Celebration Guide

Food & Culture

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Asian Art Museum

The Asian Art Museum celebrates, preserves, and promotes Asian and Asian-American art and cultures for local and global audiences. The museum provides a dynamic forum for exchanging ideas, inviting collaboration, and fueling imagination to deepen understanding and empathy among people of all backgrounds.

Since food is such an important part of our Asian and Pacific Islander culture, we invite you to enjoy Asian food and culture at an upcoming event. We have curated several diverse Asian food events, restaurant lists, and neighborhood guides to make it easier for you to try something new.

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Visit Asian Neighborhoods. Support Local Restaurants Businesses Food Trucks Culture

To celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, please support Asian owned restaurants by dining in, ordering take out, or catering with them for your next event. There are many diverse neighborhoods across San Francisco serving delicious Asian cuisines.



Community List

The SOMA Pilipinas Filipino Heritage District is a celebration of the love, pride and people power of generations of Filipinos in San Francisco and beyond.



Community List

Enjoy home-style Chinese food, a variety of shops and weekend street performances in Chinatown.



Community List

Experience the taste of Vietnam and Thailand in one neighborhood. The Tenderloin is home to Little Saigon, where you can enjoy Vietnamese food from soups to sandwiches.



Community List

The Japantown Community Benefit District has regularly updating a list of restaurants open in San Francisco’s Japantown

Food Guides

Other Resources

Facebook Groups

These Facebook groups are regularly updating restaurant locations which are open for business.

Whole Sellers:

Japanese owned and operated since 1969, ABS Seafood supplies premium seafood and Japanese specialty items to the finest restaurants and retail markets in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Cultural History

Art Escapes: Virtual Tours Through Asia

Asian Art Museum’s Virtual Tours Through Asia

Join us for a peek behind the screens — virtual tours led by Asian Art Museum curators showcase favorite objects, uncover hidden histories, and give you a taste of all we offer, from the oldest artworks in San Francisco to the city’s best new murals.

Online Collection

Asian Art Museum’s Online Collection

The museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 awe-inspiring artworks ranging from ancient jades and ceramics to contemporary video installations.

Google Art & Culture

Google: Asian Pacific American Cultures

Google Arts & Culture: Explore the history, arts, and culture of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

From our establishment in 1997 as an initiative critical to the mission of the Smithsonian until today, the vision for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center has been to enrich the American Story with the voices of Asian Pacific Americans.

Community Exhibits

We Are Bruce Lee: Under the Sky, One Family

Exhibition: ‘We Are Bruce Lee: Under the Sky, One Family’

On Exhibit
CHSA, 965 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Exhibition: AAWAA and APICC presents Jade Wave Rising’

On Exhibit April 27 – May 21
SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 

Curated by Yeu Q Nguyen, Jade Wave Rising: Portraits of Power celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander woman agency and resilience in a multitude of manifestations. Jade is a rare mineral imbued with different metaphysical and cultural meanings, used since prehistoric times to adorn objects associated with power such as ceremonial daggers, jewelry, and crowns. Using jade as an allusion to more diverse definitions of power, the exhibition pays homage to overlooked figures in our history and establishes new legacies of leadership for a more equitable future for AAPI women everywhere.

Presented by Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) as part of their 26th annual United States of Asian America Festival: REIMAGINING HORIZONS

Exhibition: Taken From Their Families

On Exhibit
Angel Island Immigration Station

Taken From Their Families: Japanese American Incarceration on Angel Island During World War II reveals the lesser-known history of Angel Island. The exhibit explores the events and policies that led to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and presents stories from 24 individuals whose lives were forever changed after December 7, 1941.

2023 Celebration Guide