CAJUN, CREOLE AND SOUL FOOD CUISINE:
Welcome to Bissap Baobab. Baobab was an idea planted in the Mission with deep roots in West African Senegalese tradition. Now it has grown and blossomed so that people from all over the world gather under the reach of its branches to celebrate life. We invite you to join us in the celebration and experience the genuine warmth of our friendly restaurant.
3751 Geary Blvd between 2nd & Arguello
Roadside BBQ opened its doors in San Francisco, California, in 2006. The restaurant is a place where folks can go to enjoy a mighty fine BBQ meal in a comfortable, friendly, and “down home” atmosphere. All the sides are made in house. Open daily from 11:30 am. – 10:00 pm. Table service and take-out available.
The Front Porch
65 29th Street near San Jose Avenue, Bernal Heights Neighborhood
Southern hospitality at its finest. Try the Crab and grits or the shrimp and grits. The Mac and Cheese has that home-made taste. Open daily from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm.
Hard Knox Café
2526 3rd St. Between 22nd & 23rd Sts. – Potrero Hill Neighborhood, 415.648.3770, hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.
2448 Clement St. @ 25th Ave. 415.752.3770, Hours Sunday to Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm.
Homestyle Southern cooking with no entrée over $15.00. Take out also available.
Roti Indian Bistro
53 West Portal – near the West Portal Muni Station
Roti Indian Bistro marries contemporary styling to classic Indian cooking methods creating a truly modern Indian cuisine. Diners take a culinary tour of India, with a taste of the north in the tandoori meat specialties and hints of the south in the vegetarian dishes. Open for dinner daily from 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm, lunch from Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm.
690 Van Ness Ave. – 415.775.1349 open daily from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, near Civic Center
533 Jackson St. – 415.639.0499 open daily from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, near the Financial District
640 Irving St. – 415.664.7225 open daily from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, near Golden Gate Park
336 O’Farrell St. – 415.346.1443 open daily from 11:00 am – 4:00 am, near Union Square
Throughout the town, these "spartan" spots are "hard-to-beat" "on a cold, foggy night for comfort food" - if you're comforted by "awesome" and "authentic" Indian and Pakistani food, that is; you can't beat the "bang for the buck". Both the O’Farrell and Van Ness locations offer an “all-you-can-eat” buffet for both lunch and dinner along with their regular entrees and meals.
495 Valencia @ 21st St. – 415.642.3672, Dinner from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm, week-end brunch 11:30 am – 3:30 pm., near the Mission District
1700 Fillmore @ Post St. – 415.441.3672, Dinner from 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm, lunch Wed – Sun, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm., near Japan-Town.
DOSA is the only restaurant to offer South Indian fare to San Francisco diners. DOSA is the perfect place for a festive night out and affordable enough for a mid-week meal after a busy day at work.
The Slanted Door
1 Ferry Building #3, at the end of Market Street by the Piers, along the Embarcadero
The Slanted Door is a modern Vietnamese restaurant that showcases the abundance of produce as well as ecologically farmed meat, game and poultry found at farms around the San Francisco Bay Area. The Phan family opened the original Slanted Door in 1995 on Valencia Street with a vision to blend Vietnamese cooking technique with local ingredients. Open for lunch from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, dinner from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Reservations for dinner only available for groups over 16 people.
439 Balboa St. @ 6th Ave.
Namu is an intimate neighborhood restaurant brought to you by three Korean American brothers and their close knit Namu family. The menu changes daily and is driven by the hand picked local and organic ingredients. Many of the treatments are inspired by, but not limited to, authentic Korean and Japanese techniques. Open daily for dinner from 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm, week-end brunch from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
R & G Lounge
631 Kearny St. in Chinatown
R & G Lounge specializes in traditional Cantonese cuisine, with a highlight being their Salt and Pepper Dungeness Crab.
Yoshi’s Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant
1330 Fillmore St. @ Eddy near Japan-town
Executive Chef Shotaro 'Sho' Kamio has created a new dining experience at Yoshi's with a new generation of modern Japanese cuisine. Using only fresh, high-quality, seasonal ingredients delicately combined with traditional spices, Chef Sho prepares each dish with his culinary philosphy: "seasonal, simple, surprise". Open daily for dinner from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Come for dinner and stay for the Jazz.
309 Clement St. near 5th, in the Richmond District
Sharing borders with India, China, Laos and Thailand, Burmese cuisine is inevitably influenced by the spices, seasonings, ingredients, and cooking styles of its neighbors. Yet it is the way that these ingredients are combined which make Burmese dishes unique. Open daily for lunch from 11:30 am. – 3:00 pm., dinner from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. No reservations and lines can be long.
MIDDLE EASTERN CUISINE:
511 Irving Street between 6th & 7th Sts.
This restaurant offers some of the best tasting Iranian cuisine in San Francisco, including mouth-watering fire-grilled kabobs. Closed on Monday, open for meal service from 11:30 am – 10:00 pm.
399 Clement St. @ 5th, Richmond District
At Troya restaurant, they strive to create authentic Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine that celebrates the glorious history of the region. Open for dinner daily from 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm, lunch available Friday through Sunday from 12 noon.
1201 Sutter St. near Polk St. – Nob Hill area
Café Zitouna is the premier restaurant that combines an authentic Moroccan food with Tunisian Home made food in San Francisco Bay area. Café Zitouna serves you like a traditional Maghreb family would at their home. Closed on Monday, open Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Friday from 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
2210 Fillmore St. Between Sacramento and Clay Sts. – 415.921.2956, Pacific Heights area
288 Noe St. near Market St, - 415.431.7210, Castro District
Since 1979 Le Mediterranee has been serving home-made Lebanese and Middle Eastern Specialties in a cozy comfortable setting. Open daily from 11:00 am for lunch until 10:00 pm.
A Mediterranean tapas restaurant as much as it is a Mediterranean wine bar. In both cases, 11 nations are elegantly represented. With a seductive lounge, vibrant mezzanine, a hip hotel, and the city's only sky terrace featuring 360° views of San Francisco, Medjool is truly an oasis in the Mission District.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICAN CUISINE:
El Raigon Argentine Asado
510 Union Street between Grant and Bannam Place, North Beach Area
Specializing in “Estancia” style range raised beef - cooked in house on a charcoal grill- El Raigón also offers a distinctive menu of traditional dishes influenced by Argentina’s Italian and Spanish roots with an emphasis on locally grown beef, lamb, fish, organic produce, flavorful sauces and fabulous desserts.
1688 Market St. between Gough and Valencia Sts. – Hayes Valley Area
The flavors of Brazil come alive at Espetus Churrascaria with Bay Area's very first Rodizio style restaurant - where several different cuts of succulent, premium-quality beef, lamb, chicken, pork and seafood are slowly roasted on open flame and served tableside by Brazilian Gaucho Chefs. Open for lunch and dinner daily, hours of operation vary, best to check the website.
Cha Cha Cha
1801 Haight St. – 415.386.7670, Haight/Ashbury District
2327 Mission St. – 415.824.1502, Mission District
Cha Cha Cha serves top notch Caribbean-style tapas (small plates) and the best sangria this side of Madrid. It's always a party at this festive restaurant. Open for lunch and dinner daily from 11:30 am. – 11:00 pm. No reservations taken.
2886 16th St. – Mission District
Poc Chuc restaurant features a Spanish/Mayan fusion cuisine featuring the freshest ingredients. No entrée items over $20.00. Closed on Wednesday. Open for lunch and dinner daily from 10:30 am. – 10:00 pm. Sunday open from 10:30 am. – 5:00 pm.
Le Zinc French Bistro
4063 24th St. between Castro and Noe
Carefully selected fresh seasonal ingredients are featured in this French traditional inspired menu. Open for Lunch, Dinner and Tapas between 3 pm. and 5:30 pm. Desserts are all house made.
Café de la Presse
352 Grant Avenue in the Union Square area
Café de la Presse, an exemplary display of old-world classicism meeting modern taste, a true Parisian-inspired café that flaunts a new level of panache. Opens at 8 am for breakfast, lunch from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, and dinner from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm.
252 California Street in the Financial District
Aqua is a sophisticated fine-dining experience that blends innovative, world-class cooking with the highest standards in quality and service. Aqua easily qualifies as one of the most beautiful restaurants in the Bay Area. Open for dinner only from 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm, reservations suggested.
2101 Sutter Street @ Steiner St.
Brothers Jerome and Stephane Meloni dreamed of bringing to San Francisco the traditional Southern French dishes and Italian-inspired cuisine of their hometown of Nice in Southern France. Open for dinner from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Tuesday through Sunday. Brunch available on Sundays from 10:30 am - 2:00 pm.