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“Best Mochi”
Review of Benkyodo Co

Benkyodo Co
Ranked #1,688 of 5,715 Restaurants in San Francisco
Neighbourhood: Japantown
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: Japantown
1 review
“Best Mochi”
Reviewed 24 June 2013 via mobile

Very good mochi. I had strawberry and it was filled wort a fresh strawberry. Very good! I would recommend this to anyone who loves mochi or wants to try it.

Thank justinmiller2010
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Sonoma, CA
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best selection of Manju (Japanese 'pastry')”
Reviewed 20 October 2012

I have been coming to Benkyodo for many, many years. They still make the best varieties of Japanese manju (Japanese pastry) made with rice or flour pastry, chestnuts, red beans, or white beans. This may sound strange, but the flavors are very subtle. The preparations are not, overly sweet. The pastries, each have a distinct flavor and 'memory' for many people. I especially like their bite sized, pastry with chestnut filling.

This is a favorite place for many...

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Sonoma_CAYoda
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San Francisco Bay Area
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Wonderful, simply wonderful”
Reviewed 2 June 2012

If you've never tried authentic Japanese Mochi, then this place should not be missed on your visit to San Francisco as you will experience a traditional delight. Not some ice cream filled confection, but the real deal. Many different varieties to try; get one of each and enjoy!

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank CaliforniaFoodie
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Orange County, CA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best fresh mochi!!”
Reviewed 9 December 2011

My friends told me about Benkyodo, a small coffee shop type place across the street from Hotel Tomo that makes fresh mochi. They sell out early in the day, so best to get it in the morning. We tried a variety, including blueberry mochi. All was so soft and melty, delicious good!

Visited November 2011
Thank JourneyingLife
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