Come Feast At The San Francisco Potluck of Asian Restaurants

Tom Molanphy

By , Local Expert, San Francisco
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Do you love Asian food? We do too, and that's why we dedicate ourselves to finding the best places to enjoy Asian cuisine in San Francisco. We've diligently scouted out the top eateries, and we've listened to our readers and their reviews of San Francisco restaurants. We share the places that get great buzz, like Tonga Room Hurricane Restaurant & Bar, and we showcase the ones that have proven themselves over time, like Slanted Door.

With so many fantastic restaurants to choose from, be sure to take the time to set your expectations for your meal. If you're only in San Francisco for four days, for example, you have four...  Read more »

  • 1

    Mission Chinese Food

    Locals swear this is the best Chinese food in the city.

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    Best cheap Burmese food in the city.

  • 3

    Slanted Door

    Some say Slanted Door is the best restaurant in San Francisco.

    Local Expert Tip: "Leave time to explore the Ferry Building, the amazing location of this fine restaurant."

  • 4

    House of Nanking

    The chef is inventive and actually prefers determining what each table will eat.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to order the chicken in Tsingtao beer sauce."

  • 5

    Nanking Road Bistro

    Nanking Road is a hidden gem that deserves a wider audience.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the Hot and Sour soup for an exotic and memorable start to your meal."

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    Tonga Room Hurricane Restaurant & Bar

    • Cuisine: Asian
    • Average Main Course Price: $21

    This novel restaurant makes many "must-see" San Francisco tourist lists.

    Local Expert Tip: "The Happy Hour from 5-7 (Wednesday through Friday) is legendary. "

  • 7

    Seoul Garden

    Many believe this is the best Korean BBQ in the city.

    Local Expert Tip: "Get an extra order of kimchee with your BBQ."

  • 8

    Yukol Place Thai Cuisine

    • Cuisine: Asian, Thai
    • Average Main Course Price: $10

    Yukol Place Thai is perfectly situated for tourists, right on famous Lombard Street.

    Local Expert Tip: "Start your meal off right with the Cracking Thai Crispy Crackers."

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    Straits Restaurant

    If you're not sure what kind of Asian food you'd like to try, Straits fusion of many different Asian cuisines is a good choice.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the Straits Frites, a lovely mix of potatoes, Kaffir lime aioli and Galangal chili sauce."

  • 10

    Thep Phanom Thai Cuisine

    • Cuisine: Asian, Thai
    • Average Main Course Price: $14
    • Neighborhood: Lower Haight

    Thep Phanom is the most reliable Thai spot in San Francisco.

    Local Expert Tip: "Impeccable Thai cuisine finds added distinction in a Victorian setting."



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