San Francisco Restaurants
*4.5 stars* Lers Ros Thai may or may not be the best Thai food in the city, but it's definitely the most exciting. It's like homecooked Thai food amped up ten-fold -- there are Thai dishes I've never seen on a menu before, and there are variations to typical Thai staples that will blow your mind. The pungent flavors and ...Popular withFoodiesBudgetVegetarian
My favorite spot in San Francisco to relish the pure joy of girlieness in all its skirt-and-velvet-jacket, grandmother's-diamond-earrings, gossip-with-best-friends gloriness. Especially since it's in the adorable boutique-and-cute-shop laden Noe Valley neighborhood. I might have a small addiction to scones with strawberry jam and double Devonshire cream. I might have spent three weeks in England once eating said meal approximately four ...Popular withTrendsters
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Yes they serve ice cream here. And ice cream floats and old fashion malts and shakes. But this is no ordinary ice cream bar, they make their own natural flavorings for the sodas and the ice cream is rich, smooth and yummy. Come and sit at the soda fountain bar. Speak with the soda fountain mixologist (just like cocktails but ...Popular withFoodies
I was a little surprised at this joint since I found it simply by looking up on Yelp after wandering around Shotwell's looking for some food. This place is literally one block away and serves up a killer steal for authentic Mexican cuisine. On Fridays, they have Menudo, a classic Mexican dish made with beef tripe into a spicy soup ...
This mission district culinary walking tour stops at six local food purveyors in three hours, during which tour guests meet the owners, chefs and industry experts, while noshing on their artisan specialties. The progressive meal visits a coffee roastery and continues as guests sample savory bites and stroll through the historic Latin neighborhood learning about its murals and history. Then, ...Popular withHistory
San Francisco Vietnamese noodle shops are really cool, in that you can walk in, speak Cantonese to the waitstaff, and generally not be greeted with a "WTF" kind of look. PPQ is another one of those restaurants that have stayed true and consistent all these years (at least the last 20 of them), and doing things right. They practically put ...
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Kika is a very nice lady who makes very delicious treats. You can pick up her treats all over San Francisco in specialty shops. She accepts larger orders over the phone, which you can pick up at her kitchen. I really like how she answers the phone with "This is Kika!", I don't know why but it's so cute!Popular withFoodies
When we came to Nile Cafe, it was before the citywide hookah shutdown that eliminated great places like Cairo Nights and turned Morak into just another lounge. Judging by what I'm seeing online, it still seems that Nile Cafe exists as a hookah bar, and still an average one at that. During our visit, service was pleasant, the place was ...
First cajun crawfish restaurant I ever tried in San Francisco. Definitely different from the ones from San Jose, this being of more Chinese influence rather than Vietnamese. We ordered some spicy shrimp and crawfish and it didn't disappoint. The oil was certainly more Chinese-based, as it was more oily, but it sure did taste good!Popular withNightlifeFoodiesTrendsters
Mifune is a comfortable place to dine in Japantown's mall. They make their own noodles, making ramen a better bet here than sushi, which they also have but you can tell isn't their forte. The ramen was tasty, the broth with a bold mushroom flavor that I appreciated, but I'm not sure if it stacks up against other ramen contenders ...Popular withFoodiesBusinessFamilies
If it wasn't for the owner/chef didn't come out himself to point his finger and scream (no joke, SCREAM) at my friend ...not for cutting lines or misbehaving like little kids but for adding one extra person in our for dinner reservations, I think this whole experience would of been a whole 2 star better! Being scolded for trying to ...
I almost consider this place a chocolate speakeasy, as it's very hard to find. There are no signs whatsoever and the entrance is just a plain door. Once you enter though, you'll know that you've found something special. It's a single woman run operation, she's the sales person and also the chocolate mad scientist. She was very helpful and even ...
I haven't had a chance to grab a meal here yet, but I do like their hazelnut shortbread cookies and coffee! The Batista made a bear in my foam :) the macarons are just ok (a bit too crisp) and they're sweet, so a cup of tea or coffee would go well with them.Popular withBusinessBudgetFoodies