Top 65 San Franciscan Restaurants Of All Cuisine Types - Updated 2024

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There is no place quite like San Francisco. Home of Full House and Jerry Garcia, only here will you find businessmen riding to work on skateboards and razor scooters past the crowds of Chinatown. Besides being a beautiful bay city imbibed with the sea salt air of the Pacific, San Francisco is also a hub for the young techies of Silicon Valley. The diversity of the city, with its eclectic crowds roaming the streets of Chinatown to Little Delhi to Castro, is only matched by the diverse, high-end profile of San Francisco cuisine. Although you may have heard of how expensive San Francisco is, this guide will show you many cheap, savory restaurants in the area. Read on for the best places to eat in San Francisco.

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1. Lazy Bear

Dinner at Lazy Bear
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Cuisine type: Modern American

Have you heard of a ‘communal dining experience?’ Or instead of placing a reservation for a restaurant, have you bought a ticket for one? This is what you are in store for at Lazy Bear: You start in an upstairs living room where you snack and mingle. Then everyone is ushered downstairs to the dining room and seated at a long 'communal’ table. Lazy Bear not only delivers delicious food, but also fosters a social, energetic atmosphere.

Lazy Bear

Address: 3416 19th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Website: Lazy Bear

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2. Souvla

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Cuisine type: Greek

If you have a Greek tooth, especially for rotisserie roast meats, and are in San Fran, then Souvla is the restaurant for you. This hip, sleek Greek restaurant opened in San Francisco 2014. Then added another location in San Fran in 2016. And again in 2017. Souvla is immensely popular, which isn’t surprising considering that its fries have made a slew of ‘best fries’ lists. Don’t forget to try their salads topped with delectable Greek yogurt sauces.


Address: 758 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Website: Souvla

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3. Yank Sing

XLB at Yank Sing
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Cuisine type: Chinese (specialising in dim sum)

If someone says great dim sum in San Francisco, think Yank Sing. There are two locations, one on Spear Street and another on Stevenson Street. Both are filled with large clothed tables, in a dimly lit large room, with trolleys weaving through tables. Both are splendid. Yank Sing was listed in the SF Chronicles top 100 restaurants list in 2014. If you go to San Francisco, don’t pass up a chance to try authentic dim sum.

Yank Sing

Address: 101 Spear St., San Francisco, CA & 49 Stevenson St., San Francisco, CA

Website: Yank Sing

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4. Shizen

Some of our nigiri dishes.

Posted by Shizen Vegan Sushi Bar & Izakaya on Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Cuisine type: Vegan, Japanese

Japanese food is usually slim pickings for vegetarians, but not here. Meet Shizen, the vegan sushi bar & izakaya of San Francisco. An izakaya is a casual place to eat after work, which describes Shizen aptly. The restaurant opens at 5:00pm and closes at 10:00pm. The beautifully lit wood interior is the place to go after work or if you’re in town and are a sushi lover who wants to try the vegan side of the cuisine.


Address: 370 14th St., San Francisco, CA 94103

Facebook: Shizen

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5. House of Prime Rib

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Posted by House of Prime Rib on Monday, 25 July 2016

Cuisine type: English

Okay, okay, I hear you, maybe vegan food, even if it is sushi, isn’t your thing. Well, I give you a carnivore’s delight (technically you’re an omnivore but whatever), House of Prime Rib. This is an English-style restaurant that opened in the 1940s. A fact that wouldn’t surprise you if you walked into the old-school style restaurant. The food hasn’t changed that much either, it’s still all about the prime rib and martinis. This is a San Francisco landmark you do not want to miss, especially if your idea of a good meal includes a copious amount of meat.

House of Prime Rib

Address: 1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109

Website: House of Prime Rib

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6. Little Delhi

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Cuisine type: Indian

There is really nothing quite like eating ethnic food from the nucleus of a diaspora. Little Delhi in San Francisco is one such place. From the moment you cross its threshold, you have no doubt that Little Delhi is authentic Indian food. This is the real deal for all Indian-food lovers. In this cozy Indian eatery you will find north Indian cuisine, and those hard-to-find Indian dishes along with above-par, tasty staples such as naan, tandoori chicken, and lamb rasala. And for San Francisco, it is relatively cheap as well!

Little Delhi

Address: 83 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Website: Little Delhi

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7. Causwells

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Cuisine type: American

Causwells in San Francisco’s Marina neighborhood is a real local favorite. They serve their house ground beef burger with American Cheese, Causwell’s Sauce, a very special pickle, and onion. Succulent, beefy, cheesy – yum. Vinaigrette-dressed greens come on the side.

I enjoy this burger with a cold beer. They serve one called ‘Mama’s Little Yella Pils’, a light American Pilsner, that doesn’t overpower the food. Perfect match.

Outside and inside table seating are available. Food is also served at the bar. My favorite seat is the stool-height counter in the front window. It’s ideal if you are a people watcher.

Open for lunch and dinner, you’ll find Causwells at 2346 Chestnut Street, San Francisco. Chestnut Street is the commercial hub of the Marina District. Causwells is a spot-on stop for lunch after a morning exploring the Palace of Fine Arts. This beautiful San Francisco landmark is just a short walk to a memorable burger.


Address: 2346 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

Website: Causwells

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 11am - 9pm; Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat: 10am - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 9pm

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8. Bouche

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Cuisine type: French

Bouche literally translates to “mouth” and that’s probably as good a name as any for a delicious French restaurant. French cuisine can be very regional and that is certainly the case here. Inspired by Northern French dishes and regions, Bouche draws its inspiration from not only Northern France but also the seasons. With changing menus and dishes, the people at Bouche combine classic French plates with family recipes and local produce from the farmers market.


Address: 603 Bush street SF 415.956.0396

Average price: 40 USD per person

Website: Bouche

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9. La Ciccia

Cuisine type: Sardinian

I’d wager a pretty penny that you have never had Sardinian food. Sardinia is a large Italian Island between France and Italy in the Mediterranean Sea. The cuisine is very similar to regular Italian cuisine, but your average Italian restaurant doesn’t serve octopus stew. If you are looking for a nice, small spot to sit down in and gorge on homemade spaghetti and choose from a myriad of wine selections, take a skip and a hop, and find your way to La Ciccia.

La Ciccia

Address: 291 30th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

Website: La Ciccia

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 5:30pm - 10pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

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10. Swan Oyster Depot

Cuisine type: Seafood, American

Food reviewers don’t often call a restaurant an institution, but an exception was made for Swan Oyster Depot. Since 1912, the Swan Oyster Depot has been serving fresh fish, clam chowder, and oysters galore. It is a no-frills lunch counter with friendly down to earth service. When the sea salt air drifts up your nostrils and wafts down to your belly, and seafood becomes need-food, then head to Swan Oyster Depot. The smoked salmon is recommended!

Swan Oyster Depot

Address: 1517 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Facebook: Swan Oyster Depot

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11. The Butcher's Son

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Posted by The Butcher's Son on Sunday, 14 October 2018

Cuisine type: Vegan, American

While the name might sound misleading, The Butcher’s Son is a vegan delicatessen and bakery with an ever-changing menu, serving pastries and creative, vegetable-based meals. Options include sandwiches with vegan meat and cheeses, pancakes and bagels, along with tasty starters and salads. There’s also a range of desserts to choose from.

The Butcher's Son

Address: 1954 University Ave., Berkeley, California 94704

Tel. No.: (510)984-0818

Website: The Butcher’s Son

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12. Perry's on Union

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Cuisine type: American

A 45-year-old San Francisco establishment, Perry’s food and service are always top-notch. The Perry’s Burger is made with house-ground beef and served fully dressed on a billowy homemade bun. Cooked to your liking, the meat is top quality, tender, full of flavor and oh so juicy. With or without cheese, it’s hamburger heaven. Pair it with a cold beer or a glass of red wine. The house-made potato chips (crisps) served with the burger will leave you wanting more.

Perry’s menu is made up of American Bistro fare. Everything is fresh and of the best quality. A full-service bar serves up microbrews, wine, and spirits.

Try this celebrated burger at 1944 Union Street, between Buchanan and Laguna Streets, in the Cow Hollow neighborhood of San Francisco. Outside and inside table seating are available. Food is also served at the bar. It’s the perfect lunch or dinner spot while strolling and shopping on Union. Breakfast and Sunday Brunch are also served.

Perry's on Union

Address: 1944 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123, United States

Website: Perry’s on Union

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 9pm; Sat: 11am - 9pm; Sun: 10am - 9pm

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13. Golden Era Vegan Restaurant

Lunch combo choices

Posted by Golden Era Vegan Restaurant on Sunday, 11 January 2015

Cuisine type: Vegan, Vietnamese, Indian, Thai, Chinese

Located in downtown San Francisco, the Golden Era Vegan Restaurant has been running since 1999. Their dishes feature Aulacese (Vietnamese), Indian, Chinese, and Thai cuisine. No eggs, MSG, honey, or dairy products are used in their vegan dishes. The restaurant serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. The extensive menu includes such options as soups, salads, rice plates, noodles, and delicious clay-pot stews. They also serve a range of specialty dishes and homemade desserts. There is also a choice of lunch combo options, as pictured above.

Golden Era Vegan Restaurant

Address: 395 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, California, USA

Tel. No.: (415)487-8687

Website: Golden Era Vegan Restaurant

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14. Indochine Vegan

Dear Customers, Come and try our Sizzling Teriyaki Vegan ‘Chicken’ for the holidays. Highly recommended by our chef and is our best seller for 2014.

Posted by Indochine Vegan on Saturday, 27 December 2014

Cuisine type: Korean, vegan

Indochine Vegan prides itself on offering fine vegan dining in San Francisco. Their chefs are renowned for taking traditional Korean dishes and making them vegan. The restaurant serves a range of appetizers including spring rolls and fried Wonton, as well as basic rolls, rice plates, clay pots and vegan sushi. Crown a delicious meal with a selection of desserts, including ice cream, vegan cheese, carrot and mocha cake.

Indochine Vegan

Address: 508 Valencia St, San Francisco, California, USA

Tel. No.: (415)701-0700

Website: Indochine Vegan

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15. L'Ardoise

l'ardoise, San Francisco
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Cuisine type: French

Opened in 2008, this cosy French bistro is the brainchild of Chef Clement who was born and raised in Bordeaux, where he’s been working in restaurants since he was 15. Upon moving to the US, he’s worked in restaurants that have won the coveted James Beard award as well as Michelin-star restaurants. L'ardoise prides itself on simple and delicious ingredients so don’t expect a huge menu but do expect expertly crafted dishes in a cosy and comfortable atmosphere.


Address: 151 Noe Street @ Henry San Francisco, CA 94114

Average price: 50 USD for two

Website: L'Ardoise

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16. Millennium Restaurant, Oakland

Roasted Chioggia Beet Poke shaved kohlrabi, fuyu persimmon, pickled Mendocino sea vegetables, shungiku greens, avocado, sesame-ginger dressing, horseradish oil, tapioca crisp

Posted by Millennium Restaurant on Monday, 15 October 2018

Cuisine type: Vegan, fusion

This award-winning vegan restaurant is located in Oakland, a 20-minute drive from San Francisco. Among the restaurants’ several awards, Food & Wine Magazine and the Huffington Post have placed Millennium among “The Top 25 Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in the World.” The restaurant is open for dinner Monday to Saturday, while brunch and dinner are served on Sunday. The menu lists a variety of starters, including soups, salads and vegetable dishes, while tasty options like Potato Cornmeal Crusted Eggplant Steak, Japanese Sweet Potato Scallion Cake, and Corn Risotto Cake are on the main dish menu. The menu changes seasonally, with always the freshest vegetable and grain options served.

Millennium Restaurant

Address: 5912 College Ave., Oakland, California, USA

Tel. No.: (510)735-9459

Website: Millennium Restaurant.

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17. Chapeau!

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Cuisine type: French

If you’re looking for an amazing French bistro experience, then Chapeau! is a place for you. Bring out your inner food critic in this restaurant because the experience here isn’t just for you to eat for the sake of eating, rather, what matters is the savouring of the flavours. Chapeau! has a warm and generous vibe with a little bit of Californian laid-back atmosphere. The chef is always around the restaurant, so you can talk to him and let him know about your meal. Its features include braised lamb and salted caramel ice cream.


Address: 126 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA

Average price: 31-60 USD for two

Website: Chapeau

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18. Gamine

Orange and Grand Mariner Soufflé
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Cuisine type: French

Gamine combines a lively neighbourhood bistro with the rustic pleasure of food from France. It specializes in classic and flavourful dishes from France with local and high-quality ingredients. The restaurant features an open kitchen so guests can always get a peek at what is being made and how and it adds a certain flair to the dining experience.


Address: 2223 Union Street (@ Fillmore) San Francisco, CA 94123

Average price: 11-30 USD per person

Website: Gamine

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19. Viva Goa Indian Cuisine

Goenchim Sungttam an appetizer

Posted by Viva Goa on Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Cuisine type: Goan, Indian

The Viva Goa Indian Cuisine is a combination of East and West flavor. So expect an interesting and uncommon taste in the food they serve which was influenced by Portugal. The Viva Goa is only the restaurant in San Francisco where you can experience the Goan style of food - a fine selection of seafood, dripping with coconut and has warm spices. First, taste the awesome appetizer, the Goenchim Sungttam and then followed by Fish Masala or Chicken Xacuti with brown rice and Roti. This is a must dining experience where everything is satisfying from ambiance to great food, and service.

Viva Goa Indian Cuisine

Address: Viva Goa Indian Cuisine 2420 Lombard Street San Francisco, CA 94123

Price from 4.99 USD (appetizer)

Website: Viva Goa Indian Cuisine

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20. Chez Maman

Chez Maman at Potrero Hill, San Francisco
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Cuisine type: French

Chez Maman is inspired by childhood memories. Literally translating to “At your mom’s”, this restaurant is there to make you feel welcomed and feel at home while you savour the delicious dishes synonymous to a warm French family. The atmosphere here is a little casual, going for the neighbourhood restaurant instead of the upscale bistro most people would associate with French cuisine. Enjoy an afternoon salade or three-course meal with wine for dinner.

Chez Maman

Address: 1401 18th St. San Francisco CA, 94107

Average price: 40 USD for two

Website: Chez Maman

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21. Curry Up Now

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Posted by Curry Up Now on Thursday, 15 November 2018

Cuisine type: Indian

The Curry Up Now is the place for the new generation of food lovers. Why? The food they serve is trendy, colorful, has a surprising twist, and is all tasty. Though the food is innovative, Indian taste is never left behind. The ambiance of the place is vibrant and cool, and the service is fantastic. The Bhel Puri is like a torch filled with awesome ingredients from potato garbanzo mash to crispy sev noodles.

Curry Up Now

Address: 3250 Zanker Road 95134 San Jose, California

Website: Curry Up Now

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22. Nourish Cafe

Posted by Nourish Cafe on Sunday, 22 May 2016

Cuisine type: Vegan, vegetarian

To get your trip to San Francisco started on the right foot, look no further than the city’s Nourish Cafe. One of the foremost authorities in vegetarian-minded cuisine, this location impresses with the sheer diversity of its available menu options. The location has gone public with their plant-based identity, and regularly employs whole foods, organic products, and non-GMO foods for the immediate and lasting satisfaction of all guests. Choose from a diversified portfolio of available food items, among them their Veggie Wrap, Blue Pineapple Smoothie, Quinoa Waffle and Avocado Chimichurri toast. Pair your plate with a Mighty Leaf Tea, for a time well spent at Nourish Cafe.

Nourish Cafe

Address: 189 6th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118

Website: Nourish Cafe

Opening Hours: 7 a.m.

Average Price for Two: 25.00 USD

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23. Rooh Restaurant


Cuisine type: Indian, fusion

The new taste of adventure is here! Rooh Restaurant serves Indian cuisine with a California twist. Yes, Rooh will impress you with their creative presentation and the uncommon flavors and spices, cooked and prepared with contemporary techniques. The Fried duck eggs here is a must try - a combination of tandoori mushroom, toasted brioche, and chili jam. This will blow your taste buds away.

Rooh Restaurant

Address: 333 Brannan Street 94107 San Francisco, California

Price: from 12.00 USD (lunch)

Website: Rooh Restaurant

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24. Enjoy Vegetarian

Posted by Enjoy Vegetarian Restaurant on Friday, 18 September 2015

Cuisine type: Vegetarian, American

At this unique San Francisco establishment, you won’t have to worry about the quality of your food; the satisfaction is in the name itself! Welcome to Enjoy Vegetarian, one of Northern California’s premiere culinary outlets with specific regard to those vegetarian-minded dishes on the premises. Menu items are entirely unique, and they include specialties like their Salt & Pepper Fried Pumpkin as well as their Lemon Sauce Fillet. Affordable pricing is made even better by friendly onsite services for a consistently high restaurant quality. Enjoy Vegetarian in San Francisco also does delivery, so you can now have your favorite vegetarian plates sent directly to your front door.

Enjoy Vegetarian

Address: 3619, 754 Kirkham St, San Francisco, CA 94122

Website: Enjoy Vegetarian

Opening Hours: 11 a.m.

Average Price for Two: 26.00 USD

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25. Restaurant Jeanne D'Arc

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Cuisine type: French

Restaurant Jeanne D'Arc is not only an amazing dining experience, but merely sitting in the dining room is already an experience on its own. Travel back in time to medieval France with this hidden gem located in the Cornell Hotel de France. The room is decorated with tapestries, stained glass and old relics all set to look like a medieval French castle. Of course, the theme of the restaurant is centred around Joan of Arc as many of the decorations celebrate her life. The restaurant was started by the Lambert family in 1972 where they serve a four-course meal at a fixed menu that changes daily.

Restaurant Jeanne D'Arc

Address: 715 Bush St San Francisco, CA 94108

Average price: 56 USD per person

Website: Restaurant Jeanne D'Arc

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26. Greens Restaurant

• the holiday season isn't over around here. good food, good company, and good conversation is always in season at #greens | photo: @letsbepresent

Posted by Greens Restaurant on Thursday, 28 December 2017

Cuisine type: Vegetarian

The focus of this San Francisco vegetarian restaurant is in the name. At Greens Restaurant, you’re in for a waterfront experience, at an award-winning culinary venue that champions the farm-to-table ideology. Focused on delivering only the freshest ingredients to the immediate and lasting satisfaction of locals and visitors alike, Greens Restaurant hosts lunch, dinner, brunch and special occasions onsite, each with a unique menu to accommodate changing palates. And from their Buckwheat Tartlet to their Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, there isn’t a poor choice across the entire menu. Stick around for dessert, where you’ll be privileged with the chance to try items like their Flourless Chocolate Torte and Persimmon Pecan Pudding.

Greens Restaurant

Address: Fort Mason Center, Landmark Building A, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123

Website: Greens Restaurant

Opening Hours: 11:45 a.m.

Average Price for Two: 40.00 USD

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27. Loving Hut

Posted by Loving Hut San Francisco on Saturday, 3 November 2018

Cuisine type: Asian, vegan

Also located on Irving Street, the Loving Hut does vegetarian flavors the right way, every time. Interestingly, each new Loving Hut franchise location is characterized by an individual menu, different from any other; you can always try a new dish when you visit a new location! That said, you can’t go wrong with virtually anything present on the menu, typified by dishes like their Mango Salad, Spinach Tofu Soup, Fresh Sushi and Soba Noodle. Simple dishes pack strong flavors, all for prices that make Loving Hut entirely worth your investment.

Loving Hut

Address: 524 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

Website: Loving Hut

Opening Hours: 11 a.m.

Average Price for Two: 40.00 USD

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28. Vik's Chaat Corner

Posted by Vik's Chaat on Friday, 16 November 2018

Cuisine type: Indian

Vik’s Chaat Corner will bring the Indian street food in San Francisco. The restaurant’s name means “to lick”. This roadside snack is filled with a variety of flavors which make you want more, up to the last morsels. The ambiance is like an old Emeryville marketplace, the service is good, and of course, food is yummy and affordable. The Dahi Papdi Chaat is a must-taste here - this will become your favorite snack in this place.

Vik's Chaat Corner

Address: 2390 4th St 94710 Berkeley, California

Website: Vik’s Chaat Cornere

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29. Ananda Fuara

First day of our vacation!

Posted by Bentley Davis on Thursday, 26 April 2018

Cuisine type: Vegetarian, vegan

With a name as unique as its menu and high quality of service, Ananda Fuara leaves little left to be desired by the time your meal comes to an end. A well-lit, modern atmosphere characterized by a wide menu and affordable dish pricing, Ananda Fuara impresses no matter your meal selection. Whether you elect to try their Portobella Quesadilla or their Wild Mushroom Benedict, or even their ironically titled Neatloaf Sandwich, there’s isn’t a poor menu choice to be found. Ananda Fuara even allows you the option to order your meal online, to save you time and money before you ever arrive on the premises.

Ananda Fuara

Address: 1298 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Website: Ananda Fuara

Opening Hours: 11 a.m.

Average Price for Two: 35.00 USD

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30. Cha-Ya

Posted by Cha-Ya Vegetarian (San Francisco) on Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Cuisine type: Asian, vegan, vegetarian

When it comes to the largely recognized flavors available exclusively at Cha-Ya, many locals know what they want before they ever walk through the welcoming front doors. Whether they’re trying the Taku Sui, signature Cha-Ya Roll or the beloved House Miso Soup, you’re promised a winner regardless of the menu item you elect to make your own. Bring the entire family along for a vegetarian meal experience worth the memories, given the casual Japanese ambiance and the adherence to traditional flavoring. One of the regarded culinary staples of the busy neighborhood, Cha-Ya serves everything from rice to soup, wine to vegetable salad, all with the same dedication that originally established them as a local vegetarian authority.


Address: 762 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Website: Cha-Ya

Opening Hours: 11:30 a.m.

Average Price for Two: 40.00 USD

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31. Udupi Palace

Udupi palace

Posted by Holden Lee on Monday, 8 May 2017

Cuisine type: Indian, vegetarian

You’ll never forget the name or the culinary exploits of the Udupi Palace on San Francisco’s Valencia Street, the home to indigenous vegetarian flavors and affordable pricing alike. Together with renowned, expedient service, the Udupi Palace serves up respect-worthy dishes like Spinach Masala Dosa, Chana Masala Curry, Rasa Vada and their Rasam Soup. No matter your vegetarian preferences, there’s a dish that promises to satisfy your individual palate. Order online, to save time upon arrival to this home cooking staple in the Golden State.

Udupi Palace

Address: 1007 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Website: Udupi Palace

Opening Hours: 11:30 a.m.

Average Price for Two: 25.00 USD

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32. Bund Shanghai

Cuisine type: Cantonese

Bund Shanghai can be found in San Francisco’s Chinatown under a yellow awning. They specialize in Shanghai cuisine rather than the usual Cantonese fare. This Michelin-star restaurant serves up delicious dumplings which include such specialities as crab and pork soup dumplings, steamed beef or vegetarian dumplings, cabbage and pork dumplings, and chive and pork or chive and shrimp dumplings. Combos of dumplings come in options of 6-10 for very reasonable prices ranging from USD 7 - USD 12.95 which can also be ordered online for delivery if you can’t make it down to their location.

Bund Shanghai

Address: 640 Jackson Street

Website: Bund Shanghai

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday - Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

Prices: 11-30 USD

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33. Good Mong Kok Bakery

Cuisine type: Chinese

Diners should be ready to expect long lines at this popular bakery in Chinatown. Line up along the counter and pick from a fresh array of dumplings from pots of boiling water. Choices include shrimp and pork and they are filled to the full with ingredients at a very inexpensive price to visitors. Take your dumplings and one of their popular pastries to go and dine at secluded, peaceful Woh Hei Yun Park.

Good Mong Kok Bakery

Address: 1039 Stockton Street

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Prices: 3-9 USD

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34. Yummy Dumpling

Cuisine type: Chinese

Yummy Dumpling is a small shop that offers customers the opportunity to purchase a wide variety of frozen dumplings. All that visitors will see is a kitchen area and freezers where the dumplings are stored for purchase. There are close to 24 different flavours sold regularly including pork, chicken, and lamb, combined with chives, corn, or cabbage as well as vegetarian choices. Upon purchase, customers receive an instruction sheet to be able to prepare their dumplings when they get home.

Yummy Dumpling

Address: 1708 Irving Street

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Prices: 11-30 USD

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35. Kingdom of Dumpling

Cuisine type: Asian

Kingdom of Dumpling is a small hole in the wall restaurant set in San Francisco’s Sunset District. Even though it is more difficult to locate, once visitors find it, they will see it is a bustling eatery that is packed due to its popular dumplings, hot pots, and other menu items. Sit down at one of the red and white checkered table-cloth draped tables and order a combo of dumplings in a variety of options for 22 pieces for USD 6.49. Some of the flavours offered include pork and string beans, lamb with vegetable, pork and shrimp, and vegetarian to satisfy the tastes of its diners.

Kingdom of Dumpling

Address: 2308 - 1713 Taraval Street

Website: Kingdom of Dumpling

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm and 5:00 - 9:30 pm Friday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm and 5:00 - 10:00 pm Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

Prices: 3-9 USD

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36. Sam's Grill & Seafood Restaurant

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Cuisine type: Seafood, American

Sam’s Grill & Seafood Restaurant in San Francisco offers a delectable and diverse menu that tantalizes the taste buds of both seafood aficionados and discerning food enthusiasts alike. Nestled in the heart of the city, this iconic establishment has been delighting patrons since 1867.

The menu boasts a wide array of fresh, locally sourced seafood delicacies, including succulent oysters on the half shell, mouthwatering Dungeness crab, and perfectly grilled wild-caught fish. For those seeking non-seafood options, the restaurant also offers premium steaks, flavorful poultry dishes, and a variety of vegetarian selections. With an emphasis on classic preparation techniques and time-honoured recipes, every dish exudes the finest flavours of the sea and land.

Complemented by an extensive wine list featuring both California and international vintages, dining at Sam’s Grill & Seafood is an unforgettable experience steeped in culinary history and innovation.

Sam's Grill & Seafood Restaurant

Address: 374 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94104, United States

Website: Sam’s Grill & Seafood Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 8:30pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

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37. Good Luck Dim Sum

Cuisine type: Chinese

Visitors will be pleased with their stuffed vegetarian and shrimp dumplings. The location is small and compact with not much seating, but the dumplings are flavourful and very inexpensive. Seating room is very limited at this small cafe/deli style restaurant so more than often, those visiting Good Luck Dim Sum will be walking out with Barbie-pink to-go boxes and finding an outdoor dining location nearby.

Good Luck Dim Sum

Address: 736 Clement Street

Opening hours: Wednesday - Monday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm, Tuesday Closed

Prices: 3-9 USD

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38. Pier Market Seafood Restaurant

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Cuisine type: Seafood, American

At Pier Market Seafood Restaurant, indulge in a seafood feast that captures the essence of the city’s coastal delights. Start with their signature clam chowder, creamy and brimming with fresh clams, potatoes, and herbs. Then munch on mouthwatering Dungeness crab cakes, perfectly crispy on the outside and tender inside. For a true taste of the ocean, savour their delectable seafood platter featuring succulent shrimp, sweet scallops, and juicy crab legs.

Pair your meal with a refreshing local beer or a glass of crisp Chardonnay from nearby vineyards. With a vibrant ambience and stunning waterfront views, this seafood place in San Francisco promises a memorable dining experience celebrating the bounty of the sea.

Pier Market Seafood Restaurant

Address: 39 Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States

Website: Pier Market Seafood Restaurant

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

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39. Sotto Mare

Linguine with seafood

Posted by Sotto Mare on Friday, 19 February 2016

Cuisine type: Italian, seafood, American

The Sotto Mare restaurant lies on the vibrant Green Street in San Francisco. This popular neighborhood seafood joint serves American and Italian-style dishes. The restaurant is decorated with a nautical theme decor and a casual and relaxed ambiance, perfect for a dinner with friends or family. You can find favorites like pasta, cioppino, spaghetti and much more on the menu, at really affordable prices. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner.

Sotto Mare

Address: 552 Green St, San Francisco, California

Website: Sotto Mare

Opening hours: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Average price for two people: 15 USD

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40. Anchor Oyster Bar

We’re open and serving a beautiful smoked salmon open-faced sandwich today for our lunch special! Hope to see you here! ⚓️

Posted by Anchor Oyster Bar on Friday, 24 August 2018

Cuisine type: Seafood, American

Located on the lively Castro Street in San Francisco, is the family-owned Anchor Oyster Bar and seafood restaurant. The menu comprises of mouthwatering delicacies using beef, clams, oysters, and shrimps in salads, sandwiches, burgers, chicken wings and shrimp cocktails. The separate kids’ menu makes it perfect for family dining as well. The restaurant literally serves American seafood bonanza in a relaxed setting with views of the yachts and the river.

Anchor Oyster Bar

Address: 579 Castro St 94114 San Francisco, California

Website: Anchor Oyster Bar

Opening hours: 11:30 am to 10:00 pm

Average price for two people: 35 USD

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41. Hog Island Oyster Co.

Hog Island Oyster Co
Source: Photo by user Bryce Edwards used under CC BY 2.0

Cuisine type: Seafood

Located on the waterside, next to One Ferry Building in San Francisco is the Hog Island Oyster Co seafood restaurant. This upscale restaurant offers indulging seafood like scallops, salmon, artichoke, oysters and clams on its dynamic menu, which look like nothing less than art on the plate. The fresh catch of the day is a recommendation. The dishes are prepared with freshly sourced ingredients combined with modern techniques and trends and the restaurant offers a great bar menu to go with the seafood. Visit the restaurant for brunch, lunch or dinner or you can even order online.

Hog Island Oyster Co.

Address: One Ferry Building, #11, San Francisco, California

Website: Hog Island Oyster Co.

Opening hours: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Average price for two people: 120 USD

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42. City View Restaurant

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Cuisine type: Chinese

Located in the Financial District, diners will find a more upscale white-table clothed dining experience at City View Restaurant. Here, they can choose their dumplings and other small plates from a cart loaded with various options. The indoor dining room is very spacious with large round tables to enjoy scallop, pan-fried shrimp or chive dumplings to name a few. There is also a large terrace dining area enclosed by glass partitions with frosted murals where diners can pick up their chopsticks and dine in the open air.

City View Restaurant

Address: 662 Commercial Street

Website: City View Restaurant

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 11:00 - 2:30 pm Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Prices: 11-30 USD

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43. Fog Harbor Fish House

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Posted by Fog Harbor Fish House on Monday, 23 April 2018

Cuisine type: Seafood, grilled

Located in a prime location near The Embarcadero is the fashionable and upscale seafood restaurant the Fog Harbor Fish House. The restaurant is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner daily and includes a variety of institutional seafood dishes on the menu. Grilled seafood and vegetarian dishes are also available on the menu and the appetizers and entrees menu includes scallops, artichoke, shrimp, salmon, and more.

Offering one of the best yet cheap seafood in San Francisco, the place is great for dining with your partner, friends or family while enjoying the scenic views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Fog Harbor Fish House

Address: The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California

Website: Fog Harbor Fish House

Opening hours: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Average price for two people: 20 USD

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44. Dumpling Time

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Cuisine type: Chinese, fusion

Dumpling Time offers diners a unique experience in that they can witness the dumplings being hand-formed behind a glass partition throughout the day. It is appropriate that the restaurant is located in the Design District of San Francisco as their uniquely, creative designer dumplings come in all different sizes, shapes, and colours including ones that resemble macarons and the King-Dum soup dumpling which comes adorned with flowers and a coloured straw since it is so big you’ll need a straw. This contemporary Californian-Asian fusion bustling bistro has a large, spacious dining room where visitors can enjoy steamed shrimp dumplings with cream cheese and pork, boiled dumplings in vegetarian with local greens, carrot, mushroom, cilantro, and egg or pork dumplings with cabbage and green onions accompanied by other menu specialities.

Dumpling Time

Address: 11 Division Street

Website: Dumpling Time

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 11:00 - 2:30 pm and 5:00 - 9:30 pm Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and 5:00 - 9:30 pm

Prices: 11-30 USD

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45. Flores

Posted by Flores on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Cuisine type: Mexican

Explore and taste the unique offerings of this restaurant, comprising of blends of family recipes and having its roots from Mexican states, mainly the Pacific and the Gulf. Flores Mexican restaurants pride itself with their handmade tortillas made from fresh masa. Among others, the taste of their tortillas is exceptional and are served with citrus-roasted pork shoulder carnitas, duck confit enchiladas, and mole poblano to compliment the flavour. Also discover the good selection mezcal, tequila and the house-made margaritas at their extensive bar collection.


Address: 2030 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA

Website: Flores

Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 4 PM - 10 PM, Saturday: 11 AM - 11 PM, Sunday: 11 AM - 10 PM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

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46. Betty Lou's Seafood & Grill

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Posted by Betty Lou's Seafood & Grill on Saturday, 8 December 2018

Cuisine type: Seafood, American

Situated right on the street on Columbia Avenue in San Francisco, is the Betty Lou’s Seafood & Grill restaurant. The restaurant serves comfort American food and seafood dishes and is a great option for a quick bite. Open for online orders and dine-in, the menu is fairly large and includes a wide range of grilled specialties in appetizers and entrees like fish, oysters, chowder, pasta. The restaurant is open for dinner till 10 pm and is great for dining on a budget. This casual bistro is ideal for relaxed dinners.

Betty Lou's Seafood & Grill

Address: 318, Columbus Ave, San Francisco, California

Website: Betty Lou’s Seafood & Grill

Opening hours: 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Average price for two people: 15 USD

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47. Regalito Rosticeria

Posted by Regalito Rosticeria on Saturday, October 3, 2015

Cuisine type: Mexican

The owner of this restaurant earned a lot of reputation from the wealth of his passion and experience; from travelling to Mexico for months to study new cooking recipes and menu items to studying pastry and baking at the California Culinary Academy. This effort has given birth to one of the most top-rated Mexican restaurants in San Francisco, offering delectable Mexican cuisines with bold flavour. Try out delicious handmade corn tortillas, Ensalada de nopalitos and many more. This restaurant also offers a classy environment that is suitable for both small and large groups.

Regalito Rosticeria

Address: 3481 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Website: Regalito Rosticeria

Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday: 5 PM - 10 PM, Saturday: 11 AM - 10 PM, Sunday: 11 AM - 9 PM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

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48. Scoma's Restaurant

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Posted by Scoma's Restaurant on Monday, 27 March 2017

Cuisine type: American, seafood

Located in the bustling neighborhood of Al Scoma Way, in San Francisco is the American seafood restaurant, Scoma’s. The restaurant offers comfort American seafood dishes like local clams and oysters apart from pasta and grilled items. The menu also has various options for vegetarians and you can also go in to enjoy the lunch buffet. The casual diner serves one of the freshest seafood in the area and also has great cocktails to go with it.

Scoma's Restaurant

Address: 1965 Al Scoma Way, San Francisco, California

Website: Scoma’s Restaurant

Opening hours: 12:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Average price for two people: 15 USD

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49. Matador

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Matador on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Cuisine type: Mexican

If you are looking for a casual Mexican restaurant with great ambience serving authentic Mexican dishes, then this is your one stop. Sit in a comfortable environment and try out your favourite meal from the classic Mexican fare including pozole, salsa, shrimp with salad, carnitas tacos and many more. Also, try out the best collection of beer from the fully stocked bar. The restaurant also offers catering services for your events, free WiFi services, and the customer service is outstanding. There is an ample parking space within and the street. Such a great place to have a Mexican gastronomical experience with your family and friends.


Address: 679 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Website: Matador

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday: 4 PM - 10 PM, Friday: 11:30 AM - 11 PM, Saturday & Sunday: 12 PM - 11 PM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

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50. Waterbar

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Oak Roasted Salmon - bacon braised Romano beans, hatch chili crostini. Salmon troll caught out of Bolinas, California....

Posted by Waterbar on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Cuisine type: Seafood

The Waterbar seafood restaurant offers up-close views of Bay Bridge, with food that is appealing to the eyes as well as to your tastebuds. The food combines local flavors and fresh catch of the day with modern trends of the food industry, to form some of the best dishes. You can enjoy shrimp, crab and tuna starters, soups, salads and sandwiches for brunch; oysters, salmon, fish and chips, shrimp entrees for lunch, and a wide range of fish, meat and seafood dishes for main course dinner. The ambiance is stylish and chic making it great for romantic dinners and family dining.


Address: 399 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California

Website: Waterbar

Opening hours: 11:30 am to 10:00 pm

Average price for two people: 42 USD

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51. Garaje

Cuisine type: Mexican

In the desolate part of Soma in San Francisco comes this saviour Mexican restaurant offering unbeatable Mexican dishes with a good selection of beer and a cosy dining environment. Some of the must-try delicacies of this eatery are the Zapatos topped with guacamole and sometimes with fresh french tacos. You can sit back and enjoy some exciting sports or movies from central placed TV. The late-night eats are also sizzling and affordable. This restaurant is highly rated and is generally a nice place to have some flavoured culinary art fare.


Address: 475 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

Website: Garaje

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 10 PM, Saturday: 5 PM - 10 PM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

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52. Capo's

We're closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but Tony's Coal-Fired Pizza & Slice House by Tony Gemignani is open 7 days a week!

Posted by Capo's SF on Monday, 16 September 2019

Cuisine type: Italian

Eat out at Capo’s restaurant and enjoy a wonderful dining experience. The interior has a unique design that brings out a relaxed atmosphere for you to enjoy your meal. The customer service is outstanding, ensuring that your meals are always received on time. Other than that, you can also order drinks at the bar counter. This is surely a great place to take your friends or family for wonderful bonding time. You will surely be intrigued by the menu filled with delicious cuisines such as mostaccioli in meat sauce, meat lasagna, fettuccine alfredo, Chicago beef sandwich, and lots more.


Address: 641 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States

Website: Capo’s

Opening hours: Wed - Thu: 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 4:30am - 11pm; Sun: 4:30pm - 10pm

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53. Tadich Grill

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"Fine Seafood, Mesquite Grilled Meats & Legendary White Jacket Service." - Join us for lunch at Tadich Grill. Here are...

Posted by Tadich Grill on Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Cuisine type: Seafood, grilled

Tadich Grill located on California Street is a famous seafood restaurant in San Francisco for its innovative and fresh seafood cuisine. The menu comprises dishes that are clearly a modern take on comfort seafood and is presented with beautiful rustic plating. Each of the dishes is specially conceptualized and thus the food appeals to all five senses.

This dining spot is open daily for lunch and dinner. The ultra-modern interior is decorated with lights offering a cosy yet classy ambience. There’s a large chic bar that offers a wide range of cocktails in a buzzy atmosphere.

Tadich Grill

Address: 240 California St, San Francisco, California

Website: Tadich Grill

Opening hours: 11:00 am to 9:30 pm

Average price for two people: 45 USD

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54. A16

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Octopus pizza...

Posted by A16 on Saturday, 4 May 2013

Cuisine type: Italian

Visit A16 restaurant with friends or family for an exciting dining experience. This place is ideal for you to hold parties, events, or even a night out. The interior has a spectacular décor which is surely a representation that everything here is put into detail. The staff is also professional, providing you with fast and efficient service. While here, you can also choose your favorite wine drinks from a wide selection available on the wine bar counter. Apart from that, the food is tasty and it’s always served while hot to retain its original flavor.


Address: 2355 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123, United States

Website: A16

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5:30am - 10pm; Fri: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 11pm; Sat: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm

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55. Mama Ji's

Cuisine type: Chinese

Upon entering Mama Ji’s casual Sichuan diner, visitors can be expected to be greeted by either Mary or Mama Ji and her beloved golden lab, Bud. The restaurant offers a decent amount of seating and even a few tables outside the entrance where diners can enjoy their delicious deep-fried shrimp dumplings, Shanghai dumplings, or pea sprout shrimp dumplings in rice paper, cooked till translucent in appearance.

Mama Ji's

Address: 4416 18th Avenue

Website: Mama Ji’s

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm and 5:30 - 9:30 pm Saturday & Sunday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm and 5:00 - 9:30 pm

Prices: 11-30 USD

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56. Seven Hills

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Mary's Chicken Breast is always a favorite and how can you go wrong when it is being accompanied by a butterball potato purée?!

Posted by Seven Hills on Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Cuisine type: Italian

If you would love to relax peacefully and enjoy your meal, then Seven Hills is the place for you. This place is also ideal for you to hold birthday parties, social events, or a night out with friends. You will surely enjoy the quality of the food and service provided here. The extensive menu gives you the opportunity to select from a wide variety of dishes. Some of the cuisines included in the menu are tomato braised polpette, duck liver pate, zuppa stagionate, American wagyu carpaccio, and many more.

Seven Hills

Address: 1550 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States

Website: Seven Hills

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 10pm; Sun: 5pm - 9:30pm

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57. San Jalisco Mexican Restaurant

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Posted by SanJalisco Mexican Resturant on Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cuisine type: Mexican

Sitting in the Mission District is this Mexican restaurant featuring a colourful dining space with a festive setting and serves sizzling and extensive menu. Come and savour some delectable desserts like pastel de tres leches and dulce flan, tangy breakfast, avocado, huarache, a combination of tortillas with avocado, beans and cactus and lots more. You can also try out the flavoured coffee and cocktails to go down with any of these Mexican fares and at affordable prices. If you are want to savour some great Mexican cuisines without putting a dent in your wallet, then this is your ideal spot.

San Jalisco Mexican Restaurant

Address: 901 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Website: San Jalisco Mexican Restaurant

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday: 8 AM - 10 PM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

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58. Taqueria Cancun

Posted by Any Espejo on Thursday, February 14, 2019

Cuisine type: Mexican

Another affordable restaurant worth trying around the Mission District is the Taqueria Cancun, serving freshly made burritos. Other Mexican dishes offered in this restaurant include melted cheese, grilled chicken, Gooey Pechuga Suiza, carne asada and more all at a reasonable price. Because the menu in this restaurant is highly sorted, you may find long queues but not to worry, the servers are swift in their duties. Do note that the restaurant accepts cash only and there is an ample street car parking space.

Taqueria Cancun

Address: 2288 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Website: Taqueria Cancun

Opening hours: Monday & Wednesday: 10 AM - 12:30 AM, Thursday: 10 AM - 1 AM, Friday: 10 AM - 2 AM, Saturday: 11 AM - 2 AM, Sunday: 10 AM - 1:30 AM

Average price for two people: under 10 USD

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59. Marcella's Lasagneria

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Rigatoni all’Abruzzese con funghi Fresh house made rigatoni with a ragù of pork with red wine and mushrooms. Soup or salad $ 18.50

Posted by Marcella's Lasagneria & Cucina on Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Cuisine type: Italian

Munch on mouthwatering Italian cuisines at Marcella’s Lasagneria. This place offers you amazing dishes at a reasonable price. You will also be able to enjoy the relaxed aura contributed by the air conditioners and ambient lighting. The staff is also professional and provides you with top-notch customer service. Other than that, the food is carefully prepared with quality ingredients for you to enjoy the flavor and aroma. The chefs are well experienced thus fresh food will always be readily available for you. Surely, you will have a hard time choosing a meal from the wide variety available on the menu.

Marcella's Lasagneria

Address: 1099 Tennessee St, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States

Website: Marcella’s Lasagneria

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 2:30pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

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60. Colibri Mexican Bistro

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Its Friday Amigos! #ColibriMexicanBistro invites you to come in for our FRIDAY $9 #Tequila #Shot and #Beer...

Posted by Colibri Mexican Bistro on Friday, March 16, 2018

Cuisine type: Mexican

Pitched in the centre of the famous Theater District is the lively Colibri Mexican Bistro, offering tasty tequilas, plus moles, guacamole made from tableside and lots more in a traditional and warm atmosphere. Step into this beautiful Mexican restaurant, decorated by a festive decor and wooden deck for your curb appeal and unique dining experience. This Mexican eatery prides itself with old recipes, passed down from generation to generation which is a central Mexican fare with a modern twist of Spanish/Fresh influences including the archaic Mayan and Aztec delicacies. If you want to get a taste of ancient and delicious recipes, this restaurant is for you.

Colibri Mexican Bistro

Address: 438 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Website: Colibri Mexican Bistro

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday: 11:30 AM - 10 PM, Friday: 11:30 AM - 11 PM, Saturday: 10:30 AM - 11 PM, Sunday: 10:30 AM - 10 PM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

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61. Cotogna

Source: Photo by Flickr user Lou Stejskal used under CC BY 2.0

Cuisine type: Italian

Cotogna is a popular Italian restaurant offering you tasty dishes and excellent customer service. The establishment has a neat interior with large glass windows providing you with ambient lighting and fresh air. Additionally, you will enjoy the sitting arrangement as it allows you to enjoy the outside view. You will also be assured of delicious food with quality ingredients and mouthwatering aroma. Other than that, you will also relish the reasonable pricing and the variety of dishes on the menu. Some of the cuisines you will find on the menu include Colombini Rosso di Montalcino, gnocco fritto, burrata with cornbread, mushroom focaccia, and many more.


Address: 490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States

Website: Cotogna

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 10:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 11pm; Sun: 5pm - 9:30pm

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62. Papito Hayes

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Papito Hayes on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Cuisine type: Mexican

Make it a date to this Mexican bistro, offering fresh Mexican dishes in a colourful and cosy environment. The sizzling tacos served in this restaurant is made with organic ingredients sourced from ranches and local farms and hence has a unique and fresh taste. To taste even more delectable, the French chef has come up with an elegant blend including a duck confit carnitas added to the taco. Although this restaurant ultimately serves delicious taco as the primary offering, there are other Mexican delicacies to explore in the menu. Low-alcoholic cocktails, wine, and beers are also served in the bar corner of this restaurant.

Papito Hayes

Address: 425 Hayes St A, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Website: Papito Hayes

Opening hours: Sunday - Wednesday: 11:30 AM - 10 PM, Thursday - Saturday: 11 AM - 10:30 PM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

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63. Acquerello

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Cuisine type: Italian

Savor tasty dishes at Acquerello and enjoy wonderful bonding time. The interior has a warm atmosphere that ignites your appetite for an exciting eating experience. Furthermore, you will enjoy the cozy dining setting as you can seat comfortably. The food is made from fresh ingredients that produce an aromatic smell that leaves you salivating for more. You will also receive excellent customer service from the friendly staff. Here, you will find a menu containing dishes such as Mediterranean turbot, Sonoma duck with charred onion, Willamette valley lamb with grilled sunchoke, and lots more.


Address: 1722 Sacramento Street NEAR VAN NESS &, Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States

Website: Acquerello

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat: 5:30pm - 10pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

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64. Woodhouse Fish Co.

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Posted by Woodhouse Fish Co. on Thursday, 30 April 2009

Cuisine type: Seafood

The Woodhouse Fish Co. is located in the famous Fillmore Street in San Francisco. As a popular local seafood diner, it offers budget seafood dishes like lobster rolls, fried clams, chowder, etc. for lunch and dinner. You can also choose to go for buffets to enjoy a variety of dishes. The nautical-themed restaurant is the perfect place for dining on a budget or on the go.

Woodhouse Fish Co.

Address: 1914 Fillmore St, San Francisco, California

Website: Woodhouse Fish Co.

Opening hours: 11:30 am to 10:00 pm

Average price for two people: 20 USD

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65. Tommaso's Ristorante Italiano

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What meal always keeps you coming back to our place?

Posted by Tommaso's on Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Cuisine type: Italian

Come to Tommaso’s Ristorante Italiano for authentic food and a serene atmosphere. Here, the food is freshly prepared and served while hot for you to enjoy its original flavor and aroma. The friendly staff is always ready to provide you with professional service whenever required. Furthermore, you will also relish the stylish interior décor coupled with a nice seating arrangement. You will also find the pricing of food to be quite reasonable. Food such as fettuccine tutto mare, veal saltimbocca, seafood pizza, fettuccine with white sauce, eggplant parmesan, and many more are some of the delicious dishes found on the menu.

Tommaso's Ristorante Italiano

Address: 1042 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States

Website: Tommaso’s Ristorante Italiano

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 5pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 4pm - 9:30pm (closed on Mon)

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To the Bay!

See, there really is no place quite like the Bay! Where else can you enjoy communal eating, Greek food, Chinese food, Japanese food, prime ribs, Indian food, Sardinian food, and seafood? Okay, maybe a few other cities. But tell me, do any of them have the bay charm too?

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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