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SF Gets a New Union Square Rooftop Restaurant in 2022

Chotto Matte’s Nikkei-style restaurant is coming to SF with a 3,900 sqft wraparound terrace, open-air dining and sweeping views
By - posted 9/7/2021 No Comment

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know that a huge new rooftop bar and restaurant is getting ready to be perched atop the old Macy’s Men’s Store in San Francisco.

Blatteis & Schnur, Inc. just announced the execution of a lease with celebrated international restaurant Chotto Matte for a rooftop dining experience at 100 Stockton as construction on the redevelopment nears completion.  

A dramatic rooftop amenity offers breathtaking, panoramic views of the San Francisco skyline with 12,608 square feet of indoor dining space and 3,916 square feet of wraparound outdoor patio seating. Guests will enjoy unparalleled views of Union Square, the Bay Bridge, and Twin Peaks. The space includes a private restaurant lobby with elevators located on O’Farrell Street. 

Chotto Matte’s owner and founder Kurt Zdesar will bring its unique Nikkei dining experience, originally founded in London, to San Francisco’s Union Square.

Chotto Matte will occupy the newly-developed rooftop restaurant and wraparound terrace atop 100 Stockton. Designed by Gensler, one of the world’s leading architectural firms, the redevelopment of the former Macy’s Men’s department store at 100 Stockton features a stunning terra cotta and glass facade and over 250,000 square feet of mixed-use space on eight levels.

The restaurant will be launching in San Francisco in 2022, marking the brand’s first West Coast location.         

Dubbed as “Miami’s most visually stunning new restaurant” by Thrillist, Chotto Matte celebrates the very best of authentic and innovative Nikkei cuisine, set in vibrant, stylish architectural spaces, in exciting city locations around the world. Nikkei is a unique blend of Japanese and Peruvian culinary traditions, a lively combination of ingredients and techniques. Chotto Matte’s innovative menu stays true to the Nikkei staples – Ceviche, Tiradito, Anticucho BBQ, Sushi, Sashimi and Tempura – while ensuring the ingredients are organic and sustainably sourced.

Designed by Andy Martin Architecture (AMA), the Chotto Matte space is over 14,000 square feet and will feature a Robata grill counter, sushi bar and a spacious terrace of over 3,000 square feet offering rare open-air dining with sweeping views of the city and overlooking Union Square.

Award winning architect Andy Martin’s previous designs for the group have featured a striking fusion of natural materials such as lava stone and burnt cedar, with art inspired by Tokyo’s contemporary urban culture.

The announcement comes as Blatteis & Schnur is finalizing construction on the redevelopment of a prime corner in Union Square.  The redevelopment of 100 Stockton will revitalize the key intersection of Stockton and O’Farrell in Union Square, which is poised to become the center of San Francisco’s retail core. Given the city’s legendary food scene, the addition of Chotto Matte on the building’s rooftop will be notable as one of the few open-air rooftop dining terraces in San Francisco.

About Chotto Matte 
Chotto Matte opened its first restaurant on Frith Street in the heart of Soho, London, in 2013 to serve authentic Japanese Peruvian Nikkei cuisine. Kurt Zdesar founded Chotto Matte concept in 2011, after he identified a gap in the market for premium Nikkei food made using fine, organic ingredients and served in exciting environments. Nikkei dishes are fresh, healthy and delicious, and the complexity of the recipes are hard to replicate. The Chotto Matte fine-dining restaurants are modern and stylish – they offer unique and experiential atmospheres that welcome the young and aspirational.  The Chotto Matte concept has been a phenomenal success since the first venue opened, resulting in two more openings in Miami in 2018, and Toronto in 2019. Doha and Riyadh outlets are also on track to open in 2022. 

About Blatteis & Schnur
Blatteis & Schnur traces its roots back to 1922 when the company was co-founded by Samuel Blatteis as what is believed to be the first real estate firm in the Western United States to make a specialty of retail leasing and brokerage.  Blatteis & Schnur’s principal business specializes in the acquisition and redevelopment of 100% High Street properties in the top 20 urban retail markets in the United States.  The firm has consummated over 50 transactions of premier properties over the past 15 years in such diverse markets as Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Malibu, Union Square in San Francisco, Michigan Avenue and Lincoln Park in Chicago, Walnut Street in City Center Philadelphia and Maui, Hawaii. For more information, please visit our website at www.blatteisschnur.com.

About Gensler
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 49 locations and more than 5,000 professionals networked across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work and play more inspiring, more resilient and more impactful.