Giant Robot SF

618 Shrader St, San Francisco , CA
(415) 876-4773
Giant Robot SF Website
Arts Supply Store, Bead Shop, Hobby Shop, Shopping
Mon-Fri (12pm-8pm)
Sat (11am-8pm)
Sun (12pm-7pm)


From movie stars, musicians, and skateboarders to toys, technology, and history, Giant Robot magazine covers cool aspects of Asian and Asian-American pop culture. Paving the way for less knowledgeable media outlets, Giant Robot put the spotlight on Chow Yun Fat, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li years before they were in mainstream America's vocabulary.

But Giant Robot is much more than idol worship. GR's spirited reviews of canned coffee drinks, instant ramen packs, Japanese candies, Asian frozen desserts, and marinated bugs have spawned numerous copycat articles in other publications. GR's historical pieces on the Yellow Power Movement, footbinding, Asian-American gangsters, and other savory topics have been cited by both academics and journalists. Other regular features include travel journals, art and design studies, and sex.


  • Art Scene

    March 25th - April 7th
    03/25/2005 by melissa lane

    The deeply complex, soul-searching rhythm and blues legend Marvin Gaye inspired Soul Salon 10, a multi-media exhibit exploring the late, great musician's work. Fourteen visual artists from the Bay Are...  More »

  • Giant Robot

    Asian Pop Culture & Beyond
    10/09/2004 by Cliff Samaniego

    In 1994, a newly published magazine provided an uplifting voice for Asian Americans. Giant Robot (GR), created by Eric Nakamura and Martin Wong, covered everything from instant ramen noodles and Hong ...  More »