A foodie’s guide to the best San Francisco restaurants

A foodie’s guide to the best San Francisco restaurants

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Old-fashioned charm win Hyde Street where a Street Cable Car Tram has an ocean backdrop in San Francisco

San Francisco is a beautiful city by the bay, which has everything to offer. Whether you love being outdoors, visiting cultural sites or dining at incredible San Francisco restaurants, you can find what you're looking for.

San Francisco is a paradise, especially for food loves because it has a variety of diverse restaurants, cafes and street food stalls. Certainly, this means the options are endless.

Hire a car with DriveNow and spend enough time in the city to explore these great San Francisco restaurants.

The Citrus Club

The Citrus Club on Haight Street gives a whole new understanding of how simple changes with a focus on local ingredients can transform a dish. This Asian restaurant serves up noodle dishes from Vietnam to Indonesia with a unique twist. The Citrus Club even substitutes citrus fruit for oil, which therefore puts the best of California’s fresh fruits onto your plate!

Udon Mugizo

Fresh, homemade udon noodles in the heart of Japantown. What more could you ask for?! It’s one of the few places that specialise in handmade udon. You also have carefully prepared Dashi broth full of Umami flavour. There’s a huge variety of hot or cold thick-cut noodles to choose from. Treat yourself to a traditional bowl with delicious soup, or instead go for the restaurant’s signature rich cream sauce with Udon. You won’t leave disappointed.

Pizzetta 211

This gorgeous pizzeria will make you feel like you’re stepping into an Italian alleyway. Take a small group of friends here to enjoy some of the best flavours of Italy. The delicious thin-crust pizzas from California are truly worth the wait. There’s a rotating menu, along with traditional favourites like tomato, mozzarella, basil and pepperoni that you can always count on.

Kokkari Estiatorio

Incredible food is the way to a stranger’s heart! Nobody understands this better than the chefs at Kokkari Estiatorio. This Greek restaurant takes its name from a small fishing village on the island called Samos in the Aegean Sea. The chefs proudly prepare cuisine that’s ‘fit for the gods’. Inside this modern Greek restaurant is a rustic Mediterranean country charm where quality ingredients are the focus. A wood-fired oven, charcoal grill and aromatic dishes satisfy your tastebuds and your sense of smell!

Top of the Mark

This legendary restaurant has been a landmark as far as San Francisco restaurants go for decades. Top of the Mark is the perfect place for a romantic dinner with a view. As a result, you have breathtaking, 360 degree views of San Francisco and the Bay area from a penthouse lounge. Enjoy delicious tapas and unique creations, from fennel poached shrimps to queso fundido and even marinated California olives.


Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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