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Our dishes are made from scratch daily with all fresh ingredients and produce from local farmers. The menu is a creative and modern farm-to-fork take on classic comfort foods and the desserts are all made in-house. The back of the restaurant houses a full table service wine and beer bar featuring a wide array of pours from local breweries and wineries.


Weekly Specials

Happy Hour

Tuesday - Friday 2 pm - 6 pm
Yummy bites, discounted beer and wine!


Unique dishes for a unique history.

Owners Patty and John Dooley clean and restore the original Tsuda store signage in preparation for installation inside the restaurant. Photo courtesy of the Auburn Journal

Owners Patty and John Dooley clean and restore the original Tsuda store signage in preparation for installation inside the restaurant.

Photo courtesy of the Auburn Journal

Bistro 103 opened in June 2015 and is located inside the historical building of the old Tsuda Grocery Store in the heart of Old Town Auburn, California. Katsuichi and Tomo Tsuda of Hiroshima, Japan established the K. Tsuda General Merchandise in 1918. That original store was located at 135 Sacramento Street, about one block east of our location. The business continued to operate at that site until the Tsuda family was forced to move to the Tule Lake internment camp in 1942.

Prior to World War II, our building was owned by the local Japanese-American community, during which it served as a Japanese school and a Buddhist church. After the war, Frank Tsuda purchased the building and opened Tsuda Grocery in 1951. The Tsuda family had owned and operated the business until 2007.

We are proud to be able to honor and carry forward such a unique piece of Auburn's rich history by integrating original historical artifacts into the cozy, modern rustic design of our new restaurant. Some recovered and carefully restored items include the grocery's historical hand-painted signage, a large all-metal produce scale showcased on our bar and two original steel doors from the Buddhist church displayed on the wall as art.

Location

103 Sacramento St
Auburn, CA 95603

Phone

(530) 888-1033

Hours

Wednesday - Saturday 

11:30 am – 9 pm

Sunday 11:30 am - 5 pm

Monday - Tuesday Dark

 

Reservations

Call (530) 888-1033 from 11:30 am – 9 pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

Events & Catering

Contact us to cater your special event!  We can deliver in the Auburn area for staff lunches and special occasions!

To inquire, please call (530) 888-1033 from 11:30 am – 9 pm, Tuesday through Sunday.