If you’re looking for something cheap, simple, quick, and all around good, Rooster & Rice is a solid go-to. Lunch here will run you about $12, but you'll get twice as much food as pretty much anywhere else around Union Square for the price. All you really need here is the original, which gets you poached chicken, rice, cucumber, and a side of chicken broth. The habanero sauce you can get at the counter is good, but it’s nothing compared to the ginger, garlic, and soybean sauce that comes with your box.
More spots in Financial DistrictSee more
Maritime Wine Tasting Studio
Maritime Wine Tasting Studio on the edge of the Financial District serves affordable wine tasting flights in a relaxed space.
Ippudo, on the blurred line between the FiDi and SoMa, is the first SF location of a popular international ramen chain.
Leo’s Oyster Bar
Leo’s Oyster Bar involves pricey, but tasty seafood in an ’80s power yacht come to life. Obviously it’s in the Financial District.
More Thai spotsSee more
Farmhouse Kitchen is a lively and fun Thai place in the Mission that’s perfect for starting a night out.
Lers Ros Thai
While this isn’t the closest Thai food to Union Square, it’s walkable, and it’s by far the best option.
Osha Thai Restaurant & Lounge
Osha Thai is an easy dinner option in the Embarcadero, with great curry and noodle dishes and strong cocktails.
Suggested by our writers
Uno Dos Tacos
A casual taco spot in SoMa with lots of outdoor seating, Uno Dos Tacos doesn’t have amazing food, but it’s perfect for your next work team outing.
Molinari Delicatessen in North Beach sells delicious Italian sandwiches and other grocery items.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more