Welcome to Yerba Buena
Stretching from 2nd to 5th and Market to Harrison Streets, the Yerba Buena Neighborhood today is one of San Francisco’s most dynamic communities.
In 1966 the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (SFRA) and the Board of Supervisors designated the Yerba Buena Neighborhood as an urban renewal area. After years of careful planning and hard work, the community dream of a dynamic urban cultural center with more than two dozen galleries and museums, recreational and entertainment facilities, activities for children and families, housing, hotels, shopping, and fine dining became a reality.
Notable buildings that have opened in the neighborhood are the Moscone Center (1981), The San Francisco Marriott (1989) that brought a wave of luxury and boutique hotels to the area, Yerba Buena Gardens (1993), and SFMOMA (1995). The Metreon and Westfield San Francisco Centre have brought renewed retail to the area, and the Transbay Redevelopment Project, under construction now, is further changing the face of the neighborhood.
Yerba Buena is home to some of the finest restaurants in San Francisco. Some of the premier eateries in these neighborhoods include the Michelin-starred
, awarded the full three Michelin stars for its elevated takes on Asian cuisine.
offers Michelin-starred Moroccan dining with a contemporary Californian twist. Other highly-rated eateries in the area include Chinese favorite Fang
. Stroll down Yerba Buena Lane and enjoy delicious Hakata style ramen from Ippudo
, a fresh baked pizza from Delarosa
, or a bit of spice from Indian favorite Amber India
Sights & Culture
is a world-class modern art museum with a collection including works from Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Robert Rauschenberg, Diego Rivera, and many other luminaries. The SFMOMA also has a rooftop garden featuring sculptures set against the backdrop of the San Francisco skyline. The Metreon is home to the second largest IMAX screen in the world and boasts a variety of eateries, shops, and the City Target. Take a lap or enjoy a coffee on the stunning new urban rooftop garden that tops the expansive, multi block Transbay Terminal, San Francisco's new transportation hub.