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Minamoto Kitchoan

Financial District
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Address: 648 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94104-5001
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+1 415-989-1645
09:30 - 19:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 09:30 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 20:00

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OMG. Mochis are to die for, melts on your mouth. Expensive, though. Severs are excellent. Authentic Japanese delicacy. Even the paper bags and boxes are pretty.

Reviewed 29 November 2016
Edmonton, Canada
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New England
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Perhaps the oldest place in Japantown, and a bakery where mochi has been made for decades. Fresh every day. Wife might move in if they had beds. While I like mochi, I'm drawn even more to their Kauai Cookie selection

Thank AlwaysReadyToRoam
Edmonton, Canada
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

OMG. Mochis are to die for, melts on your mouth. Expensive, though. Severs are excellent. Authentic Japanese delicacy. Even the paper bags and boxes are pretty.

Thank cyrillota
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48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Nice selection of treats. I was surprised to fund some high quality green teas as well. They were out of some of the items I wanted, but I found some nice alternatives. Not cheap.

Thank Carrie K
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233 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Yes, the sweets are a bit pricey, but they are delicious. The presentation is exquisite. The service is excellent. A great place to get gourmet Japanese sweets.

Thank Michael Y
Midwest USA
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129 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Oh, the mochi at this place is so delightful. It will set you back a few bucks, but you will not be sorry. There are a few specialty items, like chocolate mochi and some seasonal treats with chestnuts, but if you stick with the mochi and he zigzag cream filled fortune cookie-looking things, you will not be disappointed.

Thank jlh282
Tallahassee, Florida
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

It was so fun to go in this Japanese bakery to try something new. The staff was helpful and kind. Everything looked so beautiful. We had the persimmon with white bean paste. Nothing is overly sweet but very good.

Thank Beth O
Kingston, Canada
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2015

WE came to this place on a chocolate tour. The Mochi was delicious. The staff reminds you of best before dates an in true japanese presentation, handles your choices, purchase and package with attention to detail, customer service and precision.

Thank Cb M
Boston, Massachusetts
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014

They sell gourmet Japanese desserts for a gourmet price. Lots of mochis and little cakes and things. For those who like Japanese desserts, they can be delicious- light and not too sweet. But way too expensive! I bought a few and liked some but not all. It’s a shame I had to spend so much money just to figure out... More 

Thank C0rnMuffin
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2013

This is the place to go if you want sweets from Japan. This is the only place where there products are flown in from Japan daily. It really reminds me of home.

Thank alwaysahiro
Toronto, Canada
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110 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013

The food they sell at this place is just way overly expensive! The sweets were really not that great and so you're just paying mostly for the packaging and the brand. It may look like a boutique shop selling exotic Japanese sweets, but one can get pretty much find the same desserts from other Asian grocery stores at a more... More 

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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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