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The 10 Best Restaurants Near Hayes Valley, San Francisco

Updated: October 6, 2021

Take your next night out to the next level with the best and trendiest restaurants Hayes Valley has to offer. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best restaurants in Hayes Valley. Head to these establishments for the finest tasting menus and most extensive wine lists in the city.

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a Mano

Italian, $$, Hayes ValleyItalian, $$San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Little Gem

New American, $$, Hayes ValleyNew American, $$San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
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Nara Restaurant & Sake Bar

Japanese, $$, Hayes ValleyJapanese, $$San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
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House of Thai 2

Thai, $$, Hayes ValleyThai, $$San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

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Daeho Kalbijjim & Beef Soup

Korean, $$, Lower Pacific HeightsKorean, $$San Francisco, Lower Pacific Heights
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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Brenda's French Soul Food

American, $$, TenderloinAmerican, $$San Francisco, Tenderloin
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Brenda's Meat & Three

American, $$, North PanhandleAmerican, $$San Francisco, North Panhandle
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Horsefeather

American, $$, Alamo SquareAmerican, $$San Francisco, Alamo Square
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

Spanish, $$, Duboce TriangleSpanish, $$San Francisco, Duboce Triangle
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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How was this list created?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Hayes Valley. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 restaurants in San Francisco, 3104661 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from experts at Trip 101, TimeOut and Eater and more. All with some boam magic. These top contenders have appeared in Trip 101 - Best Japanese Restaurants In San Francisco, California, TimeOut - The best Spanish restaurants in San Francisco and Eater - 15 Exciting Spanish Restaurants in San Francisco and the East Bay. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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