The 10 Best Restaurants In Richmond, San Francisco

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9 February 2017

As diverse and original as the city, the Richmond District will expand your checklist for multicultural cuisines. When you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, check out these incredible restaurants.

Kabuto Hamachi Pear | © Steph L/Yelp

Wooden Charcoal Korean Village Barbecue House

Restaurant, Korean, $$$
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This place provides true delicious Korean BBQ that has been recommended by major chefs across the city. Unlike some other Korean BBQ restaurants, you will have a chance to cook with an authentic charcoal grill at your table. Aside from the fresh and well-marinated ingredients, their side dishes are very popular. Don’t forget to order some Jap Chae – yam noodles.

Swamp Seafood Restaurant

Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
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Clam King Crab
Clam King Crab | Courtesy SWAMP
Swamp Seafood Restaurant is the solution for seafood lovers. You don’t have to make your way to San Jose to get good Cajun fries or delicious crawfish. This place’s signature Hurricane sauce works well with any of their seafood choices including shrimp, crawfish, lobster and more. The affordable price and delightful meals have made this restaurant popular, despite being quite new in the business. Oyster lovers might want to check out their platter of raw oysters, because they are just so delicious.

Burma Superstar

Restaurant, Asian, Vegetarian, $$$
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Burma Superstar
Burma Superstar | © Ron Dollete/Flickr
If you are craving some light, tasty and colorful plates, then you might want to go to Burma Superstar. This place is exceptionally popular for their Burmese cuisine. They are experts of using tea leaves in their meals. Don’t be hesitant to try the Tea Leaf Salad, which is their signature. The line is usually long, so get ready for some waiting time, but we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Shabu House

Restaurant, Japanese, $$$
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Chapeau | Bacon wrapped pork tenderloin
Chapeau | Bacon wrapped pork tenderloin | © Ivy W/Yelp
Sushi and ramen restaurants are all around the city, but it is hard to find a good place to try shabu shabu – Japanese hotpot. Aside from the decent service, the ingredients at Shabu House are very fresh. When it comes to hotpot, meat choices are very important. This place beats their competitors thanks to their fancy Kobe beef. They also have lamb and other meat choices, which are all tender and beautifully delicious. Save your stomach for some matcha ice-cream at the end, too.

Red Tavern

Restaurant, Russian, $$$
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Richmond District is home to a fair amount of Russian restaurants, the greatest of which is Red Tavern. Their menu is considered the most authentic Russian food in the Bay Area. Not only does the Russian staff make the ambiance very warm, but the food is also very delightful with a home-cooked taste. The meals are simple, fresh and delicious.

Hong Kong Lounge

Restaurant, Chinese, Dessert, $$$
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You should not skip Hong Kong Lounge, since Chinese cuisine is signature of the neighborhood. All the standard dim sum dishes are attentively served, hot and flavorful. If you have ever wondered what Asian people usually crave for breakfast, then you need to come here to experience yourself. The Chive Shrimp rice cake, Siu Mai and Pork Buns are tasty. Their dessert menu is positively rated as well; get yourself an order of mango pudding to complete your culinary adventure.

My Tofu House

Restaurant, Korean, $$$
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Chapeau! Trio of Salmon
Chapeau! Trio of Salmon | © Ivy W /Yelp
This spot is perfect for a family dinner because their menu is good overall. The spice level is tolerable and the dishes are all flavorful. Their generous side dishes are very enticing, as is the fried fish. Tofu soup and Banchan are must-try items to order right after you get your table.

Chapeau!

Restaurant, Bistro, French, $$$
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An awesome destination for your food marathon in the neighborhood, Chapeau! has a menu that beats all other French restaurants in the city. Are you planning to try true escargot dishes? Chapeau! is ideal for you. When it comes to French cuisine, filet mignon is an indispensable choice. It is beautifully cooked here. Other than that, their traditional dishes like French toast and crème brûlée are perfectly flavored.

Yummy Yummy

Restaurant, Vietnamese
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Ask any Vietnamese person in San Francisco and they will tell you the chicken wings here are some of the best in the city. This is the second branch of Yummy Yummy restaurant on Irving street, which is well-known for their authentic cuisine. The soup with crab meat and fish belly is one of a kind. They might not have the best Pho noodle soup, but their appetizers and rice plates are excellent.

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