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Benkyodo Co

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1747 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3208
+1 415-922-1244
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good6%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“red beans” (2 reviews)
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1747 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3208
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Benkyodo has been around for a long time, and is perhaps one of the few surviving businesses in an ever changing Japantown. It looks like a casual greasy spoon, with customers who seem to be regulars and a menu that seems uninspired. But the reason...More

Thank mt188
Reviewed June 9, 2017

Love the mochi here. If you want fresh strawberry, it is available on Saturdays. Lots of locals who eat and meet up here. Best to get a box of 12 or 15 to share with others.

Thank SpikeIII
Reviewed March 12, 2017

The mochi here is one of the best I have ever had. You can tell that these are homemade because of how soft the mochi is. I tried the blueberry mochi and I love the contrast between the tartness and the sweetness. I'm especially impress...More

Thank oero1
Reviewed March 10, 2017

Maybe i just didn't get the right one. I'm not even sure which flavor it was but it was green (I'm guessing green tea?) and had some brown (I'm guessing red bean?) filling inside. I did go half an hour before closing though, so maybe...More

Thank Melanie T
Reviewed March 3, 2017

This is a historic mochi store and breakfast spot with at least half a dozen fresh mochi every day, and also one of the few spots left in Japantown that sells Hawaiian cookies. They also have great donuts they make each morning.

Thank AlwaysReadyToRoam
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

This little store and coffee shop is definitely filled with locals. They make the traditional Mochi but also have strawberry, Mango and blueberry. The must have is the blueberry. Worth a trip every time I'm in Japantown.

Thank cnbowser
Reviewed May 7, 2016

If you like or want to try traditional style manju (a Japanese dessert), you must stop here. It's a quaint diner with a bar top place to sit to eat American style food and on the left is the counter to buy the delicacies. I've...More

Thank jnlkenpo
Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

I went there twice during my trip and absolutely adored the atmosphere and authentic japanese goodness... the fried red bean doughnut was my favourite and was the reason i went back a second time but i just sampled a bunch of random items and was...More

Thank Richie T
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Initially, we passed by this bakery café when we started our walk around this area. We spent about 2+ hours in Japantown browsing, shopping and having lunch. The bakery café is located at the corner of Sutter and Buchanan (Osaka Way) Streets. One side of...More

1  Thank Bottomshelfhockey
Reviewed September 2, 2014

Friendly Owner, always smiling with a story to tell. Manju and mochi and hard to find packaged japanese sweets all at your fingertips.

1  Thank 808HulaLady
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Breakfast, Lunch
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Address: 1747 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3208
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Japantown
  • Neighborhood: Japantown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-922-1244
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