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Moving to SF - Critique my list of neighborhood must-trys?

LaLaLisa | May 22, 2014 04:30 PM

After several years in NYC, I'm moving to SF next month and am trying to put together a list of neighborhood highlights to explore during my first few months.

Since I'll be living there for the foreseeable future, I'm in no rush to hit all the big splurges - I just want to get familiar with some of peoples' regular haunts (preferably around $20-30 without drinks) that still have something special to recommend them.

I've put together the following list after lots of Chowhound searching, and would love any additions/changes. I'm living on the border of Upper/Lower Haight, so it's weighted toward that area since I'll be eating there most often.

I particularly love Szechuan, Thai, Vietnamese, Greek, Indian and Mexican but am open to any recs! Some of my favorite regular places in NYC were Xixa/Traif, Kefi, Lan Sheng, Great NY Noodletown, Motorino and Salvation Taco, if that helps.

Apologies if some of these neighborhoods are off - haven't moved yet :)


Kate’s Kitchen (breakfast)
The Little Chihuahua (Mexican)
Uva Enoteca (happy hour)
Cu Co’s (burritos)
Rosamunde (sausage)
Nopalito (Mexican)
The Citrus Club (Fusion)
Axum Cafe (Ethiopian)
The Alembic (bar)

Nopa (splurge)
Barrel Head Brewhouse (pub)
The Mill (cafe)

PPQ Dungess Island (Vietnamese)
Sichuan Home (Szechuan)
Aziza (Morrocan)

Dumpling Kitchen (soup dumplings)
Koo (sushi, inner sunset)
Yum Yum Fish (sushi, outer sunset)
Old Mandarin Islamic (Xi’an)

Tenderloin/Western Addition
State Bird Provisions (splurge)
Saigon Sandwich (banh mi)
Burmese Kitchen (Malaysian)
Lers Ros Thai (Thai)

Nob Hill
Swan’s Depot (oysters)

Ino (sushi)

Z&Y (Szechuan)

Hayes Valley
Domo (sushi)
Zuni Cafe (splurge)
Rich Table (small plates)

La Taqueria (2889 Mission - Mexican)
La Torta Gorda (Mexican)
Sushi Zone (sushi)
Udupi Palace (dosas)
Foreign Cinema
Bar Tartine (splurge)
Namu Gaji (Korean)

Eiji (sushi)

Uva Enoteca,
Barrel Head Brewhouse,
The Mill,
Sichuan Home,
Dumpling Kitchen,
State Bird Provisions,
Saigon Sandwich,
Burmese Kitchen,
Lers Ros Thai,
Lers Ros,
Zuni Café.,
Rich Table,
La Taqueria,
La Torta Gorda,
Sushi Zone,
Foreign Cinema,
Namu Gaji,
Citrus Club,
PPQ Dungeness Island,
PPQ Beef Noodle House,
Tartine Bakery,
The Alembic,
Rosamunde Sausage Grill,
Udupi Palace,
Little Chihuahua
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