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Where To Eat

Whether CAAMFest is an out-of-town destination for you or a local staycation, this week is the perfect excuse  reason to treat yourself, your blood, and chosen fam, to all this Asian American culinary brilliance before and after our events. Here’s some of our favorite staff picks in SF and Oakland:

Got another spot you’d love to recommend Fest folx? We’re down! Tag us on @caamedia with a location!




Abacá is a contemporary Filipino-Californian restaurant, showcasing the beauty and vibrance of Filipino culture and cuisine.
2700 Jones St, San Francisco  |  Michelin Guide  |  Menu  |  Reservations

Señor Sisig

World famous Filipino fusion flavor
Ferry Building, 1, #41, San Francisco  |  Menu  |   Order Online

Palette Tea House

Palette Tea House 彩籠 , located at the heart of San Francisco’s North Beach, in the plaza of Ghirardelli Square, is a new approach to modern Cantonese cuisine.
900 North Point St, STE #B201A, San Francisco  |  Menu  |  Order Online




Bini’s Kitchen

Nepalese cuisine from the soul.
1001 Howard St., San Francisco  |  Menu  


Trendy hotspot offering modern twists on Chinese staples in an upscale, Asian-influenced setting
660 Howard St, San Francisco, CA |  Menu  |  Order Online

Saapver! Damn Good! Thai Food

Authentic Country-Style Thai Street Food
88 Division St, San Francisco  |  Menu  |  Order Online

Kona’s Street Market

Kona’s is all about bringing craft cocktails to everyone
32 3rd Street San Francisco  |  Reservations





Kin Khao Thai Eatery

Kin = eat;   Khao = rice
55 Cyril Magnin St, San FranciscoMichelin StarMenuOrder Online

Pacific Cocktail Haven

Cocktails inspired by Asian Pacific ingredients
550 Sutter St, San Francisco  |  Menu


Bodega SF is an evolution of Matthew Ho’s family’s restaurant, Bodega Bistro, serving traditional N.  Vietnamese cuisine
138 Mason St San Francisco | MenuOrder OnlineReservations

Kusina Ni Tess

Kusina ni Tess is an Authentic Filipino restaurant located in the heart of San Francisco
237 Ellis St San Francisco  |  Menu   | Order Online

Harlan Records

Harlan Records is inspired by Japanese-style listening bars bringing tons of vintage vinyl and a list of music-inspired cocktails to downtown San Francisco.
18 Harlan Place, San Francisco | Menu



Good Mong Kok Bakery

Celebrated Chinese fixture boasts a variety of homemade dim sum & baked goods in a compact interior
1039 Stockton St, San Francisco

Hong Kong Clay Pot

Clay pots soaked in water cook & steam many of the dishes at this Chinese lunch & dinner spot
960 Grant Ave. San Francisco | MenuOrder Online

R & G Lounge

San Francisco’s Most Iconic Cantonese Cuisine
Menu  |  Order Online

Mr. Jiu’s

Mister Jiu’s is a contemporary Chinese restaurant in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown
Michelin Star  |  Reservations Only

Cassava SF

Cassava opens with equitable wages and affordable prix fixe in a vibrant North Beach space
401 Columbus Ave San Francisco CA 94133Menu | Reservations





Hinodeya Ramen Bar

Authentic Japanese “Dashi” ramen a traditional broth brimming with umami, the savory 5th taste sensation
1737 Buchanan Street San Francisco, Japan town | Menu  | Order Online

Udon Mugizo

Fresh homemade Udon noodles with flavorful broth in San Francisco Japantown
1581 Webster St #217, San Francisco | MenuOrder Online

Pa’ina Restaurant + Lounge

Pa’ina is designed to be a blend of Hawaiian and San Francisco culture
1865 Post St, San Francisco | MenuOrder OnlineReservations

Sophie’s Crepes

Dessert shop in Japantown
1581 Webster St. #275, San FranciscoMenu | Order Online





Brenda’s French Soul Food

Brenda’s is a Filipina- New Orleanian take on soulful mixtures of Southern, Creole and French cuisines presented in a down-home style and atmosphere
652 Polk St, San Francisco | Menu | Order Online

La Cocina Marketplace

A delicious food hall that’s an innovative model for a conscious, community-led incubation kitchen that offers economic opportunity for local women entrepreneurs
101 Hyde St, San FranciscoOrder Online

Saigon Sandwich

A local institution. No frills, just cheap tasty banh mi – lowkey the best in SF!
560 Larkin St, San Francisco






Big Lantern

Large Chinese and dim sim menu offers a wide range of options for meat eaters & vegans alike
3170 16th St, San Francisco | Menu | Order Online


Modern Chamorro fare from Guam served family-style in spacious digs with natural elements
2224 Mission St #A, San FranciscoMenuOrder Online | Reservations

Piglet & Co

A Non-Traditional Taiwan and night market inspired restaurant. Piglet & Co brings familiar flavors from Asian comfort food to the Mission District of San Francisco
2170 Mission St, San Francisco | Reservations Only


Vegan fare, from faux-sushi & ramen to meatless small plates, in an inventive, wood-decked space
370 14th St, San FranciscoMenu

Garden Creamery SF

Our frozen desserts are hand-crafted in small batches right here in Northern California with the best local ingredients available
3566 20th Street San FranciscoMenu

Humphry Slocombe

Visit HS to taste our special collaborative flavor to celebrate CAAMFest and AANHPI Month
2790 Harrison St, San Francisco  (and any HS locations in the Bay)

Udupi Palace SF

Best South Indian Food in SF!
1007 Valencia St. San Francisco CAMenu | Order Online

Reem’s California Kitchen

Arab Street Food made with California Love
2901 Mission St, San Francisco and Embarcadero Ferry Building | MenuOrder Online



Beit Rima

Arabic comfort food
138 Church St, San FranciscoMenu

Kitchen Story SF

Kitchen Story represents a combination of cultures between California and Asian influences
3499 16th St, San FranciscoMenuReservations

Dinosaurs Vietnamese Sandwiches

Traditional sandwiches, plus pork steam buns & spring rolls. Indoor & outdoor seating available
2275 Market St San FranciscoMenuOrder Online

Dumpling House

Dumpling House in the Castro serves dumplings and Shanghai-style dishes
335 Noe St, San FranciscoMenuOrder Online



Baba’s House

Immersive community event space with a bar, mahjong parlor, and Asian snack shop
410 15th St, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612


Calabash is home for creative chefs to bring the uniqueness of their culture. Serving Jamaican and Iranian food.
2300 Valdez St, Ste A, OaklandMenu 

The Lumpia Company

Creative lumpias in the “best wrappers alive”
372 24th St, OaklandMenu

Viridian Bar

Viridian represents a vision of creating a design-centric space for innovative craft cocktails, contemporary, local farm-driven food, and elevated desserts inspired by Asian-American nostalgia
2216 Broadway, OaklandMenu

Burma Superstar

Bringing the flavors of Burma to the Bay Area and beyond
4721 Telegraph Ave, OaklandMenuOrder OnlineReservations

Shandong Restaurant

Buzzing eatery featuring traditional Chinese staples in a bright, straight-up setting
328 10th St #101, OaklandMenu  | Order Online