Russian Hill is one of the more expensive neighborhoods of San Francisco, but there are still some very affordable restaurants. From Spanish tapas to fancy Vietnamese food, the neighborhood has it all. Combine that with an excellent view over the city and a cozy atmosphere with our guide to the best, affordable restaurants in Russian Hill.
Everybody loves pizza, especially the pizza at Za. There are daily specials as well as classics, and vegetarian options too. This is an ideal venue for a quick, cheap, quality bite to eat. They also offer delivery in the Russian Hill and North Beach area.
Za, 1919 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 771 3100
On the verge of Russian Hill, close to North Beach, there are many Italian spots to get your pasta fix. Trattoria Contadina serves favorites such as cheese ravioli, gnocchi and the carlesimo: pancetta, porcini and tomato cream. All the pasta is fresh and handmade.
Trattoria Contadina, 1800 Mason St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 982 5728
Polkers Gourmet Burger serves classic American fare. The menu boasts different flavors, from a Japanese-infused ahi tuna burger to a very spicy habanero burger. Their curly fries are also seriously good.
Polkers Gourmet Burger, 2226 Polk St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 885 1000
Head to Curry Leaf for great Indian and Pakistani food. The place is ‘Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB)’ and must-try dishes include the masala chai. It is self service but efficient and a perfect spot for a casual dinner. Complex flavors, huge servings and great food quality is what makes Curry Leaf grand. The palak paneer and samosas are delicious.
Curry Leaf, 943 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 440 4293