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The 10 Best Restaurants in Hayes Valley, San Francisco

Updated: February 19, 2021

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

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a Mano

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

Little Gem

New American · $18 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Nara Restaurant & Sake Bar

Japanese
San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

House of Thai 2

Thai
San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Robin

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

Brenda’s Meat & Three

American · $16 avg. main dish
San Francisco, North Panhandle
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Horsefeather

American · $16 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Alamo Square
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

Spanish
San Francisco, Duboce Triangle
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

An Japanese Restaurant

Japanese · $7 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Lower Pacific Heights
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

La Mediterranee

Mediterranean
San Francisco, Duboce Triangle
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

How was this list created?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Hayes Valley. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 31320 restaurants in San Francisco, 1095134 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1539 lists and articles from experts at Infatuation, Michelin Guide and Eater and more. All with some Feastfox magic. These top contenders have appeared in Infatuation - Where To Eat In The Castro, Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019) and Eater - Eat and Drink Down Divisadero Street. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Feastfox gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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