Holiday Sweepstakes: You Could Win* a KitchenAid 7-Qt. Pro Line Stand Mixer and More! Enter the Giveaway

Follow us:

Discover the unexpected in the Bay Area. Explore All of SF Bay Area
Restaurants & Bars 2

Melody Cafe, Modern Middle Eastern in Bernal Heights

bigwheel042 | Oct 9, 201111:59 PM

Been twice now to this new restaurant (plus was given a free pizza sample on opening day this summer) and think it is a significant addition to an already good stretch of Mission. Not sure exactly if this is supposed to be a faithful representation of a particular's more bringing modern sensibilities/experimentation and the California fixation on fresh ingredients to Middle Eastern classics, with surprisingly good results. All the entrees and wraps come with sides.

So far I've tried:

Pine nut pulled chicken wrap - very good, extra points for using juicy dark meat

Lamb/beef shish kabob with hummus/saffron rice - nice and gamy, a little dry (may have been cooked beforehand) but still good


Radish/chickpea salad, really interesting, good peppery bite from the radishes in a hummus-like dip with a few whole chickpeas on top

Tomato-cucumber salad, not that distinguished but fine

Lemon/cucumber yogurt dip: this is excellent, tangy and refreshing with a generous amount of olive oil. Maybe the best thing I've tried so far.

Overall, I think this place nicely complements the earthier food offered by Old Jerusalem and Good Frikin' Chicken up the street.

Old Jerusalem
2976 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Recommended from Chowhound

Catch up on the latest activity across all community discussions.
View latest discussions