(Union Square/ San Francisco)
222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
High Chair/ Stroller Parking/ Changing Tables/ Sippy Cups
It’s not every day that you get to enjoy a Japanese breakfast buffet at a chic boutique hotel right in the heart of downtown San Francisco, but that is precisely what yours truly and family got to do earlier this year! We were staying in the comforts of the hotel (for more details about the hotel itself see here), which was filled with Asian-inspired charm and accents throughout – and in the morning we were treated to an amazing breakfast spread in the adjoining Anzu restaurant of the hotel. It’s always nice to be able to spend your first waking hours relaxing with the little munchkin at a luxury hotel, where you know that there is ample space for him to explore, while you enjoy a cup of joe, or two (in mamma’s case it was matcha tea, which was delicious!!!).
- Everything we sampled were quite good, my personal favorite was the seafood congee (but then I again, yours truly have a soft spot for congee). They also had broiled salted salmon and Japanese fish cakes, which might not be everybody's cup of tea, but makes my mouth water just thinking about it!
- The cuisine overall can be characterized as modern Asian, using sustainable and locally sourced ingredients, both of land and sea – sadly we didn’t get a chance to sample everything and/or dine in later in the day, (I’m told that they have a great sushi bar). This is what happens when you basically fly through a city and spend less than 24 hours. Ah well, maybe next time!
- Little man had a made-to-order omelet w/some sushi rice cakes which he loved. You know what they say… breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
- Again, everything was lovely from the moment we arrived. I actually had to meet a colleague earlier for a “working lunch” (the juggling life of a multi-media working mamma!). When I returned, however, I found hubs and munchkin nicely taken care of by all the staff, and seated smack in the center of the room (I thought it was nice that they don’t just tuck you in a quarter simply because you’ve got a kid). Sweet touch.
- High chairs, sippy cups, the works -- Anzu Nikko pretty much has everything covered as far as young ones ago (it being a hotel and all)… after breakfast, we went exploring on the hotel grounds, which definitely burned off some energy for the little guy.
- Lastly, the fish tank right by the entrance was a nice touch, particularly for kids... and the décor at large had a sort of “imagination wonderland” quality about it.