Four Restaurants to try in SOMA

October 22, 2019

181 Fremont is located in the cultural heart of the SOMA district of San Francisco and is one of the city’s most prestigious addresses. Dining options are abundant in this bustling area. Here we take a look at 4 of the best restaurants in the South of Market District for those living at 181 Fremont. 

Boulevard, Mission Street

Owned by Nancy Oakes – who is also Executive Chef – Boulevard is one of the best restaurants in San Francisco. Located in a beautiful historic building on Mission Street, this elegant establishment is classically glamorous with stunning mosaic flooring. Boulevard brings its own twist to traditional dishes such as seared sea scallops with chorizo and grilled calamari or Angus filet mignon with watercress salsa verde and roasted beef jus. It is the perfect spot for a business lunch or an intimate dinner and has views of the Bay Bridge. There is also the option of private dining.

Distance from 181 Fremont: 0.4 miles.

Sushi Hashiri, Mint Plaza

Sushi Hashiri is a Michelin Star restaurant nearby 181 Fremont. Known for its monthly tasting menu, Sushi Hashiri showcases Japan’s richest and more desirable ingredients. The restaurant’s own purveyor handpicks fish from Toyosu Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan. With a focus on foods from the mountain region of Kyoto and modern sushi from Tokyo, where the flagship restaurant is located. Food this distinct requires a drink menu to match. Sushi Hashiri is recognized for having one of the most exciting and versatile sake and wine menus in the city. There are three seatings per day Tuesday through Saturday. Reservations required.

Distance from 181 Fremont: 0.9 miles.

Angler, The Embarcadero

Angler is one of the best restaurants in San Francisco for an exciting and unique seafood experience. With an emphasis on sustainability that complements 181 Fremont’s own ethos, this establishment offers views of the expansive wood-burning hearth. A wide selection of local seafood makes Angler a must in San Francisco. The wine list is long and filled with variety. Angler is the perfect spot for a business lunch or a dinner date.

Distance from 181 Fremont: 0.5 miles.

Benu, Hawthorne Street

Named one of the 50 best restaurants in the world as well as being awarded 3 Michelin stars, Benu is a precious fine dining gem within easy walking distance of 181 Fremont. This exclusive restaurant fuses Korean and Cantonese cuisine to deliver a Californian interpretation of traditional dishes. Sleek and tranquil in style, you’re sure to receive a warm welcome despite Benu’s restaurant royalty status. You can choose from such offerings as faux shark’s fin soup or Beluga caviar. There is also a wine list that carries 300 different high-quality wines. Benu is hands-down one of the best restaurants in San Francisco and perfect if you’re looking to impress. 

Distance from 181 Fremont: 0.7 miles.
All of the above restaurants – in the SOMA district – are within easy reach of 181 Fremont. Whether you’re looking for steak or seafood, Korean or American cuisine, a lunch or dinner spot, we’re sure you’ll find something to exceed your expectations. You can find more restaurants close to 181 Fremont here.