much of the meats as you want, except for the kalbi (only one serving per person). I like that the attentive and friendly service periodically comes around to replace your grill so you can cook your next order on a fresh top.
For more information please visit the official YakiniQ BBQ website http://yakiniqsf.com
R&G Lounge is known as one of the best Chinese restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area for its innovative yet traditional dishes. They specialize in traditional Cantonese style cuisine showcasing the quality of ingredients. They use the freshest seafood available, from live local Dungeness crabs to lobsters from the Northeast.
Since opening in 1985, R&G Lounge has grown and expanded from a 50-seat dining room into a 225-seat restaurant on three floors catering to many guests alike.
For more information please visit the official R&G Lounge website http://rnglounge.com/
Empress of China, the only high-rise Chinese roof garden restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown, is lauded as one of the world's most beautiful Oriental restaurants. International gourmet honors and virtually every award of merit that is bestowed upon restaurants of exceptional quality have been conferred on the Empress.
This roof garden retreat features the cuisine of all China in an opulent atmosphere of dynastic splendor and elegance. The interior reflects the beauty, color, and architectural form of the Han Dynasty (206 BC). Matchless city and bay views enhance leisurely dining.
Your favorite Chinese dishes; almond chicken, snow peas with barbecued pork, lobster Cantonese, egg roll, pressed duck, lychee chicken, each with its own fragrance and appeal, are on the restaurant's award-winning menu.
Empress Garden Court is an image of charm and welcome which reflects the atmosphere of the Dowager's own garden. A pine tree, defined by natural light filtering through the overhead dome is surrounded by banks of seasonal blooms in the marble fountain. The vision of beauty that meets the eyes is indication of the pleasure within for the ultimate in Chinese cuisine. Pavilion, the only such antique wood structure used in a restaurant in America, was inspired by the original creation in the royal pleasure park in Peking. This 30-foot diameter, 50-ton octagonal work-of-art was built in Taiwan by palace craftsmen, shipped to San Francisco, and reassembled here without the use of a single nail.
For more information please visit the official Empress of China website http://empressofchinasf.com/
The vision of Ma'velous is to share some of the best ingredients the earth has to offer, by bringing the finest roasted coffees and boutique wines from around the world to San Francisco, and by utilizing the vast culinary resources in Northern California. The select seasonal menu concentrates on celebrating ingridients from small, local, sustainable farms, roasteries and wineries.
Please join in exploring the vast world of international specialty coffees and boutique wines through regular cuppings and tastings.
No reservations are needed for this urban coffee and wine bar in the heart of the city. Come for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or in between. Enjoy some of the best coffee around, or a glass of exceptional wine, while nibbling on savory and sweet treats and reading a book or magazine from the bar's library.
Eco and eclectic, urban and sophisticated, Ma'velous is designed for coffee aficionados ready to go beyond their everyday "cup of Joe," for a "shaken, not stirred," experience.
For more information please visit the official Ma'velous website http://maveloussf.com/
Located at 552 Green Street, in the heart of North Beach, Sotto Mare provides an authentic Italian North Beach experience.
They are proud of the freshest fish and shellfish in town. Oysters and clams on the half shell, Boston style Clam Chowder, Baccala, Crab Cioppino, Louis salads, Seafood Pastas and Seafood Risotto are just a few of the items they offer.
They feature a selection of fresh fish daily. The restaurant and its banquet room are available, seven days a week, for private parties. For the convenience of those who like to cook, they also sell fresh fish retail.
For more information please visit the official Sotto Mare website http://sottomaresf.com/
PIER 39 is a 45-acre waterfront complex that is a gathering place for millions of San Francisco locals and visitors. In addition to its 14 full-service restaurants, 90+ shops and popular attractions, PIER 39 is home to a 5-acre waterfront park and a 300-berth marina. PIER 39 is known for its spectacular views of San Francisco Bay including the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge and Alcatraz, as well as the world famous California sea lions hauled out on K-Dock.
PIER 39 is owned, leased and managed by Moor + South/PIER Management Co.,LP. Located along the historic San Francisco Waterfront, PIER 39 is two blocks east of Fisherman's Wharf at Beach Street and The Embarcadero. Convenient parking is available across the street in the PIER 39 Garage.
For more information please visit the official Pier 39 website http://www.pier39.com/
With its wide variety of neighborhoods and unique shops, downtown San Francisco is one of the best places to shop in the Bay Area.
The Financial District is one of the top financial centers in the country, and also one of San Francisco's favorite shopping areas. Atelier features unique products and designs by Academy of Art University alumni and students, everything from fine art to fashion. Located in the heart of the Financial District, the Crocker Galleria features three levels of retail stores, personal services and restaurants. And you're sure to find a sweet gift for yourself or a loved one at See's Candies, a California tradition since 1921.
Conveniently located in the Civic Center, Kaplan's Surplus and Sporting Goods has been open since 1939. Visitors can spend an entire afternoon browsing a huge selection of camping and fishing gear, outdoor wear and clothing.