The store is elaborately laid out with jewelry, crystals, glassworks and various other collectibles and divided in their own dedicated sections. The staff are friendly and willing to show you on what's being displayed. Although they showcase primarily renown works as Swarovski in the store, there are some local themed works available, such as gorgeous San Francisco crystal pendants and minaturized cable cars.
This library has a huge selection of books and it's one of the largest libraries I've ever been to (making up several stories), that it has it's own directory. Computer lab areas for reference purposes are readily available and you might need it to navigate yourself around. Media like CDs and DVDs are also available and last I checked they were free to rent out. Security is tighter than I'm use to as last I checked they look through bags, but I guess it's expected. Take public transportation to get there, unless you can use a handicap parking space.
Dr. Lum's is a good place to get new/updated glasses or contact lenses. The glass frame selection is pretty standard (100+ gender and unisex), but Dr. Lum himself and his (cute) assistants are extremely nice, patient and very informative. There are many glass lens options to fit your needs and exams are quick and painless. The prices are pretty decent and there are occasional specials every so often.
This supermarket is a good place to look for Asian goods, but probably not the best choice for mainstream items like cereal (turnover reasons). The prices are average for an Asian supermarket, but they do have a huge variety of items available, including seafood. There are many alternative Asian supermarkets within the vicinity, but this one is very popular, so it's advisable to park outside their dedicated lot as it gets extremely crowded and the drivers are dangerous.
My workplace once used this to place some of our non-perishables when we were doing some remodeling and Soma storage was very friendly, efficient, and the price was good based on the security they provided. This multi-story facility was very clean and we were provided plenty of containers and other materials to organize our items to optimize our dedication room space.
I had a large archive of VHSs that were taking up room and collecting dust and I was worried about possible deterioration. Electronic Club was quickly able to convert them over to more portable media (DVD) for me in less than a couple days and they played seamlessly. I was given options to revamp them with menus and other special effects, but I chose not to. Their prices were reasonable and service good.
When it comes to fortune cookies, they are superb. You can see them making it right in front of you and you can often times get a sample from them hot off the press (when they're flat). They have both the standard tasting and flavored ones (e.g. chocolate) in folded and flat round forms (small and large). They also sell other packaged pastry goods, but I don't care much for their sesame cookies. Their prices are reasonable, but as this is straight in Chinatown, parking will be difficult. The place is in a small alley, so you can easily overlook it.
I accompanied a friend after we were recommended to Pierre's when his car required the bumper/trunk/fender to be looked at when someone accidentally dented the car while parked. Although a little steeper than some other places, the service was pretty good and the workers friendly. The location is also not exactly isolated, so we were able to kill some time looking around the local area.
Within the city, this is one of the much cheaper gas stations along with Gas & Shop just a number of blocks away. They do accept credit cards and sport a cash wash that does an adequate job for an average price (few dollars). If you use the car wash, you can also get a good 15 cents discount per gallon of your gas too. Service is adequate (if relevent at all).
Last time I went here, it was called Karaoke Minus One. Is this a new name? They have only a good half dozen or so of Karaoke players to buy at average prices, but they can be rented and the staff are helpful in assisting what you need to do in setting the players up. They also have a good selection of Karaoke disc (CD-G) disc sporting "popular" music that you can purchase at reasonable prices (few dollars on up). However, most are the ones with just the music and text, and not with the background graphics.