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Top 10 Best Restaurants In The Outer Sunset, San Francisco

Top 10 Best Restaurants In The Outer Sunset, San Francisco

Picture of Clarissa Marchia
Updated: 9 February 2017
The Outer Sunset has some pretty cool secret spots just waiting to be discovered. The laid-back vibe of the Outer Sunset is what keeps people coming back to its many different restaurants. Check out our list of the 10 best dining-establishments in the area.
Interior View of Outerlands | © Anthony Masters
Interior View of Outerlands | © Anthony Masters

Outerlands

Outerlands is the go-to spot for San Francisco’s favorite meal of the weekend – brunch. This cozy place serves New American fare, like house-made bread and Dutch pancakes. Its weathered-wood walls give it a casual feel with an elegant design. Items on the menu include the famous Eggs in Jail and Cast-Iron Grilled Cheese Sandwich. The five-star quality food is surprisingly affordable. If it’s too late for brunch, dinner is also available. Outerlands is conveniently located on one of the busiest streets in the Outer Sunset.

Korean Fried Chicken Wings | © Edsel Little/Flikr
Korean Fried Chicken Wings | © Edsel Little/Flikr

Toyose

Toyose is as hole-in-the-wall as it gets. This small Korean restaurant often goes unnoticed, possibly because its exterior is a repurposed garage surrounded by apartments. The late-night fare and famous soju cocktails mean that, most nights, Toyose has a line out the door. Some of the locale’s favorites include kimchi fried rice, fried chicken wings, and Korean Spam Stew.

Louisiana Creole Cuisine | © Rob Hingle/Wikipedia
Louisiana Creole Cuisine | © Rob Hingle/Wikipedia

Cajun Pacific

Cajun Pacific serves Louisiana-style cuisine with a kick of blended flavors and spices. Entrées such as seafood gumbo, po’boy, and eggplant creole will make you forget you’re in San Francisco. Cajun Pacific serves fine food in a casual setting and is perfect for big parties or delivery to your home. Make sure to grab a seat at this restaurant when you see something you like, because the menu changes weekly; it is posted every Wednesday.

The Sign Outside the Pizzeria | © Rachelle Phillips/Flickr
The Sign Outside the Pizzeria | © Rachelle Phillips/Flickr

The Pizza Place on Noriega

If you’re looking for a pizza place on Noriega Street, why not try The Pizza Place on Noriega? This small pizzeria serves everything from pizza to grinders to pasta with vegan pesto. The toppings on the pizzas, like caramelized onions and kale, give customers the option to mix and match flavors accordingly. In a rush? This pizza place has a pizza-by-the-slice option, too. Great name, even better pizza.

Latte Art | © Dan Lacher/Flickr
Latte Art | © Dan Lacher/Flickr

Beachside Coffee Bar & Kitchen

What’s not to love about a coffee bar right on the beachside? Beachside Coffee Bar & Kitchen is only a block away from stunning Ocean Beach and serves everything from brunch to burgers. It takes pride in its coffee, serving espresso and pour-overs from freshly roasted beans brewed to perfection. The friendly staff offers customers a pleasurable eating experience. Remember to wait in line, then order and sit down to wait for your meal, or you’ll be waiting for a while.

Java Beach Cafe Sign | © Niall Kennedy/Flickr
Java Beach Cafe Sign | © Niall Kennedy/Flickr

Java Beach Café

Looking to switch things up from the previous restaurant? Java Beach Café is located at the end of Judah Street. Approximately 50 feet away from the beach, it’s easy to grab a coffee at Java Beach Café and take it outside as you listen to the waves of the ocean and the distant cars from the Great Highway. On a crisp sunny morning in San Francisco, it would be a mistake not to stop by this cafe for a quick cup of coffee.

A Radish Bun | © Frank Farm/Flickr
A Radish Bun | © Frank Farm/Flickr

Kingdom of Dumpling

There is nothing better than a handmade dumpling, especially when it’s cooked by an authentic Chinese restaurant. Kingdom of Dumpling serves… well, dumplings, of course, but also deliciously fresh dim sum and authentic Chinese food. With great food comes long waits, and this place is no exception, so make sure to arrive early. Like many other Chinese restaurants, Kindgom of Dumpling focuses more on food quality than decor. Expect great dumplings from the highest link in the dumpling chain.

Tazaki Sushi

Ready to eat the most delicious sushi you’ve ever had? Tazaki Sushi has a wide selection of handmade sushi rolls and noodles. The menu goes on and on, and includes numerous types of sushi rolls and sashimi. Fresh and large portions are the staples of this Japanese restaurant. The seating is a bit snug, but it only contributes to the family-style experience customers crave. Rest assured, you will not be disappointed.

La Playa Taqueria

La Playa Taqueria is a delicious Mexican restaurant that will leave you more than satisfied and anything but hungry. La Playa Taqueria serves huge portions at cheap prices. Highlighted customer favorites include the mahi-mahi tacos with mango pico de gallo, shrimp tacos, and the chorizo burrito. Make your burrito SUPER-size if you’re extra hungry. Quesadillas, tacos, burritos… whatever it is that you are craving, the possibilities are endless.

The Pot’s

Hot pot is an Eastern Asian dish that involves leaving a pot of simmering stock at the center of a table while ingredients are placed in the pot and cooked before a dining audience. At The Pot’s there are many options to choose from, with mild or spicy broth and a meaty selection or a vegetarian-friendly options.