Restaurants in San Francisco

San Francisco is a melting pot of cultures, and a culinary scene that mirrors the ethnic diversity of the population demographic comes as no surprise. Boasting more than 3,000 restaurants, expats will have a fabulous time sampling what’s on offer at the city’s street vendors, organic markets and cutting-edge bistros.
Fish market in san francisco
Local produce is all fresh with a focus on the best of the region’s vegetables, dairy and wines; and fusion foods seem to dominate the San Francisco restaurant scene. With everything from Sushi and Italian to Mexican and Filipino, you’ll be hard pressed to try anything twice in San Francisco. Head to Chinatown for some authentic Chinese cuisine, or opt to meander down to Fisherman’s Wharf for fresh seafood just out of the Bay.

Tips of 15 to 20 percent are expected for good service

Recommended restaurants in San Francisco

Gary Danko
Combining French cuisine with Mediterranean and Californian flair, this fine dining restaurant is a hit with locals time and time again.
Tel: (415) 749 2060

One Market
Specialising in upmarket American fare, One Market features stunning views over the waterfront.
Tel: (415) 777 5577

Fifth Floor
Modern French cuisine served in a luxurious atmosphere – perfect for a romantic dinner or impressive business lunch.
Tel: (415) 348 1555

Located in an Art Nouveau building, Boulevard is one of San Francisco’s most popular eateries and serves culinary masterpieces!
Tel: (415) 543 6084

The Slanted Door
Excellent home-style Vietnamese food is served here with views overlooking San Francisco Bay.
Tel: (415) 861 8032

Overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, this is San Francisco’s top vegetarian restaurant.
Tel: (415) 771 6222

Authentic Italian cuisine served in a warm and friendly atmosphere with a dining room that is always buzzing.
Tel: (415) 552 4055

Zuni Café
This rustic restaurant serving eclectic Mediterranean cuisine is a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike in San Francisco.
Tel: (415) 552 2522

Brandy Ho’s
One of Chinatown’s most renowned and popular Hunan Chinese restaurant.
Tel: (415) 788 7527

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