Restaurants in San Francisco

Contemporary Japanese Cuisine or Whiskey at Nihon Whisky Lounge (Up to 40% Off)

Nihon Whisky Lounge

San Francisco

Izakaya-style small plates, sashimi, and sushi with a contemporary twist; choose from 500 single-malt whiskeys to store in a private locker

$50 $30

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Every Purchase Until Coupon Expiration at Jonas on Hyde

Jonas on Hyde

Russian Hill

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off every purchase until coupon expiration

$5 $5

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for Free Tea Tumbler With A $40 Purchase at Aroma Tea Shop

Aroma Tea Shop

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for free tea tumbler with a $40 purchase

$5 $5

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$2 Buys You A Coupon For 25% Off Your Bill At Taqueria Zorro at Taqueria Zorro

Taqueria Zorro

North Beach

For $2, receive a coupon for $2 buys you a coupon for 25% off your bill at taqueria zorro

$0 $2

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$4 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off A Lunch Bill For 2 People at Bonanza Restaurant

Bonanza Restaurant


For $4, receive a coupon for 25% off a lunch bill for 2 people

$4 $4

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$29 for $45 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Live Sushi Bar. Groupon Reservation Required.

Live Sushi Bar


Salmon-wrapped scallops with garlic-butter dipping sauce are only the starting point as the chefs experiment with traditional sushi flavors

$45 $29

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Four-Course Meal for Two or Four at Velvet Room at the Clift Hotel (Up to 33% Off)

Velvet Room at the Clift Hotel


Four-course menu with choice of appetizer, entree, side, & dessert; options include miso-glazed sea bass with shitake bamboo rice

$100 $69

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$40 for $70 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Tsunami Sushi Mission Bay

Tsunami Sushi Mission Bay

San Francisco

Warm and raw seafood bites, creative veggie rolls, and bento plates at a cozy, oak-lined sushi and sake bar

$70 $40

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Three-Course Cal-Asian Dinner Show for Two at AsiaSF (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.



Glamorous transgender divas serve Malaysian diver scallops and filet mignon, and perform professionally choreographed dance numbers

$76 $45

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Coffee and Food at Never Too Latte ($20 Value)

Never Too Latte

Financial District

Organic coffee drinks, specialty teas, homemade crepes, and sandwiches

$10 $6

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Three-Course Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Fiore Caffe (Up to 37% Off)

Fiore Caffe

Noe Valley

Modern decor meets traditional Italian dishes such as Gorgonzola gnocchi and panko-breaded pork loin and an extensive wine list

$61.50 $39

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Mexican Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizer, Entrees, and Dessert at Regalito Rosticeria (Up to 41% Off)

Regalito Rosticeria

Mission Dolores

Chefs in open kitchen roast free-range chicken, slow-roast citrus-marinated pork shoulder, and mix delicious guacamole

$55.50 $33

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$28 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Dinner for Two at Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

San Francisco

At this sushi-focused spot, munch on a variety of fresh rolls, including vegetarian options, or try a hot pot or donburi

$40 $28

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Italian Meal for Two, Four, or Six at Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe (Up to 48% Off)

Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe

North Beach

Italian-born chef makes gnocchi from scratch, using potato, egg, and a dash of nutmeg

$67 $38.50

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$35.99 for a Healthy Meal for Two for Dine-In or Takeout at Darn Good Food ($43.90 Value)

Darn Good Food

Financial District

Healthy, globally inspired dishes devised by a chef and a dietitian range from un-fried chicken sandwiches to miso-glazed salmon filets

$43.90 $35.99

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French Bistro Dinner or Lunch for Two with Dessert at Chouchou (Up to 37% Off)


Forest Hill

Traditional Provençal cuisine such as confit duck, seared filet mignon, and mushroom soufflé, ending with sweets such as banana flambé

$101.90 $69

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$31 for $50 Worth of Southern Cuisine at Eureka Restaurant

Eureka Restaurant


Southern dishes such as jambalaya, gumbo, fried chicken, pot roast, okra, and deviled eggs; breezy outdoor patio

$50 $31

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Filipino Dining at Kuta Bistro (Up to 38% Off). Two Options Available.

Kuta Bistro


Kuta’s menu is a whirl of traditional Filipino dishes like kare-kare—oxtail stew—and special rice-noodle dishes like pancit bihon

$20 $13

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Japanese Small Plates and Drinks at Izakaya Roku (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Izakaya Roku

Mission Dolores

Sharable snacks inspired by Japanese gastropubs, such as ramen salad, baked oysters, and avocado tempura, served with sake and imported beer

$30 $18

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Lou’s Cafe: A User’s Guide

Generously Stacked Sandwiches | Toasted to Order | Housemade Sauces and Spreads

Sample Menu

  • Sandwich: LLB Special—roast beef, turkey, ham, swiss, provolone, and Lou’s Special Sauce on dutch crunch
  • Side: new england clam chowder
  • Beverage: iced caffe mocha

About the Owners: After 19 years in a delicatessen catering department, Ramana Brodeth knew her way around a sandwich. In 2010, she and her sons, TJ and Mark, opened Lou’s Cafe. One of them is always behind the counter, crafting inventive, satisfying sandwiches and topping them with Lou’s Special Sauce, a housemade garlic-and-herb aioli.

From the Press

  • “This family run cafe in San Francisco's Richmond District is exactly what a good sandwich shop should be - incredibly welcoming, with fresh, filling sandwiches at honest prices.” — SFGate
  • “The fixings are primo, to be sure, but its Lou’s sauces and breads that separate them from the San Francisco sandwich pack.” — The Daily Meal
  • “We're partial to the LLB Special on Dutch Crunch, but we think the breakfast sandwich is the most rave-worthy item here.” — SF Weekly

Inside Tips

  • Because seating is sparse, most customers take their orders to go.
  • Don’t be daunted by a long line—it moves pretty quickly.
  • To minimize your wait, download GoPago to order from your phone. When you get to Lou’s, skip the line and go straight to the GoPago pickup spot.

Vocab Lesson
Dutch crunch: also called “tiger bread,” this roll features a mottled exterior that hides a soft, chewy center. Bakers use sesame oil to lend it a distinct aroma, and paint the top with rice paste before baking it to create a cracked appearance and salty-sweet flavor.

While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Take a stroll through Clement Nursery (1921 Clement Street), the oldest in SF, housed in lovingly restored farm buildings.

After: Make a picnic of it and let the kids run around the renovated Argonne Playground (18th Avenue & Geary Boulveard); three picnic tables sit alongside the tennis courts.

5017 Geary Blvd
San Francisco,

Handlery Hotels: A User’s Guide

Recently Renovated | Exclusively Smoke-Free Rooms | Dog Friendly | San Francisco and San Diego | Conveniently Located

Where to Stay: Some Premier Section rooms include a balcony or patio with city views.

When to Go: Don't worry about being away from home during a holiday, as Handlery helps guests celebrate with trick-or-treating at the front desk on Halloween, goode-filled stockings on Christmas Eve, and even a red envelope with some money enclosed on Chinese New Year.

Inside Tips

  • Honeymooners receive a complimentary bottle of champagne and a fruit basket, along with a room upgrade if available.
  • You can opt for a special package, such as the Romance in the City special at the San Francisco location that includes parking, champagne, and chocolate, or the SeaWorld special in San Diego that includes two tickets to the aquatic attraction for adults and complimentary breakfast for kids.
  • Guests can bring their dogs for an additional fee of $25 per day. A portion of that fee goes toward the SPCA.
  • All rooms are free of cigarette and dragon smoke.

Sampling of Amenities

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Fitness room
  • Babysitting services
  • Business center
  • Same-day laundry

While You’re in the Neighborhood
San Francisco: The hotel's conveniently across the street from shopping and entertainment pillar Union Square and about a half-mile walk from Chinatown. But it's also near hidden gems such as Local Edition (691 Market Street), a newspaper-themed bar tucked away in the basement of the Hearst Building.
San Diego: It's less than 4 miles away from Balboa Park (1549 El Prado), where you can visit San Diego Zoo, 17 museums, and dozens of other attractions for a fee. But Balboa Park also offers free events, such as tours of its historical grounds.

351 Geary St
San Francisco,

Pacific Puffs: A User’s Guide

Artisanal Cream Puffs | Sweet and Savory Varieties | Local Ingredients | Puff Truck

Sample Puffs

  • The Classic—a choux pastry puff filled with Madagascar bourbon vanilla cream and topped with a thick chocolate glaze
  • The Chocolatier—the Classic filled with a light chocolate cream
  • Fruit Whip—filled with whipped cream and freshly cut strawberry, dusted with powdered sugar or topped with chocolate glaze

Catch the Puff Truck: Pacific Puffs’ mobile food truck makes stops at corporate events, private parties, and street corners throughout the city. It also regularly attends Off the Grid events throughout the Bay Area. Keep up with the online calendar and Twitter.

Inside Tips

  • Just hoping for a taste? Go with a mini puff, available in all flavors except Fruit Whip.
  • It’s not all about dessert here. Try a savory breakfast or lunch puff, such as the Balboa, with pulled pork, pickled slaw, and Carolina-style sauce.
  • All options are available by the dozen, in any combination.


  • Serious Eats raved about the proportions of the Classic puff: “Like a spherical éclair, it has the perfect ratio of flaky pastry, creamy vanilla interior, and sugary chocolate icing.”
  • SFWeekly named the “irresistible” peanut-butter puff the Food Truck Bite of the Week in 2013, describing the filling as “simultaneously velvety, gooey, and peanut buttery without the eating-straight-from-the-jar intensity.”

While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Enjoy a fine meal at Gamine French Bistro (2223 Union Street).

After: Grab your pals and a dozen puffs and head to Marina Green Park to nibble on them while watching the boats come in.

2201 Union St
San Francisco,

The Old Clam House: A User’s Guide

Since 1861 | One of SF’s Oldest | Classic Seafood Dishes | Popular Cioppino

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: crispy Dungeness crab cakes
  • Entree: clambake cioppino with four kinds of shellfish, calamari, and fish
  • Dessert: chocolate-truffle mousse cake
  • Specialty cocktail: Fish Bait—peach whiskey, orange juice, and peach nectar

History: Legend has it that when the eatery originally opened, as The Oakdale Bar and Clam House, the structure stood completely on the water—until the earthquake in 1906 filled the Bay. Since then, the restaurant’s gone through many changes, yet still stands on the same ground, making it SF’s oldest restaurant still operating in its original location. When the current owners took over, they renovated the interior, yet kept the menu’s most-loved dishes, such as the cioppino and the cup of hot clam broth that greets each diner upon arrival.

While You’re Waiting

  • Have a seat at the bar, which stands in the restaurant’s original structure, and see if you can conjure up the ghost of someone who voted for Abe Lincoln.
  • Check out the old-timey photos; many are of the restaurant in its earliest days.

Inside Tip: Try the clam chowder; it’s made with a recipe from The Oakdale Bar and Clam, dating back to the late 1800s.

While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Find some new place settings at the Heritage House Tableware show room (2190 Palou Avenue), where more than 1,900 patterns are on display.

After: See what’s in season at the Bayshore Farmers Market (300 Bayshore Boulevard).

299 Bay Shore Blvd.
San Francisco,

Led by executive chef Shawn Bayless, the culinary savants at at Michelin--recommended]( and [_Zagat-praised Paul K modernize Mediterranean dishes in a warmly elegant setting. Servers whisk complimentary black-and-white hummus and cucumber-infused water to white-draped tables as guests scan the dinner menu. A diverse selection of small plates—ideal for sharing or sating a single Lilliputian—includes potato gnocchi, house fries with harissa ketchup, and pomegranate-braised lamb riblets with garlic yogurt. Entrees weave together Greek, Middle Eastern, and European flavors, as well as Armenian touches from owner Paul Kavoksorian's heritage. Meats are pan-seared, grilled, and wine-braised, and mezza platters feature the traditional tastes of kebabs and baba gannouj, as well as unique flourishes such as carrot-mint yogurt. Selections from an import-heavy wine list—with descriptive headings such as "Bottles Full of Bubbles" and "Rich, White Wines Showing Appropriate Restraint"—fill glasses as diners linger, admiring abstract artwork against a slate gray wall in a dining room with red and yellow accents.

On Saturday and Sunday mornings, the brunch menu proffers sophisticated takes on breakfast dishes—in the form of orange pancakes topped with toasted walnuts and a hash of confit duck and onion salsa— as well as lunch sandwiches, soups, and greens. Sipping a mimosa or maple-bacon-infused bloody mary awakens taste buds, and downing a latte made with espresso or green tea gives diners a morning jolt akin to mistaking the muzzle of a pet tiger for an alarm clock.

199 Gough St
San Francisco,

Parada 22: A User’s Guide

Puerto Rican Cuisine | Pitchers of Sangria | Casual, Intimate Space

Sample Menu

  • Entree: roasted pork marinated with garlic, oregano, and sofrito
  • Dessert: coconut flan
  • Beverage: sangria

Behind the Name: Parada 22 is a bus stop in San Juan, the hometown of consulting chef Gloria Pinette.

When to Go: Stop by during happy hour (Monday–Thursday from 4–6 p.m.) for discounts on beers, mixed platters, and pitchers of sangria.

Inside Tip: The restaurant only has 10 tables and doesn’t accept reservations. To avoid long waits, place your order online before arriving.

Vocab Lesson
Picadillo: a Latin American take on hash that typically blends ground beef, tomatoes, and various vegetables and spices.
Tostones: fried slices of unripe plantain; a common side dish in Latin America.

While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Browse retro fashions at La Rosa Vintage (1711 Haight Street)—rumored to be burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese’s favorite vintage shop.

After: Sip on a cocktail surrounded by Persian-inspired murals at Zam Zam (1633 Haight Street).

1805 Haight St
San Francisco,

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