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The 10 Best Lunch Spots in Hayes Valley, San Francisco

Updated: February 26, 2021

Figuring out which ones are Hayes Valley’s top restaurants has never been easier. To get you the ultimate list of the best restaurants, we assessed the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours in one place, and make your decision easier than ever.

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Souvla

Greek · $14 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

a Mano

Italian · $17 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Tea & Others

Asian
San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Souvenir Coffee

San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Falafel Boy

Middle Eastern
San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Walking Fish

San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Urban Ritual

San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Gioia Pizzeria

Pizza · $4 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Papito Hayes

Mexican
San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

The Little Chihuahua

Mexican · $13 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Hayes Valley. 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 Weekly and Infatuation. For example, we considered SF Weekly - The 10 Indispensable Lower Haight Restaurants, Infatuation - Where To Eat In Hayes Valley and Infatuation - The SF Hit List: The Best New Restaurants In San Francisco as we sourced this ultimate list. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

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