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Where to Eat

Whether you’re coming for film, food, music, or the ideas, CAAMFest is a season for centering Asian Americans and Pacific Islander excellence.  What better way than to embody this – than to break bread and taste the cultural abundance? Here are some of our most worthwhile suggestions and recommendations from our dedicated (constantly hungry) CAAM Festival staff.

Got another spot you’d love to recommend Fest goers? We can’t wait to hear it. Tag us @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, CA 94133
Michelin Guide  Menu  Reservations

Senor Sisig
World Famous Filipino Fusion Flavor
Ferry Building, 1, #41, San Francisco, CA 94111
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, CA 94133
Menu  Order Online



Bini’s Kitchen
Nepalese cuisine from the soul
1001 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Cafe Okawari|
Modern, pint-sized destination serving Japanese salads & rice bowls with a California accent.
236 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107
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Trendy spot offering modern twists on Chinese staples in an upscale, Asian-influenced setting
660 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Kona’s Street Market
Kona’s is all about bringing craft cocktails to everyone
32 3rd Street San Francisco 94103|
Reservations for 10 or more

Lao Table
Award Winning Laotian
149 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Menu | Order online

Modern Fast Casual Filipino + Diaspora
2280 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123

Saapver! Damn Good! Thai Food
Authentic Country-Style Thai Street Food
88 Division St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Victory Hall & Parlor
Filipina Owned / Southern Food
360 Ritch St, San Francisco, CA 94107



Bodega SF is an evolution of Matthew Ho’s family’s restaurant, Bodega Bistro, serving traditional N.  Vietnamese cuisine
138 Mason St San Francisco, CA 94102
Menu  Order Online  Reservations

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, CA 94108

Kin Khao Thai Eatery
Kin = eat;   Khao = rice
55 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Michelin Star Menu Order Online

Mensho Tokyo Sf
American spin-off of Tokyo’s standout ramen brand brings a variety of combos to petite, modern digs.
672 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Kusina Ni Tess
Kusina ni Tess is an Authentic Filipino restaurant located in the heart of San Francisco
237 Ellis St San Francisco, CA 94102
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Ox & Tiger
Ox & Tiger is a Bay Area-based Filipino and Japanese inspired pop up serving a blend of flavors nostalgic of our homes.
552 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Menu | Order Online

Pacific Cocktail Haven
Cocktails inspired by Asian Pacific ingredients
550 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108



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

City View Restaurant
Upbeat spot serving dumplings, pork buns, and other Chinese dim sum dishes in a white-tablecloth setting.
33 Walter U Lum Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108

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, CA 94108

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, CA 94108
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Mr. Jiu’s
Mister Jiu’s is a contemporary Chinese restaurant in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown
Michelin Star  Reservations Only

R & G Lounge
San Francisco’s Most Iconic Cantonese Cuisine
Menu  Order Online



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

Marafuku Ramen
Contemporary spot for Japanese ramen (including hakata style), along with rice bowls, beer & sake.
1581 Webster St #235, San Francisco, CA 94115
Menu  Order Online

Pa’ina Restaurant + Lounge
Pa’ina is designed to be a blend of Hawaiian and San Francisco culture
1865 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Menu  Order Online  Reservations

Sophie’s Crepes
Dessert shop in Japantown
1581 Webster St. #275, San Francisco, CA 94115
Menu  Order Online

Udon Mugizo
Fresh homemade Udon noodles with flavorful broth in San Francisco Japantown
1581 Webster St #217, SF, CA 94115
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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, CA 94102
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Golden Era
Vegan eatery for Asian-fusion dishes served in a bright, casual space with banquette seating.
395 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
Menu  Online Order

Humble, modern restaurant serving Ethiopian-American fare for lunch & dinner, plus espresso drinks.
121 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Saigon Sandwich
A local institution. No frills, just cheap tasty banh mi – lowkey the best in SF!
560 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102





A Buttercup Dessert House
Asian inspired flavored desserts (brick toast, shaved ice, drinks)
1186 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Dim sum is served along with an array of Chinese small plates at this light, artful establishment.
590 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Big Lantern
Large Chinese and dim sim menu offers a wide range of options for meat eaters & vegans alike
3170 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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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 Francisco CA, 94110

Komaj Bazaar
Down-to-earth restaurant serving up traditional Iranian dishes, plus beer & wine.
10 29th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Casual yet elevated Chinese American food (from the restaurateurs behind Mister Jiu’s)
3991 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Menu Order Online

Modern Chamorro fare from Guam served family-style in spacious digs with natural elements
2224 Mission St #A, San Francisco, CA 94110
Menu  Order 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, CA 94110
Reservations Only

Reem’s California Kitchen
Arab Street Food made with California Love
2901 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110|
**also located in Embarcadero Ferry Building
Menu  Order Online

Japanese izakaya serving traditional menus in a hip, buzzy space decked in exposed woods.
82 14th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Menu Reservations

San Ho Won
Industrial-chic grill turning out upmarket takes on traditional Korean charcoal BBQ.
2170 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Menu Reservations

Vegan fare, from faux-sushi & ramen to meatless small plates, in an inventive, wood-decked space
370 14th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Japanese dipping ramen
665 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Menu Reservations Order Online

Udupi Palace SF
Best South Indian Food in SF!
1007 Valencia St. San Francisco CA, 94110
Menu  Order Online

Hole-in-the-wall, cash-only Burmese restaurant for quick, cheap meals served from an open kitchen.
3406 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110


Beit Rima
Arabic comfort food
138 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114

Dinosaurs Vietnamese Sandwiches
Traditional sandwiches, plus pork steam buns & spring rolls. Indoor & outdoor seating available
2275 Market St San Francisco, CA 94114
Menu  Order Online

Dumpling House
Dumpling House in the Castro serves dumplings and Shanghai-style dishes
335 Noe St, San Francisco, CA 94114
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Kitchen Story SF
Kitchen Story represents a combination of cultures between California and Asian influences
3499 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Menu  Reservations



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

Burma Superstar
Bringing the flavors of Burma to the Bay Area and beyond
4721 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
Menu  Order Online  Reservations

Cam Huong
Casual storefront featuring a lengthy menu of Vietnamese sandwiches & comfort-food entrees.
702 International Blvd A, Oakland, CA 94606

Calabash is home for creative chefs to bring the uniqueness of their culture. Serving Jamaican and Iranian food.
2300 Valdez St, Ste A, Oakland, CA 94612

Farmhouse Thai
Traditional Thai with creative cocktails and great waterfront views
336 Water St, Oakland, CA 94607
MenuOnline Orders | Reservations

F.O.B. Kitchen
Hip, turquoise-&-tropics-inspired stop offering classic Filipino fare plus island-style cocktails.
5179 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
Menu Order Online

Specialty crafted and home made Korean tofu and banchan.
4201 Market St, Oakland, CA 94608
Menu Order Online

Jo’s Modern Thai
Modern thai in a casual setting
3725 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
Menu Reservations

Kitchen Table – Oakland Location
Down-to-earth chain outlet dishing up a fusion of Californian & Asian specialties.
5422 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
Menu Reservations Order Online

The Lumpia Company
Creative lumpias in the “best wrappers alive”
372 24th St, Oakland, CA 94612

Noka Ramen
Japanese ramen, small bites and fun cocktails  in a bright video game themed restaurant
90 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607
Menu Reservations 

Place for Korean BBQ cooked on tabletop mesquite grills, plus stews & other dishes.
3915 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611
Menu Order Online

Shandong Restaurant
Buzzing eatery featuring traditional Chinese staples in a bright, straight-up setting
328 10th St #101, Oakland, CA 94607
Menu  Order Online

Sweetheart Cafe
Asian inspired desserts, candy, boba and fried snacks.
315 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607

Third Culture Bakery
Counter-service spot featuring custard-like mochi muffins & donuts with matcha drinks.
2701 Eighth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

Vien Huong
Southeast asian noodle house, family owned and operated since 1983 in Oakand’s Chinatown. Cash only.
712 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607

Vientian Cafe
Family-run & casual neighborhood eatery serving a wide menu of Thai, Laotian & Vietnamese standards.
3801 Allendale Ave, Oakland, CA 94619
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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, Oakland, CA 94612

Wahpeh’s Kitchen
Masterfully crafted Native / Indigenous meals created by Crystal Wahpepah who is an enrolled member of the Kickapoo nation of Oklahoma.
3301 E 12th St #133, Oakland, CA 94601
Menu Reservations