The look and feel of present-day Chinatown dates back to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, after which the Chamber of Commerce rebuilt the neighborhood as a tourist destination. It constructed the now-famous pagodas––a Hollywood-like architectural touch striving to make visitors feel as though they have stepped into the Far East. That's not to say Chinatown is inauthentic. In fact, as many as 75% of its residents are still foreign-born, and time-honored Chinese traditions endure in the many shops, bakeries, restaurants, and landmarks.Read More
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In Focus: Dunya
- Neighborhood: Nob Hill District
- Cuisine: Mediterranean fusion
- Atmosphere: casual
- Signature dishes: roasted free-range chicken, feta prawns, and moussaka
- Best way to sample the large wine list: Order a flight of three glasses at the bar.
- Best time to visit: Flamenco dancers entertain guests on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.
- What the name means: Dunya is an Arabic word that roughly translates to "world," which is why Chef Coskun Abik only serves food found on Earth.