Hawaiian bar and restaurant, Noelani’s, opens it doors in San Carlos, bringing a taste of the island to our doorstep. Here’s what we thought about their food, so far, during their soft opening.
San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants
Restaurant reviews by the critics of San Francisco Food. Enjoy the reviews and let us know if you have any questions.
San Mateo is home to a Japanese restaurant called Himawari-Tei, primarily known for its ramen. Is it good? Is it authentic? Is it worth visiting?
Read the review and find out.
Nestled into the deep, deep areas of San Jose somewhere, a place I rarely frequent, is the second of two locations of the The Boiling Crab. What I took on as a spicy challenge ended up being something else;but a fun and entertaining evening was had with great company and a terrific dining concept. The location is large, but good luck bringing a large party because only one thing is certain: they do not take reservations, period.
Tucked away in the sleepy town of Millbrae is this gem of a restaurant. Small, cozy and run by a reserved Japanese sushi chef, his masterful skills impress bite after bite. If ever there was a reason to leave the city for sushi — this is it. Continue reading
Is there any reason not to go visit an all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ with dduk-bossam?
I didn’t think so.
YakiniQ in Japantown of San Francisco offers good meat, a casual and fun space, with good dduk-bossam. Read the review to find out all about the restaurant as well as how to eat this Korean cuisine. Continue reading
When there’s talk about burgers, “Umami” is inevitably always mentioned as the top contender for the best burger. Their newest and only location in the Bay Area just opened last week — and I make my way there to review nearly the entire menu. Continue reading
On Van Ness Ave in San Francisco, for the last 60+ years, an iconic restaurant exists to this day serving up the best prime rib in San Francisco.The wait is long without reservations, and House of Prime Rib is perhaps San Francisco’s busiest restaurant, but it’s worth the wait. This is a staple and landmark in San Francisco for both residents and visitors alike. Continue reading
Boxing Room opens up with a bang in San Francisco, serving up some fantastic examples of Southern cooking. The gumbo is outstanding and the small bites on the menu are fun to share. With an excellent flounder and other Creole and Cajun offerings, Boxing Room is indeed the hippest place to be for 2011. Continue reading
Once in awhile, a restaurant raises the bar for one specific cuisine type. For me, the one that sets the bar for excellent Chinese food is R&G Lounge in San Francisco. Fresh, flavorful seafood is prepared in a multitude of ways to make each ingredient shine — and every kind of seafood imaginable, including geoduck, is featured on the huge menu. Continue reading
You order one thing at Ha Nam Ninh: “25 Dry”. This flavorful bowl of noodles topped with meat and seafood, drizzled in a special sauce concoction, is the ideal lunch and inordinately addictive. Continue reading
When in the mood for truly delicious German food paired with a magnificent selection of German beers that can be had in regular pints or “das BOOT” (!), head to Leopold’s in Russian Hill. This little restaurant is truly a gem in the city! While German food is not necessarily considered “amazing” in most circles — once you eat here, you may reconsider. Continue reading
Perhaps one of the finest dining experiences in San Francisco, Chef Mark Sullivan takes local, fresh and organic ingredients and creates masterpieces with those ingredients taking the lead in each dish. Between him and their new Chef de Cuisine Walter Abrams, Spruce offers fresh and exciting food that is classic American and quintessentially San Franciscan. Continue reading
New to the San Francisco food scene, Commonwealth has quickly become a popular dining location in the Mission. Serving up some dishes worthy of much higher level restaurants, this place has an interesting concept of tapas.
Craw Station, on 9th at Irving, is the place to go to for spicy food. While mild versions are available and just as tasty — when they say “DYNAMITE” — they aren’t kidding; they mean to explode your taste buds. Continue reading