Top Yelp-Rated San Francisco Restaurants

Yelp has become a go-to for many seeking reviews and recommendations on pretty much everything. For many, it is where they go to find out the best places to eat, whether its a small mom & pop deli or a fine French bistro.

Recently, Yelp compiled a list of their top 25 places to eat in the Bay Area and quite a few in San Francisco made the list (try 12 in total with 8 making the top 10). The next time you want to try a new cafe, coffee shop or Michelin rated restaurant in the city, here are the ones that get top marks. 

#16 Stone's Throw

  • 1896 Hyde Street

  • http://stonesthrowsf.com

  • "California/American restaurant highlighting the simple things in life: great food, undying hospitality, and a fun, carefree environment."

#13 Seven Hills

  • 1550 Hyde Street; Reservations for 4+
  • sevenhillssf.com

  • "Creative farm-to-table Italian-inspired cuisine at an intimate Nob Hill trattoria."

#12 Prubechu

  • 2847 Mission Street
  • "A small gem" in the Mission that puts an "elegant" spin on Guam's 'traditional chamorro' cuisine."

#11 Californios

 Image credits Californios

Image credits Californios

  • 3115 22nd Street
  • www.californiossf.com
  • "Mexican restaurant for inventive tasting menus & small-batch wines served in a cozy, luxe interior."

#9 Kokkari Estiatorio

  • 220 Jackson Street
  • www.kokkari.com
  • "Taverna-inspired cuisine served in a candlelit, wood-beamed dining room that lures a chic crowd."

#8 Lardoise Bistro

  • 151 Noe Street
  • www.ardoisesf.com
  • "French bistro fare & a varied wine list star in a cozy, colorful space."

#7 Liholiho Yacht Club

 Photo credit Liholiho

Photo credit Liholiho

  • 871 Sutter Street
  • liholihoyachtclub.com
  • "Buzzy, casual eatery for Hawaiian, Indian & Chinese dishes in a brick-walled space with booths."

#5 Gary Danko

  • 800 North Point Street (@ Hyde Street); by reservation only
  • http://garydanko.com
  • "An award-winning combination of classic French cooking, thoughtful and inventive use of local ingredients, and personable yet impeccable service."

#4 Kusakabe

  • 584 Washington Street; by reservation only
  • kusakabe-sf.com
  • "This high-end sushi spot offers a light-soaked, Zen-like space for sushi, sake, wine & beer."

#3 Casa Flores

  • 1808 California Street; by invitation only
  • www.casafloressf.com
  • "Each curated course is served around a communal table, creating a dinner party ambience that is at once friendly and sophisticated."

#2 The Bimini Twist

  • Arch Street, Pre-purchased tickets only
  • thebiminitwistsanfrancisco.com
  • "An undiscovered chef & exclusive location offering amazing food in a communal, social environment."

#1 Ichido: 

 Photo credit Ichido

Photo credit Ichido

  • 687 Minna St, San Francisco, By reservation only.
  • www.ichidosf.com
  • Serving "Japanese seafood with California roots"