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San Francisco Restaurants -  Outer Richmond, Balboa Street 

After a stroll, hike, or sunset viewing at Ocean Beach or Land's End, it's nice to reward yourself with a well-deserved meal at one of the nearby restaurants. There are the obvious spots right next to the beach, but for those looking for something less touristy, with more of a San Francisco neighborhood vibe, these three restaurants located nearby on Balboa Street in the Outer Richmond District are all satisfying options. Try one or try them all...


Cassava

3519 Balboa St

San Francisco, CA 94121

b/t 37th Ave & 36th Ave

Phone number (415) 640-8990

cassavasf.com

In addition to serving weekday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Cassava is a popular spot with locals for their weekend brunch and their nightly four-course tasting menu. This evolving special menu offers generous portions and is an incredible value. There is also an optional beverage pairing. Prior to opening Cassava with wife and restaurant GM Yuka Ioroi, Chef Kris Toliao's background included years cooking at Michelin-starred kitchens in both San Francisco and Japan.

This dish comes with three tender pork ribs and a seasonal vegetables - this plate above includes roasted potatoes and brussels sprouts from Half Moon Bay.

Cassava is one of the only places in San Francisco to offer a Japanese Breakfast. Theirs includes steamed Koshihikari rice with furikake, miso soup, market vegetable pickles, onsen tamago (soft-shell poached egg in dash broth) and an optional oven roasted miso marinated Chinook salmon and/or natto (fermented soy beans).

Endive Salad with six-minute boiled egg, Aztec Fuji apples, pumpkin seeds and herbed buttermilk dressing


Miki

3639 Balboa St

San Francisco, CA 94121

b/t 38th Ave & 37th Ave

(415) 387-0874

The Outer Richmond's familiarity with fog and chilly temperatures certainly makes a bowl of steaming, hot ramen a welcoming, comfort meal. Along with ramen, Miki offers izakaya-style menu items which are fantastic to share amongst friends or just enjoy solo. The karaage (Japanese fried chicken) is delicious and a favorite among many. 

Welcome to Outer Richmond's Miki 


At Miki, you can order ramen with the option of three various broths including tonkotsu, chicken or vegetarian. We ordered the Miso above.


Historic black and white photos of San Francisco adorn the walls of the recently renovated dining room.



Marla Bakery 

3619 Balboa St

San Francisco, CA 94121

b/t 38th Ave & 37th Ave

Phone number (415) 742-4379

marlabakery.com 

Marla Bakery started as a pop-up and is now a full-fledged bakery and restaurant serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and monthly Sunday Suppers. Their baked goods and pastries are a local favorite with people driving across town for their cakes, tarts and varieties of breads. They also offer an all-day menu which includes several sandwiches, salads, and a charcuterie board. 

Marla Grilled Cheese Sandwich with
Garlic Confit Cheese, Mushroom Pesto & Cheddar

Late Spring Salad with
Baby Lettuces, Brown Rice, Shaved Radish, Tarragon Creamed Cheese & Herbed Yogurt Vinaigrette

Now you have three more restaurants to choose from and visit the next time you're in San Francisco's gorgeous Outer Richmond district. 


Cassava,
Miki's,
Marla Bakery

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