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Walk to Crave-Worthy Cuisine

Dine local and feed your senses

If you've come to live La Vida Local in San Francisco, pull up a chair. Our hotel is perfectly positioned so you can access tourist hotspots if you want to, but also tucked away into a vibrant neighborhood is where the authentic flavors and ingredients of Asia mix with contemporary California culinary sizzle to create a tasty experience you'll never forget.

Our neighborhood is kind of like opening a vast menu at an amazing restaurant – you just have to figure out where to dive in. In the Japantown Center just steps away from the hotel, savor Omakase style sushi at Oma San Francisco Station or the engaging teppenyaki at Benihana while shopping for Japanese goodies. If you want to experience market-fresh Italian (from the rustic to refined), consider Pizzeria Delfina or SPQR. Nothing tops the latter's pasta tasting menu, which is inventive yet comforting. You can go native, navigating a regionally-sourced, small plate menu that defies description (except to say it’s delicious) at award-winning State Bird Provisions. And lucky for you, a neighborhood favorite that's the perfect place to enjoy Japanese Shabu Shabu – Mum's Restaurant + Bar -- is located at The Kimpton Buchanan Hotel. Let the mouth watering begin.