Richmond and Sunset Districts

Restaurants in Richmond and Sunset Districts

This wildly popular dining venue at the new California Academy of Sciences, in Golden Gate Park (sister restaurant to the neighboring Academy Café), is a shrine to sustainable agriculture, courtesy of local food heroes and good-pal chefs Charles Phan (Slanted Door) and Loretta Keller (Coco500).

Run by celebrated chef Charles Phan (formerly of the Slanted Door), the Academy Café is a casual, cafeteria-style eatery located in Golden Gate Park’s California Academy of Sciences.

This Burmese/Chinese hole-in-the-wall inspires such cultish devotion that regulars—including both value-conscious college students and ethnic-food connoisseurs—have been known to wait two hours for a table.

Only in San Francisco would you find a Moroccan restaurant that touts the sustainable pedigree of its ingredients: the lamb and beef (grass-fed, of course), the poultry, and most of the vegetables come from small farms in the immediate area (like Green Gulch Farm, run by the Zen Center in Marin C

Also known as Kevin's Noodle House, this family-owned restaurant serves an extensive menu of authentic, affordable Vietnamese fare. At this Outer Sunset branch—one of five regional locations—the no-frills space is simply decorated with small tables, tiled floors, and sparse white walls.

Die-hard dim sum fans consistently rank Ton Kiang among the top restaurants in the Bay Area. A little off the beaten path in the Richmond area (between the Presidio and Golden Gate Park),Ton Kiang offers both street-level dining and a second floor with a large bay window.