E&O Asian Kitchen
Why We Like This Place
One of San Francisco’s favorite dining and event spaces just got even better. Located amid galleries, boutiques and topnotch hotels just a block from Union Square, the tremendously popular restaurant formerly known as E&O Trading Company has been re-envisioned and re-introduced to fans and new customers as E&O Asian Kitchen.
Tonya Bellusci, designer of San Francisco’s District and Oakland’s Pican restaurants, was commissioned to update the environment with a more relaxed Southeast Asian feel. Inspired by the beaches of Bali, Thailand and Sri Lanka, the new vibe incorporates shades of earth, gray and gold along with subtle tropical accents.
The spacious foyer, which leads seamlessly to the long open bar, is airy and inviting and creates a lounge area ideal for music, cocktails and plenty of guest interaction. This is no doubt the perfect place to sample the wondrous concoctions of the venue’s expert mixologist—how about a Gazebo…or a Sea Witch…or perhaps a Blushing Geisha? Guests can mingle effortlessly here, nibbling on an inventive array of appetizers or simply sipping a glass of wine or champagne.
The hip new floor plan encourages flow, and everyone will be able to move freely through the restaurant as they dine on treats like succulent wood-grilled satays, ahi poke, plump little dumplings, and other delicious Pacific Rim specialties. You’ll find all the design elements E&O is known for—sleek bar, exhibition kitchen, soaring ceilings—here in the main dining area.
Planning an intimate affair? A new private dining room has been added on the ground floor. It features Asian-influenced décor, a flat screen TV and a fabulous antiqued carved wooden door to ensure that your party will not be disturbed.
Downstairs in the Cinnabar Room, so named for the distinctive red color of the walls, the atmosphere is decidedly den-like and clubby. The wood-beamed ceiling, black marble bar, and velvet and leather chairs add to the aura of comfort and privacy.
For extra-large company dinners or smaller family gatherings, the mezzanine level is ideal. Past the shimmering, waterfall-like wall mosaic, up the stairs or elevator, the handsome U-shaped mezzanine affords a dazzling command of the main floor dining room, attractive Sutter Street views, and private and semiprivate dining in the E&O Room and North Mezzanine.
The flexible layout allows you to use individual spaces or combine them to suit your celebration. However, if you’re hosting a large event or you just want the whole restaurant to yourself, you have the option of entertaining and dining on all three levels.
E&O is easy to reach via public transportation, and the adjacent Stockton-Sutter Garage makes parking convenient. Guests staying in nearby hotels will love the fact that everything is within walking distance—they can do a little shopping or visit a few galleries on their way to your event.
Max. Seated Indoors: 0
Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
Max. Seated Indoors: 275
Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
Max. Standing Indoors: 300
Max. Standing Outdoors: 0
|Max. Seated: 200|
CEREMONY CAPACITY: Ceremonies do not take place at this facility.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Private dining spaces hold up to 275 seated or 300 standing guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: The restaurant accommodates up to 200 seated guests.
Fees & Deposits
50% of the estimated event total is required to reserve your date. The balance is due at the end of the event. Meals range $42–78/person. Tax, alcohol and a 20% service charge are additional.
Year-round, daily, 11:30am–midnight.
Location UsesWedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided, no BYO
Wheelchair AccessWheelchair Accessible
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: provided, no BYO
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