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House of Pancakes makes some of the best Chinese food in the whole Sunset. Order as many of the beef and lamb pancakes as you can.
Che Fico Alimentari in Nopa is a lot smaller and darker than its older sibling restaurant upstairs, but the Italian food is just as good.
Beit Rima in the Mission makes Middle Eastern food that’s as delicious as it is affordable.
Between the beautiful space and interesting twists on Chinese classics, Mister Jiu’s in Chinatown is one of the most unmissable restaurants in SF.
The Shota is one of the more expensive omakase spots in the city, but it’s absolutely worth the high price of admission.
Amarena is a small Italian spot in Russian Hill that’s great for dropping into on a weeknight for some solid pasta.
La Trappe is a bar in North Beach with the best beer selection in the neighborhood.
San Tung is a Chinese restaurant in the Sunset with great chicken wings, but the entire menu is worth trying out.
Ayala is a seafood spot in Union Square serving some excellent twists on classic dishes.
The Italian Homemade Company in North Beach is a great and easy spot to drop into for homemade pasta.
Noosh is a Mediterranean place in Lower Pac Heights that feels like you’re taking a short vacation out of SF.
Verjus is a wine bar and bottle shop in the Financial District perfect for an after-work date and drinks before dinner.
The Mill in Nopa is the place you keep hearing about with the fancy toast, and it’s worth paying for, especially to hang out here a little longer.
Emporium Arcade Bar in Nopa has every game imaginable, and is a great spot to come hang out with a group for a casual celebration.
Cow Marlowe is Cow Hollow spot that’s great for last-minute group dinners or a late-night burger.