San Francisco one of the largest multicultural melting pots in the United States. Whether you’re sightseeing at Union Square or shopping at Westfield Mall, you can easily find a meal that fits any palate or budget; we list 10 of the best.
Amber Indian is an exceptional dining experience near Yerba Buena Gardens and the Marriott Marquis. Regardless if you choose to try their famous butter chicken or just stop for a cocktail at their trendy window bar, you will not be disappointed by your visit. Moderately expensive with authentic Indian cuisine and a relaxing atmosphere, Amber Indian is truly a gem in the downtown San Francisco area.
‘Fast Food burgers with slow food values’ is the slogan of Super Duper Burgers, one of the few local burger chains that have popped up in the Bay Area in recent years. As their motto claims, Super Duper is dedicated to creating a ‘super’ burger that leaves a minimum footprint on the environment, and their meat is 100 per cent grass-fed, humanely raised beef.
With both indoor and outdoor patio seating, Delarosa serves their renowned Roman-style pizzas with their modern take on Italian dining. With both a Marina and Downtown location, they strive to make simple, quality food that will make you go out and buy those tickets to Rome you’ve been holding off on.
By far one of the most talked about restaurants in the downtown San Francisco area, Kokkari Estiatorio has certainly captivated critics and foodies alike with its unique Greek cooking and lovely candlelit atmosphere. Although you may have to reserve a space a few days beforehand, you will not be disappointed when you get there.
Muracci’s Japanese Curry and Grill is a cozy, counter service spot that many foodies claim is the best curry in the entire city. Relatively cheap and incredibly filling, Muracci’s curry has been perfected by its talented chefs and is one of the best quick dining experiences downtown.
A classic sandwich stop, The Sentinel is noted for its heavenly corned beef sandwiches and classic sandwich fare. Forgoing a larger menu with complicated options, The Sentinel sticks to a stark menu of around ten items that are made to perfection. Although only open for lunch and breakfast from Monday to Friday, this sandwich institution can easily have a line going around the corner.
Tadich Grill Sign and Exterior | @ Sarah Stierch/Flickr
Michael Mina is one of two namesake restaurants (the other being in Las Vegas) of acclaimed chef Michael Mina, whose self-founded Mina Group has created over 18 concept restaurants that continue to amaze. With its New American cuisine and an award-winning tasting menu, Michael Mina is one of the foremost restaurants in the state.
If you’re craving fresh, excellent seafood in the Bay Area, then take a detour from the Pier and head over to Tadich Grill on California Street. With an extensive seafood menu that is updated every morning, Tadich is one of the oldest restaurants in California, as it has been operating and serving happy customers for over 166 years.
A sexy and sophisticated restaurant located in an alley between Sutter and Bush Street, Gitane offers an elegant and intimate dining experience. Combining the best of both French and Spanish cuisine, Gitane is one of the most comfortable date spots in the entire the city.
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A friendly taqueria by day and a lively restaurant by night, Tropisueño is all about colorful food, good friends and pleasant memories. With their chilli-salt margaritas and gigantic portions, the restaurant can easily satisfy a large group of people looking for excellent food and great service.