Time Out says
Friendly warning! We're working hard to be accurate. But these are unusual times, so please check that venues remain open.
A recently renovated boutique that offers a bit of calm in the heart of San Francisco
It’s not always easy to find space to relax and rejuvenate when you’re exploring a city like San Francisco, unless you’re staying somewhere like Kabuki. The zen garden around which this hotel sits sets the tone for a place that’s all about taking time to unwind, whether it’s in the ground-floor lounge area with its cozy chairs and industrial vibe, or the swanky bar with its knockout cocktails.
If you’re lucky enough to bag a room in one of the upper floors of the hotel you’ll find yourself with a spectacular view of San Francisco, but even at the lower levels, Kabuki’s rooms are peaceful and neat, with a few Japanese prints on the walls bringing a distinctive edge that reminds you which nabe you’re in.
Midway between the Golden Gate Bridge and the tourist hotspots of the Embarcadero, Japatown is an ideal place to stay if you’re looking to hit San Francisco’s biggest attractions, plus it’s within easy reach of hipper ‘hoods like the Mission District too. But it’s also an area worth exploring in its own right, with places like the Japan Center and Kabuki Springs bringing an authentic slice of Japanese culture.
1. Painted Ladies: For taking a look at one of San Francisco’s most ‘grammed sights from Alamo Square.
2. Nopa: For one of the best brunches in the city (be prepared to queue).
3. Lady Falcon Coffee Club: For a delicious flat white in the middle of a park.
Time Out tip:
Take a spin on one of Kabuki’s free-to-hire bicycles. Just watch out for those hills.