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Eight Best Ethnic Restaurants in San Francisco

August 16, 2011 10:59 AM

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Looking to spice up your dinners, and thus, your life? Good! Then broaden your culinary horizons with these exotic offerings from San Francisco’s favorite ethnic restaurants.

BEST SUSHI: Sushi Bistro

431 Balboa, SF
(415) 933-7100

2089 York, SF
(415) 282-2001

Super fresh, super fun, super sushi. You’ll find your quintessential San francisco sushi experience at Sushi Bistro.

BEST BOWL OF NOODLES: Katana-Ya

430 Geary, SF.
(415) 771-1280

Just in time for fall, dive into a comforting bowl of hot noodles. Katana-Ya is the most popular of all of San Francisco’s noodle houses.

BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT: Delfina

3621 18th St.
SF. (415) 552-4055

This nationally famous destination for fresh, innovative Italian food made with local ingredients is popular and a bit pricey. If you’re not up for the investment, try Pizzaria Delfina right next door.

BEST MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT: La Mediterranee

Various Bay Area locations

Go to dinner and feel like you’ve gone on vacation, at La Mediterranee. Award-winning menu items are packed with the flavor of Southern Europe.

BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT: Dosa

995 Valencia, SF.
(415) 642-3672

1700 Fillmore, SF.
(415) 441-3672

This isn’t your strip mall Indian food place. Dosa’s casual Mission location is packed every night, and the chic Fillmore street spot will wow more than your tastebuds.

BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Papalote (also winner of Best Burrito!)

3409 24th St.
SF. (415) 970-8815

1777 Fulton, SF.
(415) 776-0616

Papalote was featured on the Food Network’s Throw Down with Bobby Flay. And won! The burrito here is a must. And don’t miss some of their award-winning salsa, about to hit store shelves this winter.

BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT: Eric’s

1500 Church, SF.
(415) 282-0919

Noe Valley wins out on being the location of Eric’s wonderful Chinese food. Everything is fresh and flavorful at this casual and bright family spot.

BEST THAI RESTAURANT: Osha Thai

Various Bay Area locations

With several locations, Osha Thai serves terrific Thai food in sleek, modern spaces. Everything on the menu is amazing, so get brave. And don’t miss trying one (or more) of Osha’s unique cocktails.

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