North Beach & Chinatown restaurants

Top Choice Chinese in North Beach & Chinatown

Mister Jiu's

Success has been celebrated in this historic Chinatown banquet hall since the 1880s – but today, scoring a table at Mister Jiu's is reason enough for celebration. Build memorable banquets from chef Brandon Jew's ing…
Top Choice Pizza in North Beach & Chinatown

Golden Boy

'If you don't see it don't ask 4 it' reads the menu – Golden Boy has kept punks in line since 1978, serving Genovese focaccia-crust pizza that's chewy, crunchy and hot from the oven. You'll have whatever second-gene…
Top Choice Deli in North Beach & Chinatown

Molinari

Observe this quasi-religious North Beach noontime ritual: enter Molinari, and grab a number and a crusty roll. When your number's called, let wisecracking staff pile your roll with heavenly fixings: milky buffalo mo…
Top Choice Sichuan in North Beach & Chinatown

Z & Y

Graduate from ho-hum sweet-and-sour and middling mu shu to sensational Sichuan dishes that go down in a blaze of glory. Warm up with spicy pork dumplings and heat-blistered string beans, take on the housemade tantan…
Top Choice Dim Sum in North Beach & Chinatown

Good Mong Kok

Ask Chinatown neighbors about their go-to dim sum and the answer is either grandma's or Good Mong Kok. Lines snake out the door of this counter bakery for dumplings whisked from vast steamers into takeout containers…
Top Choice Bakery in North Beach & Chinatown

Liguria Bakery

Bleary-eyed art students and Italian grandmothers line up by 8am for cinnamon-raisin focaccia hot out of the 100-year-old oven, leaving 9am dawdlers a choice of tomato or classic rosemary and garlic. Latecomers, bew…
Chinese in North Beach & Chinatown

China Live

San Francisco has steadily craved Chinese food since 1848, and this fancy food hall delivers regional Chinese taste sensations with Californian flair – it's San Francisco chef George Chen's Asian version of New York…
Italian in North Beach & Chinatown

E' Tutto Qua

The Colosseum is 6000 miles from the corner of Columbus and Broadway, but you'll eat like a gladiator at E' Tutto Qua (translation: It's All Here). Boisterous Roman service and over-the-top decor create a party atmo…
Californian in North Beach & Chinatown

Trestle

If you've got a start-up budget but venture capitalist tastes, you're in luck here: $38 brings three courses of tasty, rustic comfort food. You get two options per course – typically soup or salad, meat or seafood, …
French in North Beach & Chinatown

Cafe Jacqueline

The terror of top chefs is the classic French soufflé – but since 1979, Chef Jacqueline has been turning out perfectly puffy creations that float across the tongue like fog over the Golden Gate Bridge. With the righ…