SF’s First-Ever H Mart Opens With Ribbon-Cutting, Huge Crowds

Updated: Apr 22, 2021 08:25
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San Francisco K-cuisine stans got their long-awaited wish Wednesday morning, as the Korean-American supermarket H Mart opened their first-ever SF location. was onhand to get video of the ribbon-cutting ceremony, a first peek inside the store, and a look at the astonishingly long line that formed as people mobbed the Oceanview Village plaza in Ingleside Heights.

Above we see the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for San Francisco’s first H Mart, with Mayor London Breed, Supervisors Myrna Melga and Ahsha Safai, and a who’s-who of San Francisco AAPI royalty.

How huge was the line to get into H Mart at its SF Grand Opening? Have a look in the video above.

H Mart is the largest Asian American grocery chain in the country, and now San Francisco has one too. The store in Ingleside Heights is the 85th H Mart to open in the U.S.

Image: H Mart SF

Chef Chris Oh from Sunset Korean BBQ destination calls H Mart “like Disneyland for Koreans” in an Eater SF interview. This new SF location is 50,000 square feet of kimchi, frozen dumplings, and endless varieties of colorfully packaged chips and candies.

Image: Lori N via Yelp

This H Mart also has a food hall restaurants featuring Da Pan, Paris Baguette, Daeho, Da S.F.C., Paik’s Noodle, and Left Wing.

Dozens of different bouquets of flowers lined the grocery carts for the grand opening of San Francisco’s H Mart.

While it is the first San Francisco H Mart, it is located practically in Daly City. The Oceanview Village shopping plaza where the H Mart is located is barely about 1,000 feet from Daly City. It may not be San Francisco’s most fashionable neighborhood. But Ingleside Heights’ strip mall-looking plaza Oceanview Village just got a heck of a lot more popular.

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