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The 9 Best Fried Rice Restaurants In San Francisco

Updated: May 2, 2022

The humble grain of rice is taken to new heights at these fantastic fried rice venues in San Francisco. We analyzed the top review sites and diner and expert opinions to compile this ultimate list of fried rice places! From mom and pop shops to 5-star venues, these are the top spots in San Francisco for pork, chicken or veggie fried rice.

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Mission Chinese Food

Chinese, $$, MissionChinese, $$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • USA Today

    10Best - Bring Your Appetite to San Francisco's Potluck of Asian Restaurants

    USA Today
  • Zagat

    12 Must-Try Chinese Restaurants in San Francisco

    Zagat

China Live

Asian, $$$, ChinatownAsian, $$$San Francisco, Chinatown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • Trip 101

    Best Asian Restaurants In San Francisco, California, USA

    Trip 101
  • Zagat

    12 Must-Try Chinese Restaurants in San Francisco

    Zagat

Yank Sing

Asian, $$$, South BeachAsian, $$$San Francisco, South Beach
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • SFist

    15 best Chinese restaurants in SF

    SFist
  • Eater

    22 Essential Chinese Restaurants in San Francisco

    Eater

Palette Tea House

Chinese, Russian HillChineseSan Francisco, Russian Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • San Francisco Travel, 2020

    13 San Francisco Restaurants You Need To Eat At In 2020

    San Francisco Travel, 2020
  • TimeOut

    The 50 best San Francisco restaurants to eat at right now

    TimeOut

PABU Izakaya San Francisco

Japanese, $$$, Financial DistrictJapanese, $$$San Francisco, Financial District
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat

    Best Restaurants In The Financial District

    Zagat
  • SF Travel

    The First Timer'S Guide To Eating In The Financial District

    SF Travel

Sam Wo Restaurant

Chinese, $, ChinatownChinese, $San Francisco, Chinatown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • SF Style & Leisure

    Top Asian restaurants in the SF Bay area

    SF Style & Leisure
  • USA Today

    10Best - Visit a country inside the city of San Francisco - The Best of Chinatown

    USA Today

International Smoke San Francisco

American, $$$, South BeachAmerican, $$$San Francisco, South Beach
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2017

    The Bay Area's Most Important Restaurant Openings of 2017

    Zagat, 2017
  • Michelin Guide

    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

    Michelin Guide

Barnzu Korean Pub

Korean, $$, TenderloinKorean, $$San Francisco, Tenderloin
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater

    Where to Eat and Drink in the Tenderloin

    Eater

Dragon Beaux

Chinese, $$, Central RichmondChinese, $$San Francisco, Central Richmond
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Foodnut

    Top 10 chinese restaurants in SF

    Foodnut
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    Best Chinese Food in San Francisco/Bay Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

How did we curate this list?

Finding the right spot to satisfy your Fried rice craving shouldn't be a full-time job. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 26488 San Francisco restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 2325 top lists and articles from the likes of Eater, Michelin Guide and Zagat. These top contenders have appeared in Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in the Tenderloin, Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019) and Zagat - The Bay Area's Most Important Restaurant Openings of 2017. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. These ten restaurants offer the best Fried rice in San Francisco.

Fun facts about Fried rice

  • The origin of bibimbap

    bibimbap has an interesting history, but it is generally agreed upon that it originates from Korea. The tasty dish has become immensely popular and sought after throughout the world.

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