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Minamoto Kitchoan

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OMG. Mochis are to die for, melts on your mouth. Expensive, though. Severs are excellent. Authentic... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2016
Edmonton, Canada
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It was so fun to go in this Japanese bakery to try something new. The staff was helpful and kind... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2015
Beth O
Tallahassee, Florida
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Oct 11, 2018
“Absolutely amazing!”
Aug 5, 2018
“No politics, please!”
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648 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94104-5001
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Last week while visiting San Francisco I stopped at Minamototo purchase a gift and also get myself some Japanese sweets. This store is simply amazing! So calm, beautiful and artistic. It reminded me of similar shops I visited while in Tokyo and Kyoto. All of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

I was on vacation in San Francisco, and visited this store. It started out nicely and I really enjoyed the ambience of the place - it was very peaceful, and I didn't mind waiting while someone else was served. When it was my turn, the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

I only wish they had a few tables to enjoy desserts at the shop. You can sit on the bench and eat. The ladies are very nice and desserts are absolutely fabulous. Not cheap but worth it!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 5, 2017

Ok, I've seen my share of sweet shops but this was impressive. Japanese sweets which are extremely authentic and almost seeming collectable! The selection is vast and extremely well presented. The sales lady was very nice and accommodating when I asked her for a tour...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Bob R
Reviewed March 19, 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

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed November 29, 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.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank cyrillota
Reviewed November 18, 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.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank CarrieK192
Reviewed June 5, 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.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank 8michaely
Reviewed November 26, 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...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank jlh282
Reviewed August 13, 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.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Beth O
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