Chotto Matte, San Francisco’s Largest Restaurant, Opens in September

Chotto Matte, a Peruvian-Japanese restaurant, is set to open on September 23, 2023, atop a former Macy’s men’s store near Union Square. With 22,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, it could be the largest restaurant in San Francisco. The restaurant group highlights Nikkei cuisine in its architecturally appealing settings, and it has locations throughout the United States, Canada, the Middle East, and London.

The Origins of Chotto Matte

Founded by Kurt Zdesar, the Australian-born restaurateur’s first job was at McDonald’s, which he credited with providing invaluable experience. Zdesar went on to launch the high-end chain in 2013 with a flagship Chotto Matte in London, and the franchise has since expanded to locations worldwide.

The Menu

Chotto Matte’s San Francisco location will serve Nikkei food, a Peruvian and Japanese fusion cuisine. The menu will feature dishes unique to the San Francisco location, created by a local head chef.

The Location

The restaurant is located on the rooftop of the former Macy’s men’s store at 100 Stockton Street, San Francisco. The location provides a 3,000-square-foot terrace space overlooking Union Square, which will offer a unique dining experience for patrons.

The Impact

The opening of Chotto Matte could add steam to the city’s attempt to recast Downtown as an entertainment and nightlife destination. The restaurant could help counter the gloomy predictions that have proliferated about the city’s urban core. The restaurant will be one of just a few open-air rooftop dining options in San Francisco, offering a nighttime ambiance to the city.

Chotto Matte is set to become the largest restaurant in San Francisco, offering a unique dining experience with its Peruvian-Japanese fusion cuisine and architecturally appealing settings. The restaurant’s opening could help revitalize Downtown San Francisco’s entertainment and nightlife scene, and its rooftop location will provide a unique dining experience for patrons.