San Francisco is a city small in mileage but immense in culinary influence. San Francisco is filled to the brim with restaurants, however many get overlooked. We’ve narrowed down this list to 12 under the radar restaurants that are scrumdiddlyumptious. These places deserve your attention as hidden gems that are yummy for the tummy.
1. Koja Kitchen: 343 Clement Street
Koja offers a Korean/Japanese fusion in the Inner Richmond. The main dish here is the KoJa sandwich and Kamikaze fries. The sandwich includes seasoned beef, pork, chicken between fried garlic rice buns. Yum!
2. Myriad Gastropub: 2491 Mission Street
Explore the Mission and take a chance on this bistro that serves seasonal food, while happy-hour specials offer small bites, lots of alcohol starting at an affordable $5 each. Expect farm toast, shrimp grits, market salad, and more goodies.
3. Smokestack at Magnolia Brewing: 2505 Third Street
If you're craving barbecue then head to Smokestack in the Dogpatch. Magnolia Brewing’s fast-casual bar and restaurant is bringing barbecue to a new level. If you go order brisket or marinated black-eyed peas.
4. Provender: 415 18th Street
Provender is a cool spot based in Potrero Hill. This cafe/restaurant serves Sightglass coffee, black sesame banana bread, thyme-lemon currant scones as well as lunch options like quinoa salad and braised pork or roasted leg of lamb available as a sandwich.
5. Fiorella: 2339 Clement Street
Another great Italian restaurant in San Francisco, and this one has a nice backyard for eating. Fiorella serve up al dente pastas, majestic salads and some of the city’s leading pizzas.
6. Central Kitchen: 3000 20th Street
Enjoy the courtyard patio in the Mission and kick back at Central Kitchen. Enjoy fish and meat items from the hearth, excellent fermented vegetables as well as salads, pastas, and more.
7. Mason Pacific: 1358 Mason Street
Go to Nob Hill and sample some of the vegetable/seafood dishes that are the house specialities of Mason Pacific. Also, the bread is baked in-house! Definitely a unique spot to eat in Fog City.
8. Darbar Restaurant: 1412 Polk Street
Darbar Restaurant is located on a lively block of Polk Street, and it is definitely Scrumdiddlyumptious! This restaurant serves freshly made and tasty Pakistani and Indian dishes spiced to order. Our favorites include; chicken boti, basmati rice, Palak Paneer and curries are delicious. Awesome!
9. Homage: 88 Hardie Place
Homage offers locally grown food in the Financial District. This restaurant is a breath of fresh air offering smoky fennel sausage meatball sandwiches to a Vietnamese-inspired cold noodle salads.
10. Yamo: 3406 18th Street
This place is a rare find in San Francisco because it is very affordable and delicious. Yamo only has 8 seats at the bar. Also, all dishes are under $10 and made in front of you at the counter.
11. Hearth: 3985 17th Street
The Castro is chock full of attractions and great food, so visit this a Cal-Italian style restaurant. Hearth serves up a gratifying food and great coffee. Order pappardelle and panacotta for mouth watering faves.
12. Casssava: 3519 Balboa Street
Cassava is underrated in a town of great restaurants. Check out this intimate neighborhood restaurant located in the Outer Richmond serving modern California cuisine. Cassave features American and Japanese breakfast options, several soups, salads and an upscale dinner menu.