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The 10 Best Asian Restaurants in San Francisco

Updated: February 19, 2021

Did someone say Asian food? To get you the definitive list of the finest Asian restaurants in San Francisco, we scoured the top review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours with ease and spend less time deciding.

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Wako Japanese Restaurant

San Francisco, Inner Richmond
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Kin Khao

San Francisco, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Akiko’s Restaurant

Japanese · $17 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Chinatown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Dragon Beaux

Chinese · $32 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Central Richmond
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

China Live

Asian · $20 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Telegraph Hill
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Saru Sushi Bar - Noe Valley

Japanese · $20 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Noe Valley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5


San Francisco, Van Ness - Civic Center
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Yank Sing

San Francisco, South Beach
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Live Sushi Bar

San Francisco, Potrero Hill
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0


Japanese · $18 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Inner Sunset
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

How was this list created?

Figuring out the best Asian restaurants can take awhile. These results are brought to you by Feastfox, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 31320 San Francisco restaurants, 1095134 reviews, and 1539 top lists and articles from the likes of SF Tourism Tips, TimeOut and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life. These top contenders have appeared in SF Tourism Tips - Thai Restaurants in San Francisco: 10 Great Options, TimeOut - The best Thai food in San Francisco and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - Best Thai Food in San Francisco/Bay Area. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With Feastfox, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for stir-fried chicken

    Experts often pair stir-fried chicken with a glass of Kingfisher, a popular beer.

  • Pair Gewürztramine with shrimp fried rice

    When considering what goes best with shrimp fried rice, we recommend a glass of Gewürztramine, it truly complements the dish as it acts as a counterpoint to the flavours of the dish.

  • The best drink pairing for Hunan style beef

    Knowing what to pair with Hunan style beef can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, sweet, pink wine balances the strong and spicy Hunan style beef.


  • Think you can handle some shrimp wonton?

    Joey Chestnut finished 390 wontons of shrimp wonton within 8 minutes to get the winning record at the Biggest Eater Competition in 2012.

Parking info

Parking in San Francisco can be a challenge. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Asian spot.

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