Restaurants

Top Choice Moroccan in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Aziza

Currently closed for renovations. Chef Mourad Lahlou's inspiration is Moroccan and his ingredients organic Californian, but the flavors are out of this world: Sonoma duck confit melts into caramelized onion inside f…
Top Choice Dim Sum in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Dragon Beaux

Hong Kong meets Vegas at SF's most glamorous, decadent Cantonese restaurant. Say yes to cartloads of succulent roast meats – hello, roast duck and pork belly – and creative dumplings, especially XO dumplings with pl…
Top Choice Californian in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Outerlands

When windy Ocean Beach leaves you feeling shipwrecked, drift into this beach-shack bistro for organic, California coastal comfort food. Brunch demands Dutch pancakes in iron skillets with housemade ricotta, lunch br…
Top Choice Russian in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Cinderella Russian Bakery

Fog banks and cold wars are no match for the heartwarming powers of the Cinderella, serving treats like your babushka used to make since 1953. Join SF's Russian community in Cinderella's new parklet near Golden Gate…
Mexican in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Nopalito

Head south of Golden Gate Park's border for upscale, sustainably sourced Cal-Mex, including cheesy squash blossom quesadillas with heritage corn tortillas, melt-in-your-mouth carnitas (beer-braised pork) and cinnamo…
Korean in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Manna

As Korean grandmothers and everyone else who lives in SF's Sunset district will tell you, nothing cures fog chills like home-style Korean cooking. Manna's kalbi (barbecue short ribs) and dol-sot bibimbap (rice, vege…
Bakery in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Cassava

Early risers and park joggers are rewarded with SF-roasted Ritual coffee and Cassava's housemade, multilingual breakfasts – choose from Japanese miso-rice with poached egg, maple-ricotta Belgian waffles, or Californ…
Japanese in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Halu

Nibbling creative yakitori (skewers) at this snug five-table joint plastered with Beatles memorabilia is like dining aboard the Yellow Submarine. Chef/owner Shig was a drummer with John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band, an…
Sichuan in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Spices

The menu reads like an oddly dubbed Hong Kong action flick, with dishes labeled 'fire-burst!!' and 'spicy gangsta' – but peppercorn-infused 'numbing spicy' cucumber, silken 'stinky!' ma-po tofu and brain-curdling 'f…
Bakery in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Pretty Please Bakeshop

Since you asked nicely, pastry chef Alison Okabayashi will hand over your choice of all-American treats: mini-cheesecakes, whoopie pies and PB&J cake. Best of all are her upscale, preservative-free versions of H…