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The 10 Best Asian Restaurants In San Francisco

Updated: October 6, 2021

Aching for some good Asian food? These San Francisco restaurants serve the best-fried rice and noodles in town. We evaluated the top review sites and included reviews from millions of diners for the best Asian spots in San Francisco. The Asian spots below are our favorite places for spring rolls and tom yum,

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Wako Japanese Restaurant

Japanese, $$$$, Inner RichmondJapanese, $$$$San Francisco, Inner Richmond
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Kin Khao

Thai, $$, DowntownThai, $$San Francisco, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Akiko's Restaurant

Japanese, $$$, ChinatownJapanese, $$$San Francisco, Chinatown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Dragon Beaux

Chinese, $$, Central RichmondChinese, $$San Francisco, Central Richmond
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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MaMa Ji's

Chinese, $$, Eureka Valley - Dolores Heights - CastroChinese, $$San Francisco, Eureka Valley - Dolores Heights - Castro
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Kingdom Of Dumpling

Asian, $, ParksideAsian, $San Francisco, Parkside
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 3.5
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China Live

Asian, $$, ChinatownAsian, $$San Francisco, Chinatown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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Roka Akor - San Francisco

Japanese, $$$$, Financial DistrictJapanese, $$$$San Francisco, Financial District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Saru Sushi Bar - Noe Valley

Japanese, $$$, Noe ValleyJapanese, $$$San Francisco, Noe Valley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Robin

Japanese, $$$, Van Ness - Civic CenterJapanese, $$$San Francisco, Van Ness - Civic Center
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
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How was this list created?

Figuring out the best Asian restaurants can take awhile. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 San Francisco restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 1901 top lists and articles from the likes of Eater, TimeOut and SF Travel. These top contenders have appeared in Eater - 19 of San Francisco's Top Sushi Restaurants, TimeOut - The best sushi in San Francisco and SF Travel - San Francisco’S Best Dim Sum By Neighborhood. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for stir-fried chicken

    Experts often pair stir-fried chicken with a glass of Kingfisher, a popular beer.

  • Pair Gewürztramine with shrimp fried rice

    When considering what goes best with shrimp fried rice, we recommend a glass of Gewürztramine, it truly complements the dish as it acts as a counterpoint to the flavours of the dish.


  • The best drink pairing for Hunan style beef

    Knowing what to pair with Hunan style beef can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, sweet, pink wine balances the strong and spicy Hunan style beef.

Factoids

  • Think you can handle some shrimp wonton?

    Joey Chestnut finished 390 wontons of shrimp wonton within 8 minutes to get the winning record at the Biggest Eater Competition in 2012.

Parking info

Parking in San Francisco can be a challenge. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Asian spot.

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