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The Top 10 Restaurants In West Portal, San Francisco

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Updated: 9 February 2017
San Franciscans are no strangers to good food, and it shows in their cooking, in every neighborhood, including West Portal. We list the top 10 suggestions to satisfy your hunger here, all just waiting for you a quick MUNI ride away.

Paradise Pizza & Pasta

For the best pizza pie right outside of the city, look no further than Paradise Pizza & Pasta. Paradise Pizza offers a wide selection of gourmet specialty pizzas and also allows you to make your own custom pizza any way you like. The pasta is in a league of its own, made fresh every day, including a must-try rich and creamy fettuccine Alfredo.

Paradise Pizza & Pasta, 393 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA +1

Bursa Mediterranean Cuisine

Bursa is home to a number of classic Mediterranean dishes, served in an intimate setting. Unique appetizers and entrées make Bursa an adventure for both veterans and newcomers to Mediterranean food. You can’t go wrong with a spicy kebabs of lamb and vegetables, served with a side Jasmine rice and a crisp salad.

Bursa Mediterranean Cuisine, 60 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA +1

Clay Oven Indian Restaurant

Fans of Indian tandoori and all things spicy, must try West Portal’s own Clay Oven. Clay Oven gives you an unforgettable taste of India with a steaming plate of curry and saffron rice on the side. Try the ever-popular, smoky and rich tandoori chicken, and for the more adventurous, order the tikka masala and ask your waiter to raise the spice level.

Clay Oven Indian Restaurant, 385 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA +1

Fresca Peruvian Restaurant

Fresca adds an exotic flair to West Portal and takes you to the mountains of Peru. It serves Peruvian classics, most notably fresh ceviche. If you’re looking to try a true Peruvian classic, order the seafood paella and bring your appetite.

Fresca Peruvian Restaurant, 24 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA +1

Orexi Greek Restaurant

Orexi serves many Greek favorites, such as fried zucchini with tzatziki, and even serves some unusual meals, like the octopus salad, which is surprisingly tangy and filling. Mixing modern and traditional tastes, Orexi brings out the flavors of Greece with unique combinations of meat and vegetables that melt in the mouth.

Orexi Greek Restaurant, 243 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA +1

Sushi Suki Japanese Restaurant

There’s no place better to get your sushi fix than Sushi Suki. A humble little shop atop the stairs of the young artist’s academy, Sushi Suki offers a quiet escape from the hectic streets below. The edamame is fresh as can be, and you’d be hard-pressed to find friendlier service. With both hot and cold dishes, there’s plenty to choose from.

Sushi Suki, 360 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA +1

Trattoria da Vittorio

Trattoria da Vittorio not only has first-rate Italian cooking, but also first-rate staff that strive to bring ‘exemplary service and Southern Italian hospitality’ to customers. Perfect for lunch and dinner, Trattoria da Vittorio offers brick-oven pizzas and fresh pastas all in a family friendly environment.

Trattoria da Vittorio, 150 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA +1

Bullshead Restaurant

There’s nothing more satisfying than a classic American burger, and nobody understands this better than Bullshead. Serving both beef and bison, Bullshead brings quality and flavor with burgers and steaks made from local cows and prepared fresh in-house. One of the few places for bison steaks, see for yourself if the ‘healthier red meat’ stands up to its beefy competition.

Bullshead Restaurant, 840 Ulloa St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1

El Toreador

Mexican cuisine meets a night at Carnival at El Toreador. This restaurant brings you a traditional Mexican dinner and then throws expectations to the wall in a setting that is quite unlike any other. The walls are covered with every sort of knick knack imaginable, yet not enough to distract from the massive portions served on rainbow platters.

El Toreador, 50 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA +1

Xiao Loong Restaurant

Xiao Loong is a restaurant that sticks close to its traditional Chinese roots. It serves a mouth-watering wonton soup with pork, savory shitake mushrooms and spicy chives. Follow this with some noodles or perhaps try some duck, and you’ll never get take out again. Drop by early, as it usually gets busy around dinner time, and get a sweet pork bun before you leave the building.

Xiao Loong Restaurant, 250 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA +1