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First-time visitors to the Mission District of San Francisco will certainly be overwhelmed by all the restaurant choices. Traditionally known as the premier spot for Latino fare, the Mission has been... Read More
First-time visitors to the Mission District of San Francisco will certainly be overwhelmed by all the restaurant choices. Traditionally known as the premier spot for Latino fare, the Mission has been ground central for the tech boom in the Bay Area. That extra cash has created so many estaurants so quickly that even longtime residents of San Francisco may feel like first-time visitors to the Mission. Through all this upheaval, one thing has remained constant: the enticing aroma of Chinese and Burmese food wafting out of the small, dark doorway of Yamo on the corner of 18th and Mission Street. What's also remained constant is the long line and impossibly tight quarters inside, so get there early and get takeout.
- Best Value: "Be sure to sample the unique and unforgettable Tea Salad."
- Homestyle, Asian: "Yamo is popular, so be prepared to wait in line. One of the best cheap-eat options in the Mission."
- Mission District's Best Restaurants: "Very small, cramped space that gets extremely busy. Order take-out; cash only."
- Recommended as Best Value Because: One of the more affordable Middle-Eastern restaurants in the city.
- Best for Homestyle Because: Yamo feels like you just walked into a friend's kitchen in Asia.
- Best for Mission District's Best Restaurants Because: In a neighborhood known for cheap Mexican food, Yamo bring cheap Burmese to the table.
- Best for Asian Because: Yamo offers quality Asian food in a small, simple setting.