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The Van's Restaurant has earned the admiration of diners and drinkers since 1947, though its historic teahouse structure dates even farther back—to 1915 when constructed to house a portion of the Japanese Exhibition at the Panama Pacific International Exposition. The restaurant's dining rooms offer panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, complemented by rich, ethnic-inspired eats and select wines. Check out their lunch, dinner, and fish menus. The restaurant's bar area boasts the original wallpaper from 1915, as well as historic photographs showing the Peninsula.