SAN FRANCISCO — The City and County of San Francisco, along with five other Bay Area counties (San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa and Marin), is under a “shelter in place” directive due to the coronavirus outbreak.
People are being asked to stay at home unless their work serves some kind of essential function. Activities such as going grocery shopping are permitted. Restaurants are limited to pick-up and delivery only.
In San Francisco Japantown, the following restaurants and stores are open as of March 17:
Beque Korean Grill
Kui Shin Bo
Mochill Mochi Donu
On the Bridge Restaurant
San Wang Restaurant
Suzu Noodle House
Uji Time Dessert
Although many merchants are closed, everyone is asked to visit their websites and purchase gift cards/certificates that can be used at a later date.
Among the businesses that have closed temporarily is Benkyodo, a family-owned manju-ya that dates back to the establishment of Japantown at its present location in 1906.
“In light of the city guidance regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), Benkyodo will be closed until further notice. Please stay safe and well,” the owners said via Facebook.
For more information on Japantown businesses, visit www.japantownsf.org.