Nari, Mahila, Mägo, Now on The Resy Hit List

Because a spacious new Thai eatery brings the heat to Japantown’s Hotel Kabuki. With a larger space comes an expansive menu that includes seasonal dishes like Half Moon Bay spot prawns tossed in spicy turmeric curry paste and Bai Yeera tree basil. Cool down with a Srimala cocktail with vodka, lychee liquor, lemongrass, acid phosphate, and Lillet blanc. //Japantown.
Because Latin American flavors in the heart of the Mission is a recipe for a good time. Menu items like Jamaican beef patties and milk bread fried chicken sandwiches (no crusts necessary) pair perfectly with classic-with-a-twist cocktails. Think a Presidente #44 with pineapple rum, brandy, and two vermouths. Walk-ins only. //Mission.
Because a spell has been cast at this Oakland community-driven restaurant. A weekly rotating menu cooked over an open fire highlights the Bay’s 52 micro-seasons. Snack on charred shishitos with sesame, while the kitchen grills pork ribs coated in XO sauce and beef tri-tip “chilaquiles” with cranberry beans for the table. After dinner, opt for a taste of fall: Angelica ice cream with yogurt and chewy honey crisp apples. //Piedmont Ave.
Flour + Water Pizzeria
Because does it get any better than wood-fired pizza, mozzarella sticks, and classic Aperol spritzes? Toppings include classics like Margherita, pepperoni, sausage, and white pies�”plus sides of house-made ranch and chili oil with no judgment. Order a pie to go for a picnic al fresco in Dolores Park. San Francisco, you beaut!
Walk-ins only. //Mission.
RT Rotisserie
Because the Rich Table team is here to feed you breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fast, casual, and delicious juicy chicken sandwiches, umami fries, and rotisserie fat rice—this place has something for everyone. And the rotisserie chicken comes with a choice of two sauces, including Nanny’s bbq. Walk-ins only. //Hayes Valley.
Because chef Azalina Eusope hails from Malaysia and is a fifth-generation street food vendor, so you can expect the real deal. What started as a food stall at The Market has blossomed into a full scale brick and mortar in Noe Valley. Traditional dishes like sweet potato dumpling with green onion chutney and sardine puffs with grated raw tomato pajeri make this spot a neighborhood gem. //Noe Valley.
Hina Yakitori
Because from the Michelin-starred team behind Ju-Ni, this yakitori omakase restaurant offers 14 seats and a 16-course menu on Divisadero. Every dish is grilled over white oak Wakayama Kishu Binchotan coals. Expect pieces of Wagyu and uni expertly seasoned and cooked to perfection. //Western Addition.
Because plant-based dining is the future, and Chef Blair Warsham is here to nourish your body. Think probiotic plates of seasonal pickles; a mushroom spinach wildseed burger with oven roasted tomatoes and chipotle aioli; and supergrain paella for two with Beyond sausage, roasted cauliflower, grilled lemon and herbs. Healthy, sustainable and delicious. //Cow Hollow.
Gary Danko
Because after nearly two decades of serving the Bay Area’s freshest seafood, Gary Danko is a San Francisco icon. Put your palate in the chef’s capable hands for the seasonal tasting menu, which includes glazed oysters with Osetra caviar; a horseradish-crusted salmon medallion; seared filet of beef with yukon potatoes; and swisschard topped with blue cheese butter and cassis-shallot marmalade; and a selection of farmhouse and artisanal cheeses. Dessert means lemon soufflé cake with crème fraîche panna cotta and raspberry sorbet. À votre santé! //Russian Hill / Fisherman’s Wharf.
Top of the Mark
Because what pairs with a 360-degree panorama view of the city by the bay? Live music and a Golden Gate vodka, coconut rum, peach schnapps cocktail. Small bites like the Dungeness crab quesadilla with sweet chili mango sauce and the pulled baby back ribs bao bun keep it light and shareable. Be sure to bring your crew. //Nob Hill.