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Restaurants

Living in one of the world’s best cities for food, we have a chance to taste the culinary masterpieces of world-famous chefs almost daily. Furthermore, because of the incredibly tough competition and advanced palates in this city, a restaurant can’t keep its doors open if the food does not taste outstanding.

The San Francisco food critics visit various Bay Area establishments to guide you on where to eat, what to eat, and sometimes how to eat. From Asian cuisine to Peruvian fare, from fine dining establishments to food trucks, San Francisco is one city that offers it all.

Read to find out where to be and what to devour.

 

The Latest Reviews

  • Revisiting 5A5 Steak Lounge in San Francisco

    5a5 Filet Mignon Rare Updated Review as of June 24, 2014. This time, I have photos of the food at 5A5. Original review is below this updated section. Recently, I had to pick a location for a dinner for 10 people on a Monday. All of us were getting together for happy hour first — and I’d already ...
  • Authentic Korean Tofu Soup (순두부찌개): Sogondong Tofu House

    순두부찌개 sogongdong SGDI still remember the first time I ever tried “soon tofu” — which is how Koreans refer to this tofu “casserole” of sorts. I had just moved to Los Angeles, and a friend of mine was taking me to lunch. He suggested “soon tofu” — which would translate to “pure tofu”, which excited me none ...
  • Visiting Skool for Dinner vs. Brunch

    Closeup of the wafflesWith a friend in town, five of us ladies got together for brunch at Skool in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. I’ve been here quite a few times for dinner and enjoy the food here a lot. They have a really great bar at the back end of the restaurant, and the menu is ...
  • New on the Dimsum Scene: Tai Wu in Millbrae

    Tai Wu siu maiEither everyone reviewing the food at Tai Wu have lost their minds, or I have. And I am pretty certain I am no crazier than I was a year ago. Tai Wu is a relatively new restaurant that opened in an enormous building on El Camino Real in Millbrae. Three stories high, it’s a strange location ...
  • Authentic Italian Food at Pazzia in San Francisco

    pazzia san francisco Contrary to what you might think, some of my “all-time favorite restaurants” in the city haven’t been reviewed on this site. Sure, lots of them have a review — but definitely not all. Sometimes, it’s because I don’t have photos or decent photos of the food, but sometimes, it’s because it’s a place I love ...
  • Riverside Seafood Restaurant in the Sunset District

    Riverside Seafood Restaurant Pork Belly  // Social media being what it is — a lot of the restaurants I end up visiting are because some friend out there posted something wonderful to their profile. In this case, Riverside Seafood Restaurant came onto my radar because fellow food aficionado and comrade Sir Albert Cheng posted one exquisite, drool-inducing shot of pork ...
  • The Mighty Great China Restaurant in Berkeley

    Great China Restaurant Double Skin Yang Jang PiThe All-New Great China Restaurant One of the things I enjoy most these days are the occasional dinners where many close friends get together. Amidst busy lives and commitments, after spending our twenties and much of our thirties together inseparably many days per week, it’s becoming harder and harder to gather as a large group for dinner. So ...
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