San Francisco restaurants cater to a very diverse dining scene. Many San Francisco restaurants are among some of the top restaurants in the country, from their fantastic Italian restaurants to their lauded hotel restaurants to their seafood restaurants; San Francisco restaurants offer some fantastic dining options for both locals and visitors.
Asian restaurants are also among the most popular San Francisco restaurants. In order to put together our list of the best Asian restaurants in San Francisco, The Daily Meal referred to its 25 Best Asian Restaurants in America list, in which the Daily Meal tapped into the collective knowledge of more than 100 dining experts from across the country, as part of The Daily Meal’s most recent ranking of the 101 Best Restaurants in America.
To round off the list, The Daily Meal also referred to other best-of lists and the Zagat Guide as well as restaurants that have received positive reviews by locals and visitors.
Among the best Asian restaurants is Yank Sing, the popular dim sum restaurant in the financial district and was founded by Alice Chan in 1958. There are now two locations of this third-generation family-run restaurant, both creating almost 100 items a day to be rolled out into the dining rooms for diners to choose.
Mission Chinese food is another popular restaurant, and most fans of the San Francisco original and the currently shuttered second location in New York City’s Lower East Side would vehemently argue that the attention and praise of Mission are well-deserved. The kung pao pastrami, cumin lamb breast, and riff on ma po tofu are just some of the signature dishes on the menu.
Lers Ros Thai is considered among the most authentic Thai food in the city with dishes like chicken satay and pad Thai. Also on the menu are rabbit, frog, and venison.
Namu Gaji is a Korean restaurant with Korean pan-Asian cooking by chef Dennis Lee. Potato puffs, beef tongue, and Korean fried chicken as is the delicious bibimbap are popular dishes.
Ichi Sushi is one of the city’s most popular restaurants, and many locals flock here for the sashimi, specialty rolls, its casual and energetic vibe, and — of course — some sake.