Takahashi Market was started back in 1906 by Issei immigrant, Tokutaro Takahashi. This family owned and operated market has served the San Francisco Bay Area community for four generations.

Takahashi Market carries a complete line of Asian and Hawaiian foods as well as cooking accessories. Besides specializing in Japanese and Hawaiian food items, the market also stocks Chinese, Korean, Filipino, and Thai foods. Several cookbooks explaining how to use the myriad number of exotic ingredients can be found in the store. Also available are free recipes for various Asian and Pacific-Island dishes.

Kitchen partially open during business hours:

We had to change our operations and hours in response to the pandemic.  We had to start using less staff in our small kitchen to allow the staff to keep more distance between each other.  This resulted in longer wait times than before and potentially dangerous overcrowding both inside and outside our market. In response, we have scaled back our kitchen activity during store hours, and we do most of our food prep right before we open at 11 am.  We make the musubi and poke before opening time and they’re available on a first come, first served basis for the few hours we’re open (11 am to 4 pm, Wednesday through Sunday). We make a few plate lunches for walk in purchase. The rest of our hot menu items had to be discontinued.  We offer a few of our pre pandemic items (like chili, fried rice, edamame rice), but they’re prepared ahead of time and refrigerated and available to take home to be reheated.  We had to do this to reduce wait times and overcrowding since our main priority is to provide a safe environment for staff and customers. We still take preorders for musubi and poke, but we need them preordered and prepaid at least 2 days in advance so we can get our patrons in and out as quickly and safely as possible.

Store Hours

Open 11 am to 4 pm; Wednesday through Sunday
Senior hours (65+ only) on Fridays, 9 am to 10:30 am
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
In addition to being closed Mondays and Tuesdays, Takahashi Market will be closed on the following holidays:
Sunday, May 12 (Mother’s Day)
Sunday, June 16 (Father’s Day)
Thursday, July 4 (Independence Day)
Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving)
Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas)

Read the SF Gate story from March 16, 2023