After 1,737,270 reviews of 2,410 restaurants in SF, these are the top 10!
Everyone knows that San Franciscans are real foodies, and the popularity of an awesome restaurant is a true testament to its quality. We used the Top-Rated.online tool to filter Google reviews from best to worst. After cross-referencing with updated info (more reviews have been left since the list was compiled), these are the top 10 most highly-rated restaurants in the city! Do you agree with the list? Hop on over to leave a review for your favorite and boost it in the rankings!
1. Lazy Bear – 4.80 (843 reviews)
The number 1 most highly-rated restaurant in San Francisco is Lazy Bear, which serves New American fare. It has two Michelin stars and is known for communal eating, although the business model has been slightly modified since the pandemic.
Incredibly delicious meal with top notch service. This is the best meal I have had in SF and I would argue comparable from experience and flavors / dishes to numerous three michellen star restaurants.” – Kent Santin, 5 stars
2. Molinari Delicatessen – 4.80 (761 reviews)
This old-school Italian deli is a beloved gourmet sandwich shop near Washington Square Park. Enjoy artisanal meats, cheeses and breads for a high-quality, on-the-go lunch that never disappoints.
Best sandwiches in The City, you will not be disappointed. Bourdain loved this place! Get the North Beach Special.” – Henry, 5 stars
3. Wako Japanese Restaurant – 4.80 (305 reviews)
This chic restaurant serves traditional, unforgettable Japanese cuisine. The amazing menu is innovative and colorful, earning the restaurant a Michelin star.
Great omakase for a really good value for the quality. The otoro was one of the best I’ve ever had in SF. The A5 had a great really subtle char. Service was exceptional as well.” – Courtney Chin, 5 stars
4. House of Prime Rib – 4.70 (4192 reviews)
This old-school English restaurant is one of the most reviewed restaurants in the city, and for good reason. It’s a very popular place to get quality prime rib and awesome cocktails.
What more can be said because the name says it all. House of Prime Rib. Never has a dining experience been more impressive. The presentation and personal service from the staff are what you would expect from a 5 star San Francisco icon.” – Traci Simoni, 5 stars
5. Kokkari Estiatorio – 4.70 (2027 reviews)
This SF staple serves up fantastic Greek fare in a romantic dining atmosphere. Their menu offers a modern take on traditional Greek dishes, spotlighting essential ingredients such as lamb, fresh yogurt, and oregano.
Incredible dining experience. Don’t have one negative comment on the service nor the food. Everything dish we got was fantastic, and pretty reasonably priced (huge portions!). I think the highlight was the octopus for us. Perfectly cooked and oh so delicious.” – Mary Penny, 5 stars
6. Liholiho Yacht Club – 4.70 (1430 reviews)
This family-owned, heritage-driven restaurant pulls inspiration from the Chef’s Native Hawaiian, Indian & Chinese upbringing. The environment is casual and playful, but the food doesn’t skimp on quality. It’s a hip spot with a diverse crowd.
The food was all really good but the buns & corn were incredible in terms of flavor, very unique! The rooftop setting makes you feel like you’re on vacation with all the plants and chill music. Service was super friendly too!” – Mónica Bagagem, 5 stars
7. Rich Table – 4.70 (1093 reviews)
Chefs/owners Evan and Sarah Rich helm this rustic yet stylish restaurant. Highlights include chicken liver mousse; tonnarelli, sea urchin cacio e pepe, and Idiazabal; and watermelon ice with cucumber sherbet.
This is one my favorite restaurants in the Bay Area. The bar has walk in seating, but be prepared for a long wait. The service is excellent. The cocktails are delicious. The bar menu changes often.” – Kimberly Collins, 5 stars
8. Lapisara Eatery – 4.70 (841 reviews)
This women-led, all-day restaurant in the Krupa Hotel serves delicious American/Thai dishes. They’re especially known for their breakfast and brunch options.
Love this place! We just stumbled upon it and so glad we did! Everything was excellent, service great and very friendly! I loved the Thai influence they have on the menu. The matcha latte was so good and the Thai holy basil chili omelette was outstanding! Highly recommend.” – Dylan G, 5 stars
9. Betty Lou’s Seafood & Grill – 4.70 (755 reviews)
This delicious old-school bistro doesn’t disappoint with its impressive crab dishes, oysters, chowder, and pasta. It brings an Italian influence to a colorful, fresh seafood menu.
What can I say, the service was great the waiter was so attentive, and the drinks and the food was amazing. If you’re looking for good seafood this is the perfect place to be. The environment is very very cozy!” – Lydia Elegbeleye, 5 stars
10. Cafe de Casa – 4.70 (596 reviews)
Here’s a charming coffee shop with a surprisingly exciting Brasilian food menu. It’s ideal for lunch or breakfast options such as tapioca crepes, acai bowls, avocado toasts, and more.
Unassuming and unexpected spot for a perfect breakfast! From the outside, this North Beach café looks inconspicuous and quite touristy, but I’m so glad I gave it a try and that was all it takes to make me keep coming back.” – Yü Wu, 5 stars
Honorable mention: Avery Restaurant – 4.70 (66 reviews)
This trendy spot serves food with California-Asian influence, and is run by top chefs from Benu and Saison. We’re adding it here because it appears in the Top-Rated.online tool’s #4 spot, but has been bumped down a bit since acquiring a handful of additional reviews. It’s 4.7 star rating is still very impressive, and it’s worth keeping on your radar!
Awesome fine dining experience. Comfortable and different from other fine dining restaurants. Conversations with the chef was great. Food was very creative, visually beautiful and delicious. My wife and I will be back.” – Richard V, 5 stars
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