San Francisco's Diverse Asian Cuisines
Collected by Liv Combe, AFAR Contributor
101 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
Most dim sum places in the San Francisco Bay Area are pretty typical of what you can find in Asia, culture and all. And while I love authentic as much as the next person, there is a place that has elevated the art of the dumpling. I am not alone...
309 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
Burma Superstar lives up to its name. Opened more than 20 years ago, the Inner Richmond restaurant has gained a following for such specialties as hand-wrapped samosas filled with meat and potatoes, chili lamb, and traditional rice salad. Known for...
3132 Vicente St, San Francisco, CA 94116, USA
The restaurant space might be tiny and they only accept cash, but dinner at Old Mandarin Islamic Restaurant is worth the trip deep into the Outer Sunset. The restaurant serves traditional northern Chinese cuisine—also known as Muslim Chinese—which...
3814 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
This Korean restaurant is hidden behind a garage. My impression was that it was some underground nightclub that had Korean food. It’s actually just a Korean restaurant that’s open late. The restaurant isn’t even behind the garage – the kitchen is!...
1500 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
An izakaya can be thought of as part watering hole, part Japanese comfort food restaurant. Run by a former L.A. sushi chef and his wife, Izakaya Sozai, in the Inner Sunset, serves everything from vegetable sides to sashimi to skewers. What they...
5322 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
3369 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
There’s no shortage of excellent Japanese cuisine in San Francisco, but for some of the city’s best sushi, head to ICHI Sushi in the Mission. Opened by Executive Chef Tim Archuleta and his wife and business partner, Erin Archuleta, ICHI Sushi has...
2555 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
In a city as diverse as San Francisco, there's a huge range of world cuisines on offer. One style of cooking that was missing, however, was Shaanxi—named for the Chinese province it originates from. Luckily, Terra Cotta Warrior opened in the Outer...
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